Lebanon


Lebanon pulled into war with ISIS

2014-10-18 16:30

With all eyes on the Islamic State group's onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon.

Gunmen kill soldier in Lebanon's Tripoli

2014-09-23 14:37

Gunfire has killed a soldier in Lebanon’s main northern city of Tripoli, where clashes often break out between Sunni Muslim gunmen and troops, the Lebanese army says.

Israel drone crashes inside Lebanon - source

2014-09-20 14:30

An Israeli drone has crashed inside Lebanon, coming down close to the demarcation line with the Jewish state, a military source says.

Lebanon to open Syria refugee camps

2014-09-12 05:00

Lebanon has decided to set up two camps for Syrian refugees for the first time along its border with war-torn Syria.

ISIS militants behead Lebanese soldier

2014-08-30 17:04

Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured in a border town, a video posted on social media shows.

Rockets fired toward Israel from Lebanon, Gaza

2014-08-26 05:43
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Israel has been attacked from two sides, with one rocket fired out of southern Lebanon and 100 rockets launched from Gaza.

Israel is a cancer - Hezbollah leader

2014-08-15 13:23
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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.

Lebanon suspends permits for Ebola-hit states

2014-08-01 14:38

Lebanon's labour ministry says it has suspended the issuance of work permits to residents of several African countries hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Former Lebanese MP mistakenly shoots himself

2014-07-30 16:53

A former Lebanese member of parliament has shot and seriously wounded himself by mistake while cleaning his pistol.

Rockets fired from Lebanon, Israel fires back

2014-07-14 09:10

Rockets have been fired at Israel from southern Lebanon, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the Israeli army said, in the third such rocket attack from Lebanon.

Lebanon charges 28 planning suicide attacks

2014-07-07 18:53

A Lebanese public prosecutor has charged 28 people with planning to carry out suicide bomb attacks and belonging to the militant group Islamic State.

Lebanon to stop Syrian refugees

2014-06-02 20:51

Lebanon has started taking measures to stop the flow of Syrian refugees into the tiny country.

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.

Lebanon will have 1.5m refugees by year's end

2014-05-20 07:09

The UN has warned Lebanon needs help as it is on track to take in 1.5m Syrian refugees by year's end.

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.

Millionth Syria refugee registered in Lebanon

2014-04-03 13:22

The number of Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon has officially topped 1 million, highlighting the growing humanitarian catastrophe caused by Syria's civil war.

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-linked clashes claim 24 victims in Lebanon

2014-03-22 17:01

Eight days of Syria-linked clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli have killed 24 people, as sniper fire forced the closure of the highway to Syria.

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 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.

Egypt prosecutor says Morsi spied for Iran

2014-02-24 07:36

Egypt’s top prosecutor has accused former president Mohammed Morsi of passing state secrets to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

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.

 

Teen stopped from flying to arranged marriage

2014-09-28 08:01

A 14-year-old girl and a male relative have been prevented from leaving Australia for a suspected arranged marriage in Lebanon, a report says.

Lebanon army distances itself from abuse video

2014-09-22 18:28

Lebanon's army has distanced itself from a video showing troops abusing Syrian detainees in an area where soldiers have battled jihadists, saying the incident was "isolated".

Lebanon arrests 'prankster' for threatening to behead kids

2014-09-13 16:15

Lebanese police have arrested a man who staged a sick prank by filming himself threatening to behead three Syrian refugee children left in his care, a security official says.

ISIS says executes second soldier

2014-09-06 22:29

Islamic State militants have beheaded a captive Lebanese soldier, images published on social media show.

Anger as decapitated Lebanese soldier is buried

2014-09-03 21:17

Thousands of angry mourners have buried a Lebanese soldier beheaded by Islamic militants after an emotional funeral march, accusing the government of neglect.

Lebanese army, gunmen clash at Syrian border

2014-08-28 21:04

Gunmen have killed at least one Lebanese soldier when they attacked an army post at the border with Syria near a town seized by Islamist insurgents, a security source says.

Lebanon army battle militants on Syria border

2014-08-04 12:56

Lebanese troops have shelled militant positions in the mountains around the town of Arsal on the Syrian border, as fierce fighting raged there for a third day.

Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

2014-08-01 11:03

With poverty growing, Syrian refugee women and girls are growing vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

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.

Rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel

2014-07-11 08:34

At least two rockets have been fired from southern Lebanon into Israel, a report and security sources say, adding that it is unclear who fired them.

Lebanese wife-beater convicted under new law

2014-07-02 10:41

A Lebanese man who beat his wife has been jailed for nine months in the first such conviction under a domestic violence law passed in April.

Syrian babies 'born refugees' in Lebanon

2014-06-02 11:34

Young mothers who fled Syria's war for dismal refugee camps in Lebanon struggle to imagine a future for their babies, even though they find their newborns a rare source of joy.

Deadly mortar attack hits Assad gathering in Syria

2014-05-23 12:12

A mortar shell has struck an election gathering in support of President Bashar Assad in southern Syria, killing a number of people, state media and opposition activists report.

Israel arrests Arab journo after Lebanon visit

2014-04-17 14:54

An Arab Israeli journalist has been arrested after making a visit to Lebanon, his mother says, on suspicion he could have joined a "hostile organisation".

Lebanese army take full control of highway

2014-04-05 17:31

Lebanon's state-run National News Agency says government forces have taken full control of a highway in the country's northeast once patrolled by gunmen.

Lebanon army moves into restive Tripoli

2014-04-02 17:29

Lebanese troops have moved into a restive Sunni area in the northern city of Tripoli in the second stage of a plan aimed at quelling deadly Syria-linked violence there.

Masked gunmen shoot policeman in Tripoli

2014-03-28 12:10

Masked gunmen have shot dead a policeman in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, security sources say, the second killing of a member of the security forces in two days.

Lebanon commandos to Syria border

2014-03-17 17:09

Lebanon has sent troops to its Syrian border as rebels flee after the fall of their stronghold to Assad forces.

Syria foreign minister hospitalised in Beirut

2014-03-15 07:00

Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem, who led the regime's negotiating team at the failed peace talks this year, has been admitted to hospital in neighbouring Lebanon, a medical source says.

1000s protest domestic violence against women

2014-03-08 22:31

Protesters have taken to the streets of Beirut, on the occasion of International Women's Day, demanding better protection for women amid an uproar over husbands murdering their wives.

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.

Suicide car bomb in Lebanon

2014-02-23 08:38

A massive suicide car bomb targeting an army checkpoint in the eastern Lebanese town of Hermel near war-torn Syria has killed two soldiers and a civilian.

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 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.

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