Lebanon & Syria
September 13, 2014
A security source in Arsal said a Lebanese man was taken by gunmen in the Arsal Saturday morning, continuing a long string of violent attacks in the embattled border town.
September 12, 2014
U.S. ambassador David Hale said Friday the U.S. would provide weapons and other equipment needed to help fend off threats Islamic State insurgency in Lebanon.
Syriac leaders met with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea hoping to secure a save haven in Lebanon for Iraqi Christians fleeing the Islamic State.
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai said Thursday U.S. President Barack Obama would help shield Lebanon from regional turmoil.
September 11, 2014
At least four Hezbollah fighters were killed overnight Wednesday during clashes with jihadists on the outskirts of a Lebanese border village in the Bekaa Valley, security sources told The Daily Star Thursday.
U.S. President Barack Obarma is not determined to crush ISIS terrorists, Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem said.
September 10, 2014
Providing weapons to Lebanon has been prioritized and delivery should be imminent, the French Ministry said.
September 9, 2014
The Arab League backed Lebanon in the country's ongoing battle with rising terrorism, emphasizing the need to support the army against ISIS and Nusra Front.
September 8, 2014
A French journalist held hostage in Aleppo has alleged that one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of an attack on a Jewish museum in Brussels.
Syrian refugees in a southern village in Lebanon have been given 48 hours to leave.
The family of a Lebanese soldier who was beheaded by Islamic State extremists appealed for calm in the town of Ansar Sunday, following sectarian violence after his killing.
The Lebanese government is in touch with Hezbollah to ease tensions after the beheading of a second Lebanese solider at the hands of the Islamic State.
September 7, 2014
Two Arsal locals were kidnapped late Saturday night by a relative of one of the eleven soldiers held captive by Islamic State fighters.
Angry protesters set ablaze tents housing Syrian refugees in Arsal following reports that a second Lebanese soldier was beheaded by the Islamic State.
A second Lebanese soldier from the Bekaa Valley was beheaded by militants from the Islamic State according to a Turkish news agency.