Lebanon & Syria

May 18, 2014

Hermel is hit rather frequently by rockets from Syria's war (File Archive)
07:31 GMT

Rockets from the neighboring war in Syria hit Lebanese towns Hermel and Arsal Saturday evening. No casualties were reported.

May 17, 2014

Over one million Syrian refugees currently reside in Lebanon according to the UN (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon is preparing a plan to address the high numbers of Syrian refugees in the country, Friday.

May 15, 2014

There are over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, making up at least 27% of the population (File/AFP)
13:42 GMT

Lebanon is due to limit the number of Syrian refugees entering the country, according to the Trade and Economy Minister Alain Hakim.

Parliament will reconvene on May 22 for a fifth round of elections. (AFP/File)
13:07 GMT

Lebanese lawmakers failed, for a fourth time in a row, to elect a new president.

May 14, 2014

Over one million Syrian refugees are now registered in Lebanon (File/AFP)
16:29 GMT

Japan's government has donated $4.3 million to Syrian refugees in Lebanon to help the "most vulnerable children and families" affected by the crisis.

Despite bombings in some areas of the country, Lebanon remains a popular tourist destination. (AFP/File)
07:58 GMT

Saudi Arabia will most likely lift the travel ban on Lebanon at the end of May.

Lebanon's parliament failed three times to elect a new president. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

Lebanon's Prime Minister warned that an empty presidential seat may increase insecurity in the country.

May 12, 2014

Speaker Nabih Berri recently met with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly. (AFP/File)
15:44 GMT

The U.N. voiced its concern over Lebanon's elections in a recent meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri.

President Michel Suleiman's six-year term ends on May 25. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

Several high-profile ambassadors in Lebanon are scheduled to meet in Beirut next week to discuss what will happen if Lebanon fails to elect a president within the constitutional deadline.

May 11, 2014

Lebanon is currently home to one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The UN and Lebanese authorities on Saturday discussed the possibility of setting up refugee camps to assist the one million Syrian refugees in the country.

May 9, 2014

There was a 25 percent increase of homeless youths in Tel Aviv last year (File/AFP)
10:53 GMT

Israeli homeless teenagers are on the rise in Tel Aviv, while young people in the occupied Palestinian territories fall victim to sexual violence, a report says.

May 8, 2014

The late Prime Minister was killed in a bomb attack in 2005 (File Archive/AFP)
07:37 GMT

The trial for the five suspects accused of involvement in the assassination of former Prime MInister Rafik Hariri will not resume their hearing until late June.

May 7, 2014

Current President Michel Suleiman's term ends in a matter of weeks. (AFP/File)
13:35 GMT

Lebanese parliament failed for a third time in a row to elect a new president on Wednesday.

Lebanese officials vowed to tighten security along the country's border despite the neighboring Syrian conflict spilling over (File/AFP)
11:10 GMT

Syrian warplanes on Wednesday raided the outskirts of a Lebanese border town where rebels are believed to be hiding. No casualties were reported, security officials say.

May 6, 2014

No candidate has yet received the necessary two-thirds majority of MP votes to succeed President Michel Sleiman (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Lebanese parliamentarians will try to elect a president for a third time Wednesday.