Lebanon & Syria
May 26, 2014
The UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution from France that pushes for a new head of state in Lebanon in order to avoid a presidential vacuum.
Syrian warplanes raided on Monday the outskirts of the border town of Arsal in northern Bekaa with several rockets.
May 25, 2014
In a televised speech Sunday Nasrallah said the presidential deadlock needs to be resolved immediately.
With President Michel Suleiman’s term in office coming to an end on Sunday, Lebanon is officially entering a “presidential vacuum,” with rival March 14 Alliance and March 8 Alliance lawmakers so far unable to choose the next head of state.
May 22, 2014
No vote could be held to elect Lebanon's next president due to a lack of quorum in the country's parliament Thursday.
May 21, 2014
Lebanon's army announced it arrested 18 Syrians over a three-day period for entering the country with fake documents.
A lack of funding has caused many Lebanese medical institutions to turn away Syrian refugees who need medical assistance.
Hezbollah MPs will boycott Thursday's parliamentary session to elect a new president.
Eight human rights organizations have asked Lebanon to halt their deportation of Palestinian refugees who are fleeing the Syrian civil war.
May 20, 2014
At least eight Lebanese soldiers were wounded in an ambush in the northern city of Tripoli Tuesday.
Lebanon is filing complaints with the U.N. over Israel's violation of its sovereignty.
May 18, 2014
The United States has provided the Lebanese army with hundreds of new rifles as a part of a military deal between Washington and Beirut.
Rockets from the neighboring war in Syria hit Lebanese towns Hermel and Arsal Saturday evening. No casualties were reported.
May 17, 2014
Lebanon is preparing a plan to address the high numbers of Syrian refugees in the country, Friday.
May 15, 2014
Lebanon is due to limit the number of Syrian refugees entering the country, according to the Trade and Economy Minister Alain Hakim.