Israel buries soldiers

2015-01-29 16:07

Israel is burying two soldiers killed in a Hezbollah missile strike that triggered Israeli fire on southern Lebanon.

UN saw drones over Syria

2015-01-20 06:14

UN peacekeepers stationed in the Golan Heights along the Syrian-Israeli border have observed drones coming from the Israeli side before and after an airstrike.

Israel is a cancer - Hezbollah leader

2014-08-15 13:23

The leader of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has called Israel a cancer and that the “ultimate goal should be to remove it”, according to a report.

Israel returns fire after rockets fired from Lebanon

2014-07-11 17:11

Rockets have been fired at northern Israel from Lebanon and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanese and Israeli military authorities say.

Assad says war turning in govt's favour

2014-04-14 08:45

President Bashar Assad says that the war that has torn Syria apart for three years and cost more than 150 000 lives is turning in the government's favour, news agency Sana reports.

More than 150 000 killed in Syria conflict - NGO

2014-04-01 14:12

More than 150 000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, a monitoring group says in a new toll.

Syria rebels release kidnapped nuns

2014-03-10 08:19

A group of nuns kidnapped by rebels in the Syrian town of Maalula in December were released early Monday thanks to Lebanese-Qatari mediation and handed to the Syrian authorities.

Syria govt launches air strike on rebel bastion

2014-03-04 11:42

Syrian helicopters have dropped explosives-packed barrels near rebel-held Yabrud, a monitoring group says.

US policy on Syria aids terrorism: Moscow

2014-02-21 08:04

Moscow has accused Washington of prolonging the Syrian conflict by supporting the opposition ahead of a UN Security Council vote that threatens to further deepen big power divisions.

Army seizes 200kg car bomb in Lebanon

2014-02-17 08:43

The Lebanese army has intercepted a car packed with explosives near the border with Syria, four days after two car bombs were defused elsewhere in the country.

Syria conflict may spill over into Lebanon

2014-02-06 15:09

A string of recent bombings in Lebanon, many of them suicide attacks, has raised fears of a homegrown jihadist threat driven by the Syrian civil war across the border.

Qaeda rebels bomb Syria minister's town

2014-01-28 14:58

A suicide bomber from an al Qaeda-linked rebel group killed 13 soldiers in an attack on the Syrian defence minister's hometown, an opposition monitoring group says.

UN bids to bring Syria warring sides together

2014-01-24 08:09

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has met Syria's warring sides behind closed doors to lay the groundwork for direct talks after the first day of a peace conference ended in bitter exchanges.

Syria warring sides gather as Geneva II begins

2014-01-22 09:48

Nearly three years after the start of their fierce civil war, Syria's opposing sides will gather with world powers in Switzerland for the most serious effort yet to end the war.

Explosion hits Beirut suburb

2014-01-21 12:02

Lebanese security officials say an explosion has hit a Shi'ite-dominated neighbourhood in southern Beirut, setting fire to a building and sending plumes of smoke over the area.

Car bomb rocks Lebanese town

2014-01-16 14:58

A car bomb explosion, likely a suicide attack, has killed at least three people in downtown Hermel, a stronghold of Lebanon's Hezbollah near the border with Syria.

Explosion hits Hezbollah area south Beirut

2014-01-02 19:48

A huge explosion has hit a Hezbollah area in the southern suburbs of Lebanese capital.

Prisoner exchange deal: Syria, Lebenon

2013-10-18 20:05

A Lebanese security official will head to Damascus to discuss a prisoner exchange deal that could free nine Lebanese citizens, kidnapped by Syrian rebels last year.

Watchdog urges truces so Syria can disarm

2013-10-10 08:00

The world's chemical weapons watchdog has called for temporary truces to meet tight disarmament deadlines in Syria, where fresh bloodshed is a reminder of the mission's difficulties.

Israel army chief sketches future war scenario

2013-10-09 10:53

The head of Israel's armed forces has painted a grim picture of a future war in which the country could come under simultaneous attack in many ways.

Obama lobbies lawmakers for Syria strikes

2013-09-02 10:01

US President Barack Obama has launched an intense lobbying effort to sway sceptical lawmakers weighing whether to support a military strike against Syria.

No unilateral military action in Syria: US

2013-08-28 15:01

The US has ruled out unilateral military action against Syria and is conferring with allies on potential punitive strikes that could last for more than a day, a senior US official says.

2 explosions rock Lebanese city of Tripoli

2013-08-23 15:00

Twin explosions have rocked the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, causing deaths and injuries, Lebanese security officials say.

Hezbollah: We bombed Israeli soldiers

2013-08-15 07:48

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has said that members of his party were behind last week's bombing that wounded four Israeli soldiers.


Two Israeli soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack

2015-01-28 17:39

Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper have been killed in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel that has raised fears of a full-blown conflict.

