Lebanon & Syria
July 31, 2014
Lebanon´s honorary consul for the West African state of Benin, Assaad Shaghouri, was shot in his care by unknown assailants, whilst travelling in neighbouring Togo.
Syrian rebels targeted a key military airport in Hama province on Wednesday, whist conflict in Iraq delayed much needed shipments of humanitarian aid to Syria.
July 30, 2014
Eight Syrians were arrested in Arsal over suspected links with terrorist organizations.
Ibrahim al-Hajj, also known as Abou Mohammed Salman, was a high-ranking Hezbollah official that was killed on Monday during a battle with Syrian opposition militants in Syria´s al-Qalamoun region.
Hamas has reversed its former position that Hezbollah help was not needed and is now urging Hezbollah to join Hamas in fighting Israel´s offensive in Gaza.
July 28, 2014
Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon call for the release of Sunni militants held for fighting related to the Syrian war.
Amal MP Qassem Hashem said Sunday that rockets being launched from southern Lebanon into Israel were only benefiting the Jewish state and were in fact harming Lebanese border towns.
July 27, 2014
Newly-released video footage shows the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing at least 50 Syrian government soldiers in the troubled northern Syria.
An official Lebanese delegation headed on Sunday to Paris en rout to Mali to follow up the probe into the Air Algerie plane that crashed three-days ago and to carry out the necessary procedures to identify the bodies of the Lebanese victims.
Hezbollah and Nusra Front fighters continue their battle for control of key areas around the border between Lebanon and Syria.
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun suggested that he would not seek a presidential post if agreement is reached on a new electoral law that better represents Christians.
On early Sunday the Israeli army went on high alert along the border with Lebanon and the Golan Heights following the possibility of conflict escalation ahead of Eid al-Fitr.
July 26, 2014
Police said Saturday that they uncovered six drug trafficking networks specialized in smuggling Captagon pills abroad, arresting seven persons involved.
Health Minister Wael Abou Faour revealed that discussions are underway over extending the term of parliament for a second time, reported An Nahar daily on Saturday.
July 25, 2014
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday vowed "all means of support" to the Palestinian resistance in its battle with Israel, saying the latter had failed miserably in the 18-day conflict in Gaza.