Lebanon & Syria

April 24, 2014

The UN coordinator's comments came a day after the Lebanese parliament failed to elect a candidate (File/AFP)
18:27 GMT

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

Wanted fugitive Mohammed Abdullah Jumaa was attacked by masked gunmen in the Palestinian refugee camp Ain al-Hilweh, but managed to escape (File/AFP)
17:21 GMT

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 was later adjourned Wednesday due to a lack of quorum after many March 8 members walked out of the session (Lebanese Parliament/AFP)
11:27 GMT

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.

The Lebanese government recently heightened security in Tripoli due to ongoing violence in the region. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

Two hand grenades exploded in Tripoli. No casualties were reported.

Arsal has frequently fallen victim to spillover attacks from Syria's civil war (File Archive)
09:03 GMT

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 brought food, supplies, and medical assistance to the besieged town. (AFP/File)
07:36 GMT

Aid workers reached the Lebanese town of Tfail Tuesday. The village is surrounded by the Syrian army, the Syrian opposition, and Hezbollah.

President Michel Suleiman said Tuesday that he hopes the parliament will elect the next president before Friday's deadline (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's parliament will convene Wednesday to elect a president following the expiration of president Michel Suleiman's term.

April 22, 2014

Former premier Rafik Hariri was assassinated in Beirut in 2005 (File Archive/AFP)
18:00 GMT

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

The Lebanese army will cooperate with Hezbollah to carry out the rescue operation. (AFP/File)
13:14 GMT

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

Syrian army attack: The remote town, home to 3,000 Lebanese and around 5,000 Syrian refugees was also reportedly attacked on Tuesday (File/AFP)
11:33 GMT

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

Clashes are common in Tripoli, since the crisis in Syria intensified (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

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 vote for the country's next president before current President Michel Sleiman's six-year term ends in May (File Archive)
10:59 GMT

Lebanon's parliament will meet on April 23 to elect the country's new president.

April 16, 2014

Over one million Syrian refugees are registered with UNHCR in Lebanon (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's interior minister announced Tuesday that Syrian refugees now represent 27 percent of Lebanon's population

April 15, 2014

Lebanon currently hosts over 1 million refugees from Syria. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT

Lebanese authorities plan to stem the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows bodies lying on the ground, allegedly of rebel fighters after they were killed by Syrian government forces in Adra, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP PHOTO/HO/SANA)
06:52 GMT

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.