Lebanon & Syria
March 16, 2014
Lebanon has increased its security at the border of Syria after rebels began fleeing to Lebanon from Yabroud.
Syrian army forces on Sunday seized full control Yabroud, a rebel stronghold in the strategic Qalamun region near Syria's border with Lebanon, state media reported.
The Lebanese army stopped a suspicious car Saturday in the northern town of Shadra and found a large amount of weaponry.
After three days of fighting, at least 10 people have been killed in clashes between Tripoli's rival districts of Jabal Mohsen and Bab Al Tebbaneh.
March 15, 2014
Eight rockets were fired from Syria into Lebanon Saturday. One person was killed.
Fighting continued in Tripoli, Lebanon Saturday after sniper fire broke out, killing one Syrian man.
The Israeli army fired at southern Lebanon in retaliation for a bomb that targeted Israeli soldiers near the border.
March 13, 2014
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam may quit politics if the last-minute talks that are seeking to end the government's deadlock over a policy statement fail, political sources said Wednesday.
March 12, 2014
EU sanctions against the eldest sister of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were upheld by a European court on Wednesday, with officials saying her strong family ties made her inclusion on the sanctions list legitimate.
March 11, 2014
At least three people from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley were hospitalized Tuesday for injuries received from Syrian rockets.
The Nusra Front is threatening to drastically increase attacks inside Lebanon.
Pro-opposition activists said that Syrian regime aircrafts dropped a number of bombs and barrel bombs on Yabroud, as well as shelling rebel-held areas nearby.
The Syrian opposition said Monday that 141 women prisoners were freed from regime jails as part of a swap deal involving the release of 13 nuns abducted from the Syrian Christian town of Maaloula.
UNICEF said Monday that the number of children suffering as a result of the ongoing Syrian conflict has more than doubled over the past year, adding that hundreds of thousands of children trapped in besieged areas of the war-torn country,
March 10, 2014
The council of Arab foreign ministers said that they support Lebanon in its resistance to Israeli aggression, and that they would be help support the Lebanese government as it struggles to cope with the Syrian refugee crisis.