New restrictions in Lebanon mean Syrian refugees live in fear


BEIRUT - New rules in Lebanon, which has the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world, have left many thousands of them at risk of abuse from landlords and detention at any time, aid workers and a rights group say.

Lebanese army says captures militant accused of beheading soldier

BEIRUT - Lebanon's army said on Tuesday that it had captured two militants, one of whom beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was held by hardline Islamist gunmen along with around two dozen servicemen still in captivity.

World, 24 Mar 2015

Press freedom at stake in Lebanon tribunal case, says accused

LONDON - The planned trial of a Lebanese journalist and her TV station over a report that allegedly hindered the work of an international tribunal could endanger press freedom in Lebanon and beyond, according to the accused and her lawyer.

World, 17 Mar 2015

Lebanon's Hariri: talking to Hezbollah necessary to ease tensions

BEIRUT - Former prime minister Saad al-Hariri, speaking on a rare visit marking the 10th anniversary of his father's assassination, said dialogue with Hezbollah was necessary to ease sectarian tensions in Lebanon.

World, 14 Feb 2015

Lebanon removes political banners, a legacy of the civil war

BEIRUT - Lebanon has begun removing political posters and party banners from neighborhoods of the capital in a move to unify a country still divided from a civil war, following an agreement between the militant and political group Hezbollah and its rivals.

World, 06 Feb 2015

Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it

BEIRUT - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere.

World, Israel, 30 Jan 2015

Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT - Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria last week. | Video

Israel, World 29 Jan 2015

Turkey, Lebanon restart Baghdad flights after shooting, Gulf waits

BAGHDAD - Turkish Airlines and Lebanon's Middle East Airlines (MEA) resumed flights to Baghdad on Thursday after halting them earlier in the week when bullets hit a plane as it was landing in the Iraqi capital.

World, Iraq, 29 Jan 2015

Hezbollah says Israel wants to set 'new rules' with Syria raid

BEIRUT - An Israeli attack which killed several prominent members of Lebanon's Hezbollah last week was an attempt by Israel to set "new rules" in the conflict between the two foes, Hezbollah's deputy leader said at a gathering to commemorate those who died.

World, Israel, 25 Jan 2015

Hezbollah under pressure to act after Israeli strike

BEIRUT - With a confident smile, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement warned in a recent interview that allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would strike back if Israeli attacks inside Syria continued.

World, United Nations, Syria, Israel, 22 Jan 2015