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Berri stresses need for president before region map 'redrawn'

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has underlined his refusal to invite MPs to a presidential dialogue boycotted by a significant number of lawmakers.

In remarks to Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, Berri added that he is seeking an “inclusive dialogue amid the extraordinary circumstances that Lebanon is going through,” noting that his call for dialogue is “not aimed at defeating or isolating a certain party.”

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Israel-Hezbollah border clashes: Latest developments

Israeli artillery shelled overnight al-Mahmoudiyeh in the Jezzine district, as civil defense members and firefighters worked to contain fires caused by Israeli strikes on Maroun al-Ras, Hanine, Aita al-Shaab, Shaqra and Rmeish.

Hezbollah announced Tuesday the death of one of its members from Shaqra "on the road to Jerusalem," and released later in the day a video dubbed al-Hodhod 2 showing footage captured by the group’s drones over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

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Iran president-elect reiterates support for Hezbollah

Iran's president-elect Masoud Pezeshkian has reaffirmed the Islamic republic's support for Lebanon's Hezbollah group and condemned Israel's actions against Palestinians.

The statement, issued Monday to Hezbollah's chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the IRNA official news agency, was one of the first foreign policy comments from Pezeshkian since his victory in Friday's presidential election runoff.

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Israeli drone kills Hezbollah fighter as warplanes strike Jezzine mountain

Hezbollah fighter Mustafa Salman was killed in an Israeli drone strike on a motorbike in the Tyre district town of Qlaileh, the group and the National News Agency said.

Another person was wounded in the strike.

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UN special coordinator for Lebanon visits Israel

United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has arrived in Israel for a three-day visit, her office said.

“Since assuming office last month, Hennis-Plasschaert has extensively engaged the Lebanese leadership and key interlocutors on ways to deescalate tensions across the Blue Line,” her office said in a statement.

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UK's Starmer urges 'caution' on Israel-Lebanon border

British Prime Minister Keir Starmer has called on all sides to exercise "caution" on the border between Israel and Lebanon, in his first telephone conversation since he was elected with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Hezbollah targets Israeli mountain base in 'largest' air attack

Hezbollah says it has launched its "largest" air operation, sending explosive drones at a mountaintop Israeli military intelligence base in the annexed Golan Heights.

It is the latest incident among escalating cross-border exchanges of fire that have triggered global alarm.

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Nasrallah congratulates Iran's Pezeshkian on vote win

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has congratulated Iranian president-elect Masoud Pezeshkian on his victory, emphasizing Tehran's role as a "strong" supporter of regional "resistance" groups.

In a letter circulated on the Iran-backed group's social media channels, Nasrallah congratulated Pezeshkian on his "blessed election" by the Iranian people.

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Hezbollah hits deep in north Israel after strike kills key member near Baalbek

Hezbollah on Sunday fired rockets at an area deep in north Israel after an Israeli airstrike Saturday killed one of its operatives near the eastern city of Baalbek.

In a statement, the group said it launched dozens of Katyusha rockets at the Nimra military base west of Tiberias in response to the assassination near Baalbek. It described Nimra as "one of the main bases in the northern region" of Israel.

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Hezbollah targets Israeli artillery with drones in response to attacks

Hezbollah said Saturday that it launched suicide drones at an Israeli artillery position in Beit Hillel that had targeted Lebanese villages and civilians on Friday.

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