Lebanon & Syria
June 21, 2014
Security officials in Lebanon are on high alert after a suicide bomber killed one and wounded 33 others on Friday, heightening concern of conflicts in Iraq and Syria spilling over into the country.
June 20, 2014
At least two people were killed in a bomb explosion in Lebanon Friday at a checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa valley, security sources reported.
June 19, 2014
Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas on Thursday alerted the UN of the country's decision to quell Syrian refugees entering Lebanon.
June 18, 2014
Residents in the border town of Tfeil fled the area during clashes between Hezbollah fighters and rebel forces from the Free Syria Army.
Palestinian factions in the troubled Lebanon camp of Ain al-Hilweh, tightened security ahead of Ramadan in response to developments in Iraq.
Over 40 countries vowed to help Lebanon combat terrorism during a conference in Rome.
June 17, 2014
Syrian rebels took control of the Al Qaim Iraqi-Syria border crossing Tuesday.
Kuwait will assist refugees and local host communities in Lebanon with aid, National Assembly Speaker Razouk al-Ghanim said during a visit to the country.
A Lebanon prosecutor on Tuesday charged five Syrian men with belonging to an Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group.
June 15, 2014
A Lebanese citizen was kidnapped in Benghazi after an armed group raided his house.
Lebanese authorities are increasing security in border regions and adopting preventive measures to avoid spillover violence from Iraq and Syria.
June 13, 2014
A Syrian refugee was killed while two others were kidnapped in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley by militants from radical group, Al Nusra Front.
June 12, 2014
Syrian President Bashar Assad has voiced his support for Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun amidst Lebanon´s ongoing presidential vaccum following Michel Suleiman´s departure from the position on May 25.
June 11, 2014
Six people kidnapped from a quarry in the east Lebanon village of Ras Baalbek were released yesterday. Residents claim the kidnappers were from Nusra Front (AFP/ File).
June 10, 2014
Up to 12 people were kidnapped in Lebanon by masked Syrian gunmen, security sources said.