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Beirut: City in Lebanon
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, Beirut is the country's largest and main seaport.

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Former Hezbollah official found dead in Beirut flat

A former official in the powerful Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah was found dead in his flat in a Beirut neighborhood, the state-run Lebanese news agency said on Sunday.
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Israel says Hezbollah plans advanced missile plant in Lebanon's Bekaa

Israel accused Hezbollah on Tuesday of setting up a factory for precision-guided missiles in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, in a veiled warning of further possible Israeli counter-strikes after a drone attack..
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Videos for Beirut

Hezbollah says it is ready 'for any confrontation, small or big' with Israel [Video]Hezbollah says it is ready 'for any confrontation, small or big' with Israel

Tensions have risen in the last week after Israel allegedly crash-landed two drones in southern Beirut. Hezbollah's leader said in a speech on Saturday that Israel will "pay a price" for the attack.

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Tensions mount between Israel-Lebanon after drone strikes [Video]Tensions mount between Israel-Lebanon after drone strikes

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said on Monday his country had a right to defend itself after Israeli drone strikes that were like a "declaration of war". Emily Wither reports.

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Two Israeli drones crash in Beirut suburb [Video]Two Israeli drones crash in Beirut suburb

Two Israeli drones came down over Beirut early on Sunday causing damage in a densely populated neighbourhood.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

 

Lebanon's Hezbollah hands two crashed drones to Lebanese army

Lebanon's Hezbollah group on Friday handed over two drones that crashed in Beirut to the Lebanese army, Hezbollah's al-Manar news channel and Lebanese military sources said.
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Confusion as Turkey says Iranian tanker now headed toward Lebanon

Turkey said on Friday that an Iranian tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran was headed to Lebanon's waters after changing course several times, although Beirut said it..
Reuters - Published

Israel says Iran boosting bid to set up Hezbollah precision-missile plants in Lebanon

Israel accused Iran on Thursday of stepping up efforts to provide the Hezbollah militia with precision-guided missile production facilities, a warning to Beirut that Israeli counter-strikes could..
Reuters - Published

Hezbollah to hit back at Israel but war unlikely: deputy chief

Hezbollah will respond with a "surprise" strike against Israel after drones crashed in Beirut's suburbs, but a new war remains unlikely, the Iran-backed movement said, amid heightened fears of a..
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Hezbollah plans 'calculated' response to Israel: sources

Hezbollah is preparing a "calculated strike" against its enemy Israel after drones crashed in Beirut but it seeks to avoid a new war, two sources allied to the heavily armed Shi'ite Muslim movement..
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Hezbollah planning 'calculated strike' against Israel after drones: two sources close to Hezbollah

Iran-backed Hezbollah is preparing a "calculated strike" against Israel in response to two drones that crashed in Beirut at the weekend, two sources close to Hezbollah told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Netanyahu tells Hezbollah's Nasrallah to 'calm down' after drone incident

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah to "calm down" after he said his movement was preparing a response to the crash of two Israeli drones in a..
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Drones that fell in Beirut carried explosives: Hezbollah

Lebanon's Hezbollah said that two Israeli drones which crashed in Beirut's southern suburbs on Sunday were carrying explosives.
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Lebanese defiant after drone strikes, Israelis near border unfazed

Lebanese farmers and residents of Beirut suburbs hit by drones at the weekend vowed on Monday to stand their ground in the event of any Israeli attack, amid heightened tensions between the Iran-backed..
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Lebanon's Aoun met with U.N. official over 'Israeli assault': presidency

Lebanese President Michel Aoun met with the country's United Nations Special Coordinator on Monday to discuss the "Israeli assault on the southern suburbs of Beirut," the presidency said on Twitter.
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Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah threatens Israel after Beirut 'drone attack'; vows to 'do everything' to thwart future strikes

The head of Hezbollah on Sunday threatened Israel after a 'drone attack' on the Lebanese Shiite movement's Beirut stronghold, vowing to 'do everything' to thwart future attacks
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Iran's Quds force chief Soleimani says 'insane operations' are Israel's last struggles: tweet

The chief of Iran's Quds force, Qassem Soleimani, reacting to an Israeli air strike in Syria and the crash of two Israeli drones in a Beirut suburb, tweeted on Sunday that "these were the last..
Reuters - Published

Hezbollah leader says Israeli army to face quick retaliation to drone 'attack' in 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..
Reuters - Published

Hezbollah leader says Israel should be on high alert after Beirut, Syria attacks

The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah vowed to down any Israeli drones in Lebanese airspace and warned Israel's military to be ready for a response after what he said was an Israeli drone..
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Hezbollah leader calls Israeli drones in Beirut very dangerous move

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.
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Hezbollah spokesman says Israeli drones had certain 'targets'

A spokesman for Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Sunday that Israeli drones that fell in Beirut had certain "targets" which investigations had so far not established.
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Hariri says Israeli drones in Beirut attempt to stir Middle East tensions

