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Hezbollah criticizes Lebanon decision to allow Spielberg film

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah criticized the Lebanese government on Friday for allowing cinemas to screen Stephen Spielberg's film "The Post" despite calls for a ban because of the director's links to Israel.

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Bomb wounds Hamas official in Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb blast wounded an official of the Palestinian group Hamas in the Lebanese city of Sidon on Sunday, destroying his car, security sources and the Hezbollah movement's al-Manar television station reported.

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Attorney General Sessions sets up Hezbollah investigation team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has set up a team to investigate individuals and organizations providing support to Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Islamist group in Lebanon that the U.S. has branded a terrorist organization, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday.

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Hezbollah: Syrian war will be over in 1-2 years

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Wednesday the Syrian war, now in its seventh year, will be finished in one or two years at most.

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Protesters chant 'Death to America'

Thousands of Hezbollah supporters marched in Lebanon against US President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

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Lebanon's Hariri denounces Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary's visit to border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of an Iran-backed Iraqi Shi'ite militia has visited Lebanon's border with Israel accompanied by Hezbollah fighters, a video released on Saturday showed, in a show of Iranian influence that Lebanon's prime minister called illegal.

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Iraqi Shi'ite militia leader visits Lebanese-Israeli border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of an Iran-backed Iraqi Shi'ite militia has visited Lebanon's border with Israel accompanied by allies from the Lebanese group Hezbollah, a video released on Saturday showed.

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Major powers to push Saudis, Iran to stop interfering in Lebanon

PARIS (Reuters) - Major powers will try to shore up Lebanon's stability on Friday by pushing Saudi Arabia and Iran to stop interfering in its politics, and urging Hezbollah to rein in its regional activities, diplomats said.

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Hezbollah emerges a winner from Mideast turmoil, alarming foes

BEIRUT (Reuters) - When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the "strong and pivotal" role played by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.

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Lebanon's Hariri takes critical line on Hezbollah

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday that he would not accept Iran-backed Hezbollah's positions that "affect our Arab brothers or target the security and stability of their countries", a statement from his press office said.

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Lebanon's Hariri: Hezbollah positions affecting Arab allies are unacceptable - statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday that he will not accept Iran-backed Hezbollah's positions that "affect our Arab brothers or targets the security and stability of their countries", a statement from his press office said.

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Iran Guards ready to help rebuild Syria, Hezbollah will not disarm: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of the question, state TV reported on Thursday.

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Iran Guards chief: Disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah non-negotiable: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards will play an active role in establishing a lasting "ceasefire" in crisis-hit Syria, its chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah was non-negotiable, state TV reported on Thursday.

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Hezbollah leader says ready to pull commanders from Iraq

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday it was ready to withdraw its commanders from Iraq once Islamic State was defeated there, and denied accusations it sends arms to flashpoints such as Yemen and Bahrain.

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Lebanon's president rejects terrorism suggestion

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese president appeared to defend Hezbollah as necessary to resist Israel on Monday, after an Arab League statement accused the group of terrorism and noted it is part of Lebanon's coalition government.

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Saudi Arabia and Arab allies push for unity against Iran, Hezbollah meddling

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticized Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a united front to counter Iranian interference.

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Syrian army, allies take back Albu Kamal from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last significant town in Syria, a military news service run by Hezbollah said on Sunday.

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Saudi Arabia, Arab allies in Cairo talks on Iran, Hezbollah

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss confronting Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah, who the Arab allies say are interfering in their internal affairs.

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Saudi Arabia, Arab allies to hold Cairo talks on Iran, Hezbollah

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss confronting Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah, who the Arab allies say are interfering in their internal affairs.

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The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds

Prince Mohammed bin Salman is taking on all comers — the royal family, wealthy Saudis, Iran and Hezbollah. But is he ambitious or simply reckless?

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Lebanon bonds rebound as PM Hariri says to return home soon

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Lebanese dollar bonds rebounded on Monday after Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said he would return to the country soon and could rescind his resignation if Shi'ite group Hezbollah agreed to stay out of regional conflicts.

