Lebanon & Syria
December 10, 2014
An ISIS commander whose wife was recently arrested by the Lebanese Army has called on jihadi militants to fight Hezbollah inside Lebanon, accusing the Lebanese government of being an accomplice to the powerful movement.
Lebanon has announced the formal arrest of ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi over terrorism-related charges, after conflicting reports of the release of 25 Lebanese hostages being held by militants.
December 7, 2014
Tents belonging to Syrian refugees were set on fire by unknown assailants Sunday in the northern region of Akkar.
Nusra Front militants claimed responsibility for killing a captured Lebanese policeman after the victim's body was found in Bekaa Valley.
Lebanese troops hit several militant hideouts on the outskirts of Arsal Saturday using heavy artillery fire and drone support. The border town has been the sight of brutal clashes with ISIL and Nusra militants during the last several months, most recently when a military patrol unit was ambushed and six soldiers killed Tuesday.
December 4, 2014
Lebanon's army declared an open-ended war against jihadi militants on the border with Syria following the deaths of seven soldiers during attacks this week.
December 2, 2014
At least seven Lebanese soldiers have been killed in clashes with militants near the border with Syria.
November 30, 2014
In one of the largest missions of the US-led campaign so far, a monitor reported at least 30 ISIL targets in Raqqa were hit by airstrikes late Saturday.
The Lebanese army said it dismantled a bomb and an anti-tank land mine after discovering them on the outskirts of the border town of Arsal.
November 29, 2014
Lebanon's General Security Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim entered negotiations Friday with Nusra front to cancel the threatened execution of Lebanese hostage.
November 28, 2014
Protesters in Lebanon face riot police blocking Beirut road in a protest condemning inaction by the the government to secure the release of 26 servicemen still held hostage by Nusra Front.
November 27, 2014
Lebanese security forces arrested three Syrians for allegedly supporting ISIL in the northern region of Akkar Thursday.
Lebanon has finalized a $3 billion arms deal, funded by Saudi Arabia following consultations between representatives.
November 26, 2014
A court in Egypt has sentenced nearly 80 minors between two and five years in prison each for demonstrating in support of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, official sources say.
Americans are discouraged from "all travel to Lebanon” because of "the frequency of terrorist bombing attacks throughout the country,” according to a new warning issued by the United States Department of State on Monday. The warning echoed a similar notification released last August.