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.

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

Syrian refugees at snowed-in camp long for ceasefire

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon - When a deadly snow storm hit Lebanon last week, Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley sheltered in tents made from plastic sheeting and shivered through the night.

World, United Nations, Syria, 20 Jan 2015

Lebanon's religious courts are failing women, HRW says

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women trying to escape domestic abuse and unhappy marriages face systematic discrimination in Lebanon's religious courts, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, as it urged the Middle Eastern country to reform its judicial system.

World, 19 Jan 2015

Israeli strike in Syria kills senior Hezbollah figures

BEIRUT - An Israeli helicopter strike in Syria killed a commander from Lebanon's Hezbollah and the son of the group's late military leader Imad Moughniyah, Hezbollah said, in a major blow that could lead to reprisal attacks.

World, 18 Jan 2015

Hezbollah says Assad's allies have right to respond to Israeli attacks in Syria

BEIRUT - Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday that Israeli strikes inside Syria were also an aggression against Syria's regional allies and they had the right to retaliate.

World, Syria, Israel, 15 Jan 2015

Aid agencies rule out 'preferred option' of moving storm-hit Syrian refugees

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies dismissed on Wednesday the idea of relocating hundreds of thousands of storm-hit Syrian refugees across the Middle East, citing the large number of refugees, a shortage of funding and a lack of authority.

World, United Nations, Syria, 07 Jan 2015

Lebanon implements new controls at Syrian border

MASNAA BORDER CROSSING, Lebanon - Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbor.

World, United Nations, Syria, 05 Jan 2015

Syria's Qaeda wing fights Hezbollah near Lebanon border

BEIRUT - Al Qaeda-linked fighters battled with members of Lebanese group Hezbollah and the Syrian army in a mountainous area on the Syria-Lebanon border on Saturday, leading to deaths on both sides, security sources said.

World, Syria, 03 Jan 2015

Islamic State seeking bases inside Lebanon: Lebanon security chief

KAWTHARIET ASSIYAD, Lebanon - Islamic State militants holed up in the Qalamoun mountains on the Syrian-Lebanese border are seeking to gain control of nearby Lebanese villages to support their fighting positions, the head of Lebanon's main security apparatus told Reuters.

World, Syria, 03 Jan 2015