Protests in Lebanon as garbage crisis worsens

2015-08-26 21:05

Hundreds of people have kept up protests in Beirut as a crisis over garbage collection worsens with fresh piles of trash accumulating in streets of the capital.

Police fire tear gas at protesters in Beirut for second day

2015-08-23 21:27

Lebanese riot police have fired tear gas and water cannons for the second consecutive day in downtown Beirut as they battled protesters with batons and stones - a marked escalation of mass demonstrations against an ongoing trash crisis.

Syria ceasefire ends, fighting resumes

2015-08-16 07:54

A temporary ceasefire between warring parties in Syria has collapsed as negotiations failed to reach a more permanent agreement to end fighting.

Malala turns 18, says world failing Syrian children

2015-07-12 18:07

Malala Yousafzai has told world leaders they were failing Syria's children, as the Nobel Peace Prize winner spent her 18th birthday on the Syrian border.

Hezbollah threatens to displace millions of Israelis

2015-06-05 23:00

The Hezbollah leader says 'millions' of Israelis will be displaced in case of a new war.

Hezbollah urges backing for fight against ISIS

2015-05-24 21:02

The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement has urged broad support for his group's fight in Syria, saying it was engaged in an existential battle against the Islamic State group.

UN: 21 million children in Mideast risk missing out on education

2015-04-15 20:07

A new United Nations report says 21 million children in the Middle East and North Africa are out of school or at risk of dropping out despite improved access to education in the region over the past decade.

Syrian, Iraqi Christians plead for help

2015-03-17 21:12

Syrian and Iraqi Christians have pleaded for international assistance.

Heavy snowstorm descends on parts of Middle East

2015-02-20 18:58

A heavy snowstorm has shut down roads leading in and out of Jerusalem and blanketed Israel's desert with a rare layer of white.

Sexy hackers steal Syria rebel plans

2015-02-02 22:33

Hackers targeted Syrian opposition members with online 'honey traps,' posing as female supporters to steal battle plans and the identity of defectors.


2 killed in clashes at Palestinian camp in Lebanon

2015-08-25 11:54

Two people have been killed in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon in renewed overnight clashes between the mainstream Palestinian faction Fatah and hardline Islamists, security sources say.

Lebanese PM hints he might resign after protests

2015-08-23 16:59

Lebanon's prime minister has hinted he might resign after violent protests against government corruption and political dysfunction triggered by a month-long trash crisis in Beirut.

Beirut's mounting trash reflects crisis of government

2015-07-23 16:07

The stench of uncollected refuse in the streets of Beirut is a stark reminder of the crisis of government afflicted Lebanon, where politicians divided by local and regional conflicts have been unable to agree on where to dump the capital’s rubbish.

Lebanon minister vows to punish guards after beating video

2015-06-21 21:11

A Lebanese minister has vowed to bring to justice guards seen in online video clips beating Islamists detained in a notorious prison where imprisoned militants were once suspected of directing terror attacks.

Gambia expels Lebanese businessman accused of Hezbollah ties

2015-06-03 07:49

A Lebanese businessman accused by the United States of providing financial support to the Lebanese militant movement Hezbollah has left Gambia in compliance with an expulsion order, government sources say.

ISIS claims responsibility for Texas attack, first in US

2015-05-05 11:21

ISIS has claimed its first attack on US soil, a shooting at an anti-Muslim event in Texas over the weekend showcasing cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed.

Lebanon forces kill 'militants', arrest cleric

2015-04-10 15:34

Lebanese security forces have killed two suspected militants and arrested an extremist cleric during a shootout in the north of the country, a security official says.

Islamic State releases 19 Christians

2015-03-01 21:56

The Islamic State has released 19 Assyrian Christian captives in Syria after processing them through a Sharia court, a group says.

US delivers arms to Lebanon

2015-02-08 18:37

The US has delivered more than $25m worth of military aid, including heavy artillery, to the Lebanese army to help it fight jihadist groups.

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.

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