Lebanon & Syria
June 18, 2014
Over 40 countries vowed to help Lebanon combat terrorism during a conference in Rome.
June 17, 2014
Syrian rebels took control of the Al Qaim Iraqi-Syria border crossing Tuesday.
Kuwait will assist refugees and local host communities in Lebanon with aid, National Assembly Speaker Razouk al-Ghanim said during a visit to the country.
A Lebanon prosecutor on Tuesday charged five Syrian men with belonging to an Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group.
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.