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Lebanon Imposes New Rules Restricting Syrian Refugees From Entry

AP | DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon turned back Syrians trying to cross the border Monday under strict new visa regulations, saying it simply cannot handle any mo...

450 Suspected Militants Detained In Syria Border Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

(Adds casualties) BEIRUT, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The Lebanese army said one person was killed and two wounded during a search for suspect...

Syrians Suffer Revenge Attacks In Lebanon After ISIS Beheadings

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

BRITAL, Lebanon (AP) — Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent i...

Syria's Al Qaeda Branch Issues Warning To Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, told Lebanon's Sunni Muslims they must support its cause or "pay the price" an...

How Hezbollah Is Changing the War in Syria – and Vice Versa

Sahar Atrache | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Sahar Atrache

Hezbollah's intervention in Syria has achieved significant gains. The result, however, has been that Hezbollah ("party of God" in Arabic), once widely respected by Sunnis in Syria and the region for its military struggle against Israel, is now frequently dubbed the "Party of Satan."

Syrian Crisis Creating a Lost Generation

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Hani Almadhoun

Others I met on my journey around Lebanon's camps were positive and resourceful in spite of nearly impossible conditions. But, for how much longer?

Max J. Rosenthal

'I Wish We Were Dead In Syria Rather Than Staying Here' | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

BEBNINE, Lebanon -- The residents of this informal refugee settlement in northern Lebanon have a familiar list of complaints: no money, no jobs, littl...

Max J. Rosenthal

'There Are Kids Who Didn't Even Know A, B, C' | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon -- The tallest structure in this small refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley is called the education center. But like the rest of ...

Report: Israeli Airstrikes Hit Eastern Lebanon

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state news agency says Israeli aircraft have carried out two airstrikes in eastern Lebanon near the Syrian border. The Isra...

Lebanese Army To Take Control Of Violence-Ridden City

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.01.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — The Lebanese government authorized the army on Monday to take control of the northern city of Tripoli for six months followi...

Police Seals Parliament District After Clashes In Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, June 21 (Reuters) - The Lebanese army sealed off Beirut's parliamentary district with razor wire and threaten...

Hezbollah's Role In Syrian Quagmire Grows

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BAALBEK, Lebanon, April 26 (Reuters) - Along north Lebanon's highways, the portraits of Hezbollah militants who have ...

Joshua Hersh

Antonio Guterres, UN Refugee Chief: Syrian Crisis Spillover Into Lebanon Would Be 'Existential Threat' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The worst possible fallout from the ongoing crisis in Syria would be for the crisis to reach into the neighboring country of Lebanon, th...

PM Links Beirut Blast To Syria Crisis

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 12.20.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Lebanese protesters erected flaming roadblocks and gunmen roamed the streets on Saturday in a city on edge after the assassination of a...

Fresh Clashes Pull Lebanon Deeper Into Syria Conflict

AP | BASSEM MRUOE | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

By BASSEM MRUOE, Associated Press BEIRUT -- Security officials say fresh clashes have broken out in northern Lebanon between supporters and opponen...

Lebanese Clansmen Kidnap 20 Syrians

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Armed Shiite clansmen in Lebanon said Wednesday they had captured more than 20 Syrians and will hold them until one of their relatives seize...

Ban Ki-moon's Visit to Beirut: A Message of Trust in Lebanon's Role

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.16.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Secretary-General trusts in Lebanon's ability to move forward normally, and not as a Syrian hostage.

What Will Events in Syria Mean for Lebanon?

James Denselow | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
James Denselow

To date, Lebanon has perhaps been the one Arab country not to have been directly affected by the "Arab Awakening." But the country is fated to be tied to events in Syria and the vulnerabilities associated with them regardless.

Syria Dialogue Not A Threat To Lebanon, Says US

AP | SAM F. GHATTAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — The United States sought Friday to reassure Lebanon that its efforts to repair relations with that country's long-dominant neighbor, Sy...