Lebanon & Syria

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Israeli soldiers patrol the border with neighboring Lebanon after rocket fire was exchanged Friday (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP)
17:33 GMT

Lebanon's army told reporters Sunday that they found the launchpad from which three rockets from Tyre were fired towards northern Israel

Lebanese Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi has urged protesters to open the roads they blocked throughout the week against Lebanese Army threats to do so by force (AFP/File).
07:33 GMT

Lebanon's Minister for Justice, Ashraf Rifi has urged Bab al-Tabbaneh residents in Tripoli to show self-restraint, claiming local political and security forces have manipulated their protests for personal political gains.

July 12, 2014

(AFP)
07:47 GMT

Several militant factions affiliated with what the West calls moderate rebel groups have pledged allegiance to ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

July 11, 2014

Bekaa is frequently targeted by spillover violence from Syria (File Archive)
19:00 GMT

At least three rockets landed in the town of Brital in Lebanon's Bekaa Friday.

Israel launched retaliatory shells on southern Lebanon early Friday morning (File Archive)
16:42 GMT

Israel launched retaliatory shells on southern Lebanon Friday after "suspicious, unknown rockets" were fired from the country's south on the Jewish state, according to reports.

(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.