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FRIDAY, 18 APR 2014
03:18 AM Beirut time
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Allegations fly over Syria chemical attacks
April 08, 2014 12:10 AM
An Israeli radio station said Monday that Israel had evidence that supported Syrian opposition accusations that forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had used non-lethal chemical weapons in Damascus last month.
U.N. aid chief demands access for relief
December 04, 2013 12:13 AM
U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos made a new demand Tuesday that the U.N. Security Council press the Syrian government to allow greater access to trapped civilians, diplomats said.
Israel strikes ‘Hezbollah-bound’ Russian missiles
November 01, 2013 01:26 AM
Israeli warplanes attacked a shipment of Russian missiles inside a Syrian government stronghold, officials said Thursday, a development that threatened to add another explosive layer to regional tensions from the Syrian civil war.
A critical time in U.S.-Israel relations
Rami G. Khouri | October 02, 2013 12:10 AM
The visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week to the United States and the United Nations General Assembly signals a critical moment in diplomatic developments in the Middle East, including potentially a decisive reckoning in Israeli-American relations.
Southerners defiant about potential war
Mohammed Zaatari | August 30, 2013 01:05 AM
Abu Said Anzani isn’t enthusiastic about the outbreak of a regional conflict, as he believes that Israel will seize the opportunity to take revenge against Lebanon for what he called its defeat in the 2006 war.
Border explosion sparks multiple theories
Nicholas Blanford | August 08, 2013 12:48 AM
Details of the mysterious explosion on the southern border with Israel Wednesday remain elusive, but it appears that the four Israeli soldiers wounded in the blast near Naqoura.
Lebanon to file complaint over Israeli incursion
Mohammed Zaatari | August 08, 2013 12:30 AM
Israel and Lebanon differed Wednesday over an explosion that wounded several Israeli soldiers along the Blue Line.
Nasrallah slams fears of ‘Shiite expansion’
August 03, 2013 12:35 AM
Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah dismissed Friday in a rare public appearance claims of “Shiite expansion” in the region as a ploy to divert attention from Israel.
Khiam still a testament to Israeli crimes
Mohammad Zaatari | July 25, 2013 12:43 AM
Standing on the ruins of Israel’s most notorious prison in Lebanon, Ahmed al-Amine vows to help rebuild the place he was tortured as a prisoner.
Israel strengthens Syria border
July 11, 2013 12:38 AM
Israel is bolstering its forces on the once-quiet frontier with Syria where it believes members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah are preparing for the day when they could fight Israel.
Israeli pilots step up drills to face Lebanese, Syrian threats
June 13, 2013 01:00 AM
Air force pilots from Israel are training daily to meet threats posed by instability in neighboring Syria and Lebanon, pilots at a base in the north of the Jewish state said Wednesday.
UNIFIL complains to U.N. over Israeli overflights
May 08, 2013 01:35 AM
UNIFIL urged Israel to halt military air patrols over Lebanon after recent raids destined for Syrian targets heightened regional tensions and were condemned by rival Lebanese parties.
Sleiman slams Israel for violations
Daily Star Staff | April 06, 2013 01:15 AM
President Michel Sleiman slammed Israel Friday for its constant threats of military action against Lebanon and its daily violations of the country’s sovereignty.
Obama places Iran in the crosshairs
Inna Lazareva | April 05, 2013 12:20 AM
President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Israel has strategically re-aligned Israel and the United States, readying them for potential action to stop the Iranian nuclear program.
Are Israeli drones being attacked in the skies above Lebanon?
Nicholas Blanford | February 26, 2013 01:40 AM
The straight horizontal white contrails left by Israeli jets criss-crossing Lebanese skies on a near daily basis are a common sight.
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