Lebanon & Syria
June 3, 2014
An additional four Hezbollah members were killed in Syria violence Tuesday, bringing the death toll up to seven in the past two weeks from the Lebanese Shia group.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees flocked to border polling stations to vote in the presidential elections despite a threat from the Lebanese government that their refugee status might be revoked if they return to Syria.
June 2, 2014
On Monday Lebanon finalized its policy towards Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.
Multiple groups in Syria's opposition have issued warnings for Syria's June 3 election.
At least 27 people have been killed by shelling in Aleppo.
Lebanon's decision to consider revoking refugee status for Syrians who return to their country to vote was based on security concerns Interior Minister Machnouk said on Sunday.
June 1, 2014
Nusra Front briefly kidnapped and tortured three Lebanese teenagers in Arsal.
Polls revealed that 95% of Syrian expats have taken part in Syria's presidential elections ahead of the June 3 vote that will take place inside the country.
Lebanese authorities have asked refugees to refrain from entering Syria starting June 1 or risk losing their status in an attempt to organize the growing refugee crisis in the country.
May 31, 2014
The UNHCR has opposed plans by Lebanese authorities to build refugee camps close to the border with Syria due to security issues.
May 30, 2014
Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pledged $6.8 million to help support Syrian refugees and said he was hopeful other European countries would follow suit.
May 29, 2014
Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil sought help from his Turkish counterpart to free two kidnapped Orthodox bishops in Syria along with a Lebanese cameraman.
May 28, 2014
Sources from the European Commission said they are concerned about reports where Syrian refugees were allegedly denied vital healthcare treatment in Lebanon.
Pro-Assad voters stopped traffic in the streets of Beirut Wednesday amid a chaotic and disorganised day at the Syrian embassy.
Tensions are rising in the Lebanon-Syria border as Syrian fighter jets fired missiles into Bekaa Valley, where it is widely believed rebels are supported.