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.

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.


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.

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.

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