Lebanon & Syria
The Lebanese parliament is scheduled to make its ninth attempt to a elect a president today, however the atmosphere of the electoral session was not serious and a quorum was not expected to be reached.
July 22, 2014
Syria's main opposition coalition announced Tuesday that it has voted to force out its interim government,.
July 21, 2014
Hassan Fadlallah, a parliamentarian representing the Lebanese resistance movement, said on Sunday that Hezbollah would not be swayed in its fight against Takfiri militant groups operating in Syria.
Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah has vowed to support the resistance in Gaza.
July 20, 2014
Tensions remain high after a terrorist allegedly linked to the Beirut hotel bombings was killed in Tripoli during overnight raids by security forces, while another wanted militiaman was arrested.
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Saturday the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and minorities in the Iraqi city of Mosul, calling for peace and for eradicating ISIS and other “oppressive” regimes.
July 19, 2014
In a Friday report, Los Angeles Times cited Samir Zaitoun, a commander with Al Tawheed Brigade, a Syrian opposition group, as saying that nearly half the militants in Aleppo, mostly from small groups, have left over the last year.
Security agencies were able to avert a “terrorist scheme” by Syrian opposition groups to involve Lebanon in a “dangerous sectarian” conflict, As Safir newspaper reported on Saturday.
Residents of the northeastern town of Arsal are growing increasingly worried about their safety as a battle between Hezbollah and members of the Syrian opposition edges ever closer to the town.
July 17, 2014
Lebanon filed a complaint to the United Nations Security Council Thursday against Israel in response to Tel Aviv's bombardment of Lebanon's southern villages.
Hezbollah fighters and Nusra Front militants clashed again close to Lebanon's border with Syria, according to a security source.
Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea ridiculed Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday following Assad's swearing-in ceremony as president.
Palestinian factions are not interested in drawing Lebanon into the current Israel-Gaza conflict, a senior Hamas official said Wednesday.
July 16, 2014
Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri proposed a two year presidential term for Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun in return for forming a cabinet that meets the interests of Hariri's party.
July 15, 2014
At least seven people were wounded Tuesday in Lebanon's town of Arsal from Syrian rockets.