Lebanon & Syria
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.
Lebanese lawmakers failed, for a fourth time in a row, to elect a new president.
May 14, 2014
Japan's government has donated $4.3 million to Syrian refugees in Lebanon to help the "most vulnerable children and families" affected by the crisis.
Saudi Arabia will most likely lift the travel ban on Lebanon at the end of May.
Lebanon's Prime Minister warned that an empty presidential seat may increase insecurity in the country.
May 12, 2014
The U.N. voiced its concern over Lebanon's elections in a recent meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri.
Several high-profile ambassadors in Lebanon are scheduled to meet in Beirut next week to discuss what will happen if Lebanon fails to elect a president within the constitutional deadline.
May 11, 2014
The UN and Lebanese authorities on Saturday discussed the possibility of setting up refugee camps to assist the one million Syrian refugees in the country.
May 9, 2014
Israeli homeless teenagers are on the rise in Tel Aviv, while young people in the occupied Palestinian territories fall victim to sexual violence, a report says.
May 8, 2014
The trial for the five suspects accused of involvement in the assassination of former Prime MInister Rafik Hariri will not resume their hearing until late June.
May 7, 2014
Lebanese parliament failed for a third time in a row to elect a new president on Wednesday.
Syrian warplanes on Wednesday raided the outskirts of a Lebanese border town where rebels are believed to be hiding. No casualties were reported, security officials say.
May 6, 2014
Lebanese parliamentarians will try to elect a president for a third time Wednesday.
Militants from the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front kidnapped four Syrians from a refugee camp in the Lebanese border town of Arsal Tuesday evening.