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G7 leaders see window of opportunity for Syria deal

Group of Seven leaders believe a window of opportunity for a political deal in Syria may be opening up that would eventually see President Bashar al-Assad step down, giving way to a new coalition government, officials familiar with the discussio

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US lauds Saudi for sanctions on Hezbollah officials

The US on Wednesday commended Saudi Arabia for imposing sanctions on two senior officials of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group in Lebanon and designating them as terrorists. The US designated the two officials, Khalil Youssef Har

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Assad may need his friends more than ever

When Lebanon's Hezbollah first joined Syria's war on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, its role was a closely guarded secret. Today, as Hezbollah plants its flag in land won from rebels north of Damascus, its role could hardly be mo

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Hariri says ready to share power with Hezbollah

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri says he is now ready to share power with his rivals Hezbollah if that's what it takes to help Lebanon finally form a government after nine months of political deadlock. Linking up

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Israel tests Arrow missile shield, sees Hezbollah threat

Israel said it has successfully tested its upgraded Arrow missile interceptor for the second time, pushing forward work on a US-backed defence against ballistic threats it sees from Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas as well as from Iran and Syr

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Blast kills three in southern Beirut

A powerful explosion in Shi'ite group Hezbollah's southern Beirut stronghold killed three people on Thursday and sent a column of smoke into the sky, a witness said. Television footage showed the twisted and blackened rema

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Saudi Arabia to give Lebanese army $3bn

Saudi Arabia is giving the Lebanese army $3 billion in aid, Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman said on Sunday, calling it the largest grant ever given to the country's armed forces. "The king of the brotherly Kingdom

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Hezbollah leader warns Israel of revenge

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday vowed to avenge Israel for the killing of a senior Hezbollah commander in Beirut earlier this month. Hassan al-Laqqis, who fought in Syria's civil war for the Lebanese Shi'

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Deadly blast targets Hezbollah base in Lebanon

A car bomb exploded on a remote rural road in the Bekaa Valley early on Tuesday near a Hezbollah base, causing casualties, Lebanon's National News Agency reported. Details of the incident were unclear but pictures on Lebanese

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Hezbollah blames Israel for commander killing

Lebanon's Shi'ite militant Hezbollah group said on Wednesday one of its commanders was killed outside his Beirut home in an overnight attack it blamed on Israel. Israel denied any role in the killing of Hassan al-Laqqis, w

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