Hezbollah: Gaza resistance will defeat Israel

2014-07-21 16:37

Lebanon's Hezbollah is backing the Palestinian "resistance" in Gaza to defeat Israel, the Shi'ite movement's leader Hassan Nasrallah has said.

Wanted Hezbollah commander killed in Syria

2014-05-27 13:06

A senior Hezbollah commander branded by the FBI as one of the world's most wanted terrorists has been killed fighting in Syria, residents of his village in southern Lebanon says.

Syria army seizes ancient Christian town

2014-04-14 13:14

Syrian soldiers backed by Hezbollah fighters have recaptured the town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, military sources and state television says.

Hezbollah chief says danger to Syria govt over

2014-04-07 09:04

Syria's government is no longer in danger of being toppled and the risk of the country being divided has passed, the head of Lebanon's Hezbollah says.

Syria rebels lick their wounds in Lebanon

2014-03-31 12:35

A young Syrian rebel commander has revealed the story of "insane" army shelling of his native Qalamun region as he tells of his perilous evacuation across the border into Lebanon.

Syria army tightens grip on rebel town

2014-03-04 15:02

Syrian state media say government forces are advancing in battle and tightening their grip on the last rebel stronghold near the border with Lebanon.

Israel warns Lebanon over Hezbollah reprisals

2014-02-28 15:06

Israel has warned Lebanon to prevent threatened Hezbollah retaliation for an alleged Israeli air strike on a site used by the guerrillas on the Syrian border.

4 killed in Beirut blast

2014-02-19 11:20

A large explosion near an Iranian cultural centre in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital Beirut has killed at least four people and wounded 19, security sources say.

Syria: US created 'negative climate' at talks

2014-02-17 07:16

Syria's foreign minister has accused the US of creating a "negative climate" for dialogue at the second round of peace talks in Geneva.

Syria death toll hits 136 000 after bloody month

2014-02-01 19:59

More than 136 000 people have been killed since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, with January one of the bloodiest months on record.

Syria warring sides to talk, little hope

2014-01-24 10:27

Syria's warring sides are due to hold their first talks aimed at stemming the country's bloodshed, in what are likely to be long and difficult negotiations with little hope of success.

Australia cracks global money-laundering ring

2014-01-23 09:06

Australian police say they have cracked a major global money-laundering ring with operatives in more than 20 countries and funds siphoned off to groups reported to include Hezbollah.

4 dead in Beirut bomb blast

2014-01-21 14:46

Four people have been killed in an apparent suicide car bombing in south Beirut, in the latest in a string of attacks targeting strongholds of the Lebanese Shi’ite movement Hezbollah.

Syria peace talks in doubt after Iran invite

2014-01-20 15:45

Syria's main, Western-backed opposition has threatened to sit out a peace conference aimed at ending the country's crippling civil war, criticising the last-minute decision to invite Iran.

Israel tests Arrow missile shield

2014-01-03 17:11

Israel has successfully tested its upgraded Arrow missile interceptor for the second time pushing forward work on a US-backed defence against ballistic threats.

Twin blasts cause chaos in Beirut

2013-11-19 13:29

A double bomb attack outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut has killed at least 22 people, wounded almost 150 and has caused widespread damage in a stronghold of Hezbollah.

Hezbollah 'execution' video sparks outrage

2013-10-11 07:28

A gory online video that appears to show Hezbollah fighters executing gravely wounded Syrian rebels has sparked outrage and threatens to worsen sectarian tensions in Lebanon.

Syria to Lebanon refugee influx backlashes

2013-10-09 14:22

As the Syrian refugee influx into Lebanon swells, the backlash is burdened by historical baggage stemming from a fraught relationship between the two countries.

Assad could survive in Syria for years: Israeli general

2013-09-18 13:00

Syrian President Bashar Assad could cling to power for years despite having lost overall control of his country, says Israel's top commander on the frontier with Syria.

US-led Syria strike may trigger retaliation

2013-08-29 11:02

A US-led cruise missile attack on Syria, which seems increasingly likely in the coming days, could provoke reprisals from Damascus and its backers, according to private analysts.

Israel deploys full missile defences

2013-08-28 14:00

Israel is deploying all of its missile defences as a precaution against possible Syrian retaliatory attacks should Western powers carry out strikes on Syria, Israeli Army Radio says.

Israeli warplanes strike area near Beirut

2013-08-23 07:11

Israeli warplanes have struck a target south of Beirut, a day after militants fired four rockets into northern Israel, the Israeli military and a Palestinian official says.

4 Israelis wounded in border blast

2013-08-08 15:56

Two blasts that have wounded four Israeli soldiers on the border with Lebanon were in fact an "ambush" set by Hezbollah, the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar reports.

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