Lebanon & Syria

September 10, 2014

Lebanon's army stepped up security along the country's border with Syria since clashes erupted with Nusra Front and ISIS last month (File/AFP)
14:46 GMT

Providing weapons to Lebanon has been prioritized and delivery should be imminent, the French Ministry said.

September 9, 2014

Foreign ministers reconvene during an Arab League meeting in Egypt, September 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:33 GMT

The Arab League backed Lebanon in the country's ongoing battle with rising terrorism, emphasizing the need to support the army against ISIS and Nusra Front.

September 8, 2014

Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old of French-Algerian origin (pictured here) was one of the hostage's captors, and is also a suspect in the attack on a Jewish museum in Brussels which killed four people (Benoit Peyrucq/ AFP).
16:08 GMT

A French journalist held hostage in Aleppo has alleged that one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of an attack on a Jewish museum in Brussels.

Lebanon hosts over 1 million Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
14:12 GMT

Syrian refugees in a southern village in Lebanon have been given 48 hours to leave.

The body of Lebanese soldier, Ali Sayyed, who was also beheaded by Islamic State, is carried by mourners September 3, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:51 GMT

The family of a Lebanese soldier who was beheaded by Islamic State extremists appealed for calm in the town of Ansar Sunday, following sectarian violence after his killing.

Tensions are high in Lebanon after Islamic State militants beheaded two Lebanese soldiers. (AFP/File)
08:41 GMT

The Lebanese government is in touch with Hezbollah to ease tensions after the beheading of a second Lebanese solider at the hands of the Islamic State.

September 7, 2014

The Lebanese army has been engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants at the border. (AFP/File)
14:55 GMT

Two Arsal locals were kidnapped late Saturday night by a relative of one of the eleven soldiers held captive by Islamic State fighters.

Civilians flee violence in the border town of Arsal as Lebanese forces continue to battle Islamic State and Nusra Front militants, August 28, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:21 GMT

Angry protesters set ablaze tents housing Syrian refugees in Arsal following reports that a second Lebanese soldier was beheaded by the Islamic State.

A screen grab from a Nusra Front video shows three captured members of Lebanon's security forces (Image: Daily Star)
08:28 GMT

A second Lebanese soldier from the Bekaa Valley was beheaded by militants from the Islamic State according to a Turkish news agency.

September 6, 2014

Relatives of the kidnapped soldiers protest for their release (File/AFP)
08:14 GMT

A Qatari delegation intervened in negotiations to help release Lebanese soldiers and policemen being held by Islamic State and Nusra Front militants.

Thirty Syrian refugees were wounded in Lebanon Friday after clashes broke out in the Tyre refugee camp. (AFP/KHALIL MAZRAAWI)
05:00 GMT

Clashes broke out in Lebanon's Tyre refugee camp Friday for reasons not immediately clear, leaving 30 Syrian refugees wounded.

September 5, 2014

A Lebanese minister suggested Thursday all Syrian refugees in Lebanon should return home. (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT

A Lebanese minister said Thursday all Syrian refugees should return to Syrian areas under regime control or in areas where they 'have faith in the Nusra Front.'

September 4, 2014

The Lebanese army has been working to keep Islamic State militants from crossing into Lebanon from Syria. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

The Islamic State executed a Lebanese man from Arsal Thursday.

Lebanese mourners carry the coffin of Lebanese soldier Ali Sayyed draped in his national flag in the village of Qalamun south of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli during his funeral procession on September 3, 2014. [AFP]
08:38 GMT

Lebanon bid farewell Wednesday to a slain soldier who was beheaded by militants in a massive, emotional funeral brimming with anguish over his killing.

September 3, 2014

Hezbollah-backed Syrian forces say they killed a Nusra Front commander said to be responsible for the 2013 abduction of Syrian nuns. (AFP/File)
16:03 GMT

Syrian troops aided by Hezbollah forces carried out an ambush on a Nusra Front convoy, claiming to have killed a commander responsible for several kidnappings last year, according to a Lebanese security source said Wednesday.