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Lebanon

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  • Syrian refugees struggle amid aid cuts, lack of labor rights

    A Syrian refugee couple and their baby boy were recently dropped from a U.N. food voucher program and live on $9-a-day jobs on a peach farm in northern Jordan. In a town nearby, a 16-year-old boy quit school to work as a mechanic's helper because his...
  • Mother of US reporter missing in Syria pleads for answers

    The mother of an American journalist missing in Syria for nearly three years pleaded on Tuesday for information about him, saying she believes that he is still alive. Austin Tice, of Houston, Texas, disappeared in August 2012 while covering Syria's civil...
  • Hezbollah leader says extremists losing ground in Syria

    The leader of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group says Sunni extremists have been pushed out of large areas of a mountain range along the Lebanese-Syrian border in fighting over the past week. In a televised speech Saturday, he said Hezbollah fighters...
  • 4 charged with shipping guns to Lebanon to remain in custody

    Four relatives charged with stockpiling weapons in Iowa to ship to Lebanon were making money trafficking arms in a war-torn region and may have ties to Hezbollah, federal investigators said Friday. The four were arrested this week after agents...
  • Ex-Lebanese minister sentenced over explosives' transport

    A Lebanese military court on Wednesday convicted a former minister on charges of plotting a wave of bombings at the behest of neighboring Syria and sentenced him to four-and-a-half years in prison. According to Lebanon's state-run news agency, NNA, the...
  • Israel military official: Hezbollah hiding arms in villages

    The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has built up a massive arsenal of rockets and other advanced weapons in Shiite villages of southern Lebanon, a senior Israeli intelligence official said Wednesday, warning civilians would be at risk if war breaks out....
  • Islamic State makes gains in Syria's central province

    The Islamic State group on Wednesday seized more territory in Syria's central province of Homs amid clashes with government forces that left dozens dead and wounded on both sides, activists said. Also Wednesday, Syrian troops and members of Lebanon's...
  • Frequent lockdowns around Lebanon parliament hurt businesses

    On days like Wednesday, when the Lebanese parliament convenes for yet another attempt at electing the country's president, shopkeeper Jamal Baghdadi cannot get a single client through the doors of his souvenir shop in Beirut's historic city center, a...
  • US charges 4 after intercepting gun shipments to Lebanon

    Four relatives were charged in Iowa on Tuesday with conspiring to smuggle guns and ammunition to Lebanon that were hidden with equipment exports and supplies for Syrian refugees. Federal agents intercepted cargo containers in March and again last week...
  • Suicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack

    Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said. The relatively rare Damascus attack took place in the Rukneddine...
  • Hezbollah leads fight in strategic Syrian mountain range

    Here in pockets of the rugged mountains near the Lebanese border, the distinctive yellow flag of Hezbollah now flies where al-Qaida militants once held sway. These gains in the Qalamoun Mountains represent a bright spot for embattled Syrian President...