Ceasefire deal reached on Lebanon-Syria border

/ Jul 27, 2017

Ceasefire deal reached on Lebanon-Syria border

A cease-fire deal has been reached that will see jihadist fighters withdraw from the Syria-Lebanon border, a top Lebanese official said Thursday after a weeklong operation there by the Hezbollah movement. The powerful Shiite militant group began the assault on fighters from al-Qaida's former Syrian ...

Lebanon bans 'Wonder Woman' film over Israeli actress

Jun 2, 2017

Lebanon bans 'Wonder Woman' film over Israeli actress

Lebanon has banned the screening of Hollywood blockbuster "Wonder Woman" because of its lead actress Gal Gadot, who served in the Israeli military, on the grounds of a long-standing boycott of the Jewish state. The decision sparked a social media frenzy, with some Lebanese mocking ...

Hezbollah leader vows future war would be fought on Israeli territory

May 12, 2017

Hezbollah leader vows future war would be fought on Israeli territory

Lebanese Hezbollah said on Thursday that any future conflict between the Shiite group and Israel could take place inside Israeli territory, as tensions rise between the arch foes. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah's leader, also said in a speech televised live that the group was dismantling ...

Israel boosting Lebanon border defenses after issuing warning: Hezbollah

Apr 21, 2017

Israel boosting Lebanon border defenses after issuing warning: Hezbollah

Lebanon's Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defenses in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation. The powerful Shiite group, which fought a devastating war with the Jewish state in 2006, ...