More than 30 policeman and soldiers were kidnapped in the restive border town of Arsal last August, at least 25 of whom are still being held by al-Qaeda's Syria wing Jabhat al-Nusra and Daesh. (AFP/File)
March 30, 2015 - 14:34 GMT
Frustrated by the a lack of headway by mediators, family members of some 25 Lebanese servicemen held by Daesh and Nusra since last August threatened to take matters into their own hands Monday in a fresh protest in downtown Beirut.
Prior to his visit in Iraq, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke during the Arab League summit in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 30, 2015 - 10:23 GMT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has traveled to war-torn Iraq to hold talks with the Arab country’s top officials.
Rebel forces set the Syrian flag alight. Idlib is the second provincial capital to be seized from central government control. (Image: AFP/File)
March 30, 2015 - 07:18 GMT
Following the abandonment of Idlib by Syrian government troops, the 'Army of Conquest' coalition of rebels declares the provincial capital as its seat of government.
A file photo of Syrian refugees gathering outside their tent at a makeshift camp in the Abu Samra district of the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 17:00 GMT
A large fire broke out in a Syrian refugee camp near Qibbet Shamra on Saturday. No causalities were reported.
Lebanese troops deploy in the eastern town of Arsal near the Syrian border on August 28. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 12:23 GMT
The Lebanese army seized a strategic hilltop on the outskirts of Arsal from Daesh and al-Nusra militants in their most recent military offensive.
US Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the US military aims to have fighters ready for a battle against Daesh by late summer or early fall. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 07:47 GMT
In one of the first concrete moves in the upcoming train and equip program led by the US, 400 Syrian rebels have been named to take part in a process the US military hopes will have them ready to fight Daesh militants by September.
Lebanon's Cabinet Thursday declared that the case of the Christian couple murdered by fugitives would be referred to the Judicial Council. (AFP/File)
March 27, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Lebanon's Cabinet Thursday declared that the case of the Christian couple murdered by fugitives would be referred to the Judicial Council.
A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113A2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, Aug. 3, 2014. (AFP/File)
March 25, 2015 - 17:42 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian Army clashed with jihadi militants and seized two key vantage points along the Lebanese border Wednesday.
The Bosra Roman Amphitheater was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
March 25, 2015 - 10:42 GMT
Syrian rebels have allegedly taken control of the historical town of Bosra Al-Sham near to the Jordanian border.
Volunteers wear gas masks during a class on how to respond to a chemical attack, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 15, 2013. (AFP/File)
March 25, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
According to a coalition of Syrian opposition groups, Bashar al-Assad's regime dropped a chlorine bomb near the opposition-held city of Idlib, sending dozens of people to the hospital.
A Lebanese soldier stands next to M198 155mm howitzers upon the arrival of a shipment of US weapons at the Beirut port on February 8, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
March 24, 2015 - 19:16 GMT
The interior minister discussed Lebanon's security problems with the FBI director Monday in a bid to secure US support.