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In the investigation of the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri (photo, from nydailynews.com), the prosecutor of the UN-backed tribunal filed a new indictment which includes “substantiative new elements”. (more…)

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Lethal fire was exchanged by Israeli and Lebanese army troops on their countries’ border today. (map from bbcimg.co.uk)

At least three Lebanese, an Israeli battalion commander and a journalist were killed in what was the worst clash in the area since the summer of 2006. (more…)

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A key figure in the founding of militant group Hezbollah has died aged 74, hospital sources have said.

Lebanon’s leading Shia Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) was regarded as Hezbollah’s spiritual guide after the group was founded in 1982. (more…)

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Israeli troops guarding the country’s border with Jordan have been fired at from across the border, said Israeli army.

No one was hurt in the attack on Tuesday, said an Israeli army spokesperson. (more…)

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A Hezbollah fighter shot down a Lebanese army helicopter last week, said the movement leader, Hassan Nasrallah, adding that the shooting was a mistake. The Hezbollah fighter opened fire after being taken by surprise, when the aircraft landed nearby. (more…)

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After at least six people have been killed in bloody sectarian clashes in the streets of the northern port Tripoly, Lebanese tanks have been sent there. Soldiers took position on Saturday, between the predominantly Sunni Bab al-Tebbaneh district the neighbouring largely Alawite area of Jabal Mohsen. (more…)

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The leader of an extremist Palestinian group has died from wounds sustained in a clash inside a refugee camp in south Lebanon, said Palestinian security officials. (more…)

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