Lebanon army arrests Syria rebel commander

The Lebanese army on Sunday arrested a Syrian rebel commander who was trying to enter Lebanon using fake documents, a security source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Syria rebels seize checkpoint near Jordan border

Syrian rebels seized a government checkpoint on a key highway from Damascus to the border with Jordan on Friday, a watchdog said, as fighting intensified on the outskirts of the capital.

Four policemen killed at Afghan checkpoint

An official says four Afghan policemen have been killed in a volatile area in southern Afghanistan.

Two Iraqi soldiers gunned down at checkpoint

Gunmen attacked an Iraqi military checkpoint in the Iraqi capital on Saturday, as Iraqi lawmakers scrutinise the readiness of Iraqi forces following a string of bombings in recent weeks that have killed hundreds.