Lebanon & Syria

June 28, 2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, pictured right, and President Obama on the left. (AFP)
16:47 GMT

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.

Lebanese army vehicles carrying Lebanese soldiers are deployed on the streets of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on April 2, 2014 in the first stage of a plan aimed at quelling deadly Syria-linked violence in the city. (Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP)
07:22 GMT

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

Lebanese authorities clamped down on terrorist cells following a suicide booming in the Duroy Hotel, Beirut on Wednesday (File/AFP)
07:15 GMT

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 parliament has failed to reach a quorum to elect a new president for nearly two months (File Archive)
19:00 GMT

Lebanon's Cabinet approved Thursday to allow the government to work without a president.

A bomb exploded at the Duroy hotel Wednesday. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT

A would be suicide bomber is being interrogated in Beirut for his role in the hotel suicide bomb that happened Wednesday.

June 25, 2014

At least two General Security personnel were killed in the explosion Wednesday (AFP)
18:58 GMT

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Beirut hotel Wednesday.

A suicide bomber in Beirut killed one and injured several others during the early hours of Tuesday morning (File/AFP)
12:31 GMT

The UN denounced a recent car bomb attack in Lebanon's capital Beirut, which left one dead and several others injured.

June 24, 2014

Two suicide attacks were carried out in Lebanon this week. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT

Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Tuesday that security concerns will persist in Lebanon as long as Lebanese are involved in Syria.

The talks will discuss issues concerning the U.N. presence in Lebanon. (AFP/FIle)
10:27 GMT

U.N. Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations arrived in Beirut Tuesday for talks with Lebanese officials.

Lebanon's capital Beirut was rocked by a suicide bombing in the early hours of Monday morning (File/AFP)
07:54 GMT

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.

The attack happened near a cafe where people were gathered to watch the World Cup. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle outside a cafe in Beirut late Monday.

June 23, 2014

Protesters march through the streets of Beirut in October, 2012, demanding better treatment of foreign workers in the country. (AFP)
17:11 GMT

Human rights activists are planning to protest the torture and maltreatment of 800 foreign workers detained in an underground parking lot

June 22, 2014

A suicide bomber attacked Lebanon's Baalbek region over the weekend (Joseph Eid/AFP)
14:58 GMT

Lebanon's military intelligence arrested five people in Baalbek yesterday with alleged ties to "planning a major terrorist plot" in the country.

Frequent bombings in certain parts of Beirut and other Lebanese neighborhoods have caused multiple countries to issue travel advisories. (AFP/File)
10:52 GMT

The UAE has reissued a travel advisory for Lebanon, warning their citizens not to travel to Lebanon in light of recent attacks.

Those arrested were originally suspected of being involved in Friday's car bomb. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT

Lebanese authorities have released 13 people suspected of having links to terrorist groups and of being involved in the recent car bomb attack.