Lebanon & Syria
June 15, 2014
A Lebanese citizen was kidnapped in Benghazi after an armed group raided his house.
Lebanese authorities are increasing security in border regions and adopting preventive measures to avoid spillover violence from Iraq and Syria.
June 13, 2014
A Syrian refugee was killed while two others were kidnapped in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley by militants from radical group, Al Nusra Front.
June 12, 2014
Syrian President Bashar Assad has voiced his support for Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun amidst Lebanon´s ongoing presidential vaccum following Michel Suleiman´s departure from the position on May 25.
June 11, 2014
Six people kidnapped from a quarry in the east Lebanon village of Ras Baalbek were released yesterday. Residents claim the kidnappers were from Nusra Front (AFP/ File).
June 10, 2014
Up to 12 people were kidnapped in Lebanon by masked Syrian gunmen, security sources said.
Prime Minister Tammam Salam denied on Tuesday that the U.S. warned of repercussions of establishing Syrian refugee camps inside Lebanon.
Syrian warplanes raided the border with Lebanon overnight in the Eastern Mountain range, according to Voice of Lebanon Radio.
June 9, 2014
Lebanese parliament's latest attempt to elect a president has failed again.
Former Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has predicted that Syria, a country increasingly being run by warlords, faces becoming a failed state similar to Somalia.
New Zealand media have reported that its first citizen has been killed in Syria. Its Foreign Ministry is yet to provide further details.
June 8, 2014
Health Minister Wael Abu Faour says he is not confident that an agreement on the presidential election will be reached soon.
June 7, 2014
Hasan Nasrallah said during a speech Friday that Lebanon shouldn't rely on Saudi-Iranian talks to solve the election of a new president.
June 6, 2014
Saad Hariri on Thursday criticized Bashar al-Assad's victory in the Syrian elections as a "farce".
June 5, 2014
The UN's Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, expressed disappointment with Beirut's plans to build refugee camps along the border with Syria.