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Mikati hits out at those 'excluding themselves' from Cabinet meetings

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Tuesday snapped back at the Free Patriotic Movement over the issue of the powers of the caretaker Cabinet during the ongoing presidential vacuum.

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Hariri meets US ambassador, Grand Mufti Daryan in Beirut

Ex-PM and al-Mustaqbal Movement leader Saad Hariri met Tuesday at the Center House in Beirut with American Ambassador Lisa Johnson and Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan.

Johnson told reporters as she left the Center House that the meeting with Hariri was "excellent".

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Israel-Hezbollah border clashes: Latest developments

Hezbollah said Tuesday it has targeted several Israeli posts and seized an Israeli Skylark drone.

In successive statements, Hezbollah said it has successfully attacked groups of soldiers in the Mattat barracks, al-Marj post and the Hunin fortress near Margaliot. The group also targeted surveillance equipment in Hadb Yarin and a police building in Kiryat Shmona.

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Report: Abdollahian urged allies in Lebanon to show restraint

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s visit to Lebanon was aimed at “informing his allies in Lebanon that Tehran is engaged in the international and Arab efforts to find a solution that would start by the halt of the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip,” a media report said.

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Army chief reportedly worried about escalation as Nabatiyeh becomes target

Army chief Gen. Joseph Aoun is worried about the situation in south Lebanon, Nidaa al-Watan newspaper said Monday, quoting Aoun's visitors.

Aoun told his visitors that the escalation in the south does not bode well as Israel might drag the U.S. into a conflagration, the daily said.

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Hezbollah official wounded in Israeli strike on Bint Jbeil

A local Hezbollah official was seriously wounded Monday in an Israeli air strike on his car in southern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source told AFP.

Israeli forces and the Lebanese movement Hezbollah, a Hamas ally, have traded near-daily fire since war broke out on October 7 between Israel and the Palestinian militant group in the Gaza Strip.

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Hariri meets with Mikati after arriving in Beirut

Ex-PM and al-Mustaqbal Movement leader Saad Hariri held talks Monday at the Grand Serail in Beirut with caretaker PM Najib Mikati.

Mikati welcomed Hariri and hoped the Feb. 14 anniversary of the assassination of his father, ex-PM Rafik Hariri, will be "a unifying occasion that asserts the unity of the Lebanese in the face of the dangers that Lebanon is facing." He later threw a lunch banquet in Hariri's honor.

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Report: Paris tells Lebanon Gaza truce before end of month

The latest visits to Lebanon and Israel by French diplomatic, military and security delegations aimed to reach a blueprint for settling the situation on the Lebanese-Israeli border, a media report said on Monday.

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Border clashes: Latest developments

An Israeli drone struck Monday a car in the southern town of Bint Jbeil seriously wounding a Hezbollah official as Israeli warplanes bombed the southern villages of Tayr Harfa, al-Odaisseh, al-Khiam, Marwahin, al-Jebbayn and Maroun al-Rass.

The strikes came as tensions across the Middle East grow with the Israel-Hamas war, a drone attack last month that killed three U.S. troops in northeastern Jordan near the Syrian border, and attacks by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels on vessels passing through the Red Sea.

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Nasrallah meets Nakhala as tensions flare in Lebanon, region

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah met Monday with leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziyad al-Nakhala.

Nasrallah discussed with Nakhala the latest developments in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and on other fronts, Hezbollah said in a statement.

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