Lebanon & Syria
September 30, 2014
Following the most recent Lebanese hostage execution by Nusra Front, Qatari mediators touched down on the outskirts of Arsal Tuesday to begin a negotiation process with militants still holding at least 21 security personnel captive.
Amid heightened tensions after Arsal, armed attacks against Syrian refugees carried out by Lebanese refugees has Human Rights Watch Lebanon worried for what will come next, and urging Lebanese authorities to take action.
September 29, 2014
Lebanese lawyers filed a lawsuit against TV host Faisal al-Qassem Monday over his unflattering remarks about the Lebanese army.
The Lebanese army clashed with militants trying to infiltrate Lebanon on Monday.
Lebanon's army clashed with militants on the outskirts of Arsal, allegedly leaving many soldiers dead or injured in the early hours of Monday morning.
September 28, 2014
A group of Lebanese activists held a protest at the offices of al-Jazeera in Beirut over anti-army remarks made by an al-Jazeera journalist over the weekend.
A Lebanese MP announced that the Free Syrian Army has saved multiple Lebanese soldiers from their jihadist kidnappers.
Prime Minister Tammam Salam asked Qatar and Turkey to help secure the release of Lebanese hostages, saying Lebanon would support a negotiation deal.
September 26, 2014
Syrian refugees in the Lebanese border town of Arsal protested against the army following an ongoing crackdown on Islamist militants.
September 25, 2014
Syrian refugees in Arsal reportedly raised the black flag of the extremist group the Islamic State in protest over the Lebanese army's crackdown on a nearby camp.
Lebanon's army has detained about 450 suspected Islamist militants near its border with Syria, Lebanese security sources said on Thursday, as it steps up efforts to prevent them from using the frontier town of Arsal as a base.
September 24, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama will go before the United Nations General Assembly and seek specific promises of military, financial or humanitarian support from each country against the Islamic State.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has offered to train Lebanese soldiers tp combat terrorism and states that Lebanon is in need of support.
Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said his group opposed U.S. military intervention in Syria, including airstrikes on IS targets
September 23, 2014
A group of armed men have attacked a Lebanese army post in Tripoli, killing one soldier.