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Hariri warns Lebanon faces Arab sanctions risk, to return in days

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri warned on Sunday Lebanon was at risk of Gulf Arab sanctions because of the Shi'ite group Hezbollah's regional meddling and said he would return to Lebanon within days to affirm he had resigned as the country's prime minister.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Saudi Arabia Comes for Hezbollah

In its war with Iran, Riyadh has its sights set on Lebanon’s most powerful political force.

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Hezbollah says Saudi declares Lebanon war with Hariri detention

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon's prime minister to destabilize the country.

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Hezbollah says Saudi declares war on Lebanon, detains Hariri

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon's prime minister to destabilize the country.

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Hezbollah media unit: Islamic State leader reported in Syrian town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah-run media unit said on Friday Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported to have been in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal during the Syrian army and its allies' operation to clear it.

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Hezbollah says IS leader Baghdadi reported in Syrian town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah-run media unit said on Friday Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported to have been in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal during the Syrian army and its allies' operation to clear it.

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Hezbollah media: IS leader Baghdadi was reported in Syrian town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah-run news outlet said on Friday that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported present in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal during the Syrian army and its allies' operation to clear it.

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Egypt's president backs Saudi purge, urges de-escalation with Iran

SHARM AL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against military strikes on Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah, saying there was enough turmoil in the Middle East.

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Egypt's Sisi against idea of strikes on Iran, Hezbollah

Sharm el-Sheikh (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against the idea of military strikes against Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah as there was enough turmoil already in the Middle East.

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Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria: commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies, led in the battle by Lebanon's Hezbollah, have captured the last major Islamic State-held town in Syria, a commander in the military alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday.

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Syrian army starts assault on last IS stronghold

BEIRUT/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies began an assault on the largest remaining stronghold of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, Hezbollah-controlled media said, signaling the imminent fall of the militant group's self-proclaimed caliphate.

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Syrian army encircles last IS stronghold: al-Manar

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies have surrounded and started to enter Albu Kamal, the largest town Islamic State still holds in Syria and Iraq, the pro-Hezbollah al-Manar television reported on Wednesday.

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Saudi reopens Lebanon front in struggle with Iran

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has opened a new front in its regional proxy war with Iran, threatening Tehran's powerful ally Hezbollah and its home country Lebanon to try to regain the upper hand.

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Lebanon PM under house arrest in Saudi Arabia: pro-Hezbollah paper

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who quit as Lebanese Prime Minister in a weekend broadcast from Saudi Arabia, has been held under house arrest in the kingdom, a pro-Hezbollah daily said on Tuesday citing unnamed sources.

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Saudi Arabia says Lebanon declares war, deepening crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia accused Lebanon on Monday of declaring war against it because of aggression by the Iran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah, a dramatic escalation of a crisis threatening to destabilize the tiny Arab country.

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Saudi Arabia says Lebanon declares war against it

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday that Lebanon had declared war against it because of what it described as aggression against the Kingdom by the Iran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah.

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Hezbollah Urges ‘Patience and Calm’ Amid Lebanon’s Political Crisis

A day after the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister, who denounced Hezbollah, the leader of the Shiite militia and political party spoke out.

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Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia forced Lebanese PM to quit

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah group on Sunday accused Saudi Arabia of forcing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to quit, and called for calm in an effort to contain the political crisis unleashed by his resignation.

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Lebanon PM Hariri resigns, assails Iran and Hezbollah

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.

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Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, attacking Iran and Hezbollah

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.

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Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, attacking Iran, Hezbollah

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.

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Lebanese PM resigns, saying his life in danger

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, citing an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.

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Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns Amid Tensions With Hezbollah

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post Saturday during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions.

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Lebanese prime minister resigns, saying his life in danger

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday in a televised broadcast, saying he feared a plot to target his life and criticizing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.

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After air strike, Israeli minister warns against arms shipments to Hezbollah

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A senior Israeli minister on Thursday declined to comment on reports that Israeli aircraft had struck a target in Syria the night before but repeated a threat to hit arms shipments to Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.

