Lebanon & Syria

April 6, 2014

Hezbollah's checkpoints will soon be dismantled. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT

The Lebanese army have begun implementing a security plan in the Bekaa valley that includes dismantling all Hezbollah checkpoints and setting up stricter border policies.

April 4, 2014

Hezbollah's Resistance Brigades have come under fire for allegedly stoking tensions in Sidon's neighborhoods. (AFP/File)
09:01 GMT

Hezbollah recently decided to reactivate and boost the activities of the Resistance Brigades.

April 3, 2014

Nusra Front is allegedly plotting several terrorist operations in Lebanon that are being funded by fundamentalists and Islamist scholars who live abroad (File Archive/AFP)
07:12 GMT

A large number of Nusra Front fighters from Syria have "infiltrated" Lebanon in the past few days, according to reports, and are planning to conduct several terrorist attacks throughout the country.

April 2, 2014

The Lebanese border town of Arsal has frequently been hit and targeted by rockets from Syria (Joseph Eid/AFP)
12:47 GMT

Three rockets from the war in Syria hit Lebanon's northeast town of Labweh Wednesday.

Lebanese soldiers from the government army have been deployed on multiple occassions to maintain order in the restive northern city of Tripoli (File Archive/AFP)
07:35 GMT

Lebanon's army arrested 75 people in Tripoli Tuesday in a government-sponsored crack down on the restive northern city.

April 1, 2014

The military carried out raids and set up numerous checkpoints to heighten security. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT

The Lebanese Army began implementing the new security plan early Tuesday in an effort to quell violence in Tripoli.

March 31, 2014

Security officials believe Atrash was going to use the stolen cars for car bombs in Arsal. (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT

Cars belonging to terror suspect Sami Atrash were confiscated by Lebanese security forces Monday.

March 30, 2014

Lebanese soldiers patrol the streets of Tripoli where the neighboring war in Syria has heightened tensions between various sects living in the restive northern city (Anwar Amro/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Lebanon's army released a statement this week vowing to "fight terrorism" as attacks continued in Tripoli and Arsal this weekend.

This most recent attack is most likely the work of an radical Islamist group that disagrees with Hezbollah's participation in the Syrian conflict. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

A suicide attack at a military checkpoint on the outskirts of Arsal has killed three soldiers and wounded four others.

Nasrallah has been the head of Hezbollah since 1992. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Hasan Nasrallah hinted in a recent speech that Hezbollah could boycott the National Dialogue because of fierce criticism from Lebanese President Michel Sleiman.

March 29, 2014

Prime Minister Tammam Salam hopes the effects of the security plan will be felt quickly. (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT

The Lebanese army will put into effect a new security plan in response to recent violence.

March 27, 2014

The Syrian Army recently seized the strategic town of Yabroud. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

The Syrian Army and Hezbollah are making advances on the town of Flita.

Rebels fighter stand on the images of the late Syrian president Hafez al-Assad (R) and his son present Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Kasab border crossing with Turkey, in the northwestern province of Latakia.
12:00 GMT

Syria has formally called on the United Nations to take all essential measures to halt Turkish involvement in rebel offensives taking place in Syria’s Kasab district.

Tripoli is frequently rocked by violence fuelled by the ongoing conflict in neighboring Syria. (AFP)
07:12 GMT

The Lebanese army carried out raids in the northern city of Tripoli on Thursday after a soldier was killed in a drive-by shooting.

March 26, 2014

Islamist militants are increasingly targeting Shiite shrines in the battle for Syria. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

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.