Lebanon & Syria
September 19, 2014
The Nusra Front has denied claims that it sought to free Hezbollah-held prisoners in exchange for the release of Lebanese soldiers captured last month during Arsal clashes.
The Lebanese Army urged UNIFIL forces to look at Israeli wire tapping devices, installed along the Lebanese border, as a violation of Resolution 1701, the resolution that forged a peace agreement and ended the 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel.
September 18, 2014
The U.S. and France will speed up delivery of military aid to Lebanon amid the increasing tension in the border town of Arsal.
Another Lebanese soldier was kidnapped close to the border town of Arsal by unknown gunmen in two pickup trucks, according to reports.
September 17, 2014
Militants from Nusra Front have threatened to kill one of 22 kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, according to a statement on Facebook.
September 16, 2014
Lebanon's army clashed with Nusra Front fighters overnight on the country's border with Syria, killing dozens of militants.
Lebanon will need up to $1 billion to cope with the mass influx of Syrian refugees in the country, according to a government official.
Lebanon will increase security along the border with Syria as part of a global contribution against Islamic State militants, according to an analyst.
September 15, 2014
Lebanese authorities have rejected suggestions to collaborate with the Syrian regime to combat Islamic State militants.
September 14, 2014
Hezbollah called for unifying Lebanese politics as one to stand against terrorism.
September 13, 2014
A security source in Arsal said a Lebanese man was taken by gunmen in the Arsal Saturday morning, continuing a long string of violent attacks in the embattled border town.
September 12, 2014
U.S. ambassador David Hale said Friday the U.S. would provide weapons and other equipment needed to help fend off threats Islamic State insurgency in Lebanon.
Syriac leaders met with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea hoping to secure a save haven in Lebanon for Iraqi Christians fleeing the Islamic State.
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai said Thursday U.S. President Barack Obama would help shield Lebanon from regional turmoil.
September 11, 2014
At least four Hezbollah fighters were killed overnight Wednesday during clashes with jihadists on the outskirts of a Lebanese border village in the Bekaa Valley, security sources told The Daily Star Thursday.