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Lebanese army gets two A-29 light-attack aircraft from U.S.

HAMAT, Lebanon (Reuters) - The United States delivered two A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Lebanon's army on Tuesday, a sign of continued U.S. support despite Israeli accusations that the Lebanese military is controlled by Hezbollah.

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Syrian army captures Islamic State position, eyes final stronghold

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies seized an oil pumping station in eastern Syria from Islamic State, paving the way for an advance towards the jihadists' last remaining Syrian stronghold, a Hezbollah-run news service reported on Thursday.

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U.S. House passes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday backed new sanctions on Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, part of an effort to take a tough line against Tehran without immediately moving to undermine an international nuclear agreement.

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U.S. House to vote on non-nuclear Iran sanctions next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on new sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and on Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, senior House Republicans said on Friday, seeking to take a tough line against Iran without immediately moving to undermine the international nuclear deal.

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Iranian military chief visits frontline near Aleppo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's military chief of staff visited a frontline position near the Syrian city of Aleppo, a military news outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported on Friday, during a visit that has underlined Tehran's deep military role in Syria.

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Syrian army battles Islamic State in al-Mayadin town: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have captured areas of Islamic State-held al-Mayadin in eastern Syria, a Hezbollah-run military news outlet reported on Thursday, in an advance into the jihadist group's main urban base of operations in Syria.

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Hezbollah dismisses U.S. rewards for arrest of its operatives

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hezbollah group dismissed multi-million-dollar rewards offered by the United States for the arrest of two of its senior members, saying on Wednesday they would have no impact.

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Officials warn of Hezbollah threat to US

As the Trump administration prepares to take a tougher line on Iran, senior US officials previewed a new offensive against Iranian-backed Hezbollah, claiming the group aspires to conduct attacks against the US homeland.

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Hezbollah leader says U.S. actions aiding Islamic State in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday that the United States was serving the interests of Islamic State by preventing the Syrian army and its allies advancing in some areas of eastern Syria.

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Syrian army nears IS stronghold al-Mayadin: Hezbollah media unit

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have advanced to within 10 km (7 miles) of al-Mayadin, a military media unit run by the Lebanese Hezbollah group said on Friday, bringing them close to a city seen as the current main base of Islamic State.

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Israel sees Assad winning Syria war, urges more U.S. involvement

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister said on Tuesday President Bashar al-Assad was winning Syria's civil war and urged the United States to weigh in as Damascus's Iranian and Hezbollah allies gain ground.

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Air strike kills seven Hezbollah fighters in Syria-sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air strike carried out by an unidentified warplane killed seven Hezbollah fighters in eastern Syria, three sources familiar with the incident told Reuters on Monday.

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Hezbollah says Israel pushing region to war

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Sunday that the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was pushing the region to war in Syria, Lebanon and in the Gaza Strip.

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Syrian army, allies seize more of Jordanian frontier: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies seized control of nine positions at Syria's border with Jordan, expanding their control at the southern frontier, a military news outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah said on Saturday.

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Hezbollah says Kurdish vote a step toward wider Mideast partition

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The powerful Lebanese group Hezbollah said on Saturday that an Iraqi Kurdish independence vote marked a first step toward the partition of the Middle East, warning that this would lead to "internal wars" and must be opposed.

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Syrian army and allies secure road after IS attack in Deir al-Zor:Hezbollah

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have secured the Palmyra to Deir al-Zor road, a major supply route from government territory to the eastern city, defeating a strong Islamic State attack, a military media unit run by Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday.

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Jihadists launch big attack on Syrian government near Hama

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Insurgent groups launched a big attack on government-held areas in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported.

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Insurgents attack Syrian-government areas near Hama: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Insurgent groups launched a big attack on Syrian government-held areas north of the city of Hama on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported.

