Lebanon & Syria
May 6, 2014
Lebanese parliamentarians will try to elect a president for a third time Wednesday.
Militants from the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front kidnapped four Syrians from a refugee camp in the Lebanese border town of Arsal Tuesday evening.
Lebanon's Central Security Council has called on the General Security to design a new framework to govern the entry of refugees from Syria into Lebanon Tuesday based on a set of "clear standards."
Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt has criticized reports of alleged cooperation between Syrian rebels and Israel, calling it "a very dangerous issue."
The U.S. government conveyed a clear message to the Lebanese government asking it not to facilitate the voting process of thousands of Syrians living in Lebanese territories in the Syrian elections next month.
May 3, 2014
Forty-nine Syrian and Palestinian refugees were detained in Lebanon's airport on Saturday for allegedly attempting to illegally leave the country.
May 2, 2014
Three Hezbollah members have reportedly been captured by Sunni militant group Liwaa Ahrar al-Sunna close to the Syrian border.
Officials from Tripoli desperately requested aid and emergency assistance on Friday after people in the city have been affected by weeks of violence.
April 30, 2014
Five Lebanese soldiers were injured on Wednesday when they were attacked by gunmen near the Rahwa region, bordering with Syria.
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.