Lebanon & Syria
October 25, 2014
Fresh clashes have erupted between the Lebanese army and militants in the northern city of Tripoli.
October 23, 2014
Patient tested at Rafik Hariri hospital tested negative for Ebola, but the hospital conducted a drill causing confusion.
A patient showing multiple symptoms of Ebola is being tested at Beirut's Rafik Hariri University Hospital for the virus.
Lebanon's army on Thursday vowed to tackle terrorists trying to use the country as a "safe haven" for launching attacks.
The UNHCR representative for Lebanon insisted the country's borders are still open to Syrian refugees days after officials announced a cap on those fleeing the Assad conflict.
October 22, 2014
The United Kingdom donated $16 million worth of military equipment to the Lebanese army to defend the country's eastern border from jihadist threat.
October 21, 2014
Lebanon's Social Affair Minister said no more Syrian refugees would be allowed in the country following the mass influx of people fleeing the neighboring conflict.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed his country's support against terrorism while receiving Lebanese deputy-prime minister and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel on Sunday in Tehran.
October 18, 2014
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Lebanon has sharply cut the influx of Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their homeland by refusing to let them in.
Ground fighting alone has killed more than 600 combatants since Islamic State group militants launched an offensive on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobane a month ago, a monitoring group said Thursday.
Syrian regime airstrikes on a suburb of Damascus Friday killed 15 people, activists and a monitoring group said, as fierce clashes raged on several fronts in the country.
October 16, 2014
Lebanese officials filed a complaint with the UN Security Council Thursday over an Israeli border attack from earlier in October.
The United States would respond favorably to the military needs of the poorly equipped Lebanese Army in its fight against terrorism, Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi has reportedly said.
October 15, 2014
Hezbollah's Deputy Head Naim Qassem said Tuesday that the party was prioritizing threats from Israel above those from 'takfiri' forces in Syria.
U.S. President Barack Obama said he would continue to support America's humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.