Lebanon & Syria
October 27, 2014
Fighting between Islamists and the Lebanese army in Tripoli appeared to have stopped on Monday morning.
Thousands of Lebanese families fled the northern city of Tripoli following a week of intense clashes between the country's army and al-Nusra Front militants.
October 26, 2014
The death toll from three days of fighting between Lebanese troops and IS-inspired militants has risen to 27.
Militants in northern Lebanon have kidnapped a second Lebanese soldier.
At least 14 people were killed during clashes between IS-inspired militants and Lebanese troops Saturday, according to security sources.
The health minister warned Monday that Lebanon faces an “imminent danger” posed by Ebola due to the country’s expat community in West Africa.
October 25, 2014
Fresh clashes have erupted between the Lebanese army and militants in the northern city of Tripoli.
October 23, 2014
Patient tested at Rafik Hariri hospital tested negative for Ebola, but the hospital conducted a drill causing confusion.
A patient showing multiple symptoms of Ebola is being tested at Beirut's Rafik Hariri University Hospital for the virus.
Lebanon's army on Thursday vowed to tackle terrorists trying to use the country as a "safe haven" for launching attacks.
The UNHCR representative for Lebanon insisted the country's borders are still open to Syrian refugees days after officials announced a cap on those fleeing the Assad conflict.
October 22, 2014
The United Kingdom donated $16 million worth of military equipment to the Lebanese army to defend the country's eastern border from jihadist threat.
October 21, 2014
Lebanon's Social Affair Minister said no more Syrian refugees would be allowed in the country following the mass influx of people fleeing the neighboring conflict.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed his country's support against terrorism while receiving Lebanese deputy-prime minister and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel on Sunday in Tehran.
October 18, 2014
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Lebanon has sharply cut the influx of Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their homeland by refusing to let them in.