Unverified reports say Lebanese Hizbollah militants are helping Syrian troops in an assault on the rebel stronghold of Qusair. At least 100 people are said to have died in two days of fighting.
Lebanon's foreign minister has accused UNHCR workers of "spreading fear" and hindering the return of Syrian refugees. Lebanon says their presence has strained public services.
The small country of Lebanon has been home to Palestinian refugees since 1948. In recent years, it's also become a haven for people fleeing war in Syria and resources are now becoming scarce. DW's Diana Hodali reports.
Hezbollah emerged alarmingly strong from Lebanon's parliamentary elections, writes Kersten Knipp. The party is likely to aggravate tensions in the Middle East and take a whole country hostage with its policies.
Lebanese voters are to elect the country's first legislature since 2009. The election for control of the 128-strong parliament has been overshadowed by civil war in neighboring Syria.
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