Lebanon & Syria
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.
Lebanon's Central Security Council has called on the General Security to design a new framework to govern the entry of refugees from Syria into Lebanon Tuesday based on a set of "clear standards."
Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt has criticized reports of alleged cooperation between Syrian rebels and Israel, calling it "a very dangerous issue."
The U.S. government conveyed a clear message to the Lebanese government asking it not to facilitate the voting process of thousands of Syrians living in Lebanese territories in the Syrian elections next month.
May 3, 2014
Forty-nine Syrian and Palestinian refugees were detained in Lebanon's airport on Saturday for allegedly attempting to illegally leave the country.
May 2, 2014
Three Hezbollah members have reportedly been captured by Sunni militant group Liwaa Ahrar al-Sunna close to the Syrian border.
Officials from Tripoli desperately requested aid and emergency assistance on Friday after people in the city have been affected by weeks of violence.