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When 'Raful' decided to liquidate Arafat

Chief of Staff informed IAF head of operations he would not be coming to work the next day. 'We're going on a trip.'

When 'Raful' decided to liquidate Arafat

Report: Hamas's most wanted terrorist is in Beirut

Senior Hamas terrorist Salah Al-Arouri is reportedly living in Hezbollah's stronghold in Beirut.

Report: Hamas's most wanted terrorist is in Beirut

Report: Captured Beirut terrorist was ISIS member

Suicide bomber who was captured before carrying out attack in Beirut confessed to being a terrorist from ISIS.

Report: Captured Beirut terrorist was ISIS member

Lebanese security forces foil Beirut terror attack

Lebanese security forces stop suicide bomber before he enters a cafe in Beirut's busy Al-Hamra district.

Lebanese security forces foil Beirut terror attack

Bomb hits Beirut bank which froze Hezbollah assets

Feeling the pinch? After US sanctions measures force Lebanese banks to close Hezbollah-linked accounts, blast hits Beirut's Blom Bank.

Bomb targets Lebanese bank which froze Hezbollah assets

Lebanon: Airport workers detained over terrorism

Lebanese authorities detain two employees of a Beirut airport service company over contacts with "terrorist parties".

Lebanon: Airport workers detained over 'terrorist connections'

ISIS bombing takes out senior Hezbollah leader

Lebanese media reveals senior Hezollah security official among 45 dead in dual blasts in Beirut, ISIS says bombers Palestinian and Syrian.

ISIS bombing takes out senior Hezbollah leader

White House condemns Beirut blasts

White House condemns twin bomb blasts in Hezbollah stronghold in Lebanese capital.

White House condemns Beirut blasts, Hezbollah vows revenge

At least 41 dead in blast at Hezbollah stronghold

Mounting death toll from two explosions in southern Beirut's Shi'ite area, next to Burj al-Barajneh. At least 200 injured.

At least 41 dead in blast at Hezbollah quarter; ISIS: we did itplayer

Hamas and Hezbollah 'Unity' in Beirut Meeting

In unofficial meeting senior official from Gaza and Hezbollah leaders come together - as Israel hatred overcomes differences.

Hamas and Hezbollah 'Unity' in Clandestine Beirut Meeting

Lebanon: Bomber Blows Himself Up at Beirut Hotel

Suicide bomber blows himself up in his room at a Beirut hotel as Lebanese security forces raid the premises.

Lebanon: Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up at Beirut Hotel

Lebanon: Suicide Bomber Hits Café in Beirut

Car bomb blows up outside a café in Beirut, where many gathered to watch a World Cup game. No one killed but several wounded.

Lebanon: Suicide Bomber Hits Café in Beirut

Reports that Beirut's Sole Synagogue May Reopen

Arab press reports 'rumors' that Magen Avraham Synagogue is set to reopen after more than 40 years.

Reports that Beirut's Sole Synagogue May Reopen

Beirut Gun Battles Raise Fears of Civil War

At least one person killed in Lebanese capital during fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Beirut Gun Battles Raise Fears of Civil War

Iran Blames Israel For Beirut Bombing

Al-Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility for Iranian cultural center bombing in Lebanon, but Iranian foreign ministry blames Jewish state.

Iran Blames 'Agents of the Zionist Regime' for Beirut Bomb

Beirut Blast Kills Four

Explosion took place near Iranian cultural center. At least 35 people were injured.

Beirut Blast Kills Four

Hezbollah Pledges to Keep Fighting in Syria

Hezbollah's second-in-command says the group committed to fighting 'takfiris', deflects blame for Syria spillover into Lebanon.

Hezbollah Pledges to Keep Fighting in Syria

Suicide Bombing in Beirut Kills 2, Injures 6

Second car bomb in 72 hours in Lebanon kills 2 and injures 6. Local news describes grisly scene.

Suicide Bombing in Beirut Kills 2, Injures 6player

Al Qaeda Offshoot Claims Beirut Suicide Bombing

Lebanese offshoot of Al Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel group says attack was in response to Hezbollah's part in Syrian civil war.

'Nusra Front in Lebanon' Claims Beirut Suicide Bombingplayer

Beirut Rocked by Bomb Blast, at Least 4 Dead

Blast in Hezbollah stronghold is the latest in a series of attacks said to be linked to Hezbollah's role in Syrian war.

