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.

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

Hezbollah bomb wounds two Israeli soldiers, Israel shells south Lebanon

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT - Lebanese Hezbollah fighters detonated a bomb on Lebanon's border with Israel on Tuesday, wounding two Israeli soldiers and drawing artillery fire in response.

World, Israel, 07 Oct 2014

Lebanese army to get first Saudi-financed weapons soon: former PM

PARIS - Lebanon's army will soon receive military equipment as part of a $1 billion grant from Saudi Arabia to help it fight Islamist militants encroaching into Lebanon from Syria, former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday.

World, Saudi Arabia, Syria, 07 Oct 2014

Crime and gangs: the path to battle for Australia's Islamist radicals

SYDNEY - The children of refugees who fled Lebanon's civil war for peaceful Australia in the 1970s form a majority of Australian militants fighting in the Middle East, according to about a dozen counter-terrorism officials, security experts and Muslim community members.

Hezbollah loses 10 fighters in Sunday clashes with Nusra: source

BEIRUT - Ten fighters from Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah group were killed in clashes with fighters from al Qaeda's Syrian wing in eastern Lebanon on Sunday, a source close to the group said on Monday.

World, Syria, 06 Oct 2014

Hezbollah pushes back Syrian militant offensive in Lebanon

BEIRUT - At least 16 insurgents from al Qaeda's Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, were killed in clashes with Shi'ite group Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon on Sunday after launching a major offensive, a source close to Hezbollah said.

World, Syria, 05 Oct 2014