Lebanon & Syria

June 24, 2014

The attack happened near a cafe where people were gathered to watch the World Cup. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle outside a cafe in Beirut late Monday.

June 23, 2014

Protesters march through the streets of Beirut in October, 2012, demanding better treatment of foreign workers in the country. (AFP)
17:11 GMT

Human rights activists are planning to protest the torture and maltreatment of 800 foreign workers detained in an underground parking lot

June 22, 2014

A suicide bomber attacked Lebanon's Baalbek region over the weekend (Joseph Eid/AFP)
14:58 GMT

Lebanon's military intelligence arrested five people in Baalbek yesterday with alleged ties to "planning a major terrorist plot" in the country.

Frequent bombings in certain parts of Beirut and other Lebanese neighborhoods have caused multiple countries to issue travel advisories. (AFP/File)
10:52 GMT

The UAE has reissued a travel advisory for Lebanon, warning their citizens not to travel to Lebanon in light of recent attacks.

Those arrested were originally suspected of being involved in Friday's car bomb. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT

Lebanese authorities have released 13 people suspected of having links to terrorist groups and of being involved in the recent car bomb attack.

June 21, 2014

Top security official, Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, said he narrowly escaped the attack (File/AFP)
09:24 GMT

Security officials in Lebanon are on high alert after a suicide bomber killed one and wounded 33 others on Friday, heightening concern of conflicts in Iraq and Syria spilling over into the country.

June 20, 2014

At least two people were killed in the car bomb blast Friday (Joseph Eid/AFP)
13:16 GMT

At least two people were killed in a bomb explosion in Lebanon Friday at a checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa valley, security sources reported.

June 19, 2014

Lebanon is currently home to 1.5 million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
16:10 GMT

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas on Thursday alerted the UN of the country's decision to quell Syrian refugees entering Lebanon.

June 18, 2014

Tfeil is also home to 100,000 Syrian refugees, some who also fled the violence (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Residents in the border town of Tfeil fled the area during clashes between Hezbollah fighters and rebel forces from the Free Syria Army.

Ain al-Hilweh camp has been at the center of violent clashes, kidnappings and assassinations in recent months (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Palestinian factions in the troubled Lebanon camp of Ain al-Hilweh, tightened security ahead of Ramadan in response to developments in Iraq.

Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Federica Mogherini expressed concern that Lebanon and the Middle East could become a "hub of terror." (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT

Over 40 countries vowed to help Lebanon combat terrorism during a conference in Rome.

June 17, 2014

Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front already controlled the Syrian side of the Al Qaim border crossing (File Archive)
17:39 GMT

Syrian rebels took control of the Al Qaim Iraqi-Syria border crossing Tuesday.

Lebanon currently hosts over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
16:26 GMT

Kuwait will assist refugees and local host communities in Lebanon with aid, National Assembly Speaker Razouk al-Ghanim said during a visit to the country.

The Syrian men were accused of belonging to Ziad Jarrah Brigades - an Al-Qaeda affiliated group (File/AFP)
12:11 GMT

A Lebanon prosecutor on Tuesday charged five Syrian men with belonging to an Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group.

June 15, 2014

Armed militias freely roam Libya as the current government struggles to gain full control of the country. (AFP/File)
19:31 GMT

A Lebanese citizen was kidnapped in Benghazi after an armed group raided his house.