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 ...

Car-bomb attack kills pro-Western Lebanese politician Chatah

Dec 28, 2013

Car-bomb attack kills pro-Western Lebanese politician Chatah

A powerful car bomb killed a prominent Lebanese politician critical of Syria and its ally Hezbollah, hitting his SUV on Friday as it drove through a ritzy business district near Beirut’s waterfront, shredding trees and scattering glass and twisted scraps of metal across the ...

Hezbollah commander killed outside home in Lebanon

Dec 4, 2013

Hezbollah commander killed outside home in Lebanon

A senior commander for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was gunned down Wednesday outside his home in southern Beirut, security officials said. Hezbollah blamed Israel for the killing, something officials there quickly denied. Hezbollah immediately announced the death of Hassan al-Laqis and described him ...

Bombers in Beirut attack on Iranian embassy identified

Nov 24, 2013

Bombers in Beirut attack on Iranian embassy identified

Lebanese authorities say they have identified the two men who launched a double suicide attack on the Iranian Embassy, which killed 25 people in Hezbollah’s southern Beirut bastion last week. Relatives of one of the men said he was a supporter of al-Qaida and ...

Iran and al-Qaida face off over Syria in fragile Lebanon

Nov 21, 2013

Iran and al-Qaida face off over Syria in fragile Lebanon

Bombs targeting Iran’s embassy in Hezbollah’s Beirut stronghold point to a confrontation between Tehran and al-Qaida in Lebanon, which is paying a heavy price for the war in neighboring Syria, analysts said. At least 23 people were killed and nearly 150 wounded in Tuesday’s ...

Syrian Army, Hezbollah advance into key town

May 20, 2013

Syrian Army, Hezbollah advance into key town

Syrian regime forces, backed by militants from the Lebanese group Hezbollah, are reported to have made significant advances into the rebel stronghold of Qusair, near the Lebanese border. The SANA news agency said President Bashar Assad’s troops took control of most of the town ...