Lebanon & Syria

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(AFP)
08:54 GMT

The United States moved Thursday to blacklist a group of companies it claimed covertly helped Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement acquire components for surveillance drones.

The ISIS flag flying above norther Iraq. (Photo: AFP)
07:32 GMT

Beddawi, particularly the neighborhood of Mankoubine, has a reputation in the last three years for being a wellspring of Lebanese jihadists.

July 8, 2014

A bomb attack in Bekaa in June this year left two dead and Beirut scrambling to crack down on spillover violence from Syria (File Archive/AFP)
18:03 GMT

A Rocket from Lebanon's border with Syria landed in the town of Al Fakiha in Bekaa Tuesday. No casualties were reported.

There are an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon (File/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Forty-five thousand Syrian refugees were removed from the UNHCR's registry and verification program in Lebanon because they "failed to keep in contact", according to a spokesperson.

July 7, 2014

Lebanon hosts millions of Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT

The head of Lebanon's parliamentary Health Committee MP Atef Majdalani said Syrian doctors and nurses are practicing illegally in Lebanese hospitals and clinics.

Earlier this week, a leaked report said ISIS planned to attack Lebanon (File/AFP)
13:02 GMT

A military judge on Monday charged 28 suspects with belonging to the radical Sunni group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon make up at least 27 percent of the population (File/AFP)
10:09 GMT

The complications surrounding Lebanon's policy for Syrian refugees are back on the negotiating table with the UNHCR.

July 6, 2014

Lebanese soldiers stand beside the aftermath of a bombing in Bekaa Valley in December 2013 (File/AFP)
11:21 GMT

Lebanon's Internal Security Forces believe that radical Sunni militant group ISIS will strike the country with a series of attacks, according to a leaked report.

July 5, 2014

Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Baalbek area suffered through a harsh winter this year (File Archive/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Lebanese Cabinet members announced this week that there is a chance that Lebanon will establish refugee camps for Syrian refugees, in a move that is considered somewhat unprecedented in the country.

Lebanon's parliament has failed to elect a president since May, forcing the country into a political leadership vacuum (File Archive)
13:43 GMT

Lebanese MPs expressed skepticism Saturday that a new president would lead Lebanon any time soon.

July 4, 2014

Photo used for illustrative purposes (AFP)
11:18 GMT

Syrian warplanes carried out at least three airstrikes on the outskirts of Arsal in east Lebanon Friday, killing a 12-year-old boy and wounding three family members

The scene of the bombing North Lebanon's Hermel earlier this year (AFP)
07:28 GMT

The Army carried out another raid in the northern village of Fnaydeq Thursday, confiscating explosives in light of confessions made by a terror suspect.

July 2, 2014

Lebanon's army patrols the streets of Tripoli (File/AFP)
13:16 GMT

Four people were injured Wednesday when an unknown assailant on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade into a coffee shop in Tripoli. One of the wounded is believed to be in critical condition according to sources.

Children stand in Rashidiyeh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT

Amnesty International slammed Lebanon after a leaked document instructed airlines no to bring Palestinian refugees from Syria to Lebanon.

Lebanon's security forces dismantled three terror cells this week after a wave of suicide attacks (File/AFP)
07:48 GMT

Both Hezbollah and Lebanese security forces prepared to coordinate against any potential ISIS attack, a senior security source said, Tuesday.