Lebanon & Syria

April 16, 2014

Over one million Syrian refugees are registered with UNHCR in Lebanon (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's interior minister announced Tuesday that Syrian refugees now represent 27 percent of Lebanon's population

April 15, 2014

Lebanon currently hosts over 1 million refugees from Syria. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT

Lebanese authorities plan to stem the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows bodies lying on the ground, allegedly of rebel fighters after they were killed by Syrian government forces in Adra, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP PHOTO/HO/SANA)
06:52 GMT

France is set to host the meeting in the hopes of leading an international group who will bring the Syrian government to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

April 14, 2014

Lebanese soldiers were deployed to Tripoli in late March to implement a new security plan for the restive city (File Archive/AFP)
13:31 GMT

At least 38 individuals have been charged for involvement in gun battles in Lebanon's Tripoli.

April 13, 2014

The Lebanese army will soon take control of Beirut's western neighborhood, southern suburbs, and Tariq al-Jadideh district. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

The army and Internal Security Forces' security plan that has been implemented in the northern city of Tripoli and in the eastern Bekaa Valley will soon be brought to Beirut.

Aleppo, Syria's largest city, has seen fierce fighting since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:32 GMT

Government forces battled rebel fighters in Aleppo in the fiercest fighting since 2012.

April 12, 2014

City in lockdown: Heavy security presence in Tripoli (File/AFP)
10:11 GMT

The military in Lebanon continued to maintain a heavy presence in Tripoli, setting up checkpoints and barriers across the city on Friday.

April 11, 2014

Terror suspect Mohammed Qassem was arrested in the Lebanese village of Arsal by the army (File/AFP)
13:25 GMT

The Lebanese military have captured a terrorist allegedly involved in carrying out deadly attacks across the country.

April 10, 2014

The majority of the government approved clerics were trained at Al Azhar University. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

The Egyptian government is adopting measures to expand control over mosques.

A Syrian refugee family waits at a UNHCR registration center in Lebanon (Joseph Eid/AFP)
11:52 GMT

Some 20 Syrian refugee families with ties to the regime have returned to their hometown of Flita, according to Syrian army sources.

Lebanese army retaliated in Bab al-Tabbaneh, Tripoli (file/AFP)
10:35 GMT

Armed men opened fire on the Lebanese army, prompting an overnight battle in Tripoli, north of Lebanon.

April 9, 2014

Italy had to deny that the U.S. had vetoed weapons bound for the Lebanese Army. (AFP/File)
11:04 GMT

Italy’s ambassador to Lebanon denied that the United States had 'vetoed' weapons bound for the Lebanese Army in remarks published Wednesday.

The neighboring war in Syria has sparked sectarian tensions in Lebanon's city of Tripoli (Ibrahim Chaloub/AFP)
06:56 GMT

At least two soldiers were killed in Lebanon's city of Tripoli Tuesday by unidentified gunmen in the area of Akkar.

April 8, 2014

Assad may be granted a third term in office if he runs in and wins the July elections. (AFP/File)
10:12 GMT

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.

Rebel fighters from the "Al-Mujahedin The Falcons of Islam" brigade looks at a map as they prepare an operation to "liberate" an area controlled by Syrian government forces in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP)
06:37 GMT

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.