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Lebanese, Israeli and US representatives are likely to attend a video conference to discuss the maritime dispute.

Opposition groups representing the protest movement that erupted last year had reportedly rejected Adib's nomination before it was even confirmed.

Lebanon PM-designate steps down amid impasse over government formation

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Lebanon PM-designate steps down amid impasse over government formation

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib resigned on Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country.

Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

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Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

The commander of Iran’s Aerospace Force said that Tehran was 'ready' to export arms as soon as a conventional arms embargo was lifted.

France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

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France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

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France urges Lebanon parties to form government 'without delay'

France urged Lebanon's political forces to agree on forming a government "without delay" after Beirut missed a French deadline to form a cabinet.

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Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

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Four dead in Lebanon 'Hezbollah arms depot explosion': reports

Four people died in an explosion in Lebanon's Nabatieh district, reported to have occurred at a Hezbollah arms depot.

Lebanese president warns of ‘hell’ if government not formed

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Lebanese president warns of ‘hell’ if government not formed

President Michel Aoun has said that Lebanon faces ‘hell’ if a new Lebanese government is not formed amid coronavirus, an unprecedented economic ...

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Lebanon PM urges parties to help form overdue cabinet

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustafa Adib has called on quarrelling political forces to help form an independent government and unlock ...

Bulgaria sentences two Lebanese men over attack on Israelis

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Bulgaria sentences two Lebanese men over attack on Israelis

A court in Bulgaria has sentence two Lebanese men to life imprisonment over a deadly 2012 bus bombing which killed five Israelis. Bulgaria has ...

France says no evidence of <em>Hezbollah</em> explosives stores

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France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

France's foreign ministry has rebuffed Washington’s claim, saying there was “nothing tangible” to confirm that the Shia group had stored ...

US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

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US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

The move came just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to enforce an arms embargo and other international sanctions against Iran.

Israel charges east Jerusalem woman with aiding <em>Hezbollah</em>

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Israel charges east Jerusalem woman with aiding Hezbollah

The Palestinian woman's family deny all allegations against her.

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US claims Hezbollah stockpiling 'Beirut destroying explosive' across Europe

A senior US official has accused Hezbollah of stockpiling ammonia nitrate across Europe.

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US sanctions 2 Lebanon-based firms, Hezbollah-linked person

The US Treasury Department sanctioned two companies it said were controlled by Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

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Lebanon PM presses on with crisis cabinet line-up effort

Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib has said he will continue attempts to form an emergency cabinet despite missing a French deadline.

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Pompeo says US will enforce ‘UN’ sanctions on Iran

Mike Pompeo says that the US will impose ‘snapback’ sanctions on Iran next week, insisting that there is a UN mandate for this despite the ...

Four ex-directors of France Shia centre arrested

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Four ex-directors of France Shia centre arrested

Four former directors of the France-based Zahra Centre were arrested on suspected Hezbollah ties.

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In op-ed, Pompeo urges France to stand against Iran

In an op-ed published by French daily Le Figaro, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticised France's stances regarding Iran and ...

Lebanon lawyer warns coronavirus-hit prison 'humanitarian time bomb'

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Lebanon lawyer warns coronavirus-hit prison 'humanitarian time bomb'

The head of the Beirut Bar Association warned a novel coronavirus outbreak in crisis-hit Lebanon's largest and most overcrowded prison amounted ...

<em>Hezbollah</em> pondering withdrawal from Syria, Lebanese political ally reveals

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Hezbollah pondering withdrawal from Syria, Lebanese political ally reveals

Iran-backed Hezbollah may pull deployed in Syria, the FPM leader said.

Northern Ireland militant group forged ties with <em>Hezbollah</em>: report

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Northern Ireland militant group forged ties with Hezbollah: report

A group of Republican militants in Northern Ireland visited Lebanon's Hezbollah in 2018 and is suspected to have forged ties to import ...

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