Lebanon & Syria

March 18, 2014

A suicide car bomb exploded in Lebanon's Bekaa valley earlier this week as sectarian tensions escalate (AFP)
20:52 GMT

Lebanese protestors blocked several roads throughout Lebanon Tuesday in protest of what they are describing as the "siege" of Arsal.

The Syrian army has largely been in control of the entire Latakia province since the start of the civil war in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Five rockets have targeted Syria's main transit port for its chemical weapon destruction since the start of the month.

Tammam Salam to hold talks in hopes of curbing violence in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam is expected to hold talks with Tripoli's lawmakers to discuss recent violence.

A pro-government forces member flashes the "V-sign" for victory next to a comrade in the main square of the Syrian town of Yabroud on March 16, 2014. (AFP)
06:48 GMT

Syrian regime forces began an assault Monday on the last rebel-held areas in the Qalamoun mountains, strategically located on the Lebanese border, after overrunning a key opposition bastion.

March 17, 2014

Lebanon's Arsal has frequently been attacked by rockets from the neighboring war in Syria (File Archive)
13:21 GMT

Security sources reported Monday that three rockets launched from the Syrian-Lebanese border struck the village of Nabi Othman earlier in the day.

Destroyed homes and buildings are seen in the Syrian town of Yabroud on March 16, 2014 after Syria's army and Lebanon's Hezbollah seized full control of the rebel bastion. (AFP)
08:37 GMT

Fears rose in Lebanon on Monday that gunmen, who have fled into Lebanon after Syrian government troops and Hezbollah fighters captured Yabroud, would increase retaliatory violence against the supporters of the Shiite party.

Sunni attacks on Hezbollah fighters have increased in recent weeks in response to the latter's involvement in the neighboring war in Syria and their support of the Assad regime (Joseph Eid/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Suicide car bombs in Lebanon's Baalbeck area left at least two Hezbollah members dead Sunday night and at least six wounded.

March 16, 2014

Syrian rebels recently lost control of the town of Yabroud. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Lebanon has increased its security at the border of Syria after rebels began fleeing to Lebanon from Yabroud.

A handout picture released on March 15, 2014, by the official Syrian Arab News Agency reportedly shows the city of Yabroud after the Syrian army advanced in the key rebel bastion. (AFP)
08:54 GMT

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.

Bombs and large quantities of ammunition were found inside the suspicious car. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

The Lebanese army stopped a suspicious car Saturday in the northern town of Shadra and found a large amount of weaponry.

Smoke rises from Tripoli's Bab Al Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods due to three days of  gunmen fighting in Lebanon's northern city (Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP)
07:16 GMT

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

One person was killed in Saturday's attack. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT

Eight rockets were fired from Syria into Lebanon Saturday. One person was killed.

Rival neighborhoods Bab al Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen have fought since the Lebanese civil war. (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT

Fighting continued in Tripoli, Lebanon Saturday after sniper fire broke out, killing one Syrian man.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria claimed responsibility for the explosive device that detonated near Israeli soldiers patrolling the border. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

The Israeli army fired at southern Lebanon in retaliation for a bomb that targeted Israeli soldiers near the border.

March 13, 2014

If the Lebanese government fails to shake off its deadlock over its policy statement, it could mean the end for Tammam Salam. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT

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.