BEIRUT - Warring sides in Syria have agreed to extend a ceasefire in a rebel-held town near the border with Lebanon and two Shi'ite villages in the northwest, and to evacuate wounded, sources close to talks said.
BEIRUT - Syrian insurgents, the Syrian army and Lebanese group Hezbollah agreed on a 48-hour ceasefire in the rebel-held town of Zabadani near Lebanon's border and two Shi'ite villages in Idlib province, sources close to negotiations on both sides said.
MALMO, Sweden - After years in the military and police dealing with bombs and mines in ex-Yugoslavia, Lebanon and Iraq, Goran Mansson is now back home advising Swedes what to do if they find an unexploded grenade on their street or in a playground.
JERUSALEM - Israel charged a Swede of Palestinian descent on Sunday with spying for Hezbollah, saying the Lebanese guerrilla group had tasked him with gathering information on Israeli military facilities that might be attacked in a future war.
BEIRUT - Demonstrators blocked Lebanon's main Mediterranean coastal highway on Sunday to protest against a rubbish collection problem in the capital Beirut that led the prime minister to threaten to resign.
BEIRUT - The stench of uncollected refuse in the streets of Beirut is a stark reminder of the crisis of government afflicting Lebanon, where politicians divided by local and regional conflicts have been unable to agree on where to dump the capital's rubbish.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government on Tuesday imposed sanctions on three leaders of the militant group Hezbollah and a businessman in Lebanon, saying they were key players in the group's military operations in Syria.
PRAGUE - The Czech Republic has received no information on the whereabouts of five of its citizens who went missing in Lebanon last week and is treating the case as a possible kidnapping, Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said on Tuesday.
HUSSEIN LOOKOUT, Israel - As U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter walked along an Israeli lookout near the border with Lebanon, Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon turned to him and said: "Probably Hezbollah is watching us."
PRAGUE - Five Czechs and their Lebanese driver are missing in Lebanon, a spokeswoman for the Czech foreign ministry said on Saturday.