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said two Israeli drones which crashed in a suburb of Beirut dominated by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah were designed to stir up regional tensions.
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Hariri: Israeli drones in Beirut threaten Lebanon's sovereignty

Lebanon's prime minister said two Israeli drones which fell in the Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs of Beirut amounted to an open attack on the country's sovereignty and an attempt to foment..
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Lebanese PM calls Israeli drones in Beirut attack on sovereignty

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Sunday the fall of two Israeli drones in Beirut was a threat to regional stability that heightened tensions, describing it as an open attack on the country's..
Reuters - Published

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

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..
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Lebanese army says one Israeli drone fell, another exploded in Beirut overnight

The Lebanese army said on Sunday that one Israeli drone fell and another exploded in the southern suburbs of the capital Beirut at 02:30 am local time (2330 GMT), causing only material damage.
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Hezbollah official: Israeli drone fell in south Beirut suburbs, second drone exploded

An Israeli drone fell in the Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs of Beirut and a second one exploded near the ground on Sunday, a Hezbollah official told Reuters, in the first such incident in more..
Reuters - Published

Canadian man held in Syria is freed in Beirut

A Canadian citizen held in Syria since last year was released in Lebanon on Friday and broke down in tears at a news conference, saying he thought he would be held forever.
Reuters - Published

Hezbollah denies using Lebanon's port for arms smuggling

Lebanon's heavily armed, Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Friday denied using Beirut's sea port to import arms in response to an accusation by Israel's United Nations envoy this week.
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Lebanese veterans tussle with security forces in budget protest

Dozens of Lebanese veterans tussled with security forces in Beirut on Friday as they tried to reach parliament in a protest against any cuts to their benefits in the state budget.
Reuters - Published

Lebanese IT specialist Zakka released by Iran

A Lebanese businessman detained in Tehran since 2015 on charges of collaborating against Iran arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after his government secured his release.
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Iran frees Lebanese IT specialist Zakka

A Lebanese businessman detained in Tehran since 2015 on charges of collaborating against Iran arrived in Beirut on Tuesday, after his government secured his release.
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Freed Lebanese man Zakka arrives in Beirut from Iran: airport source

Lebanese businessman Nizar Zakka, who had been detained in Iran since 2015, landed in Beirut on Tuesday after the government secured his release, a source at the airport told Reuters.
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Iran frees detained Lebanese businessman Zakka: Lebanese official

A Lebanese businessman detained in Iran since 2015 for alleged anti-state activity left the country on Tuesday, a Lebanese official said, after Beirut secured his release.
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Detained Lebanese businessman leaves Iran for Beirut: official

Lebanese businessman Nizar Zakka left Iran, where he was detained since 2015, and flew to Beirut with Lebanon's security chief on Tuesday, a Lebanese official told Reuters.
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Iran judiciary says to hand over detained Lebanese businessman to Lebanon

Lebanon's security chief is due to escort a detained Lebanese man home from Iran on Tuesday after Beirut secured his release from an Iranian prison, with Iranian officials saying it was due partly to..
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Iran considers request for release of Lebanese prisoner

Iran has received an amnesty request from Beirut for a Lebanese citizen who was detained in 2015 for “collaborating against the state” but has yet to make a decision on the case, an Iranian..
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Iran to cement ties with Lebanon, Hezbollah despite U.S. pressure

Iran said on Sunday it would expand its ties with Lebanon in spite of the "provocative and interventionist" call by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for Beirut to choose sides, Iranian state..
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U.S.' pressure on Hezbollah, Iran is working, Pompeo says in Beirut

U.S. sanctions on Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah are working, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday on a visit to Beirut, calling on Lebanon to stand up to the Shi'ite group which he..
Reuters - Published

U.S.' Pompeo says pressure on Iran, Hezbollah is working

U.S. financial pressure on Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah is working, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday on a visit to Beirut, calling on Lebanon to stand up to the Shi'ite group which..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo, in Israel, says Hezbollah putting Lebanon at risk

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday described the heavily armed Hezbollah group as a risk to their fellow Lebanese and conferred with Israel about the Iranian-backed militia ahead of a..
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Pompeo, in Israel, calls Hezbollah risk to Middle East stability

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Hezbollah on Wednesday as a risk to Middle East stability and conferred with Israel about the heavily armed, Iranian-backed Lebanese group ahead of a trip..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon bans Boeing 737 MAX planes from its airspace: NNA

Lebanon's aviation authority on Wednesday said it had banned all Boeing 737 MAX planes from landing in Beirut or flying in Lebanese airspace, state news agency NNA said.
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Hezbollah calls on supporters to donate as sanctions pressure bites

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hezbollah on Friday called on its supporters to donate money as it comes under increasing pressure from Western sanctions intended to isolate it financially. The United..
Firstpost - Published

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