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Iran plans to sell more arms to ‘friendly’ states


March 11th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 10 (IANS) Iran plans to sell more arms to "friendly" neighbouring countries in the new Iranian calendar year starting March 20, a minister said Saturday.Deputy Defence Minister Majid ... Read more...

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Riots erupt in Lebanon after designation of Hezbollah’s Mikati as PM


January 26th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by BNO News
BEIRUT, LEBANON (BNO NEWS) -- Riots and protests on Tuesday erupted after Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman designated Najib Mikati as Prime Minsiter designate, the state-run National News Agency reported.Many demonstrators have been ... Read more...

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Hezbollah says ready for another war with Israel


November 12th, 2010 - 3:15 am ICT by BNO News
BEIRUT, LEBANON (BNO NEWS) -- Hezbollah Secretary General Al-Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday said that the group is ready for another war with Israel, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported.The comments ... Read more...

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Lebanese Army kills two Al Qaeda-linked militants


August 15th, 2010 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 15 (DPA) Lebanese Army troops Saturday killed two militants loyal to Al Qaeda in eastern Lebanon, security sources said. The two men were a part of Fatah al-Islam, a fundamentalist Palestinian ... Read more...

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UN force holds talks with Lebanese and Israeli armies


August 5th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 4 (DPA) Representatives of the Israeli and Lebanese armies discussed Tuesday's border clash with officials of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Wednesday. The meeting, at UNIFIL headquarters in ... Read more...

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Hezbollah chief praises Israeli border clash as ‘heroic’


August 4th, 2010 - 2:10 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 4 (DPA) Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah described Tuesday the lethal border clash between the Lebanese army and the Israeli troops earlier as "heroic", and warned his militia would retaliate ... Read more...

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Four killed as Israel, Lebanon exchange fire (Second lead)


August 4th, 2010 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv/Beirut, Aug 3 (DPA) Tensions boiled over along the flashpoint Israel-Lebanese border Tuesday, as both armies exchanged fire, causing fatalities on both sides, in the most serious clash since Israel and ... Read more...

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Two Lebanese soldiers killed in Israel-Lebanon clash (Lead)


August 3rd, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 3 (DPA) Clashes erupted Tuesday between Israeli troops and the Lebanese army in southern Lebanon, killing at least two Lebanese soldiers and wounding two Israelis, a Lebanese security source said. An ... Read more...

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Israel, Lebanon exchange fire on border


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv/Beirut, Aug 3 (DPA) Tensions boiled over along the flashpoint Israel-Lebanese border Tuesday, as armies from both sides exchanged fire, amid conflicting reports on the origin of the clash. An Israeli military ... Read more...

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31 Al Qaeda men jailed by Lebanese court


May 13th, 2010 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, May 13 (DPA) A Lebanese military court Wednesday sentenced 31 men, found guilty of belonging to an Al Qaeda-inspired militant group, to prison terms of 5 to 15 years. Judge Nizar Khalil ... Read more...

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UAE donates 10 aircraft to Lebanon army


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, April 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated 10 aircraft to Lebanon in a bid to strengthen the country's armed forces. The UAE donated four aircraft in the first batch ... Read more...

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Ethiopian plane black box found, toll reaches 32


January 27th, 2010 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Jan 27 (DPA) Two more bodies were recovered Tuesday after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing carrying 90 people plunged into the sea off Lebanon's coast shortly after take-off from Beirut the day ... Read more...

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Lebanese officials say Ethiopian airliner was on fire before it crashed


January 26th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Beirut, Jan.26 (ANI): The Ethiopian airliner that crashed off the coast of Lebanon was on fire before it plummeted into the Mediterranean with no known survivors. According to Lebanese officials, the aircraft ... Read more...

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Ethiopian airliner crashes off Lebanon, four bodies found (Fourth Lead)


January 25th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Jan 25 (DPA) Four bodies have been recovered from the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that went down off the coast of Lebanon early Monday with 90 people on ... Read more...

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Four bodies found at Lebanon air crash site (Third Lead)


January 25th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Jan 25 (DPA) Four bodies have been recovered from the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that went down off the coast of Lebanon early Monday with 90 people on ... Read more...

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Lebanese Army fires at Israeli jets flying over Lebanon


December 30th, 2009 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Dec 30 (DPA) The Lebanese army fired anti-aircraft salvoes at four Israeli jets that penetrated the country's airspace Tuesday, an army source said. "The army fired at the jets over the region ... Read more...

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Radio caller threatens Al Qaeda attacks on targets in Lebanon


December 30th, 2009 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Dec 30 (DPA) Two Lebanese radio stations Tuesday reportedly received calls from a person claiming to represent terrorist network Al Qaeda, threatening bomb attacks within that country. The calls to the stations ... Read more...

