Lebanese Hezbollah, Syrian army enter rebel-held border city: TV

The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters entered the rebel-held city of Zabadani on the second day of a major offensive to capture the border area around the Beirut-Damascus highway, al Manar television reported on Sunday.

Syrian army and Hezbollah lay siege to rebel-held border city

The Syrian army and Lebanese group Hezbollah said they had launched a major ground and air assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani on Saturday and were closing in on the insurgents holed up inside.

Australian charity group accused of raising funds for Islamic State

 Members of an Australian charity group set up to help Syrian orphans, have been accused of raising funds for Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, a media report said on Friday.

Assad confidante dies of illness: Syria state media

Mohammed Nasif Khayrbik, a senior Syrian government security official close to President Bashar al-Assad, died on Sunday morning after a long illness, state media said.

Arrests after Lebanon guards shown beating prisoners

Lebanon`s Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi pledged a full investigation and announced two arrests on Sunday after video emerged showing guards beating detainees at the country`s largest and most infamous prison.

Israel raid destroys own crashed drone in Lebanon

Israel carried out an air strike in eastern Lebanon on Sunday targeting a drone belonging to the Jewish state that crashed in the area, a security source told AFP.

Jolie, daughter bond with 12-year-old Refugee in Lebanon
Jolie, daughter bond with 12-year-old Refugee in Lebanon

Mother-daughter duo Angelina Jolie Pitt and Shiloh spent some quality time with a 12-year-old Syrian girl named Hala in Lebanon.

Cyprus likely thwarted Hezbollah bomb plot, foreign minister says
Cyprus likely thwarted Hezbollah bomb plot, foreign minister says

Cyprus believes it thwarted a Hezbollah plot to attack Israelis or Jews, its foreign minister said on Monday, after bomb-making material was found in a house on Cyprus.

Hezbollah in Syria reclaim territories bordering Lebanon

 The Syrian army, supported by the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, took control of new territories in the Syrian region of al-Qalamoun, north of Damascus and on the border with Lebanon.

ISIS selling teen girls as slaves for 'as little as a pack of cigarettes': UN envoy
ISIS selling teen girls as slaves for 'as little as a pack of cigarettes': UN envoy

Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets "for as little as a pack of cigarettes," the UN envoy on sexual violence said Monday.

Syrian army, Hezbollah capture strategic point near Lebanon border

 The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah group captured a strategic barren terrain near the Lebanese borders on Saturday, state news agency SANA reported.

Hezbollah vows to displace `millions` in Israel if Lebanon attacked

The head of Lebanon`s powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah threatened on Friday that his group would displace "millions" in Israel if the Jewish state attacks Lebanon.

Cyprus holds Lebanese man over possible bomb material

A Lebanese man holding a Canadian passport was remanded in Cypriot police custody on Thursday after two tonnes of potential bomb-making material was found in his home, police said.

US praises Saudis for imposing sanctions on Hezbollah officials

The United States on Wednesday commended Saudi Arabia for imposing sanctions on two senior officials of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group in Lebanon and designating them as terrorists.

UN seeks $100 mn to enrol Syrian children in Lebanese schools

UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown wants to raise $100 million so 100,000 more Syrian refugee children can join Lebanese public schools in September.

British ex-PM Brown in UN appeal for Syrian students

British ex-prime minister Gordon Brown launched an appeal Tuesday in his role as UN education envoy to raise $100 million in aid for Syrian students who have taken refuge in Lebanon.

Lebanon's Hezbollah urges backing for fight against IS
Lebanon's Hezbollah urges backing for fight against IS

The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement today urged broad support for his group's fight in Syria, saying it was engaged in an existential battle against the Islamic State group.

Iran warns Israel of Hezbollah rockets if attacked

A senior Iranian military official warned on Thursday that any Israeli attack would unleash a firestorm of missiles on its cities fired by the Islamic republic`s Hezbollah allies in Lebanon.

On Syria-Lebanon border, Hezbollah in `hardest` battle

On a windy hilltop overlooking the mountainous Syrian border, a fighter from Lebanon`s Hezbollah says the battle against militants in the area is among the toughest the group has ever faced.

Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

Lebanon`s Hezbollah and Syria`s army made big advances against insurgents in mountains north of Damascus on Wednesday, Hezbollah and Syrian state media said, shoring up President Bashar al-Assad`s grip on the border zone.