Lebanon & Syria
April 10, 2014
The Egyptian government is adopting measures to expand control over mosques.
Some 20 Syrian refugee families with ties to the regime have returned to their hometown of Flita, according to Syrian army sources.
Armed men opened fire on the Lebanese army, prompting an overnight battle in Tripoli, north of Lebanon.
April 9, 2014
Italy’s ambassador to Lebanon denied that the United States had 'vetoed' weapons bound for the Lebanese Army in remarks published Wednesday.
At least two soldiers were killed in Lebanon's city of Tripoli Tuesday by unidentified gunmen in the area of Akkar.
April 8, 2014
The upcoming Syrian elections that seem likely to put President Bashar al-Assad back in office for a third term will not be delayed, regardless of the ongoing war, the government said Tuesday.
Syrian opposition groups have claimed gains in the city of Aleppo and Qunaitra area, which borders Israel, while regime troops launched a deadly offensive in the outskirts of Damascus, killing dozens of rebels.
April 7, 2014
Clashes in the Palestinian Refugee Camp of Mieh Mieh in the coastal city of Sidon Monday killed two people, including the commander of an armed group, and wounded five others, security sources said.
U.S. lawmakers are seeking to implement more sanctions against Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah and its partner, Al-Manar television station.
An Iranian-sponsored analyst has called on Western governments to halt their support for the Syrian opposition and to recognise that Syrian President Bashar Assad is still "standing tall".
April 6, 2014
The Lebanese army arrested four Syrian men after a shootout in Arsal.
The Syrian National Coaltion - the main anti-Assad opposition group - have begun the process of electing a new political authority.
The Lebanese army have begun implementing a security plan in the Bekaa valley that includes dismantling all Hezbollah checkpoints and setting up stricter border policies.
April 4, 2014
Hezbollah recently decided to reactivate and boost the activities of the Resistance Brigades.
April 3, 2014
A large number of Nusra Front fighters from Syria have "infiltrated" Lebanon in the past few days, according to reports, and are planning to conduct several terrorist attacks throughout the country.