Lebanon & Syria

January 21, 2015

Six Hezbollah fighters were killed Sunday when an Israeli helicopter fired missiles at two vehicles in Syria's Golan Heights. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Hundreds gathered in south Lebanon Tuesday where three funerals were held for fallen Hezbollah fighters.

January 20, 2015

UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights say they saw the Israeli drones fly over the ceasefire line before the airstrike. (AFP/File)
17:07 GMT

An unnamed Israeli security source said the Iranian Revolutionary Guard general, who was killed in an Israeli strike on a Hezbollah post in Syria, was not an intended target.

Of the 28 suspects, only four are currently in custody. (AFP/File)
13:05 GMT

Lebanon's military court charged 28 for the recent twin suicide bombing in Tripoli, Lebanon.

While several members of the Shiite militant group were contacted following the attack, most refused to comment on both the attack itself and possible retaliation. (AFP/File)
12:49 GMT

As thousands of Hezbollah supporters call for revenge in Beirut, Hezbollah has so far remained silent on retaliation plans for an Israeli strike on an Israeli air strike on a Hezbollah convoy in Syria's Qunaitra Sunday.

Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria. (AFP/Jack Guez)
11:14 GMT

The collaborative "resistant society" aimed to prevent Israel from normalizing relations with locals, following Israeli airstrikes earlier this week which killed numerous Hezbollah members and Iranians.

Lebanese soldiers stand in the border town of Arsal, which was overrun by Daesh and Nusra Front militants last year. (AFP/File)
09:17 GMT

A Lebanese man was kidnapped by Daesh militants in the border town of Arsal Tuesday, according to local media reports.

January 19, 2015

Lebanese troops stand at a checkpoint in the border town of Arsal, August 9, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:32 GMT

Up to 700 moderate rebels allegedly pledged allegiance to Daesh along Syria's border with Lebanon where the militant group is gearing up to launch further attacks.

The EU council will try to keep Hamas on the terror blacklist, despite a ruling for their removal by the General Court of the European Ruling in December 2014. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

An EU spokeswoman announced on Twitter that the EU Council will appeal the removal of Hamas from the EU terror list.

Lebanon's army launched a widespread arrest campaign against terror cells due to a rise of attacks in recent months. (AFP/File)
06:28 GMT

Lebanese security forces arrested four suspects over the weekend for being involved in terror acts as part of the country's clampdown on militants.

January 18, 2015

The Israel Defense Forces have not confirmed the attack. (AFP/Getty/Jack Guez)
14:52 GMT

Two missiles allegedly struck Syrian Golan Heights.

Lebanon's Roumieh prison was emptied of several Islamist inmates last week following security intel that several terror cells have been in contact with inmates to plan more terror attacks in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT

Following a raid on Lebanon's notorious Roumieh prison, where several Islamist inmates are held awaiting trial, Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-latif Derain headed to Qatar Saturday to 'strengthen political and religious ties' between the two countries.

January 16, 2015

Islamist extremists took killed 17 people in Paris last week, including 12 journalists from the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

Hundreds of Muslims took the streets in northern and southern Lebanon Friday to protest the new cover of satirical French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, which depicts the Prophet Mohammad.

Army officials said they arrested a militant cell Thursday after finding a dismantled car packed with explosives in northeastern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
12:01 GMT

The Lebanese army says it has encountered new suicide bombing threats across the country as a militant cell in northeastern Lebanon was arrested Thursday with a dismantled car packed with explosives.

Syrian refugees have been hit hard with freezing winter temperatures in Lebanon, where inadequate housing has already resulted in several casualties. (AFP/File)
08:44 GMT

Rama Tahran, a 50-year-old Syrian refugee living in a makeshift cap in Lebanon's eastern city of Baalbek, passed away Thursday after winter temperatures dipped below freezing.

January 15, 2015

The incident follows a suicide attack on a cafe in Tripoli, Lebanon that killed nine people. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The Lebanese army arrested three suspects using fake identification for plotting a series of suicide attacks.