LBGT activists stage rare Lebanon sit-in

2016-05-16 07:05

A group of activists backing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has staged a rare sit-in in Lebanon to demand the abolition of a law criminalising relations "against nature".

Lebanon holds local elections amid tight security

2016-05-08 19:18

Lebanese have voted in municipal elections in Beirut and the Bekaa Valley amid tight security and a low turnout.

Trauma, torture for sex-trafficked Syrians in Lebanon

2016-04-18 16:01

The iron-gated doors and blacked-out windows keep the room dark at all hours of the day. Lingerie is splayed across the floor and a whip hangs over the bed.

Lebanon police rescue 75 mainly Syrian sex slaves

2016-04-01 14:10

Lebanon's security forces have dismantled the country's largest known sex trafficking ring and freed 75 mainly Syrian women, a security source says.

Trash pickup resumes in Lebanon

2016-03-19 15:22

Sanitation workers have begun removing mountains of trash from the suburbs of Beirut in what residents hope marks the end of Lebanon's eight-month garbage crisis.

Arab League declares Lebanon's Hezbollah a terror group

2016-03-12 08:03

Arab League foreign ministers have declared Lebanon's Shi'ite movement Hezbollah a terrorist group, after Sunni-dominated Gulf monarchies adopted the same stance.

Lebanon minister quits over Hezbollah 'domination'

2016-02-21 21:02

Accusing Hezbollah of trying to 'extend control over Lebanon and its decisions', Ashraf Rifi resigns as justice minister.

Lebanon: EU refugee aid can't wait

2016-02-15 19:01

Lebanon's defence minister is urging the European Union to immediately provide aid to the large number of refugees that his country is harbouring.

Rockets fired from Lebanon into north Israel

2015-12-20 20:25

Two Katyusha-type rockets have been fired from south Lebanon into Israel a Lebanese security source said.

Ex-wife of ISIS leader freed in prisoner swop

2015-12-01 20:12

The al-Qaeda branch in Syria has freed 13 Lebanese policemen and three army soldiers abducted in August 2014, in a swop deal with the government in Beirut, who released 13 prisoners linked to the militant group.


Top Lebanese Hezbollah military commander killed in Syria

2016-05-13 11:18

Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group says its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed in Syria.

Aus mom, TV crew freed on bail in Lebanon

2016-04-20 22:11

An Australian mother and TV crew caught up in a high-profile child custody battle and detained in Beirut, have been released on bail.

Lebanon holds Aus mother, TV crew in kidnap case

2016-04-07 15:41

Lebanese authorities have detained an Australian woman for allegedly abducting her two children and a television crew accused of helping her.

ISIS chief Baghdadi's ex-wife wants freedom

2016-03-31 16:01

An ex-wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with whom he had a daughter, wants to live in Europe "in freedom".

Lebanon: Missiles on Serbian flight were for training

2016-03-14 19:19

The Lebanese army says two missiles found on a passenger flight from Lebanon to Serbia were used for training and did not contain any explosives.

Saudi Arabia wants citizens to avoid Lebanon

2016-02-23 18:55

Saudi Arabia has urged its citizens to leave Lebanon, broadcaster al-Arabiya reports, amid a worsening row between the two governments over Iran.

Saudi halts $3bn in aid to Lebanon army

2016-02-19 17:17

Saudi Arabia has halted a $3bn programme for military supplies to Lebanon in protest against Hezbollah, the Shi'ite militant group fighting in support of Syria's regime.

Syrian army advances towards Turkish border

2016-02-07 21:37

Syrian government troops are advancing to a rebel town near the Turkish border with the help of a Russian-backed offensive.

Wanted man blows himself up during army raid

2015-12-05 14:47

The Lebanese army says a man wanted by authorities blew himself up during an army raid on his apartment.

Lebanon arrests 9 over Beirut bombings

2015-11-15 20:23

Lebanon has arrested nine people, mostly Syrians, over last week's Beirut bombings that killed 44 people in an attack which originally had targeted a hospital.

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