Lebanon & Syria

July 15, 2014

Speaker Nabih Berri says that "the followed mechanism doesn't interpret the constitution and the jurisdictions of the government amid the presidential vacuum" (AFP/File).
08:30 GMT

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 questions the need to fire rockets into Israel asking "Why do we want to bring ourselves trouble?” (AFP/ File).
20:00 GMT

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.

31 Hezbollah fighters were wounded, while the resistance party captured 14 fighters from the Nusra Front and Islamic Battalion (AFP/ File).
16:03 GMT

Seven Hezbollah and 32 Syrian rebels died, whilst 50 were wounded in clashes on the Syria-Lebanon border that occurred on Saturday and Sunday.

Investigations are underway in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon to “identify the perpetrators and arrest them” (AFP/ File).
15:08 GMT

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

Israeli soldiers patrol the border with neighboring Lebanon after rocket fire was exchanged Friday (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP)
17:33 GMT

Lebanon's army told reporters Sunday that they found the launchpad from which three rockets from Tyre were fired towards northern Israel

Lebanese Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi has urged protesters to open the roads they blocked throughout the week against Lebanese Army threats to do so by force (AFP/File).
07:33 GMT

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.

July 12, 2014

(AFP)
07:47 GMT

Several militant factions affiliated with what the West calls moderate rebel groups have pledged allegiance to ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

July 11, 2014

Bekaa is frequently targeted by spillover violence from Syria (File Archive)
19:00 GMT

At least three rockets landed in the town of Brital in Lebanon's Bekaa Friday.

Israel launched retaliatory shells on southern Lebanon early Friday morning (File Archive)
16:42 GMT

Israel launched retaliatory shells on southern Lebanon Friday after "suspicious, unknown rockets" were fired from the country's south on the Jewish state, according to reports.

(AFP)
08:54 GMT

The United States moved Thursday to blacklist a group of companies it claimed covertly helped Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement acquire components for surveillance drones.

The ISIS flag flying above norther Iraq. (Photo: AFP)
07:32 GMT

Beddawi, particularly the neighborhood of Mankoubine, has a reputation in the last three years for being a wellspring of Lebanese jihadists.

July 8, 2014

A bomb attack in Bekaa in June this year left two dead and Beirut scrambling to crack down on spillover violence from Syria (File Archive/AFP)
18:03 GMT

A Rocket from Lebanon's border with Syria landed in the town of Al Fakiha in Bekaa Tuesday. No casualties were reported.

There are an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon (File/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Forty-five thousand Syrian refugees were removed from the UNHCR's registry and verification program in Lebanon because they "failed to keep in contact", according to a spokesperson.

July 7, 2014

Lebanon hosts millions of Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT

The head of Lebanon's parliamentary Health Committee MP Atef Majdalani said Syrian doctors and nurses are practicing illegally in Lebanese hospitals and clinics.

Earlier this week, a leaked report said ISIS planned to attack Lebanon (File/AFP)
13:02 GMT

A military judge on Monday charged 28 suspects with belonging to the radical Sunni group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.