Lebanon

August 28, 2014

Lebanon Education Minister Bou Saab said Thursday the country's clashes with Islamist militants has become a 'state of war.' (AFP/File)
16:31 GMT

Amid renewed Arsal violence, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said Thursday the situation between Lebanon and thousands of Syrian militants who've crossed over from Syria is a 'state of war'.

Two Syrians were issued arrest warrants Thursday in Lebanon on charges of belonging to a terror group and plotting the Arsal attack. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

In what Lebanon claims to be two separate cases, a Lebanese judge issued warrants form two Syrian nationals. The first is alleged ISIS commander Imad Ahmad Jomaa and the second is Ahmad Jomaa. Sources say the two men are not connected.

Lebanese army checkpoint in Arsal. [AFP]
12:11 GMT

The Lebanese Army clashed with Syrian rebels Thursday after the military shelled the militants' hideouts in the outskirts of the northeastern border region of Arsal.

Israeli police car [AFP]
09:40 GMT

Shin Bet says four Arab citizens known by authorities to be reputed drug dealers were arrested for business ties to narcotics traffickers in Lebanon.

Rebel fighters walk holding their weapons to a position on a front-line in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus on August 23, 2014. [AFP]
09:31 GMT

Syria is willing to help Lebanon in its fight against Islamist militants, Syrian Ambassador Ali Abdul-Karim Ali said in remarks published Thursday.

August 27, 2014

The air strikes were targeting militants hiding out along the border. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT

Syrian warplanes launched air strikes on Arsal, Lebanon Wednesday.

Lebanon also hosts over 1 million refugees from Syria. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

There are more than 8,000 Iraqi refugees in Lebanon, according to a new report by Lebanese officials.

The Index posted a monthly average of 33.4 in the first half of 2014, increasing by 16.5 percent from the second half of 2013
07:17 GMT

Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index improved marginally in January and February, picked up pace in March and April, and regressed in May and June 2014.

August 26, 2014

A construction site in Beirut displays a huge banner for a building, August 12, 2013 (File/AFP)
09:31 GMT

Figures for construction permits being issued in Beirut dropped slightly by 0.2 percent in 2014. Numbers varied for other cities and towns across Lebanon.

Launch pads used to fire rockets into northern Israel were found by the Lebanese Army Tuesday. (AFP/File)
08:57 GMT

Amid fresh rocket fire from Lebanon and retaliation fire from Israel, Lebanese army discovered Tuesday three launch sites in S. Lebanon.

The Nusra Front is believed to be holding three soldiers and 15 policemen (AFP/ File Archive).
06:00 GMT

The Nusra Front says that it may use military options to force the release of militants detained in Lebanon’s prisons

August 25, 2014

Pope Francis and Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai will also discuss the exodus of Christians from Iraq and Syria (AFP/ File Archive).
17:03 GMT

Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai will talk with Pope Francis on the Christian sufferings in the Middle East and the Lebanese presidential election stalemate on Wednesday.

The U.S. is the sixth-largest means for electronic cash transfers to Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:58 GMT

World Bank figures showed a decrease in the cost of sending remittances for the U.S. to Lebanon at 10.19 percent in Q2.

August 24, 2014

The video was delivered to the Lebanese government by the Committee of Muslim Scholars. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star)
16:13 GMT

Video footage of seven Lebanese soldiers held captive by ISIS militants was released Sunday.