Lebanon & Syria

March 16, 2014

Smoke rises from Tripoli's Bab Al Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods due to three days of  gunmen fighting in Lebanon's northern city (Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP)
07:16 GMT

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

One person was killed in Saturday's attack. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT

Eight rockets were fired from Syria into Lebanon Saturday. One person was killed.

Rival neighborhoods Bab al Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen have fought since the Lebanese civil war. (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT

Fighting continued in Tripoli, Lebanon Saturday after sniper fire broke out, killing one Syrian man.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria claimed responsibility for the explosive device that detonated near Israeli soldiers patrolling the border. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

The Israeli army fired at southern Lebanon in retaliation for a bomb that targeted Israeli soldiers near the border.

March 13, 2014

If the Lebanese government fails to shake off its deadlock over its policy statement, it could mean the end for Tammam Salam. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT

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

Former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad (seated R), his wife Aniseh (seated L), sons Maher (standing, L-R), Bashar, Bassel, Majd and daughter Bushra (standing, L-R) pose for a undated family portrait. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)
13:10 GMT

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.

March 11, 2014

Lebanon's Bekaa region has been repeatedly targeted by air strikes from Syria due to growing sectarian tensions that have spilled over from the Syrian civil war into Lebanon (File Archive)
17:00 GMT

At least three people from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley were hospitalized Tuesday for injuries received from Syrian rockets.

The Nusra Front has accused the Lebanese military of targeting Sunnis. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT

The Nusra Front is threatening to drastically increase attacks inside Lebanon.

Debris cover a street and flames rise from a building following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in Aleppo. (AFP)
08:51 GMT

Pro-opposition activists said that Syrian regime aircrafts dropped a number of bombs and barrel bombs on Yabroud, as well as shelling rebel-held areas nearby.

Nuns who were among a group freed after being held hostage by Islamist rebels in Syria, pray during a mass to celebrate their release at the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus. (AFP)
07:14 GMT

The Syrian opposition said Monday that 141 women prisoners were freed from regime jails as part of a swap deal involving the release of 13 nuns abducted from the Syrian Christian town of Maaloula.

A Syrian refugee girl looks on in a house in the Basaksehir district of Istanbul, on March 4, 2014. (AFP)
06:46 GMT

UNICEF said Monday that the number of children suffering as a result of the ongoing Syrian conflict has more than doubled over the past year, adding that hundreds of thousands of children trapped in besieged areas of the war-torn country,

March 10, 2014

The Arab ministers lauded the job that the army does to preserve stability and civil peace in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT

The council of Arab foreign ministers said that they support Lebanon in its resistance to Israeli aggression, and that they would be help support the Lebanese government as it struggles to cope with the Syrian refugee crisis.

March 9, 2014

The nuns were kidnapped in December 2013 (File Archive)
15:00 GMT

Thirteen nuns from Syria's Maaloula who were kidnapped last year were released Sunday, according to pro-Syrian regime sources based in Lebanon.

A U.N official previously described the scenes coming out of Yarmouk as being "apocalyptic". (AFP/UNRWA/File)
07:46 GMT

"Chaos" and tension are reigning in Damascus' besieged Yarmouk refugee camp with the rebel groups and militants who have returned to the camp, a PLO official said.

Policemen were looking for members of the Resistance Brigades, a Hezbollah-affiliated group. (AFP/File)
07:05 GMT

Gunmen fired at a police patrol in southern Lebanon. The police were searching for wanted members of the Resistance Brigades.