Lebanon & Syria
April 24, 2014
Lawmakers were urged by UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly on Thursday to complete the presidential process and avoid further complications.
April 23, 2014
A wanted Palestinian member of Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an Al Qaeda affiliated group, narrowly escaped assassination in a refugee camp near Sidon on Wednesday.
Lebanon's parliament failed to elect a new president in the first round of voting Wednesday after no candidates received the necessary two-thirds majority of votes to win the seat.
Two hand grenades exploded in Tripoli. No casualties were reported.
A Syrian war plane launched several rockets onto the Lebanese border town of Arsal, Al Labweh and Al Nabi Othman. No casualties were reported.
Aid workers reached the Lebanese town of Tfail Tuesday. The village is surrounded by the Syrian army, the Syrian opposition, and Hezbollah.
Lebanon's parliament will convene Wednesday to elect a president following the expiration of president Michel Suleiman's term.
April 22, 2014
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued new arrest warrants Tuesday for the five suspects accused of involvement in the assassination of former premier Rafik Hariri.
April 21, 2014
Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Monday that a plan to rescue a Lebanese border town cut off by Syrian troops will go into effect on Tuesday.
April 19, 2014
Lebanese villagers and Syrian refugees fled from the town Tfail, after Syria's army launched a series of artillery strikes in the area.
April 18, 2014
A military judge issued arrest warrants on Thursday for suspects allegedly involved in Syria-linked Tripoli clashes earlier in April.
April 17, 2014
Lebanon's parliament will meet on April 23 to elect the country's new president.
April 16, 2014
Lebanon's interior minister announced Tuesday that Syrian refugees now represent 27 percent of Lebanon's population
April 15, 2014
Lebanese authorities plan to stem the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon.
France is set to host the meeting in the hopes of leading an international group who will bring the Syrian government to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.