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Agencies Say Syrian Children as Young as Six Working in Lebanon

The number of Syrian children being forced to work is increasing with those as young as six reportedly working in some parts of Lebanon, the U.N. children's agency and Save the Children warned on Thursday.

One 13-year-old Syrian refugee, who harvests potatoes in Lebanon, reported having to carry a bag weighing more than 10 kilograms when full and getting beaten with a plastic hose if he left any potato behind, said UNICEF and Save the Children.

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Mustaqbal Sources: Saadiyat Incident Highlights Significance of Dialogue

Al-Mustaqbal movement confirmed on Thursday the necessity to continue the dialogue with Hizbullah mainly after al-Saadiyat incident, prominent sources told As Safir daily.

“We adhere to the dialogue with Hizbullah in commitment to the directions of chief Saad Hariri (the movement’s leader). Al-Saadiyat incident showed the importance of the talks between al-Mustaqbal and Hizbullah,” the sources stated.

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Hizbullah Gearing Up for All-Out Offensive on Zabadani

Hizbullah is getting ready for a battle in the Syrian border town of Zabadani after entering the second stage of its offensive against jihadists, sources said.

The sources told As Safir daily published on Thursday that Hizbullah's priority currently lies in clearing Zabadani of militants.

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Report: Army Thwarts Terrorist Plot in North Bekaa

The Lebanese army has thwarted a terrorist plot to target areas in North Bekaa with dozens of rockets, An Nahar daily reported on Thursday.

The newspaper said that the army arrested 30 people, three of them holding the U.S. nationality, after it received information about the plot.

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U.S. Envoy Urges Lebanese 'Not to be Late' for Energy 'Party'

The U.S. Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs at the State Department has stressed that the solution to the exploration of Lebanon's offshore oil and gas lied in the hands of the Lebanese.

Amos Hochstein, who is currently on an official visit to Lebanon, told An Nahar daily in remarks published on Thursday that “it was time for Lebanon to issue oil decrees and start working.”

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Food Aid to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Cut in Half amid Funding Crisis

The World Food Program said Wednesday it had to cut food aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon in half because of a funding crisis and may soon have to halt all food support for most refugees in Jordan.

Lebanon and Jordan are among five countries that host some 4 million Syrian war refugees. The U.N. refugee agency warned last week that with the Syria conflict in its fifth year, funding levels for refugee aid programs dropped to a dangerous low in 2015.

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Official General Science (SG) Results of All Governorates

For the third year in a row Naharnet is hosting the official exam results for the four sections of Baccalaureate and the Brevet (BR).

Results for General Science (SG) students in Beirut, Mount Lebanon, the Bekaa, the North, the South and Nabatiyeh were released on Wednesday.

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Report: Security Measures in Beirut Counter Attack Schemes

Investigations with a Syrian female detainee revealed that she had a scheme to carry out a suicide attack in the southern suburbs of Beirut during the month of Ramadan, a report said.

The suspect was recently arrested in al-Rahma Syrian encampment near the town of Bebnin in the northern district Akkar.

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Report: Amazon Still Selling Hizbullah Flags following Confederate Flag Ban

The online U.S. retail giant Amazon is still selling the flags of Hizbullah and Hamas despite a pledge to remove Confederate flag merchandise from its website, CNSNews reported.

“Flags of Hamas and Hizbullah, and armed Taliban action figures are among the offerings available with a few clicks of a mouse,” it said on Tuesday.

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Intelligence Agency Says Around 1,000 Hizbullah Operatives in Germany

Germany's domestic intelligence agency has warned that Hizbullah has 950 active operatives in the country while Islamist Movement Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, has 300.

The agency (BfV) did not give further details on Hizbullah's alleged operations in Germany but said the country “is on the spectrum of goals for Islamic terrorists.”

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