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Lebanon seeks cooperation with Saudi Arabia: President

Lebanon seeks cooperation with Saudi Arabia, the country's Hezbollah-backed President Michel Aoun told Saudi television today, after a tense year in relations between the two countries.

Clashes near Damascus despite Syria truce

Syrian pro-government forces clashed with rebels around the main water source for Damascus on Thursday, a monitor said, threatening a fragile ceasefire as it entered its seventh day.

Lebanon's Hezbollah should leave Syria, demands Turkey

Turkey says Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group should withdraw from Syria and a nationwide cease-fire should come into effect before the end of the year.

Bring back Nassak diamond from Lebanon museum: Trimbakeshwar trust

The Trimbakeshwar Devasthan trust has sought to bring back the blue Nassak diamond, which once graced the crown of Lord Shivs idol at the famous temple here.

Syria`s Assad congratulates Lebanon`s new president

Lebanese lawmakers earlier Monday elected the 81-year-old ex-army chief, who promised to protect the country from spillover from the five-year war in neighbouring Syria.

Michel Aoun sworn in as Lebanon's 13th President, end 29-month vaccum

Michel Aoun sworn in as Lebanon's 13th President, end 29-month vaccum

The Lebanese parliament elected former army commander Michel Aoun as president on Monday, ending a 29-month presidential vacuum as part of a political deal that is expected to make Sunni Muslim leader Saad al-Hariri prime minister.

Israeli soldier wounded by gunfire on Lebanese border: Army

Gunfire from a vehicle in Lebanon towards Israeli forces on the border wounded an Israeli soldier on Wednesday and officers returned fire, the army said.

Shiite militia says sends 1,000 more fighters to Syria's Aleppo

An Iraqi Shi`ite militia fighting in Syria has sent more than 1,000 extra fighters to southern parts of Aleppo over the past two days to reinforce its positions, the group`s spokesman Hashim al-Moussawi said on Wednesday. 

Hezbollah sees no immediate end to Syria war, partition in Iraq and Syria a possible outcome

Lebanon’s Hezbollah said the partition of Iraq and Syria was a possible outcome of sectarian fighting across the region and there was no prospect of any end to the war in Syria until after November`s US Presidential Election.

Lebanon fails to elect new president

The Lebanese parliament failed for the 42nd time to elect a new President due to lack of the constitutionally required quorum.

Headline US will welcome target of 10,000 Syria refugees: Kerry

Headline US will welcome target of 10,000 Syria refugees: Kerry

The United States will welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year.

US boosts aid to Syria war-affected by USD 439 million

US boosts aid to Syria war-affected by USD 439 million

The Obama administration will provide another USD 439 million in humanitarian aid to refugees in Syria.

Lebanese Army retaliates by raiding Syrian refugee camps

Lebanese Army retaliates by raiding Syrian refugee camps

5 people were killed and 28 wounded on Monday in two waves of suicide bomb attacks

Three new suicide attacks in Lebanon village near Syria

A new wave of suicide bombings struck a Lebanese village near the border with war-ravaged Syria where similar attacks killed five people only hours earlier on Monday, a security source said.

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean `hit 10,000`

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean `hit 10,000`

Brussels has been seeking ways to clamp down on the Africa route after a deal with Ankara in March slashed numbers trying to cross from Turkey.

Lebanon foils three bombing attempts

Lebanon's Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk has said that security forces in recent months have uncovered three networks plotting to carry out bombings in the country.

`Inexcusable errors` by Australia TV crew in Beirut kidnap

The team from Channel Nine`s "60 Minutes" current affairs programme were detained last month. 

US envoy calls on Syria rebels to respect truce

The US envoy for Syria has urged rebel groups to respect a shaky nationwide truce after they gave its brokers 48 hours to stop a regime offensive near the capital.

Hezbollah blames insurgent shelling for death of top commander in Syria

Hezbollah blames insurgent shelling for death of top commander in Syria

Hezbollah announced Mustafa Badreddine`s death on Friday and held a military funeral for him on the same day in its stronghold in southern Beirut.

Top Hezbollah commander killed in Syria

Mustafa Badreddine, 55, was one of the highest ranking officials in the group.