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.

Hezbollah announces death of top military commander in Syria

Hezbollah announces death of top military commander in Syria

Hezbollah on Friday announced the death of its military commander in Syria, Mustafa Badreddine.

Top Islamic State operative killed in Lebanon

A top Islamic State (IS) operative was killed in a military raid in a town bordering Syria, authorities said on Thursday.

Senior Iranian official summoned to court for allegedly spreading lies

A senior Iranian official for women`s and family affairs has been summoned to court after saying a village near notorious drug smuggling routes where all the men had been executed could turn to contraband to survive.

Lebanon airport workers held over `terror contacts`

Lebanon has detained two workers at Beirut airport over alleged contact with "terrorist parties", the country`s ANI news agency said on Sunday.

Lebanon ex-minister jailed for 13 years on `terror` charges

A Lebanese military court sentenced former information minister Michel Samaha to 13 years in prison with hard labour on Friday for attempting to carry out "terrorist acts", a judicial source told AFP.

Four Australians detained in Lebanon on kidnapping suspicion

Lebanese police say authorities have detained four Australian citizens on suspicion they were involved in the kidnapping of two children.

Australia trying to find TV crew detained in Lebanon

An Australian television crew has been detained in Lebanon, their network said on Thursday, with Canberra urgently trying to confirm the reporters` whereabouts.

Saudi Arabia's bitter Lebanese divorce

The waspish cartoon in a Saudi-owned newspaper summed up the anger behind Riyadh`s decision to cancel billions of dollars in military aid and suspend decades of engagement in Lebanon`s fraught politics. "The State of Lebanon: April Fool", it read.

Lebanon police rescue 75 mainly Syrian sex slaves

Lebanon`s security forces have dismantled the country`s largest known sex trafficking ring and freed 75 mainly Syrian women, a security source said on Friday.

Key players in Syria`s multi-front war

Syria`s war has in five years spiralled into a complex, multi-front conflict, with regime forces, rebels, Kurds and jihadists carving out zones of control as world powers conduct air campaigns.

Nine dead as Lebanese army clashes with jihadists

Lebanese army troops clashed with jihadists in the country`s northeast near the Syrian border Thursday, leaving one soldier and eight gunmen dead, a security official said.

Pope Francis calls nuns killed in Yemen modern-day martyrs

Pope Francis says the four nuns killed in an attack on a home for the elderly in Yemen are modern-day martyrs and victims of indifference.

Gulf monarchies declare Lebanon`s Hezbollah a `terrorist` group

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council "decided to consider the militias (of Hezbollah) a terrorist organisation".

Saudi Arabia should not collectively punish Lebanon: Hezbollah

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah called on Saudi Arabia not to collectively punish Lebanon's people.