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.

Palestinian rivals `agree ceasefire` in Lebanon camp

 A ceasefire between armed rivals in Lebanon`s largest Palestinian refugee camp has restored calm after several days of clashes, Palestinian sources said Wednesday.

Barack Obama promises to keep pressure on Iran

President Barack Obama is promising Democratic lawmakers that the US will continue to keep economic pressure on Iran, and keep military options open, if his administration's nuclear deal with Tehran goes through.

Lebanon arrests fugitive cleric Ahmad al-Assir

 Lebanon on Saturday arrested a fugitive Islamic cleric wanted over deadly clashes with the army as he tried to flee via the country's airport, security sources said.

Lebanon arrests fugitive cleric Ahmad al-Assir: Security sources

Lebanese authorities on Saturday arrested a fugitive Islamic cleric wanted for his role in deadly clashes with the army as he tried to flee the country, security sources told AFP.

48-hour ceasefire begins in Syria rebel border bastion
48-hour ceasefire begins in Syria rebel border bastion

 A 48-hour ceasefire came into effect Wednesday in the last rebel stronghold along Syria`s border with Lebanon, a resident and monitoring group said. 

Iran will not abandon us after nuclear deal: Hezbollah

 Iran will not abandon Lebanon's Hezbollah movement after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers, the Shiite group's leader Hassan Nasrallah said today.

Beirut awash with trash after landfill protest

The humid summer air of Beirut has started to reek as uncollected trash piles up in the streets after protesters shut down Lebanon`s largest landfill at a time of political paralysis.

Al Qaeda offers to free Lebanon troops for female prisoners

 Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has offered to release three Lebanese soldiers in exchange for an ex-wife of the leader of the jihadist Islamic State group and four other female prisoners.

Iran deal may help Lebanon elect a president: Official

 The Iranian nuclear deal could help Lebanon overcome the obstacles that have for more than a year prevented the election of a president, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday.

Invest in books, not bullets: Malala urges world leaders on her 18th birthday
Invest in books, not bullets: Malala urges world leaders on her 18th birthday

Urging the global leaders to trim down their military expenditure in order to facilitate the education of children worldwide, education activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai marked her 18th birthday by opening a school in Lebanon for Syrian refugee girls.

Israeli drone crashes in Lebanon for second time in 3 weeks

 An Israeli drone crashed in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli on Saturday, the military said, in the second such incident in three weeks.

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Assad regains momentum after setbacks

Lebanese militia group Hezbollah said on Friday that the Syrian army`s resistance to recent large-scale rebel attacks had disproved predictions that President Bashar al-Assad`s days were numbered.

IS kills two youths for photographing Syrian oilfields

The Islamic State (IS) militant group killed two young men on Monday for taking photos of oilfields, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

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.