Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon; fire returned

Jul 22, 2014

Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon; fire returned

Rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon on Monday, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the Israeli army said, in the third such rocket attack from Lebanon since Friday. An Israeli police spokeswoman said there was no immediate ...

Jul 20, 2014

Video of child beating boy in Lebanon goes viral

Beirut Lebanon ordered an investigation Saturday into horrific video footage that has gone viral on the Internet showing a small child beating a boy, believed to be Syrian, urged on by adults. In the footage, which could not be independently verified by AFP, the ...

Over 100 killed in Gaza as rockets fall on Israel

Jul 11, 2014

Over 100 killed in Gaza as rockets fall on Israel

The Palestinian death toll from Israel’s massive air campaign in Gaza topped 100 people Friday as rockets fired by militants reached deeper into Israel — and for the first time in the fighting, struck from neighboring Lebanon. Gaza militants already have fired more than ...

Lebanon marks 'devastating' milestone with millionth refugee

Apr 4, 2014

Lebanon marks "devastating" milestone with millionth refugee

The number of Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon officially topped 1 million on Thursday, highlighting the growing humanitarian catastrophe caused by Syria’s civil war and the huge burden placed on its poorly prepared neighbors. The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR marked what ...

Twin bomb blasts rock Beirut as violence seeps from Syria

Feb 20, 2014

Twin bomb blasts rock Beirut as violence seeps from Syria

Two suicide bombers blew up their cars near an Iranian cultural center in Beirut on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding scores, including children in an orphanage, in the latest attack targeting Shiite areas in Lebanon. An al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility for ...

In a selfie, a slain Lebanese teen's last moments

Dec 31, 2013

In a selfie, a slain Lebanese teen's last moments

In a selfie taken by a group of teens on a sunny day in Beirut, Mohammed Shaar sat among his friends in a red hoodie and dark-framed glasses. Moments later, in photos captured by journalists, the 16-year-old lay wounded, a civilian casualty of a ...

Dec 31, 2013

Lebanon army fires on Syria aircraft for 'first time'

The Lebanese Army used its air defense systems against Syrian helicopters on Monday after they carried out a raid inside Lebanese territory, a military source told AFP. It was the first time the Lebanese Army has responded to Syrian attacks on its territory, which ...

Dec 30, 2013

Saudis bankroll Lebanon's army

Saudi Arabia has pledged $3 billion to Lebanon to help strengthen its armed forces and purchase weapons from France, Lebanon’s president said Sunday, calling it the biggest grant ever for the nation’s military. Michel Sleiman, who made the surprise announcement in a televised national ...