Lebanon & Syria
March 26, 2014
Islamist militants belonging to a splinter group of Al Qaeda on Wednesday bombed a large Shiite Muslim shrine in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, activists reported.
21 people on Wednesday were convicted for their role in the deadly double blast that targeted two mosques in Lebanon's restive northern city of Tripoli last summer. 45 people died in the attacks.
A report was released Wednesday that indicates that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's administration has called on its Lebanese allies to prevent the neighboring countries elections.
March 25, 2014
Two rockets fired from Syria hit Tuesday the outskirts of Hor Taala, near the eastern Lebanese city of Baalbek, security sources said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed satisfaction with the progress in the operation to remove Syria's chemical weapons.
March 24, 2014
The Lebanese Army defused two sticks of dynamite found at the Lebanese University in Tripoli. No one was injured.
Over the past 12 days of clashes in Lebanon's restive northern city of Tripoli, 26 people - most of them civilians - have lost their lives.
Three rebel bomb experts and four of their bodyguards were killed by a Hezbollah ambush on Sunday in the strategic Qalamoun region, near Syria's border with Lebanon.
March 23, 2014
Hezbollah officials told media outlets Sunday that the recent Syrian regime victory in Yabroud will "curb suicide and car bombings in Lebanon" as a result.
Dawn clashes in Beirut between Salafists and supporters of the Arab Movement leader caused the death of one person on Sunday morning. At least 10 more were injured.
March 22, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama called Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam to congratulate him on the formation of the coalition government and to stress the importance of holding democratic elections.
March 21, 2014
Members of the international community have expressed frustration at Lebanon's inability to move forward with several development projects.
March 20, 2014
The new Cabinet easily won a confidence vote in parliament.
Troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad killed 11 rebels as they fled the village of Al Hosn, home to a famous Crusader castle, for the nearby Lebanese border, military sources reported on Thursday.
Syrian forces have closed the Bqaiaa crossing amid heavy fighting.