Lebanon & Syria
August 28, 2014
Amid renewed Arsal violence, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said Thursday the situation between Lebanon and thousands of Syrian militants who've crossed over from Syria is a 'state of war'.
In what Lebanon claims to be two separate cases, a Lebanese judge issued warrants form two Syrian nationals. The first is alleged ISIS commander Imad Ahmad Jomaa and the second is Ahmad Jomaa. Sources say the two men are not connected.
The Lebanese Army clashed with Syrian rebels Thursday after the military shelled the militants' hideouts in the outskirts of the northeastern border region of Arsal.
Shin Bet says four Arab citizens known by authorities to be reputed drug dealers were arrested for business ties to narcotics traffickers in Lebanon.
Syria is willing to help Lebanon in its fight against Islamist militants, Syrian Ambassador Ali Abdul-Karim Ali said in remarks published Thursday.
Spokesman for rebel group operating in area, says at least six rebels killed in latest fighting near Golan Heights.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has formed a new government less than three months after being re-elected for a third term.
August 27, 2014
New pictures posted on social media show the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing several Syrian government soldiers in the country’s troubled northeast.
ISIL militants have reportedly threatened to attack Saudi Arabia during Eid-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) that marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a report says.
Syrian warplanes launched air strikes on Arsal, Lebanon Wednesday.
At least fifteen Australian citizens were killed fighting alongside terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.
There are more than 8,000 Iraqi refugees in Lebanon, according to a new report by Lebanese officials.
August 26, 2014
The Nusra Front says that it may use military options to force the release of militants detained in Lebanon’s prisons
August 25, 2014
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai will talk with Pope Francis on the Christian sufferings in the Middle East and the Lebanese presidential election stalemate on Wednesday.
August 24, 2014
Video footage of seven Lebanese soldiers held captive by ISIS militants was released Sunday.