Lebanon & Syria
Two men with alleged links to extremist groups were arrested by Lebanese forces in the border town of Arsal Thursday.
December 24, 2014
France will send a top Middle East official to Lebanon early next year in an attempt to end the country's presidential deadlock.
Three fishermen were fired upon by the Syrian navy off the coast of northern Lebanon Wednesday. Sources say the fishermen were detained while their boat was seized.
Police found plethora of illicit substances at a home in Fanar, a suburb of Beirut.
December 23, 2014
Bassem Youssef and his company Q-Soft were fined millions of dollars by The Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration for poking fun at Egypt's military leaders.
Sheikh Naim Qassem prioritized the need for discretion in negotiating the release of Lebanese servicemen held by jihadists.
Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas says the almost four-year-long conflict in neighboring Syria has cost his country more than USD 20 billion.
December 21, 2014
The twenty Lebanese nationals who died in the Air Algerie plane crash this summer returned to Lebanon on Sunday afternoon.
December 20, 2014
The UN General Assembly said $856.4 million should be paid from Israel to Lebanon Friday as compensation for an oil spill caused during the 2006 war.
December 17, 2014
Syrian air force raids killed 11 people while ISIL and Nusra Front clashed on the border with Lebanon, putting security forces on high alert Wednesday.
Iran's government said it was awaiting a vote from Lebanese authorities on accepting military aid Tuesday.
December 14, 2014
Syrian forces seized territory north of Aleppo, while rebel forces capture three government checkpoints.
Militants still holding 25 Lebanese servicemen captive have appointed a new mediator to handle negotiations following the withdrawal f Qatar's mediator originally tasked with the talks.
After being approached and detailed by gunman while trying to deliver Qatari-sent aid to Syrian refugees, a resident of the northeastern Lebanese border town of Arsal was released Saturday, according to security sources.
Three suspected militants were arrested during a raid by the Lebanese army over their alleged involvement in October clashes with army personnel is Lebanon's Tripoli.