Lebanon & Syria
July 19, 2014
In a Friday report, Los Angeles Times cited Samir Zaitoun, a commander with Al Tawheed Brigade, a Syrian opposition group, as saying that nearly half the militants in Aleppo, mostly from small groups, have left over the last year.
Security agencies were able to avert a “terrorist scheme” by Syrian opposition groups to involve Lebanon in a “dangerous sectarian” conflict, As Safir newspaper reported on Saturday.
Residents of the northeastern town of Arsal are growing increasingly worried about their safety as a battle between Hezbollah and members of the Syrian opposition edges ever closer to the town.
July 17, 2014
Lebanon filed a complaint to the United Nations Security Council Thursday against Israel in response to Tel Aviv's bombardment of Lebanon's southern villages.
Hezbollah fighters and Nusra Front militants clashed again close to Lebanon's border with Syria, according to a security source.
Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea ridiculed Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday following Assad's swearing-in ceremony as president.
Palestinian factions are not interested in drawing Lebanon into the current Israel-Gaza conflict, a senior Hamas official said Wednesday.
July 16, 2014
Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri proposed a two year presidential term for Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun in return for forming a cabinet that meets the interests of Hariri's party.
July 15, 2014
At least seven people were wounded Tuesday in Lebanon's town of Arsal from Syrian rockets.
Lebanese Parliamentary Speaker, Nabih Berri has stated that the cabinet mechanism adopted to manage work during the presidential vacuum actually paralyzes cabinet.
July 14, 2014
Lebanese Speaker of the Parliament, Nabih Berri has stated that firing rockets into Israel does not serve the Palestinian cause and is an unwanted attempt to involve Lebanon in the current conflict in the Gaza Strip.
Seven Hezbollah and 32 Syrian rebels died, whilst 50 were wounded in clashes on the Syria-Lebanon border that occurred on Saturday and Sunday.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has described the firing of rockets from Southern Lebanon into northern Israel on Sunday night a “serious violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701.”
July 13, 2014
Lebanon's army told reporters Sunday that they found the launchpad from which three rockets from Tyre were fired towards northern Israel
Lebanon's Minister for Justice, Ashraf Rifi has urged Bab al-Tabbaneh residents in Tripoli to show self-restraint, claiming local political and security forces have manipulated their protests for personal political gains.