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Laila Bassam

Hezbollah plans 'calculated' response to Israel: sources

27 Aug 2019

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM Hezbollah is preparing a "calculated strike" against its enemy Israel after suspected Israeli drones crashed in Beirut but it aims to avoid a new war, two sources allied to Hezbollah told Reuters on Tuesday.

Hezbollah leader says Israeli army to face quick retaliation to drone 'attack' in Beirut

26 Aug 2019

BEIRUT Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday warned the Israeli army stationed along the border with Lebanon that his movement was preparing an imminent response to two Israeli drones which crashed overnight in a suburb of Beirut.

Hezbollah leader says Israeli army to face quick retaliation to drone 'attack' in Beirut

25 Aug 2019

BEIRUT Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday warned the Israeli army stationed along the border with Lebanon that his movement was preparing an imminent response to two Israeli drones which crashed overnight in a suburb of Beirut.

Two Israeli drones fall in Beirut suburbs, one explodes: army, Hezbollah

25 Aug 2019

BEIRUT An Israeli drone fell in the Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs of Beirut and a second one exploded near the ground early on Sunday, the Lebanese army and Hezbollah said, in the first such incident in more than a decade.

WRAPUP 4-Hezbollah leader calls Israeli drones in Beirut very dangerous move

25 Aug 2019

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM, Aug 25 Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday the fall of two Israeli drones overnight in suburbs of Beirut dominated by the Iranian-backed group amounted to a very dangerous move.

Syrian army poised to take key town in northwest

21 Aug 2019

BEIRUT Syrian government forces look set to recover a strategic town from rebels in a major Russian-backed offensive into the opposition's last major stronghold.

At vital moment, Lebanon paralysed by political conflict

30 Jul 2019

BEIRUT The political repercussions of a deadly shooting in Lebanon have paralyzed government at a critical moment and risk complicating efforts to enact reforms needed to steer the heavily indebted state away from financial crisis.

Lebanon secures release of American citizen from Syria

27 Jul 2019

BEIRUT Syrian authorities have released a U.S. citizen and he has been handed back to his family, thanks to the mediation of Lebanon, a Lebanese security official said on Friday.

Lebanon vows to restore security after deadly shootout

01 Jul 2019

BEIRUT The Lebanese government vowed on Monday to restore security to an area of a deadly shooting that has stirred fear of renewed strife in the Chouf Mountains, one of the bloodiest theatres of the 1975-90 civil war.

Trump Mideast plan hits nerve in Lebanon, stirs old fears

25 Jun 2019

BEIRUT U.S. President Donald Trump's vision for Mideast peace has hit a raw nerve in Lebanon, reviving fears of any plan that would permanently settle Palestinian refugees in the country and shift its Christian-Muslim sectarian balance.

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Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States

Iran will never hold one-on-one talks with the United States but could engage in multilateral discussions if it returns to the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear programme, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state television.