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Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has said it discovered an Israeli device spying on its private telecommunications network.
LEBANON'S premier Saad Hariri has expressed concerns for stability in the Middle East on a visit to Tehran.
SEEKING to brush off its political troubles and burnish its reputation for good living, Lebanon claimed a record for the world's biggest glass of wine yesterday.
"IT'S going to be us and al-Qaeda against Hezbollah." Sitting in a disused warehouse in the Bab-al-Tebbaneh district of Tripoli, a Sunni fighter explains how the ad-hoc militia that he helped command in the recent fighting are preparing for the future.
RIVAL Lebanese leaders signed a deal yesterday to end 18 months of political conflict that had threatened to push the country to a new civil war.
THE militant Hezbollah group has appointed a successor to its top commander, Imad Mughniyeh, who was killed in a car-bomb blast last week in Syria.
LEBANESE Prime Minister Fouad Siniora yesterday called for calm amid fears of a resurgence of violence from Iran and Syria-backed Hezbollah in a growing power vacuum.
LEBANON'S first hailstorm of the season was a blessing in disguise for cluster bomb-infested southern parts of the country - setting off series of blasts yesterday from previously unexploded bomblets. No injuries were reported.
HEZBOLLAH leader Hassan Nasrallah said last night there was "positive progress" in negotiations to swap two Israeli soldiers captured last year for Lebanese prisoners.
LEBANON'S session of parliament to elect a new president was postponed to 23 October yesterday, as it did not have a two-thirds quorum.
LEBANESE troops yesterday seized control of a Palestinian refugee camp where they had been battling militants for more than three months, killing at least 31 fleeing fighters, security sources said.
A PALESTINIAN strongman who was the linchpin of American policy towards Gaza for more than a decade had to step down in disgrace yesterday over last month's victory by Hamas over his troops.
FOUR Spanish United Nations peacekeepers were killed and three wounded by a roadside bomb that hit their patrol in south Lebanon yesterday.
WITH the Lebanese government mired in political crisis, parliament unable to meet and sectarian tensions rising, many of the country's institutions are slowly crumbling away.
MILITANTS in Lebanon fired at least two rockets into Israel, causing no casualties and little damage, but raising the possibility of a new flare-up on the volatile border.
HAMAS fighters captured the most important security compound in Gaza City yesterday as the fundamentalist movement comprehensively routed Fatah forces loyal to the moderate president, Mahmoud Abbas.
WITH Gaza poised on the brink of civil war, pity poor Mahmoud Abbas, who took over as president of the Palestinian Authority two and a half years ago, after the death of Yasser Arafat. An academic by profession, Abbas has tried mightily to lead the Palestinian people with civility, adherence to democratic principles and public disdain for violence.
HEAVY fighting raged yesterday between Lebanese troops and al-Qaeda-inspired militants at a Palestinian refugee camp, the battleground for Lebanon's bloodiest internal violence since the civil war.