BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. cultural agency expressed alarm Friday over clashes between Islamic State militants and Syrian government forces near the ancient city of Palmyra — one of the Middle East's most famous UNESCO world heritage sites.
- 19 November, 2013 Lebanon blasts: Q&A about why they happened BEIRUT (AP) — A pair of suicide bombers targeted the Iranian Embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, killing some two dozen people and leaving corpses, puddles of blood and burning cars strewn across an upscale, Shiite-dominated neighborhood of the capital.
- 20 September, 2013 Child labor rising among Lebanon’s Syria refugees: UNICEF By Erika Solomon BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian refugees in Lebanon are becoming increasingly reliant on child labor to earn money for families now desperate to maintain basic necessities, the director of the United Nations children's agency said. Unlike ot...
- 16 April, 2016 France’s Hollande, in Beirut, vows to boost Lebanon military aid By John Davison BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande said on Saturday that France would provide immediate additional military aid to Lebanon, and urged politicians to end a long-running crisis by electing a president as soon as possible. Holl...
- 9 August, 2014 Lebanon’s Hariri back as army enters restive border town Lebanon's leading Sunni politician Saad Hariri returned from self-imposed exile Friday on a trip to bolster the country's army after clashes with jihadists in the latest spillover from Syria's war. Hariri's visit, his first since 2011, comes after open conflict between the army and […]
- 24 May, 2014 Presidential vacuum in Lebanon as MPs divided Lebanese President Michel Sleiman called on MPs to elect a successor without delay with his mandate ending on Sunday and rival political blocs still divided over a new leader. Sleiman's mandate expires at midnight Saturday, and the government led by Prime Minister Tammam Salam set to […]