Masked men attacked the headquarters of a leading Lebanese TV station with burning tires after it hosted a hard-line Sunni Muslim cleric who harshly criticized the country's Shiite Muslim leaders, police said Tuesday.
- 18 March, 2013 -- Tensions high in Lebanon after assault on clerics
BEIRUT (AP) — Several hundred demonstrators angry over attacks against Sunni Muslim clerics blocked roads with garbage bins and burning tires in Beirut and other Lebanese cities on Monday, enflaming old tensions already boiling over the conflict in Syria.
- 21 May, 2012 -- Thousands gather for Lebanese Sunni cleric funeral
Mourners fired guns in the air as thousands poured into the streets Monday in a northern Lebanese town for the funeral of a Sunni Muslim cleric whose killing sparked intense clashes in Beirut and raised fears the crisis in Syria was spilling across the...
- 6 December, 2011 -- Hezbollah chief in rare public address in Lebanon
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group made a rare public appearance at a Beirut rally on Tuesday to mark the Shiite holy day of Ashoura, claiming his militant group is acquiring more weapons and getting stronger every day.
- 23 April, 2013 -- Syrian war increasingly drawing in Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) — As fighting rages just across the border, Lebanese are giving signs of joining the battle on rival sides of Syria's civil war — Sunnis on the side of the rebels, Shiites on the side of the regime — raising fears that Lebanon with its volatile sectarian divisions wi...
- 5 April, 2013 -- Lebanese president starts talks for new premier
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese President Michel Suleiman has begun two days of consultations with lawmakers to pick a new prime minister, but a consensus has already emerged to choose Tammam Salam for the post.