Beirut Rocked by Bomb Blast, at Least 4 Dead

Beirut Car Bomb Kills 5

Hezbollah stronghold targeted again, in the latest attack in a string of bombings in southern Beirut.

Beirut Car Bomb Kills 5

Beirut Blast: Video Shows Shock in Studio

The moment of the bombing that killed a former government minister was captured in a recording of a live television show.

Beirut Blast: Video Shows Shock in Studioplayer

Hezbollah Denies it Killed Former Minister

Hezbollah denies it was responsible for the assassination of Mohammed Shatah in a Beirut car bomb.

Hezbollah Denies it Killed Former Lebanese Minister

Lebanese Ex-Minister Assassinated in Beirut Blast

Explosion in heart of Lebanese capital shatters windows, kills at least 5 people, including prominent anti-Hezbollah figure.

Former Lebanese Minister Assassinated in Beirut Blast

Lebanese Bomber Identified as 'Palestinian'

One of the two suicide bombers who targeted Iran’s embassy in Beirut was a “Palestinian with links to a militant Islamist preacher”.

Second Lebanese Bomber Identified as 'Palestinian'

Lebanon Identifies Terrorist from Beirut Attack

One of the suicide bombers who attacked the Iranian embassy in Beirut reportedly had ties with Islamists.

Lebanon Identifies Terrorist from Beirut Attack

Hezbollah Says Israel is Behind Beirut Attack

Hezbollah MP blames a "Western-Israeli alliance" for deadly suicide bombings near the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

Hezbollah Says Israel is Behind Beirut Attack

Group that Fired on Israel Claims Lebanon Attack

An Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group that fired rockets on Israel has claimed responsibility for attacking Iran’s embassy in Lebanon.

Terror Group that Fired on Israel Claims Lebanon Attack

Army Defuses Car Bomb in Hezbollah Stronghold

Another attack on Iranian-backed terror group averted by Lebanese security forces.

Lebanese Army Defuses Car Bomb in Hezbollah Stronghold

Hezbollah Places Stronghold Under Lockdown

Following two major bombings in Hezbollah’s stronghold in Beirut, the group has placed the area under security lockdown.

Hezbollah Places Beirut Stronghold Under Security Lockdown

Israeli Aircraft Strike in Lebanon

Israeli aircraft struck a terror target south of Beirut, hours after terrorists fired four rockets at northern Israel.

Israeli Aircraft Strike in Lebanon Following Rocket Attack

Sunni Group Issues Warning to 'Pig Nasrallah'

A Sunni group claims it was behind the car bomb attack in a Hezbollah stronghold, issues warning to the group's chief.

Sunni Group Issues Warning to 'Pig Nasrallah'player

Two Turkish Pilots Kidnapped in Lebanon

Two pilots working for Turkish Airlines abducted near Beirut's international airport. Unknown group claims to be holding them.

Two Turkish Pilots Kidnapped in Lebanon

Rockets Explode Near Lebanon Presidential Palace

At least two rockets slammed into an area south of Beirut that houses the Defense Ministry and presidential palace.

Rockets Explode Near Lebanon's Presidential Palace

Dep. Hizbullah Chief: Israel Responsible for Blast

Sheikh Naim Qassem, deputy head of Hizbullah, says Israel was behind a car bomb explosion in Beirut this week.

Deputy Hizbullah Chief: Israel Responsible for Beirut Blast

Beirut Explosion May Have Targeted Hizbullah

Bomb explodes under a car in a south Beirut suburb. Owner may or may not be a member of Hizbullah.

Beirut Car Explosion May Have Targeted Hizbullah Member

Nasrallah: Israel Has No Central Leadership

“The results of the latest election prove that Israeli politics are in retreat," claims Hizbullah chief from his bunker.

Nasrallah: Israel Has No Central Leadership

Hizbullah Chief Calls Arabs to Arm Against Israel

Hizbullah terrorist chief Hassan Nasrallah called Arab nations to arms over the weekend in a pre-recorded video from his hideout in Lebanon.

Hizbullah Chief Calls Arabs to Arm Against Israel

Iran Fingers Israel for Beirut Assassination

Iran's Foreign Minister says Israel was behind the car bombing in Beirut which killed Lebanon's intelligence chief.

Iran Fingers Israel for Beirut Assassination

FBI Team to Help Investigate Beirut Blast

The United States will send an FBI team to help Lebanon probe the Beirut car bombing that killed the country's internal security chief.

FBI Team to Help Investigate Beirut Blast