Lebanon


Relative calm in Syrian safe zones after deal implemented

2017-05-06 16:08

A plan worked out by Russia, Turkey and Iran to set up "de-escalation zones" in mostly opposition-held parts of Syria has gone into effect with limited success.

Lebanon's president suspends parliament for 1 month

2017-04-13 05:24

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has suspended parliament to prevent it extending its own term for the third time in less than four years.

1 dies in airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons

2017-04-08 17:00

Warplanes have struck a northern Syrian town where a chemical attack killed scores of people earlier this week.

Death toll from Syria chemical attack rises to 75

2017-04-05 20:05

The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town has risen to 75, as activists and rescue workers find more terrified survivors.

UNICEF says 2016 was worst year yet for Syria's children

2017-03-13 10:44

The U.N. child relief agency says at least 652 children were killed in Syria last year, making 2016 the worst year yet for the country's rising generation

Lebanese president in Egypt, day after defending Hezbollah

2017-02-13 21:05

Lebanon's newly elected president visits Egypt, a day after defending militant Hezbollah group to an Egyptian TV station

Egypt FM: We want to help Lebanese politicians reconcile

2016-08-16 22:11

Egypt's foreign minister says he is visiting Beirut to help rival Lebanese groups find common ground.

Lebanon foils planned ISIS attacks

2016-06-30 19:02

The Lebanese army says it has foiled attacks planned by the Islamic State jihadist group on a tourist site and a crowded area, arresting five "terrorists".

PICS: Syrian children are breadwinners in Lebanon

2016-06-06 10:34

Syrian refugee children have become breadwinners in Lebanon, forced to skip school and work long hours.

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.

 

Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast

2017-04-16 22:49

Opposition activists say the evacuation of more than 3 000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place on Sunday has been postponed.

Clashes in Lebanon Palestinian camp kill two

2017-04-08 21:43

Palestinian factions have battled an extremist group in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon in a second day of clashes.

Syria chemical attack death toll rises

2017-04-05 22:47

The death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian town has risen to 86, 30 of them children.

Evacuation deal reached for four Syrian towns

2017-03-29 18:10

Four Syrian towns are to be evacuated under an agreement between pro-government forces and rebels in the latest of a series of deals.

Le Pen sparks Lebanon controversy by refusing to don veil

2017-02-21 18:52

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has sparked controversy during her brief visit to Lebanon when she refused to wear a veil to meet the country's top Sunni Muslim cleric.

Investigation after boy sneaks onto Beirut-Istanbul flight

2016-09-02 21:30

Officials at Beirut's international airport say they are investigating how a teenage boy was able to sneak onto a flight and travel to Turkey without a ticket or passport.

Lebanon gives teeth to big cat protection

2016-07-20 21:00

The death of a baby lion cub kept as a pet in Lebanon has inspired a major government-backed campaign to halt mistreatment and trafficking of big cats in the country.

Multiple suicide bombings kill five in eastern Lebanon

2016-06-27 10:56

At least five people have been killed in multiple suicide bombings in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, officials say.

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.

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