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 ...

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 ...