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Extremism on One Side Strengthens Extremism on the Other Side

Ahmad El Assaad | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Ahmad El Assaad

There is no hope and no future for Lebanon as long as it is controlled by Hezbollah. The only way to weaken this party, that has the audacity to call itself the "Party of God," is to weaken it from within.

Heavy Clashes Between Hezbollah And Syrian Rebels Leave Many Dead

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — A Sunni extremist group in Syria took over opposition-held areas of a provincial capital near the border with Iraq on Monday after exp...

What Syrian Child Refugees 'Working The Streets' In Lebanon Really Means

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

Khaled, an 11-year-old Syrian boy living in Beirut, often works until 4 am begging partygoers for money. He's one of countless refugee children in the...

Max J. Rosenthal

New App Skewers Out-Of-Touch Lebanese Politicians | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- After a string of bombings in the first weeks of the new year raised fears here about the encroaching Syrian civil war, blogger Myra El Mir ...

A 'Lebanese Mandela' Is Possible If...

Georges Pierre Sassine | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Georges Pierre Sassine

Nelson Mandela's journey should inspire Lebanese to think not only about the type of leader they need but the type of followers they want to be.

Lebanon Ready to Collapse

Allan Topol | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Two weeks ago, a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed 23 people and injured 147. This recent development shows the misery of Lebanon, which has continued for more than 50 years, enters a new and dangerous phase.

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...

Lebanon Requires Immediate Attention

James Zogby | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Zogby

More than the violence or the fear of renewed civil war, what has put Lebanon on the brink is the flood of Syrian refugees who are overwhelming the country, threatening it with economic collapse and its capacity to survive as a state.

UN Wants Help For Lebanon's Refugee Challenge

AP | AMIR BIBAWY | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations is mobilizing support for Lebanon to help it counter the economic effects of hosting nearly a million Syrian refu...

LOOK: Syrians Continue To Flee Amid Talk Of War

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 09.13.2013 | World

As politicians around the world debate various plans to intervene in Syria's civil war, a crisis rages just miles away from the country's capital. Acc...

Joshua Hersh

At A Cell Phone Oasis In Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Voices From Home, And A Sense Of Being Left Out | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

AMMIQ, LEBANON -- Abdul Jawad Abdul Wahed walked more than a mile, his wife and youngest child in tow, to get to this spot on the side of the road whe...

4 Lebanese Shiites Killed In Ambush Near Syria

AP | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Security officials say four Lebanese Shiite Muslim men have been killed in an ambush in northeastern Lebanon. It was not immediately clea...

How Can Lebanon Survive the Syria Crisis?

Georges Pierre Sassine | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Georges Pierre Sassine

The current "wait and see" policy until a Syria resolution is reached will only exacerbate Lebanon's fragile position. This is why it is urgent that Lebanese, leaders and citizens, actively think of ways to shield Lebanon from the Syrian crisis.

Rockets From Syria Hit Lebanon

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 08.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Eighteen rockets and mortars rounds from Syria slammed into Lebanon on Saturday, the largest cross-border salvo to hit a Hezbollah stro...

How a Syrian Refugee Kept Her Family Fed

Martin Penner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Martin Penner

Food vouchers are the main channel for WFP's food assistance operation in Lebanon. At the moment some 300,000 refugees are receiving them monthly. Vouchers are worth about 20 euros and enable refugees to buy a wide range of food items in local shops.

Syrian Opposition Warns Hezbollah To Stay Out

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian opposition called on Hezbollah to withdraw its fighters from the country, as activists said regime troops supported by gunme...

Syrian Shells Strike Lebanese Border Villages

AP | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Lebanon's state news agency says shells fired from inside Syria have struck Lebanese border villages. The National News Agency said the she...

Syrian Jets Strike Lebanese Border

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

BEIRUT, March 18 (Reuters) - Syrian air force jets fired four rockets at an uninhabited section of the border with Lebanon on Monday, security sourc...

Joshua Hersh

Hezbollah's Role In Syria's Crisis Poised To Grow | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- In October, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, delivered a rare speech to comment on rising rumors about the Lebanese Shiite gro...

Syrian Missiles Hit Edge Of Lebanese Border Town

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Missiles fired by Syrian warplanes hit Lebanese territory Monday in one of the most serious cross-border violations since Syria's crisi...

Lebanon Suspends Treatment For Wounded Syrians

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, July 11 (Reuters) - Lebanon's relief agency has suspended funding treatment for...

Syria Fighting Spills Into Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, July 7 (Reuters) - Syria's conflict spilled further into Lebanon on Saturday when mortar fire from Pre...

Syria Crisis Spills Into Lebanon

AP | HUSSEIN MALLA | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon -- Sectarian violence linked to the unrest in neighboring Syria shook the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Sunday, with street cl...

Syria's Smuggling 'Path Of Death'

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

AKKAR VALLEY, Lebanon, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Inspecting his machinegun and wrapping ammunition belts around his chest, Samhar braces himself for anothe...

The International Community and How Syria's Civil War Differs

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.13.2012 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Although Iran, Iraq and Lebanon have taken almost the same position in warning about the possibility of civil war in case of the ouster of Assad, they have different concerns and objectives in regard with this issue.