Lebanon & Syria
April 8, 2014
The upcoming Syrian elections that seem likely to put President Bashar al-Assad back in office for a third term will not be delayed, regardless of the ongoing war, the government said Tuesday.
Syrian opposition groups have claimed gains in the city of Aleppo and Qunaitra area, which borders Israel, while regime troops launched a deadly offensive in the outskirts of Damascus, killing dozens of rebels.
April 7, 2014
Clashes in the Palestinian Refugee Camp of Mieh Mieh in the coastal city of Sidon Monday killed two people, including the commander of an armed group, and wounded five others, security sources said.
U.S. lawmakers are seeking to implement more sanctions against Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah and its partner, Al-Manar television station.
An Iranian-sponsored analyst has called on Western governments to halt their support for the Syrian opposition and to recognise that Syrian President Bashar Assad is still "standing tall".
April 6, 2014
The Lebanese army arrested four Syrian men after a shootout in Arsal.
The Syrian National Coaltion - the main anti-Assad opposition group - have begun the process of electing a new political authority.
The Lebanese army have begun implementing a security plan in the Bekaa valley that includes dismantling all Hezbollah checkpoints and setting up stricter border policies.
April 4, 2014
Hezbollah recently decided to reactivate and boost the activities of the Resistance Brigades.
April 3, 2014
A large number of Nusra Front fighters from Syria have "infiltrated" Lebanon in the past few days, according to reports, and are planning to conduct several terrorist attacks throughout the country.
April 2, 2014
Three rockets from the war in Syria hit Lebanon's northeast town of Labweh Wednesday.
Lebanon's army arrested 75 people in Tripoli Tuesday in a government-sponsored crack down on the restive northern city.
April 1, 2014
The Lebanese Army began implementing the new security plan early Tuesday in an effort to quell violence in Tripoli.
March 31, 2014
Cars belonging to terror suspect Sami Atrash were confiscated by Lebanese security forces Monday.
March 30, 2014
Lebanon's army released a statement this week vowing to "fight terrorism" as attacks continued in Tripoli and Arsal this weekend.