Lebanon & Syria
January 16, 2015
Rama Tahran, a 50-year-old Syrian refugee living in a makeshift cap in Lebanon's eastern city of Baalbek, passed away Thursday after winter temperatures dipped below freezing.
January 15, 2015
The Lebanese army arrested three suspects using fake identification for plotting a series of suicide attacks.
Fifty-year-old Rama Tahran died in a refugee camp in the eastern city of Baalbek on Thursday due to extremely cold temperatures.
During a visit to Lebanon, a top official to the organization said the International Committee for the Red Cross could help in securing the release of Lebanese servicemen still held hostage from clashes in Lebanon's northeastern border town of Arsal through a prisoner exchange.
January 14, 2015
Families of the inmates held in the terrorist bloc of Roumieh demand to see the prisoners following police raids.
January 13, 2015
Following Saturday's deadly cafe blast in Tripoli's Jabal Mohsen neighborhood, the Lebanese army announced Tuesday night it had arrested a Lebanese national they believe was plotting another attack on the northern city.
More than one thousand Syrian families in Lebanon's Akkar were given emergency winter aid by a Qatari delegation Tuesday, according to country's state news agency.
January 12, 2015
Lebanese police stormed Roumieh, the country's largest prison, searching for the assailants behind the twin suicide bombings at a restaurant in the Alawite city of Tripoli.
January 11, 2015
A precarious calm spread over the northern city of Tripoli Sunday as the Army beefed up security measures in the aftermath of a twin suicide bombing that rocked a crowded cafe the night before.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded cafe in Tripoli, Lebanon, killing at least nine people.
January 9, 2015
Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah said "takfiri terrorist groups" are more threatening to Islam than "cartoons of the Prophet."
Director General of MI5 Andrew Parker warned Al Qaeda was planning complex attacks against the West. He claimed the attacks are "ambitious plots," which seek to "cause large scale loss of life."
January 8, 2015
A six-year-old Syrian boy was among three refugees found frozen to death on Lebanon's border after being caught in a snow storm.
January 7, 2015
The United Nations has declared that Syrians have surpassed Afghans as the second largest refugee population after Palestinians, fleeing to over 100 nations to escape the foreign-backed war in their country.
Elections have been postponed again until January 28th due to lack of consensus on a presidential candidate.