Lebanon

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Located west of the capital Baghdad, Iraq's international airport is outside the restive Anbar province, prompting several Western airlines to pull back from Iraqi airspace in recent months.
14:27 GMT

Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines suspended all flights to and from Baghdad, joining a growing list of airlines who have cancelled service to the Iraqi capital following a gunfire incident Monday night on a flydubai passenger aircraft landing at the Baghdad International Airport.

January 26, 2015

Lebanon's Hezbollah buried the son of its slain former military commander after an Israeli strike that killed six of its fighters and raised tensions between the longtime foes. (AFP/JOSEPH EID)
11:04 GMT

Hezbollah MP Nawaf Musawi announced Monday a delay in delivering weapons to the Lebanese Army.

The Clooneys looked lively and elegant the day before their luxurious wedding. (Image: Swide.com)
10:49 GMT

George Clooney racked up an extravagant $4,500 restaurant bill the night before his wedding to Amal Alamuddin!

An Israeli helicopter fired two missiles on Amal Farms in Quneitra earlier this month, killing numerous Hezbollah officers. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
07:36 GMT

In light of the recent helicopter airstrike which killed numerous Hezbollah officers, Israel issued a warning not to attack any Israeli institutions abroad.

Police have since launched an investigation into the incident. (AFP)
07:12 GMT

The police officer was fatally shot in the head while in his car in Miryata.

January 25, 2015

January 24, 2015

Among other leaders to offer condolences in Beirut were U.S. Ambassador David Hale and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT

Following the early Friday death of Saudi King Abdullah, Lebanese officials joined international voices when Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri was consoled by hundreds in downtown Beirut.

The violence is the latest in a slew of clashes in Lebanon's restive Bekaa Valley area, where militants spill over from Syria and encounter the Lebanese army frequently. (AFP/File)
09:11 GMT

Ongoing clashes between the Lebanese army and Syrian al-Qaeda-affiliate Nusra Front have reportedly left casualties on both sides, with two Lebanese soldiers dead, four wounded and five missing completely in the restive Lebanese border town of Ras Baalbek.

January 23, 2015

Lebanon has witnessed increased violence recently that is seen as a spillover from the Syria conflict. (Photo: AFP/Zac Baillie)
11:39 GMT

Daesh militants have reportedly clashed with the Free Syrian Army in eastern Lebanon, which has been suffering from a spillover of the Syria crisis.

January 22, 2015

Clashes between Lebanese residents and Syrian militants have arisen in higher frequency in the restive border town of Arsal as tensions over state of Syrian refugees in the area boils over. (AFP/FIle)
16:46 GMT

After three residents of the northeast border town of Arsal were kidnapped earlier this week, gunmen released two of the three hostages Thursday, but a 36-year-old businessman remains detained.

The car bomb incident follows a series of planned attacks in the restive Lebanese border town of Arsal, where clashes flare up regularly between militants and the Lebanese army. (AFP/File)
16:01 GMT

The Lebanese army uncovered a car packed with explosives in a village in east Lebanon, security sources said Thursday.

Miss Egypt strikes a pose for a photo with Miss Israel. (Image: Elderofziyon.blogspot.com)
11:46 GMT

Miss Egypt took a series of photos with fellow Miss Universe contestant Miss Israel, who was just involved in a selfie "war" with Miss Lebanon!