Lebanon

October 11, 2014

Rebel fighters gather on the Syrian side of the Qalamun hills close to the Lebanese border in September. AFP/Wissam Al -Omor
07:44 GMT

Military posts were attacked by unidentified gunmen for the second day running.

October 10, 2014

Lebanon's army has faced a wave of attacks from extremist groups in recent months (File/AFP)
10:21 GMT

Masked gunmen in Lebanon's Tripoli attacked three army posts overnight, prompting soldiers to retaliate with gunfire, security sources said.

October 9, 2014

Saudi Arabia, which has taken part in air strikes in neighbouring Syria, may be seeking to bolster the army as a counterbalance to Hezbollah.
14:41 GMT

The contract, which was initially agreed in December, has been under intense scrutiny for several months as negotiations between Paris and Riyadh over the deal have proved more complicated than first imagined.

In addition to today's clashes, fighting along the Syrian border has picked up again in the last weeks, leaving at least eight Hezbollah fighters and 15 Nusra fighters dead. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT

Hezbollah said they captured a strategic Nusra Front post Thursday in after advancing on several of the group's border posts in east Lebanon. Later, Nusra released a video purporting the capture of one Hezbollah fighter.

Lebanese soldiers reportedly returned fire and are now trying to identify the shooters. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

A Lebanese Army post in the northeastern border town of Arsal came under fire from a Syrian refugee camp Thursday.

Lebanese security sources say another soldier was injured in the attack (File/AFP)
10:50 GMT

A Lebanese soldier was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle Thursday in the northern town of Rihaniyeh, security sources reported.

Diana has filmed her latest single My Lover is Egyptian in Cairo and Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
08:51 GMT

Diana Haddad releases her latest single "Habeebi Masri" (My Lover is Egyptian).

Razan is back to work with a new TV show in place! (Image: Facebook)
07:48 GMT

It's nice to see Razan Moghrabi in the news for something positive. The artist is back with a new TV gig in place!

October 8, 2014

Lebanon launched 23 shells near the Shebaa hills at a rate of about three shells per minute. [AFP]
19:09 GMT

Israel Tuesday used cluster bombs to attack Lebanon, a joint committee comprised of the Lebanese Army, UNIFIL and civilians determined Wednesday after carrying out field inspections on the southern border.

Lebanon's army has sought help from the international community in recent months against jihadists on the border with Syria (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Britain's ambassador to Lebanon announced plans to increase military aid and support to the country's army as clashes against extremists along the border with Syria are on the rise.

The blast wounded two Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Hezbollah claimed responsibility for planting a bomb near the south Lebanon border Tuesday.

October 7, 2014

October 6, 2014

The initial results for the 3-D survey were very encouraging, according to the British-based company Spectrum, which conducted the operation over 3,000 square meters off the southern Lebanese coast.
22:43 GMT

The U.S. Company NEOS Geo Solutions, which signed a contract with the ministry of energy in January, flew one of its planes equipped with sensors over the Bekaa Valley in clear weather.

Mourners carry the coffin of a Hezbollah fighter who was killed in Qalamun mountains following clashes with IS, September 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:26 GMT

Five fighters from the resistance group Hezbollah were killed following intense clashes with Nusra Front militants along Lebanon's eastern border.