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Hezbollah fires 60 rockets at Israeli base in Golan after Baalbek airstrike

Hezbollah fired on Monday a volley of rockets from Lebanon at an Israeli military base in Syria's occupied Golan Heights, in response to Israel's deadly airstrikes in Lebanon's Baalbek.

Two Hezbollah members were killed in the Israeli strikes in the eastern Baalbek area, two security officials in Lebanon and a source close to Hezbollah told AFP.

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Hezbollah MP: Israeli attacks on Baalbek, any region won't remain unanswered

During a funeral procession for a Hezbollah fighter on Monday, one of the group's lawmakers, Hassan Fadlallah, lambasted the Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon’s eastern district of Baalbek, a Hezbollah bastion near the border with Syria.

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Moderation bloc begins presidential initiative amid 'green light' from Berri

The National Moderation parliamentary bloc has launched an initiative aimed at breaking Lebanon’s presidential vote deadlock, amid a “green light” from Speaker Nabih Berri, the Nidaa al-Watan newspaper reported on Monday.

Berri has asked the Moderation bloc not to use the phrase “dialogue session” so that it does not clash with his initiative, the daily said.

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Israeli strike on Tyre's Majadel kills at least one person

An Israeli airstrike targeted Monday a car in the Tyre district town of Majadel, killing at least one person, local rescuers said, without providing further details.

Israeli airstrikes had targeted earlier on Monday other areas deep inside Lebanon including Bouday near the northeastern city of Baalbek and Iqlim al-Tuffah, after Hezbollah shot down a "large" Israeli drone there.

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Bou Habib: Lebanon to respond next week to French proposal

Lebanon will respond next week to a French proposal for halting the Israel-Hezbollah cross-border clashes, caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib said on Monday.

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Israel vows to target Hezbollah even if cease-fire reached in Gaza

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has said that Israel would increase its strikes on Hezbollah even if a ceasefire is reached in the Gaza Strip.

“We are planning to increase the firepower against Hezbollah, which is unable to find replacements for the commanders we are eliminating,” Gallant said during a visit to the Israeli army’s Northern Command headquarters in Safad.

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US, Israel and Lebanon do not support French paper

The U.S., Israel and Lebanon do not support a French proposal for a truce between Hezbollah and Israel, prominent sources said.

The sources told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, in remarks published Monday, that Israel prefers that U.S. special envoy Amos Hochstein continue his mediation.

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US Ambassador inaugurates new American Corner in Beirut

U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson has visited the new American Corner in Beirut for its official opening Saturday, the U.S. Embassy said Monday.

The American Corner offers, all free of charge, access to information about American culture and values, educational opportunities in the United States, English language training, life skills and cultural activities. These services are available to all Lebanese, regardless of background.  

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Hezbollah wages new attacks as 2 fighters killed in Israeli strike in Syria

Hezbollah announced launching two fresh attacks on Israeli military posts on Sunday morning.

In a statement, the group said it targeted with missiles a gathering of Israeli troops near the Ramim barracks, achieving “direct hits.”

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2 Lebanese ordered detained for bringing 146 Syrian refugees to Cyprus by boat

A court in Cyprus has ordered two men to remain in police custody for six days on suspicion of people smuggling. The men were identified as the drivers of two boats that brought 146 Syrian refugees and one Lebanese migrant to the east Mediterranean island nation.

Police said the suspects are Lebanese nationals aged 19 and 21.

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