Lebanon

August 4, 2014

Lebanese security forces stand on the outskirts of Arsal, close to the Syrian border, Aug 3, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:39 GMT

Violence continues to erupt in the border town of Arsal. Since the Syrian war began, it spilled into Lebanon and had detrimental consequences for the entire region.

Mashrou' Leila rocked the stage at Zouk Festival this week. (Image: The Daily Star/Press Photo Agency, HO)
08:23 GMT

Rock band Mashrou' Leila were the main attraction at Zouk Festival this week, despite a local politician's pre-concert campaign to try and prevent them from performing at the event.

At least 11 Lebanese soldiers were killed in Arsal. (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT

The Lebanese army continues to battle militants in Arsal in spillover violence from the war in Syria.

Investigators gather evidence at the crash site of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Mali's Gossi region, on July 29, 2014. (AFP/Sia Kambou)
05:00 GMT

A Lebanese delegation sent to Mali to investigate the crash of the Air Algerie flight arrived back in Beirut Sunday, saying that efforts to transport the victim’s remains and test DNA samples were far from over.

August 3, 2014

Lebanese troops deploy in the border town of Arsal on March 19th after reopening the main road out of town, which had been sealed off by residents of the neighbouring town of Labweh. (AFP)
17:09 GMT

The Nusra Front denied Sunday involvement in the Arsal clashes in east Lebanon, and said detained battalion commander Imad Jomaa was not a member.

The LAF dismantle a car rigged with explosives in Arsal. (AFP PHOTO).
15:47 GMT

Gen. Jean Kahwagi Sunday said attacks on Arsal were premeditated, refuting claims that the militant attack was driven by the detention of Imad Jomaa.

One of Haifa's famous daring pictures. (Image: Facebook)
12:52 GMT

Lebanese diva Haifa Wehbe was so infuriated by some "rude" people on Instagram, that she's decided to delete her account altogether!

A Lebanese army tank drives to the entrance of Arsal, near the Syrian border, Aug 2, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:13 GMT

Eight soldiers from Lebanon's army were killed in overnight clashes with gunmen across the town of Arsal, close to the Syrian border.

Assi gave a 3000-strong crowd an evening to remember. (Image: The Independent)
09:01 GMT

As Syria's civil war rages across the border, Lebanon's Baalbek festival defies the bombs among the temples of the gods.

August 2, 2014

Syrian opposition fighters that took part in battles against Syrian government forces in the Karm al-Tarab neighborhood of Aleppo. (AFP)
07:43 GMT

The Lebanese Army Intelligence apprehended seven Syrian nationals while trying to infiltrate illegally into Lebanese territories by evading checkpoints.

(AFP)
06:59 GMT

Lebanon has handed over DNA samples from relatives of 20 citizens killed in a July 24 Air Algerie plane crash in Mali, a foreign ministry source told Agence France-Presse on Friday.

August 1, 2014

Rockets were fired from Lebanon toward Israel last month, breaching a 2006 resolution restricting armed Hezbollah presence in the area. (AFP/File)
19:27 GMT

After being detained last month, Hussein Izzat Atwe will be released with charges of unlicensed weapons and firing rockets at Israel.

Claiming 729 lives so far, many fear the current Ebola crisis in West Africa could spread worldwide.
14:59 GMT

In an attempt to prevent the possible spread of the rising Ebola virus into Lebanon, the country's Labor Ministry said work permits from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia will be halted, and symptom examinations will be conducted at the Beirut airport upon passenger arrival.

Authorities in Lebanon are conducting investigations into six militants thought to be part of ISIS and the Nursra Front. (AFP/File)
14:16 GMT

Lebanese authorities have arrested a woman with an explosive belt in Al-Ayrounieh, Lebanon, and continue to investigate six suspected members of ISIS and Nusra Front.