Lavrov says pre-conditions on Assad departure 'unacceptable'

Russia said on Wednesday that following the carnage in Paris it was now clear that global powers should unite without any preconditions on the fate of Syria's embattled leader Bashar al-Assad.

Turning back Syrian refugees not a solution: UNICEF head
Turning back Syrian refugees not a solution: UNICEF head

Turning back Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks is "not a solution", says Anthony Lake.

Terror network behind Beirut blasts busted

Lebanon arrested the entire network behind the suicide bombings in southern Beirut suburb of Bourj al- Barajneh within 48 hours, according to the interior minister.

35 killed in suicide bombings in Beirut, Lebanon

 At least 35 people were killed and over 180 others injured in two suicide bombings that rocked the Burj el-Barajneh region here in Lebanon on Thursday, Xinhua reported.

35 killed in Beirut suicide bombings

The security forces have cordoned off the areas and the civil defence teams are evacuating the injured to nearby hospitals.

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of destabilising Middle East

Saudi Arabia, not Iran, is destabilising the Middle East, an official in Tehran said on Tuesday, rejecting claims from Riyadh that Iran is acting like a "colonising state".

Lebanon receives new US military aid

Lebanese army received on Friday a new shipment of Hellfire missiles and artillery munitions in assistance from the US, officials said in a statement.

Hezbollah welcomes Russian buildup in Syria, says US has failed

Lebanese Shi`ite group Hezbollah on Friday welcomed Russia`s military buildup in Syria in support of common ally President Bashar al-Assad, saying it was the failure of a U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State that had forced Moscow`s hand.

Our goal is to leave Tabriz City with six points: Nicolai Adam
Our goal is to leave Tabriz City with six points: Nicolai Adam

Left disappointed after a 0-3 loss to Iran, Indian colts will look to play to their full potential against Lebanon in the last Group E League match and return home with six points, India's U-17 coach Nicolai Adam said.

Britain's Cameron urges support for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on a visit to Lebanon and Jordan on Monday that it was vital to provide support for refugees from Syria`s civil war within the region to discourage them from risking their lives in trying to reach Europe.

Britain's Cameron visits Syrian refugees in Lebanon

 British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Syrian refugees in neighbouring Lebanon on Monday, a week after pledging that Britain would take in up to 20,000 people who are currently in camps after fleeing Syria`s civil war.

In lines at embassy, refugees dream of future in Germany

When rumours spread through Lebanon this week that a massive boat was coming to bring Syrian refugees to Germany, huge crowds rushed to Berlin`s embassy outside Beirut.

Lebanon`s `You Stink` campaigners trash crisis plan

Organisers of mass protests in Lebanon over trash festering in the streets said Thursday the government`s long-awaited plan to deal with the crisis was too vague and does not meet their demands.

Ahead of meeting, security forces lock down Beirut

Lebanese security services locked down central Beirut on Wednesday as politicians gathered to discuss ways out of a political crisis that has paralysed government and fueled a wave of street protests.

Sandstorm sweeping region kills two in Lebanon: Ministry

 Two people have died in Lebanon and hundreds been treated for respiratory problems as a massive sandstorm blankets much of the Middle East, Lebanon`s health ministry said Tuesday.

Latest Lebanon protests fail to attract large crowds

Only a small number of people turned out Saturday at demonstrations around Lebanon called by the "You Stink" group to protest what they call a corrupt and inept political class.

Refugee crisis: How migrants risk their lives to reach Europe

The severity of the humanitarian disaster in Syria by ISIS and other rebel groups. More than 7.6 million Syrians have been displaced, and more than 4 million have fled the country to countries such as Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt and have become refugees.

Thousands of Lebanese hold ''You Stink'' campaign against Govt
Thousands of Lebanese hold ''You Stink'' campaign against Govt

Thousands of protesters in Lebanon are holding a record-breaking rally against politicians driven by `You Stink` campaign that started with the closure of the country` largest landfill in mid-July, resulting in garbage piling up on the streets of Beirut and beyond.

Lebanese in mass `You Stink` rally against politicians

Tens of thousands of protesters from across Lebanon staged a mass rally in downtown Beirut Saturday against a political class they accuse of corruption and failing to provide basic services.

Syria regime, rebels agree new truce for three towns
Syria regime, rebels agree new truce for three towns

A new 48-hour truce between Syrian regime forces and rebels in three towns entered into force on Thursday after negotiations, a mediator and a monitoring group said.