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Evacuated Islamic State fighters reach Syria's Deir al-Zor, pro-Damascus commander says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Buses carrying evacuated Islamic State fighters reached Syria's Deir al-Zor on Wednesday in return for releasing a Hezbollah prisoner, a commander in the pro-Damascus alliance told Reuters.

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Evacuated Islamic State fighters reach Syria's Deir al-Zor: pro-Damascus commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Buses carrying evacuated Islamic State fighters reached jihadist territory in Syria's Deir al-Zor on Wednesday after IS released a Hezbollah prisoner, a commander in the military alliance fighting in support of Damascus told Reuters.

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Hezbollah declares Syria victory, Russia says much of country won back

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah has declared victory in the Syrian war while Russia said government forces had driven militants from 85 percent of the country where President Bashar al-Assad's rule seemed in danger two years ago.

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Hezbollah declares Syria victory: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government's powerful Lebanese ally Hezbollah has declared victory in the Syrian war, dismissing remaining fighting as "scattered battles", a pro-Hezbollah newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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Syrian army controls entire Damascus-Deir al-Zor highway: Hezbollah media unit

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces seized a final stretch of highway linking the eastern city of Deir al-Zor to the capital Damascus on Sunday in further advances against Islamic State, a Hezbollah-run media unit reported.

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Hezbollah says bulk of IS convoy has left Syrian government area

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Most of an Islamic State evacuation convoy stuck in east Syria has crossed out of government territory and is no longer the responsibility of the Syrian government or its ally Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shi'ite group said on Saturday.

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Hezbollah, Syrian army seek new route for stranded Islamic State convoy

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Syrian army are seeking a new route for a convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families bound for the jihadists' stronghold in eastern Syria, a commander in the military alliance backing Syria's government said.

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After tense talks, U.N. agrees to renew peacekeepers in Lebanon

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to renew the mandate for a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon on Wednesday, following tense negotiations amid U.S. and Israeli criticism that U.N. troops should do more to stop Hezbollah gaining arms.

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Iran Building Weapons Factories in Lebanon and Syria, Israel Says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. chief that the sites will make “precision guided missiles” for Hezbollah to use against Israel.

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Lebanon calls on U.N. to renew peacekeepers' mandate

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's foreign minister said on Tuesday he supported renewing the mandate of U.N. peacekeeping forces in the country for another year, U.S. and Israeli criticism that the peacekeepers should do more to stop Hezbollah gaining arms.

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Islamic State convoy reaches east Syria after ceasefire: Hezbollah-run media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters and their families who had been inside an IS enclave on the Lebanon-Syria border reached an exchange point in eastern Syria on Tuesday from where they will head to IS-held territory, a Hezbollah military media unit said.

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Islamic State ceasefire deal convoy reaches east Syria: Hezbollah-run media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families reached an exchange point in eastern Syria on Tuesday, a Hezbollah military media unit said, where they will be transferred into IS-held territory under a ceasefire deal.

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Islamic State prepares to evacuate Syria-Lebanon border zone

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Hezbollah prepared on Monday to transport Islamic State fighters from their enclave on the border with Lebanon to eastern Syria after a week-long offensive against the jihadist group.

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Europe Edition: Texas, Barcelona, Hezbollah: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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TEHRAN’S TURN: Hezbollah: Iran’s Middle East Agent, Emissary and Hammer

The “Party of God” has evolved from a Lebanese militant group into the spearhead of an international militia network led by Tehran.

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Lebanese Army, Hezbollah and Syrian Army Declare Cease-Fire With ISIS

The Lebanese Army announced a truce to try to recover soldiers. Separately, Hezbollah and its Syrian allies said Islamic State fighters had surrendered.

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Islamic State submits to ceasefire in Syria-Lebanon border fight

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A ceasefire took effect on Sunday in an Islamic State pocket straddling the Syria-Lebanon border, where the jihadists have been fighting the Lebanese army on one front and Hezbollah with the Syrian army on the other.

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Changes to proposed U.S. anti-Hezbollah sanctions allay Lebanon's fears

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Proposed tighter U.S. sanctions on Hezbollah have been altered enough to allay fears of major damage to Lebanon's economy, a sign Washington is taking concerns about Lebanese stability seriously, banking and political sources said.

