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.

UN Council discuss Israel-Lebanon flare-up

2015-01-29 08:25

The UN Security Council has called an emergency meeting to discuss the flare-up of violence on the Israeli-Lebanon border, diplomats say.

UN peacekeeper killed in south Lebanon

2015-01-28 17:24

A UN peacekeeper has been killed in southern Lebanon, a spokesperson says, as Israel shelled areas near the border after Hezbollah targeted its vehicles.

Heavy snowfall, winter storm hits Middle East

2015-01-07 16:18

A powerful winter storm together with heavy snow is lashing the Middle East, killing at least 2 in Lebanon.

ISIS threatens to execute Lebanese soldiers

2014-12-19 19:57

A French-speaking jihadist has threatened to execute Lebanese soldiers held hostage by ISIS, saying three prominent anti-ISIS politicians would be responsible for their deaths.

Syria strikes kill 3 on Lebanon border

2014-12-09 20:13

Syrian warplanes have carried out air strikes in a border region of eastern Lebanon, killing three people and injuring two others, Lebanon's official news agency says.


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.

Israel: Hezbollah will pay full price for deadly attack

2015-01-29 08:41

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the 'full price' after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war.

Two Israeli soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack

2015-01-28 17:39

Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper have been killed in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel that has raised fears of a full-blown conflict.

Miss Lebanon peeved over selfie

2015-01-18 19:48

Miss Universe contestants are keen to proclaim their desire for world peace, but this year's Miss Lebanon has declared war after claiming Miss Israel muscled in uninvited during a group "selfie".

Lebanon puts new controls at Syria border

2015-01-06 05:00

Lebanon is enforcing new immigration controls at the Syrian border in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees.

Lebanon's mountain of trash gets a makeover

2014-12-11 09:52

Lebanon’s ‘mountain of trash’ has marred the beautiful city of Sidon for years, but now an ambitious project is putting an end to the towering nightmare.

Anger erupts in Lebanon after killing of policeman

2014-12-06 14:50

Anger has erupted in eastern Lebanon after al-Qaeda-linked Syrian extremist group the al-Nusra front says it had killed a captured Lebanese policeman.

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