Lebanon & Syria

July 4, 2014

The scene of the bombing North Lebanon's Hermel earlier this year (AFP)
07:28 GMT

The Army carried out another raid in the northern village of Fnaydeq Thursday, confiscating explosives in light of confessions made by a terror suspect.

July 2, 2014

Lebanon's army patrols the streets of Tripoli (File/AFP)
13:16 GMT

Four people were injured Wednesday when an unknown assailant on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade into a coffee shop in Tripoli. One of the wounded is believed to be in critical condition according to sources.

Children stand in Rashidiyeh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT

Amnesty International slammed Lebanon after a leaked document instructed airlines no to bring Palestinian refugees from Syria to Lebanon.

Lebanon's security forces dismantled three terror cells this week after a wave of suicide attacks (File/AFP)
07:48 GMT

Both Hezbollah and Lebanese security forces prepared to coordinate against any potential ISIS attack, a senior security source said, Tuesday.

July 1, 2014

Deir Al Zor province has been a frequent place of fighting between ISIS and the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front (File Archive)
16:17 GMT

Some Islamist groups in Syria have "dismissed" the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's claim that they have established an Islamic caliphate.

Lebanese security forces are on high alert after the Duroy Hotel bombing on June 25 (File/AFP)
09:09 GMT

Fear is growing in Lebanon that terrorist attacks in the country could escalate during Ramadan. Western diplomatic sources expressed concern after Lebanese forces dismantled three terror cells this week.

Lebanese officials said the clashes were related to drug trafficking. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT

Three men were killed and seven people injured during clashes at Shatila refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut.

Lebanon has not had a president since late May. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Michel Aoun proposed that the constitution be amended to allow the Lebanese people to directly elect the president.

June 30, 2014

A suicide bomber detonated himself at the Duroy Hotel last week to evade arrest. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT

The men responsible for the recent bombing at a hotel in Beirut were reportedly recruited and trained by a Jordanian radical.

Prime Minister Salam has rejected the proposal to communicate with Syrian officials because of his commitment to the Baabda Declaration. (AFP/File)
13:17 GMT

Prime Minister Tamman Salam said Monday that the Lebanese government will not communicate with the Syrian government over the Syrian refugee crisis.

Firefighters attempt to extinguish a blaze at the Duroy hotel in Beirut after a suicide bomber blew himself up on June 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:54 GMT

Security forces in Lebanon dismantled a number of terrorist cells over the past week after a wave of suicide attacks in across the country.

ISIL's terrorist network has spilled over from Iraq and Syria into Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:03 GMT

Militant group ISIL announced the appointment of a leader for Lebanon to set up training camps according to LBCI television.

June 29, 2014

ISIS Takfiri Militants. (AFP)
16:23 GMT

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that the incident happened in Deir Hafer in the east of Aleppo Province.

Omar Bakri Muhammad has been arrested multiple times in Lebanon for allegedly supporting terrorism (File/AFP)
12:20 GMT

The family of a radical preacher asked that he be allowed back into the UK, around ten years after he left for Lebanon, where he claims to have been tortured.

Lebanon has experienced a spate of bombings in the past few weeks. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

Lebanese security authorities have seized three terrorist cells who are reportedly involved in recent bombings in Lebanon.