Lebanon & Syria
April 30, 2014
Lebanese lawmakers failed to elect a new president and have set the third round of voting for May 7.
Lebanon's Change and Reform bloc hinted Tuesday that they may not attend the parliamentary session set for Wednesday to elect the country's next president.
April 28, 2014
A Lebanese judge has requested the death penalty for 32 suspects who have been allegedly involved in arm clashes in the northern city of Tripoli.
April 27, 2014
Syria still possesses nearly eight percent of its chemical weapons stockpile as Damascus' own self-imposed deadline for the arsenal's removal expired Sunday.
Student clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli killed the school's headmaster as he tried to break up the fighting between the students. The headmaster's death represents the first of its kind in Lebanon.
April 26, 2014
A Bengali domestic worker was mildly injured after rockets fired from Syria landed in the outskirts of Bekaa Valley on Friday.
April 24, 2014
Lawmakers were urged by UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly on Thursday to complete the presidential process and avoid further complications.
April 23, 2014
A wanted Palestinian member of Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an Al Qaeda affiliated group, narrowly escaped assassination in a refugee camp near Sidon on Wednesday.
Lebanon's parliament failed to elect a new president in the first round of voting Wednesday after no candidates received the necessary two-thirds majority of votes to win the seat.
Two hand grenades exploded in Tripoli. No casualties were reported.
A Syrian war plane launched several rockets onto the Lebanese border town of Arsal, Al Labweh and Al Nabi Othman. No casualties were reported.
Aid workers reached the Lebanese town of Tfail Tuesday. The village is surrounded by the Syrian army, the Syrian opposition, and Hezbollah.
Lebanon's parliament will convene Wednesday to elect a president following the expiration of president Michel Suleiman's term.
April 22, 2014
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued new arrest warrants Tuesday for the five suspects accused of involvement in the assassination of former premier Rafik Hariri.
April 21, 2014
Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Monday that a plan to rescue a Lebanese border town cut off by Syrian troops will go into effect on Tuesday.