Lebanon & Syria
Lebanon's General Security Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim entered negotiations Friday with Nusra front to cancel the threatened execution of Lebanese hostage.
November 28, 2014
Protesters in Lebanon face riot police blocking Beirut road in a protest condemning inaction by the the government to secure the release of 26 servicemen still held hostage by Nusra Front.
November 27, 2014
Lebanese security forces arrested three Syrians for allegedly supporting ISIL in the northern region of Akkar Thursday.
Lebanon has finalized a $3 billion arms deal, funded by Saudi Arabia following consultations between representatives.
November 26, 2014
A court in Egypt has sentenced nearly 80 minors between two and five years in prison each for demonstrating in support of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, official sources say.
Americans are discouraged from "all travel to Lebanon” because of "the frequency of terrorist bombing attacks throughout the country,” according to a new warning issued by the United States Department of State on Monday. The warning echoed a similar notification released last August.
A captured Hezbollah fighter was released by the Free Syrian Army in exchange for two rebels held by the Shia group.
November 25, 2014
A Syrian refugee was killed while several others were injured during clashes Monday between two groups linked to Fatah in Lebanon's Burj al-Barajneh camp.
November 20, 2014
Saudi officials on Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to blacklist both Shia groups Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthis.
November 19, 2014
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah met Tuesday with Defense Minister Samir Moqbel as the minister holds a series of talks with high-ranking political officials after his return from Tehran late last month.
Clashes continued into the early hours of Wednesday in the Syrian town of Assal al-Ward, close to the Lebanese border.
November 18, 2014
Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr Tuesday issued a decision to release Free Syrian Army commander Abdullah al-Rifai after he had been detained for nine days for allegedly attempting to sneak into Lebanon’s outskirts, according to judicial sources.
Terrorist attacks soared in 2013 across Middle East nations including Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, according to a new study by the UK-based Institute for Economics and Peace.
November 17, 2014
ISIL has announced an extension of four hours their ultimatum to the Lebanese government to revoke death sentences for Islamists or expect the execution of seven Lebanese captives.
A group of "veiled females" linked to ISIL are allegedly recruiting girls to adopt extremist ideologies in northern Lebanon.