Lebanon & Syria
August 19, 2014
The United States has announced that Syrian airspace in not safe for American airlines due to the ongoing conflict in the country.
Japan's government is investigating a video posted online depicting a Japanese man apparently kidnapped by ISIS militants.
August 18, 2014
The Lebanese government on Monday received a list of demands from the militants who have held members of the Army and Internal Security Forces captive since the eruption of Arsal clashes.
Lebanese authorities tightened controls on Syrian refugees in Bsharri after a wave of violence between militants and the army across Arsal earlier this month.
Militants freed two Lebanese soldiers who were kidnapped during clashes between extremists and the army in the border town of Arsal.
Lebanon's army requested fixed-wing aircrafts from the U.S. to support troops battling extremists in and around the border town of Arsal, an official said.
August 16, 2014
Lebanese PM Tammam Salam reassured relatives of kidnapped soldiers and police officers Saturday that the state was exerting all efforts possible to secure the release of their loved ones.
The mayor of Tfail said Saturday that the Syrian army ordered residents to evacuate in 48 hours before the military shells the tiny eastern border village in Lebanon.
French authorities are seeking to provide the Lebanese army with used weapons under a $3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia, the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper reported on Saturday.
August 15, 2014
After a bloody battle between the Lebanese army and Syrian militants in Arsal, Lebanon PM Salam spoke Friday about rebuilding the town and addressing a growing number of Syrian refugees he said were partially to blame.
August 14, 2014
Lebanon charged 43 jihadists Thursday over gun battles with the Lebanese Army in Arsal.
Radical militant group ISIS released a video of Lebanese soldiers held hostage in Arsal. The soldiers were captured during army clashes with ISIS, which began August 2.
August 13, 2014
AfterBeirut police raid a Turkish-style hammam in Beirut and arrest 27, local NGOs condemn charges as rights violations.
August 12, 2014
A large influx of Palestinian refugees from Syria is causing a strain on Lebanon's refugee camps.
Lebanese lawmakers failed in a tenth attempt to elect a new president Tuesday, prompting Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to postpone voting till September 2.