Eight children wounded by cluster bomb in south Lebanon

Eight children were wounded on Friday, one severely, when a cluster bomb from the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah exploded in south Lebanon, security and medical officials told AFP.

Pro-Iran Hezbollah condemns Saudi `aggression` in Yemen

Lebanon`s Iran-backed Hezbollah movement called on Saudi Arabia Thursday to "immediately stop the aggression" after the kingdom launched air strikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen.

Lebanon army detains suspect in beheading of soldier

The Lebanese army said on Tuesday it had detained a suspect in the August 2014 beheading of a soldier, along with a second man accused of attacks on troops.

UN Security Council urges help for Lebanon`s Syrian refugees

The UN Security Council called on the international community Thursday to help Lebanon in its efforts to host more than a million refugees from neighboring Syria.

UN envoy appeals for Syrian refugee education in Lebanon

Gordon Brown, UN special envoy for education, launched an international appeal Wednesday to close a funding gap and pay for the education of 500,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

Assyrians struggle in Lebanon after fleeing IS jihadists

 Waiting in an aid line outside Lebanon`s capital Beirut, Assyrian Christian Francie Yaacoub remembers the well-stocked home she left behind in Syria as she fled advancing Islamic State group jihadists.

Beirut says UAE to expel 70 mostly Shiite Lebanese

The United Arab Emirates will expel 70 Lebanese nationals, mostly Shiite Muslims, within the next 24 hours, Lebanese officials said on Friday.

Beirut says UAE to expel 70 mostly Shi'ite Lebanese

The United Arab Emirates will expel 70 Lebanese nationals, mostly Shi'ite Muslims, within the next 24 hours, Lebanese officials said on Friday.

Fleeing war, Syrian refugees seek new life in Brazil

"Good day, my name is Mouaz." The Portuguese is rudimentary, but the effort is sincere.

Australian detained in Lebanon over links with terror groups

An Australian citizen of Lebanese descent was detained by Lebanese Army intelligence due to a possible link to terrorist organisations.

German woman fighting IS in Syria killed

A German woman who had been fighting with the Kurdish People`s Protection Units against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group was killed on Sunday in the northeastern Syrian province of al-Hasakah, a monitoring group said on Monday.

IS continues siege in Syrian province

The Islamic State (IS) continued to keep 350,000 civilians living in the northeastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zour under confinement, the Syrian Observatory for Rights Human (SOHR) reported on Thursday.

Lebanese soldier, militant killed in shootout in north-sources

  A Lebanese soldier and a wanted militant were killed in an exchange of gunfire in northern Lebanon on Tuesday, security sources and a medic said.

Gunmen kill brother of Alawite politician in Lebanon

 Gunmen killed a brother of the founder of Lebanon`s main Alawite party in an attack in the country`s north on Monday, security sources and a spokesman for the party said.

3 Syrian children killed in Lebanon fire: security source

Three Syrian refugee children burned to death in a fire that destroyed their makeshift wooden hut in northern Lebanon on Thursday, a security services official told AFP.

Hezbollah has `presence` in Iraq fighting: Nasrallah

Lebanon`s Shiite movement Hezbollah is involved in fighting in Iraq, its chief Hassan Nasrallah revealed for the first time Monday in a speech beamed to supporters in southern Beirut.

Scores dead in intensified fighting in southern Syria: Monitor

Intense clashes in southern Syria have killed scores of pro-government and insurgent fighters in the past week, a group monitoring Syria`s war said on Sunday, forecasting even fiercer violence as the weather clears.

Former PM Hariri in Lebanon for anniversary of father's assassination: Report

Lebanon`s former prime minister Saad al-Hariri arrived back in the country overnight on a rare visit and will make a speech on Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of his father Rafik`s assassination, Lebanese media said.

Syria troops shell southern villages: Monitor

Regime troops shelled rebel-held villages in southern Syria, as a snowstorm slowed an advance led by Lebanon's Hezbollah near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a monitor said.

Sandstorm lashes Middle East, halting Suez traffic

A fierce sandstorm lashed Egypt, Israel and Lebanon on Wednesday, forcing the closure of the Suez Canal and grounding domestic flights in Israel, officials said.