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Army support conference postponed over French-Western 'disputes'

A conference for supporting the Lebanese Army that France was preparing to host on February 27 has been postponed indefinitely.

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Report: Foreign presidential efforts to intensify before Ramadan

Foreign efforts to break Lebanon’s presidential deadlock will intensify before the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, diplomatic sources said.

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Lebanon receives official border solution paper from Paris

Lebanon has received an official paper containing Paris’ vision for resolving the border conflict with Israel, following the previous unofficial paper, media reports said.

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Report: Iran won't play role in south Lebanon reconstruction

Tehran has informed the relevant parties that it is “not concerned” with reconstruction operations in south Lebanon when the current confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah ends, a media report said.

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Report: Hochstein anew demands Hezbollah pullback from border

U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein has recently called Speaker Nabih Berri and renewed the demand that Hezbollah pull back its forces “for a few kilometers from the border with Israel,” the Nidaa al-Watan newspaper reported on Thursday.

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US senators: Israel 'not bluffing' about Lebanon offensive

U.S. democratic senators Chris Coons and Richard Blumenthal have said that Israel "is not bluffing" about an offensive against Hezbollah but that a truce in Gaza could pave way for a de-escalation in lebanon.

The senators told Reuters Wednesday, after they met with Lebanese officials in Beirut, that a possible Israeli military offensive against Hezbollah could be prevented as a hostage deal and truce in Gaza could have "positive consequences" for Lebanon. They said the coming weeks will be crucial for the region and for Lebanon.

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Majdal Zoun mourns 6-year-old Amal as border clashes drag

Hezbollah targeted Thursday a command center in Kiryat Shmona and a group of soldiers in a house in the Yuval settlement in northern Israel.

Hezbollah later targeted two Israeli posts in the occupied Shebaa Farms and surveillance equipment in the Berkat Risha post.

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UNIFIL head meets with Tyre district mayors to hear their concerns

UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Lieutenant General Aroldo Lázaro, accompanied by UNIFIL officials, has met with mayors from around the Tyre Caza to hear their concerns and talk about the needs of their residents as the exchanges of fire continue in south Lebanon.

“It is paramount to have these strong relationships with all of you, between the community and UNIFIL, in all the area of operations,” the UNIFIL chief told the gathered mayors Wednesday. “We continue our cooperation with the Lebanese Armed Forces and the local communities.”

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Hezbollah shells Israel's Matzuva in response to killing of civilians

An Israeli air strike on south Lebanon killed a woman and a girl on Wednesday, prompting Hezbollah to retaliate with rocket fire.

Hezbollah and Israel have been exchanging near-daily fire across the border since the Israel-Hamas war broke out on October 7.

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Gallant: Hezbollah equations collapsed when we attacked Damascus, Beirut, Sidon and Nabatiyeh

Visiting the Israeli Air Force’s new giant missile-detecting balloon in northern Israel, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s “equations” are “collapsing.”

“The equations that Hezbollah thought it had created collapse when the Air Force and the IDF (Israeli army) decide to attack -- in Damascus, in Beirut, in Sidon, in Nabatiyeh, everywhere. They do this work and no equation stands in the way,” Gallant said at the base housing the detection system, dubbed “Elevated Sensor,” or “Sky Dew” in Israel.

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