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Twenty sailors rescued after ship sinks off Lebanon (Lead)


December 18th, 2009 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Dec 18 (DPA) At least 20 crew members were rescued from a ship that sank off the northern Lebanon port of Tripoli Thursday, Lebanese security and UN sources said. "The rescue mission ... Read more...

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Ship sinks off Lebanon


December 18th, 2009 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Dec 18 (DPA) A ship carrying 87 passengers sank in bad weather off the northern Lebanon port of Tripoli on Thursday, Lebanese security sources said. The Lebanese army and members of the ... Read more...

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Hezbollah chief says US role is diminishing in the region


December 1st, 2009 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Nov 30 (DPA) Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said Monday that the role of the US in the region is diminishing and thus weakening the Jewish state. "We are amid historical transformations ... Read more...

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Hezbollah says official was wounded, not killed in blast (Lead)


October 13th, 2009 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Oct 13 (DPA) Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah denied late Monday that a member of the group was killed when a bomb left behind from the 2006 war with Israel exploded near ... Read more...

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One killed in Lebanon clashes


June 29th, 2009 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, June 29 (DPA) At least one woman was killed and three wounded Sunday when clashes erupted in Beirut between followers of the Western-backed ruling majority and those of the Hezbollah-led opposition, ... Read more...

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Lebanon accuses Israel of violating its border


June 20th, 2009 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, June 20 (DPA) The Lebanese Army Friday accused Israel of violating the Lebanese border by establishing an observation post in a restricted area on the outskirts of the Kfarshouba hills. "In clear ... Read more...

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I did not say ’special death squad’ made by Cheney killed Benazir: Hersh


May 19th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 19 (ANI): US journalist Seymour Hersh has contradicted news reports being published in South Asia that quote him as saying a "special death squad" created by former US vice ... Read more...

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Lebanon’s election is crucial: Clinton


April 26th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, April 26 (DPA) Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that Lebanon's upcoming parliamentary election is crucial for an "independent and sovereign Lebanon". Clinton, who arrived in Beirut on a ... Read more...

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Attack on Lebanese Army convoy kills five


April 13th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, April 13 (DPA) Five Lebanese soldiers were killed and 11 others wounded when their convoy was ambushed in eastern Lebanon, army sources said Monday. Three soldiers died immediately in the ambush on ... Read more...

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Blast kills senior Palestinian official in Lebanon


March 23rd, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, March 23 (DPA) A Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) official and four of his bodyguards were killed Monday when a roadside bomb targeted their convoy near a Palestinian refugee camp in southern ... Read more...

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One dead after attacks following Hariri rally


February 16th, 2009 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Feb 16 (DPA) A member of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) died Sunday after an attack Saturday by supporters of the pro-Syrian Hezbollah party, the PSP reported.The PSP, made up primarily ... Read more...

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Rockets fired into Israel from Lebanon (Lead)


January 8th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv/Beirut, Jan 8 (DPA) Unknown militants fired at least three Katyusha rockets into northern Israel early Thursday morning, prompting the Israeli army to return fire into south Lebanon, Israeli and ... Read more...

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More UN patrols after rockets found near Israel border


December 26th, 2008 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Dec 26 (DPA) The UN Interim Forces in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) Thursday stepped up its patrols along the Lebanon-Israel border after Lebanese troops dismantled eight rockets that were apparently ready to ... Read more...

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UN forces in Lebanon warned of possible attack: reports


December 17th, 2008 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Dec 17 (DPA) UN peacekeeping forces operating in Lebanon have received warnings of a possible attack by Al Qaeda terrorists, Lebanese newspapers reported Wednesday.The daily al-Akhbar, a pro-Syrian newspaper, said the ... Read more...

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Explosion kills five in northern Lebanon


September 29th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 29 (DPA) An explosion ripped through a bus carrying Lebanese soldiers in northern Lebanon Monday killing five and wounding 17, Lebanese security sources said.The explosion took place near a bus ... Read more...

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Lebanon’s Sunni and Shia rivals heading towards reconciliation


September 9th, 2008 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 9 (DPA) Sunni and Shia rivals in northern Lebanon are heading towards reconciliation, in a move to curb sectarian fighting, sources close to both sides said Monday.High-ranking leaders of both ... Read more...

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Chaos in Tripoli as explosion kills at least 17 (Second lead)


August 13th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Tripoli (Lebanon), Aug 13 (DPA) At least 17 people, mostly Lebanese soldiers, were killed Wednesday when an explosion hit a bus in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanese security sources said. ... Read more...

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17 killed in Lebanese bus explosion (Lead)


August 13th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beirut, Aug 13 (Xinhua) At least 17 people, including 10 army soldiers, were killed and some 40 wounded in an explosion in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli Wednesday, LBC TV reported. The ... Read more...

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