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Syrian army, allies advance against Islamic State in central Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and allied forces have captured one of the last major Islamic State enclaves in the central Syrian desert, a monitor and a Hezbollah military media unit said on Saturday.

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Hezbollah says it's seized much of IS enclave on Syrian side of Lebanon border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Thursday it had captured much of an Islamic State enclave on Syria's side of the border with Lebanon, in a joint offensive with the Syrian army.

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Syrian army surrounds Islamic State enclave in central Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have surrounded Islamic State forces in a second large enclave in the center of the country, a military media unit run by Hezbollah said on Thursday.

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Car blast hits Syrian coastal city: Manar TV, monitor

AMMAN (Reuters) - A car bomb on Saturday hit the Syrian port city of Latakia with reports of injuries, the Lebanese Hezbollah group's al Manar television station and a monitor said.

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Syrian army encircles Islamic State in central Syria advance

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies have encircled an Islamic State (IS) pocket in central Syria after a series of advances in the desert region, state media, a Hezbollah military media unit and a war monitor said on Friday.

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Fighters, refugees leave Lebanon enclave for Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The evacuation of a group of Syrian rebels and refugees from a border enclave in Lebanon back into Syrian territory started on Monday, Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV reported.

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Evacuation of some Syrians from Lebanon area to start on Monday

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A group of Syrian rebels and refugees will start to be evacuated from an enclave in Lebanon on the border with Syria back into Syrian territory on Monday, the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV reported.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah says U.S. can't hurt it, dismisses sanctions

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Sunday the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump had no way to harm it, dismissing U.S. sanctions and threats targeting his Iran-backed group.

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'Logistics' hold up Lebanese deal for rebels, refugees to return to Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Implementation of a deal for the return of a group of Syrian refugees and rebels to Syria from Lebanon was delayed on Saturday, with a military news outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah saying it was due to "a logistical problem".

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Kuwait says arrests 12 convicted in 2015 Iran spy case

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwaiti authorities have arrested 12 people convicted in absentia of spying for Iran and Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

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Hezbollah steers Lebanon closer to Syria, straining efforts to stay neutral

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah and its allies are pressing the Lebanese state to normalize relations with President Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria, testing Lebanon's policy of "dissociation" from the Syrian conflict and igniting a political row.

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Hezbollah says will join fight on Islamic State on Lebanese border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said the Shi'ite group would fight in the coming assault on an Islamic State pocket on the country's border with Syria, which he said would begin within a few days.

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Syrians evacuate Lebanese border camps for rebel-held territory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Buses carrying Syrian militants and refugees left a Lebanese border area bound for a rebel-held part of Syria on Wednesday, under a deal made after Shi'ite Hezbollah routed Sunni Islamist Nusra Front insurgents in their last foothold at the frontier.

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Preparations begin for militants to leave Lebanon border region: Hezbollah media unit

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Preparations began on Monday for the transfer of militants and their relatives from Lebanon's border region to Syria in exchange for Hezbollah prisoners, a Hezbollah media unit said.

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Hezbollah and Nusra to swap corpses Sunday in border ceasefire deal-al-Manar

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah and the Nusra Front will exchange the corpses of fighters on Sunday in the first stage of a ceasefire agreement in the Lebanon-Syria border area, the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar television station reported.

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Syrian army reaches town on Deir al-Zor road: Hezbollah media unit

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies on Saturday reached the edge of al-Sukhna, the last town held by Islamic State in Homs province and a key step in their multi-pronged offensive against the militants, a Hezbollah-run military media unit said.

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Ceasefire agreed at Lebanese-Syrian border: reports

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A ceasefire took effect on Thursday in a mountainous area of the Lebanese-Syrian border near the Lebanese town of Arsal, where Hezbollah has been fighting jihadist militants since last week, Hezbollah's al-Manar TV reported on its website.

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Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to scoring a "very big military victory" in the battle against militants along the Syrian-Lebanese border.