Lebanon & Syria

June 25, 2014

At least two General Security personnel were killed in the explosion Wednesday (AFP)
18:58 GMT

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Beirut hotel Wednesday.

A suicide bomber in Beirut killed one and injured several others during the early hours of Tuesday morning (File/AFP)
12:31 GMT

The UN denounced a recent car bomb attack in Lebanon's capital Beirut, which left one dead and several others injured.

June 24, 2014

Two suicide attacks were carried out in Lebanon this week. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT

Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Tuesday that security concerns will persist in Lebanon as long as Lebanese are involved in Syria.

The talks will discuss issues concerning the U.N. presence in Lebanon. (AFP/FIle)
10:27 GMT

U.N. Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations arrived in Beirut Tuesday for talks with Lebanese officials.

Lebanon's capital Beirut was rocked by a suicide bombing in the early hours of Monday morning (File/AFP)
07:54 GMT

A U.S. envoy on Monday said America would "stand by" Lebanon against terrorism as the country attempts to deal with the conflicts from Iraq and Syria spilling over.

The attack happened near a cafe where people were gathered to watch the World Cup. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle outside a cafe in Beirut late Monday.

June 23, 2014

Protesters march through the streets of Beirut in October, 2012, demanding better treatment of foreign workers in the country. (AFP)
17:11 GMT

Human rights activists are planning to protest the torture and maltreatment of 800 foreign workers detained in an underground parking lot

June 22, 2014

A suicide bomber attacked Lebanon's Baalbek region over the weekend (Joseph Eid/AFP)
14:58 GMT

Lebanon's military intelligence arrested five people in Baalbek yesterday with alleged ties to "planning a major terrorist plot" in the country.

Frequent bombings in certain parts of Beirut and other Lebanese neighborhoods have caused multiple countries to issue travel advisories. (AFP/File)
10:52 GMT

The UAE has reissued a travel advisory for Lebanon, warning their citizens not to travel to Lebanon in light of recent attacks.

Those arrested were originally suspected of being involved in Friday's car bomb. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT

Lebanese authorities have released 13 people suspected of having links to terrorist groups and of being involved in the recent car bomb attack.

June 21, 2014

Top security official, Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, said he narrowly escaped the attack (File/AFP)
09:24 GMT

Security officials in Lebanon are on high alert after a suicide bomber killed one and wounded 33 others on Friday, heightening concern of conflicts in Iraq and Syria spilling over into the country.

June 20, 2014

At least two people were killed in the car bomb blast Friday (Joseph Eid/AFP)
13:16 GMT

At least two people were killed in a bomb explosion in Lebanon Friday at a checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa valley, security sources reported.

June 19, 2014

Lebanon is currently home to 1.5 million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
16:10 GMT

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas on Thursday alerted the UN of the country's decision to quell Syrian refugees entering Lebanon.

June 18, 2014

Tfeil is also home to 100,000 Syrian refugees, some who also fled the violence (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Residents in the border town of Tfeil fled the area during clashes between Hezbollah fighters and rebel forces from the Free Syria Army.

Ain al-Hilweh camp has been at the center of violent clashes, kidnappings and assassinations in recent months (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Palestinian factions in the troubled Lebanon camp of Ain al-Hilweh, tightened security ahead of Ramadan in response to developments in Iraq.