Lebanon & Syria
March 18, 2014
Five rockets have targeted Syria's main transit port for its chemical weapon destruction since the start of the month.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam is expected to hold talks with Tripoli's lawmakers to discuss recent violence.
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
Security sources reported Monday that three rockets launched from the Syrian-Lebanese border struck the village of Nabi Othman earlier in the day.
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.
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
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.