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Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and one critically wounded on Sunday, when a landmine destroyed their vehicle near the border with Syria, said an army statement.

Lebanese soldiers waging an offensive on IS jihadists near border with Syria pictured raising Spain's flag on a recaptured militant position, in solidarity following an IS-claimed terror attack in Barcelona

UK refuses visas for Arab artists at Edinburgh festival

Charlie Hoyle

UK refuses visas for Arab artists at Edinburgh festival

A quarter of visas for Arab artists performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe were rejected, forcing the first ever showcase of contemporary Arab art to cancel or rework several productions.

Video: <em>Lebanon</em> launches taxi service...for pets Video: Lebanon launches taxi service...for pets

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Video: Lebanon launches taxi service...for pets

A Lebanese entrepreneur has launched a new taxi company just for pets, offering a paw-some new service for pet owners in the country.

<em>Lebanon</em> starts offensive to clear border of IS militants Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

Lebanon’s US-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants, who gained a foothold along ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon army announces start of anti-IS border offensive

The US-backed Lebanese military has announced the beginning of an assault against Islamic State group, seeking to end a years-long threat posed to the Syrian border area by the extremists.

The New Arab & agencies

Clashes kill two in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

Clashes between Palestinian security forces and Sunni Islamists in Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp has left two people dead.

Joe Odell

Behind the glossy veneer: Human rights abuses in UAE

Comment: When Khaled got his dream job in UAE, he wasn't expecting torture and arbitrary detention. UAE must be held to account over its human ...

Robert Springborg

The end of American empire, and beginning of what?

Comment: As the US' imperial might in the Middle East declines, and Russia and China's stars rise, what does the Middle East's future hold? asks ...

Scrapping Lebanon's rape law 'not enough': women's rights group

Sarah Khalil

Scrapping Lebanon's rape law 'not enough': women's rights group

Scrapping the controversial rape law in Lebanon remains a small step towards ending violence against women, KAFA activist Maya Ammar ...

Mat Nashed

Death and life on the Turkish border

In-depth: Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugees than any other country, but its sealing of borders has led to danger for people fleeing 'safe ...

Infamous Australian IS militant of Lebanese descent 'likely dead'

The New Arab & agencies

Infamous Australian IS militant of Lebanese descent 'likely dead'

Notorious IS militant Khaled Sharrouf and his sons Abdullah, 12, and Zarqawi 11, were killed last Friday while driving near the IS bastion of ...

This Lebanese ministerial adviser just called Jews 'dirty'

Diana Alghoul

This Lebanese ministerial adviser just called Jews 'dirty'

Blog: Wadih Akl's comments should be treated with disgust, but they have shocked no-one, writes Diana Alghoul.

Interview: On the shaming of Arab feminists

Diana Alghoul

Interview: On the shaming of Arab feminists

Women across the Arab world are often emotionally blackmailed with the concept of breaking customs, despite the fact that they change through ...

Politics and garbage: Lebanese troubles trend on Twitter

The New Arab

Politics and garbage: Lebanese troubles trend on Twitter

The Lebanese twitterati took to the social networking site to share their problems with the trending hashtag #WhatAreLebaneseProblems.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Lebanon joins Jordan, Tunisia scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law

Lebanon has become the latest Middle Eastern country to repeal a law allowing rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Syria open for business? We're not buying it

Blog: The return of the once-popular Damascus International Fair after a five-year hiatus is being peddled by regime media as proof Syria is ...

Hadani Ditmars

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

Blog: How did the definition of 'Canadian' go from Pierre Berton's "someone who can make love in a canoe" to "someone who sells weapons to human ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon war adoptees in the Diaspora trace their roots

International adoption began before Lebanon's conflict but ballooned during the civil war, with middle men and local officials aiding the ...

Report: Iran 'building Syria facility' to make long-range rockets

The New Arab

Report: Iran 'building Syria facility' to make long-range rockets

Iran is building a facility in Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, a report on Israel's Channel 2 news said on Tuesday.

The New Arab

This interfaith Lebanese wedding has caused quite a stir

Images of the church wedding involving a hijab-wearing Muslim woman to a Christian man in southern Lebanon has sparked controversy in ...

At least eight foreigners killed in Burkina Faso attack

The New Arab

At least eight foreigners killed in Burkina Faso attack

An attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso has left at least 18 people dead, with the raid bearing the hallmarks of al-Qaeda.

US gives <em>Lebanon</em> combat vehicles ahead of anti-IS offensive

The New Arab & agencies

US gives Lebanon combat vehicles ahead of anti-IS offensive

The Us has handed over to the Lebanese army eight Bradley Fighting Vehicles, part of a total of 32 that will be delivered over the coming months

Hizballah chief Nasrallah says Assad's regime will 'stay on'

The New Arab

Hizballah chief Nasrallah says Assad's regime will 'stay on'

The head of powerful Lebanese Shia group Hizballah said on Sunday that it is time for the world to accept that Assad will stay on as Syria's ...

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