Lebanon & Syria
January 24, 2015
Ongoing clashes between the Lebanese army and Syrian al-Qaeda-affiliate Nusra Front have reportedly left casualties on both sides, with two Lebanese soldiers dead, four wounded and five missing completely in the restive Lebanese border town of Ras Baalbek.
January 23, 2015
Daesh militants have reportedly clashed with the Free Syrian Army in eastern Lebanon, which has been suffering from a spillover of the Syria crisis.
January 22, 2015
After three residents of the northeast border town of Arsal were kidnapped earlier this week, gunmen released two of the three hostages Thursday, but a 36-year-old businessman remains detained.
The Lebanese army uncovered a car packed with explosives in a village in east Lebanon, security sources said Thursday.
January 21, 2015
Hundreds gathered in south Lebanon Tuesday where three funerals were held for fallen Hezbollah fighters.
January 20, 2015
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.
Lebanon's military court charged 28 for the recent twin suicide bombing in Tripoli, Lebanon.
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.
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.
A Lebanese man was kidnapped by Daesh militants in the border town of Arsal Tuesday, according to local media reports.
January 19, 2015
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.
An EU spokeswoman announced on Twitter that the EU Council will appeal the removal of Hamas from the EU terror list.
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
Two missiles allegedly struck Syrian Golan Heights.
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.