Lebanon & Syria
March 30, 2014
Lebanon's army released a statement this week vowing to "fight terrorism" as attacks continued in Tripoli and Arsal this weekend.
A suicide attack at a military checkpoint on the outskirts of Arsal has killed three soldiers and wounded four others.
Hasan Nasrallah hinted in a recent speech that Hezbollah could boycott the National Dialogue because of fierce criticism from Lebanese President Michel Sleiman.
March 29, 2014
The Lebanese army will put into effect a new security plan in response to recent violence.
March 27, 2014
The Syrian Army and Hezbollah are making advances on the town of Flita.
Syria has formally called on the United Nations to take all essential measures to halt Turkish involvement in rebel offensives taking place in Syria’s Kasab district.
The Lebanese army carried out raids in the northern city of Tripoli on Thursday after a soldier was killed in a drive-by shooting.
March 26, 2014
Islamist militants belonging to a splinter group of Al Qaeda on Wednesday bombed a large Shiite Muslim shrine in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, activists reported.
21 people on Wednesday were convicted for their role in the deadly double blast that targeted two mosques in Lebanon's restive northern city of Tripoli last summer. 45 people died in the attacks.
A report was released Wednesday that indicates that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's administration has called on its Lebanese allies to prevent the neighboring countries elections.
March 25, 2014
Two rockets fired from Syria hit Tuesday the outskirts of Hor Taala, near the eastern Lebanese city of Baalbek, security sources said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed satisfaction with the progress in the operation to remove Syria's chemical weapons.
March 24, 2014
The Lebanese Army defused two sticks of dynamite found at the Lebanese University in Tripoli. No one was injured.
Over the past 12 days of clashes in Lebanon's restive northern city of Tripoli, 26 people - most of them civilians - have lost their lives.
Three rebel bomb experts and four of their bodyguards were killed by a Hezbollah ambush on Sunday in the strategic Qalamoun region, near Syria's border with Lebanon.