North Lebanon

Lebanon Battles Wildfires in Country's North, Firefighter Dies

Raging wildfires have burned large swathes of Lebanon's pine forests in the mountainous north of the country, killing at least one firefighter and forcing some residents to flee, the National News Agency said on Wednesday. The country's fire brigade and army are trying to control the fires fueled by strong winds in villages in the northern Akar region, the state-owned agency said.