Lebanon & Syria

July 1, 2014

Lebanon has not had a president since late May. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Michel Aoun proposed that the constitution be amended to allow the Lebanese people to directly elect the president.

June 30, 2014

A suicide bomber detonated himself at the Duroy Hotel last week to evade arrest. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT

The men responsible for the recent bombing at a hotel in Beirut were reportedly recruited and trained by a Jordanian radical.

Prime Minister Salam has rejected the proposal to communicate with Syrian officials because of his commitment to the Baabda Declaration. (AFP/File)
13:17 GMT

Prime Minister Tamman Salam said Monday that the Lebanese government will not communicate with the Syrian government over the Syrian refugee crisis.

Firefighters attempt to extinguish a blaze at the Duroy hotel in Beirut after a suicide bomber blew himself up on June 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:54 GMT

Security forces in Lebanon dismantled a number of terrorist cells over the past week after a wave of suicide attacks in across the country.

ISIL's terrorist network has spilled over from Iraq and Syria into Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:03 GMT

Militant group ISIL announced the appointment of a leader for Lebanon to set up training camps according to LBCI television.

June 29, 2014

ISIS Takfiri Militants. (AFP)
16:23 GMT

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that the incident happened in Deir Hafer in the east of Aleppo Province.

Omar Bakri Muhammad has been arrested multiple times in Lebanon for allegedly supporting terrorism (File/AFP)
12:20 GMT

The family of a radical preacher asked that he be allowed back into the UK, around ten years after he left for Lebanon, where he claims to have been tortured.

Lebanon has experienced a spate of bombings in the past few weeks. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

Lebanese security authorities have seized three terrorist cells who are reportedly involved in recent bombings in Lebanon.

June 28, 2014

Photo used for illustrative purposes (AFP)
17:09 GMT

The Lebanese Army discovered a cave in north Lebanon used by militants to make explosives and confiscated books that include lessons on how to make bombs, the military said Saturday.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, pictured right, and President Obama on the left. (AFP)
16:47 GMT

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says he has prepared an “option” for President Barack Obama to consider the use of US military assets against “high-value individuals” in ISIL leadership.

Lebanese army vehicles carrying Lebanese soldiers are deployed on the streets of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on April 2, 2014 in the first stage of a plan aimed at quelling deadly Syria-linked violence in the city. (Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP)
07:22 GMT

Tensions have been steadily rising in the northern city of Tripoli ever since the Lebanese Army began implementing its security plan in April, drawing the ire of Islamists who say arrests have been random and unjust.

June 27, 2014

Lebanese authorities clamped down on terrorist cells following a suicide booming in the Duroy Hotel, Beirut on Wednesday (File/AFP)
07:15 GMT

Terrorist groups could easily strike the West, Lebanese security officials warned, following a round of bombings in Beirut this week.

June 26, 2014

Lebanon's parliament has failed to reach a quorum to elect a new president for nearly two months (File Archive)
19:00 GMT

Lebanon's Cabinet approved Thursday to allow the government to work without a president.

A bomb exploded at the Duroy hotel Wednesday. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT

A would be suicide bomber is being interrogated in Beirut for his role in the hotel suicide bomb that happened Wednesday.

June 25, 2014

At least two General Security personnel were killed in the explosion Wednesday (AFP)
18:58 GMT

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Beirut hotel Wednesday.