Lebanon

 

Israel 'assumes' Hezbollah has tunneled across Lebanon border

JERUSALEM - Israel believes the militant group Hezbollah has probably dug tunnels across the border from Lebanon in preparation for any future war although it has no conclusive evidence, an Israeli army general said on Wednesday.

Lebanon in talks with militants to prevent killing of captured soldiers -minister

BEIRUT - Lebanon is negotiating with Sunni militants to prevent the killing of two captured soldiers, the country's health minister told Reuters on Tuesday. | Video

World, 28 Oct 2014

Guns fall silent in Lebanon's Tripoli as army moves in

TRIPOLI Lebanon - The Lebanese army took the last position held by Islamist militants in the northern city of Tripoli on Monday, ending two days of battles that marked some of the worst fighting to spill over into Lebanon from the Syrian civil war next door.

World, Libya, 27 Oct 2014

Fighting shakes Lebanon's north as army battles Islamists for third day

TRIPOLI Lebanon - Lebanese soldiers battled Islamist gunmen across northern Lebanon for a third day on Sunday in the worst fighting linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria since militants briefly seized a border town in the summer. | Video

World, Syria, 26 Oct 2014

Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, six soldiers killed

BEIRUT - Six Lebanese soldiers were killed as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighboring Syria began. | Video

World, 25 Oct 2014

Iraqi refugees in Lebanon 'left behind, forgotten': charity

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Iraqi refugees in Lebanon face a daily struggle to survive because of a lack of jobs and the rising cost of food and accommodation, a Catholic charity said on Tuesday.

World, Iraq, 21 Oct 2014

Lebanon blocks Syrian refugees from entering: United Nations

BEIRUT - The Lebanese government has cut back sharply on the number of Syrian refugees it is allowing into the country, the United Nations representative in Lebanon said on Saturday.

World, United Nations, Syria 18 Oct 2014

Lebanon to postpone parliamentary poll to 2017: minister

BEIRUT - Lebanon is set to postpone next month's parliamentary elections to 2017 because instability linked to the Syrian crisis has made it impossible to hold a nationwide poll, a government minister said on Monday.

World, Syria, 13 Oct 2014

France says $3 billion Lebanon arms deal to go ahead

PARIS - France will soon provide weapons and military equipment to the Lebanese army as part of a $3 billion grant from Saudi Arabia to help it fight jihadis encroaching into Lebanon from Syria, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.

World, Saudi Arabia, France, Syria, 08 Oct 2014

Hezbollah says border attack was message to Israel

BEIRUT - An attack by Hezbollah on Lebanon's border with Israel which wounded two Israeli soldiers was a message that the group remained ready to confront its old foe despite its engagement in Syria's civil war, the group's deputy leader said.

World, Syria, Israel, 08 Oct 2014