Lebanon


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.

Lebanon mourns 41 killed in bomb attack on Hezbollah bastion

2015-11-13 11:14

Lebanon is holding a day of mourning for 41 people killed in twin bombings on a busy shopping street in southern Beirut, the bloodiest such attack for years which was claimed by the ISIS.

Suicide blasts kill 37 in Hezbollah bastion

2015-11-12 20:00

At least 37 people have been killed and more than 180 wounded after twin suicide bombings rocked a stronghold of Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah movement in south Beirut.

Beirut protest turns violent

2015-10-08 22:24

Lebanese security forces have fired tear gas and water canon to break up an anti-government protest in Beirut.

Garbage mountains circle Beirut as crisis festers

2015-09-16 20:00

On the outskirts of the Lebanese capital, mountains of putrid garbage are rising and tempers are flaring as a months-old rubbish collection crisis shows no signs of being resolved.

Hundreds treated, 2 dead as sandstorm engulfs Middle East

2015-09-08 15:05

A dense sandstorm engulfing parts of the Middle East has left at least two people dead in Lebanon and hundreds suffering from respiratory problems, as officials warned residents to stay indoors.

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.

 

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.

Hezbollah chief denounces Paris attacks

2015-11-14 23:58

Hassan Nasrallah, chief of Lebanon's powerful Shi'ite Muslim movement Hezbollah, has strongly condemned the Islamic State group's attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people.

US condemns 'horrific terrorist attacks' in Beirut

2015-11-13 09:12

The White House has condemned the 'horrific terrorist' twin bomb blasts claimed by the ISIS group that killed 41 people in Beirut.

Nightclub shoot-out kills 8 north of Beirut

2015-11-02 18:05

A shoot-out has erupted as Lebanese forces raided a nightclub north of Beirut, leaving eight people dead, including two officers and at least one member of a notorious crime family,.

Hungary places ads to warn off migrants

2015-09-21 16:31

The Hungarian government has published an advertisement in a Lebanese newspaper warning that those entering the European country illegally, could face jail.

Lebanon's unprecedented sandstorm shuts down schools

2015-09-09 13:11

Lebanon's unprecedented, lethal sandstorm, now in its third day, forced the government to shut schools and public institutions over health concerns.

Riot police storm Lebanese ministry, expel protesters

2015-09-01 18:22

Riot police have stormed the Lebanese Environment Ministry to expel protesters who occupied the building for six hours to call for the resignation of Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq.

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.

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