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Fighting in Yarmouk has intensified since April 1 when Daesh seized part of the neighborhood, clashing with other armed groups as Syrian government forces besieged the area. (Image: AFP/File)
April 21, 2015 - 07:55 GMT
As fighting continues in Yarmouk, the UN Security Council the council "called for unhindered humanitarian access to the Yarmouk camp and for the protection of civilians inside the camp."
Lebanese Army chief Jean General Jean Kahwaji, Lebanese Defence Minister Samir Moqbel, Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri and French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the hand-over ceremony of a shipment of French weapons to the Lebanese Army in Beirut. (Image: AFP/Joseph Eid)
April 21, 2015 - 07:07 GMT
Lebanon rolls out the red carpet to receive the first shipment of French weapons, as part of a $3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia.
A Lebanese father of six was killed in an
April 19, 2015 - 12:30 GMT
A Lebanese father of six was killed in an "execution-style" shooting in the city of Melbourne, state media reported Sunday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaks with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Albawaba.com/File)
April 17, 2015 - 12:52 GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused neighboring Turkey of torpedoing a UN plan for a ceasefire with rebels in the second city of Aleppo. He told the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Ankara had used its influence with rebel factions to persuade them to reject the proposals put forward by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura for a ceasefire in the former commercial hub.
Syrians carry a body removed from under the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike by government forces on the central al-Fardous rebel held neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 14, 2015. (AFP/Karam Al-Masri)
April 16, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published a report claiming the Syrian crisis has killed over 220,000 people.
The raid follows another in Tripoli earlier this week after the army announced heightened efforts to track down terror cells across the country. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 10:11 GMT
In continued raids agaist suspected terror cells across the country, Lebanese soldiers arrested five individuals, including two they believe have links to extremist groups.
The former prime minister visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi last month to discuss regional issues. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
Lebanon's former prime minister, Saad Hariri is set to visit Washington in the latest of a series of trips seeking talks with foreign officials about boosted support and protection for Lebanon amid regional turmoil.
Syrian refugee children beg for money in Beirut on August 29, 2014. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
April 15, 2015 - 16:02 GMT
Projects focusing on the health and education of refugees will begin by setting up nurseries specialized for children one to five years old.
While the security sources suggested a deal was close with the Nusra Front, the fate of another nine hostages held by Daesh militants remains shrouded in mystery. (AFP/File)
April 15, 2015 - 07:05 GMT
Security sources in Lebanon say a deal may soon be forged between al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate, Nusra Front, and the Lebanese government for release of some 16 Lebanese servicemen whose hostage crisis at the extremist group's hands is now in it's ninth month. Meanwhile, the fate of another nine hostages held by Daesh remains unknown.
In response to the statement, Lebanese businessmen working in Gulf nations say they're planning to form a delegation to visit GCC countries to express solidarity with Saudi's military action in Yemen. (AFP/File)
April 14, 2015 - 08:37 GMT
After the militant group's statement agaist Saudi Arabia, Lebanese expats living in Gulf nations say they feel threatened.
Interrogations conducted after the arrest reflect the militant's frequent visits to Egypt, Turkey and Algeria. (AFP/File)
April 14, 2015 - 07:25 GMT
A Daesh militant likely behind several recruits for the group was arrested in east Lebanon.