Lebanon & Syria
August 1, 2013
An al-Qaeda-linked group took around 200 Kurdish civilians after violent clashes with Kurdish fighters in Syria,
July 31, 2013
One Lebanese solider was killed and another was wounded after the army launched an offensive against fugitives in Bekaa.
State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr rejected on Wednesday a request to release former Information Minister Michel Samaha over the seriousness of his crime.
The monthslong paralysis that has hit Parliament and the Cabinet could lead to the collapse of state institutions as well as to the proliferation of corruption
The Lebanese government has begun to implement a stricter border policy to regulate the entrance of Syrian refugees into Lebanon.
Caretaker Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn is expected on Wednesday to issue a decision to extend the mandate of Army chief Gen. Jean Qahwaji for two years after the parliament failed to take such a move.
July 30, 2013
The increasing burdens caused by the soaring number of Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict in their country to Lebanon prompted the Lebanese state to prepare for a conference in cooperation with the U.N. refugees agency
US President Barack Obama said Monday that the continual transfer of weapons to Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah is constituting a threat to the US.
Hamas official Ahmad Youssef revealed to the press that his movement has been conducting meetings with Hezbollah and Iran to repair their relationship.
July 29, 2013
Political parties across Lebanon are speaking out against the decision taken by the European Union this weekend to blacklist Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militant group.
The Syrian army, with the help of Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, has secured the rebel-held Khaldieh district of Homs.
A warning by Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun to challenge the extension of Army chief Gen. Jean Qahwaji's term is not likely to materialize after he was ditched by his allies
July 28, 2013
Hezbollah's head politician spoke out against the recent decision taken by the European Union to blacklist the group, saying that it reflected the despair of Europe.
Israel's chief of staff on Sunday warned Lebanon of the dangers of becoming too embroiled in the Syrian conflict.
A recent decision by the EU to blacklist the military wing of Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah could have significant consquences on the entire nation, former Lebanese PM Fouad Siniora said Saturday.