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A blustery storm dropped torrential rain and snow on Lebanon and Jordan on Wednesday, forcing aid agencies to scramble to distribute desperately needed winter supplies like blankets and plastic tarps to Syrian refugees who have sought safe haven in the countries.
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.
BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, who heads the Future bloc, denounced Tuesday the seizing of a group of nuns earlier this month in Syria and called for their immediate release.
Odd Karsten Tveit was always a very obsessional chap. Every story he covered, he always wanted to dig deeper, study further, hear one more tale of horror, one more joke, one more historical fact.
BEIRUT/ZAHLE/SIDON, Lebanon: Caretaker Education Minister Hassan Diab announced Tuesday the closure of public and private schools as municipalities across Lebanon began taking precautionary measures in anticipation of a brutal snowstorm.
BEIRUT: Despite the gloomy political outlook and profound differences between the country's rival leaders, analysts expect a last-minute regional and international agreement to facilitate the election of a new head of state in May 2014.
BEIRUT: In honor of International Human Rights Day, dozens of activists gathered outside the Justice Ministry Tuesday morning to show solidarity with women incarcerated in Lebanon and to propose gendered reforms to the nation's prison system.
Hezbollah boy scouts carry the party flags and a picture of Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Lakkis during his funeral in Baalbeck, in Lebanon's Bekaa valley.
BEIRUT: Twenty-six inmates at Roumieh prison, 12 guards and a doctor were charged Tuesday with allegedly forming and operating a drug trafficking ring at Lebanon's largest jail, judicial sources said.
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati takes part in late President Nelson Mandela's memorial in South Africa on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013.
Back in Syria, before the war, cooking was all about creating an opportunity for family and friends to gather together and share a meal, Miriam explains.
File - Employees of Lebanon's Hizbollah al-Manar television network work in a television station in Beirut in this December 3, 2004.
Islamist organization Hezbollah. Details of the contacts have emerged from a variety of sources.
BEIRUT - Syrian troops captured a western town near the country's main north-south highway on Monday as the government forged ahead with a punishing offensive in a mountainous region near the border with Lebanon, state media said.
File - Caretaker Public Works and Transportation Minister Ghazi Aridi speaks during a ceremony at the airport in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, May 8, 2012.