Lebanon & Syria
June 28, 2014
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says he has prepared an “option” for President Barack Obama to consider the use of US military assets against “high-value individuals” in ISIL leadership.
Tensions have been steadily rising in the northern city of Tripoli ever since the Lebanese Army began implementing its security plan in April, drawing the ire of Islamists who say arrests have been random and unjust.
June 27, 2014
Terrorist groups could easily strike the West, Lebanese security officials warned, following a round of bombings in Beirut this week.
June 26, 2014
Lebanon's Cabinet approved Thursday to allow the government to work without a president.
A would be suicide bomber is being interrogated in Beirut for his role in the hotel suicide bomb that happened Wednesday.
June 25, 2014
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Beirut hotel Wednesday.
The UN denounced a recent car bomb attack in Lebanon's capital Beirut, which left one dead and several others injured.
June 24, 2014
Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Tuesday that security concerns will persist in Lebanon as long as Lebanese are involved in Syria.
U.N. Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations arrived in Beirut Tuesday for talks with Lebanese officials.
A U.S. envoy on Monday said America would "stand by" Lebanon against terrorism as the country attempts to deal with the conflicts from Iraq and Syria spilling over.
A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle outside a cafe in Beirut late Monday.
June 23, 2014
Human rights activists are planning to protest the torture and maltreatment of 800 foreign workers detained in an underground parking lot
June 22, 2014
Lebanon's military intelligence arrested five people in Baalbek yesterday with alleged ties to "planning a major terrorist plot" in the country.
The UAE has reissued a travel advisory for Lebanon, warning their citizens not to travel to Lebanon in light of recent attacks.
Lebanese authorities have released 13 people suspected of having links to terrorist groups and of being involved in the recent car bomb attack.