Lebanon

Germany pledges additional 50 million euros in aid as Aleppo crumbles

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pledged 50 million euros (53.2 million dollars) in aid to the war-torn city of Aleppo in Syria after visiting a refugee camp in neighbouring Lebanon...

Lebanon's president-elect names Hezbollah critic as premier

Lebanon's newly-elected President Michel Aoun on Thursday named Saad Hariri, an outspoken critic of the Iranian- backed Lebanese Shiite movement, as prime minister.

Lebanon's president-elect starts consultations to name premier

Lebanon's newly-elected President Michel Aoun began consultations with the country's parliamentary blocs Wednesday ahead of naming a new prime minister.

Lebanon's parliament elects former army general Michel Aoun president

Lebanon's parliament elected former army general Michel Aoun Monday as the country's 13th president since it gained independence from France in 1943, thus ending a presidential vacuum of more than...

Four suicide bombers came from Syria, Lebanese Interior Minister says

Some of the suicide bombers who carried out the attacks on a Christian border village in eastern Lebanon this week came from Syria, Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouk said on Tuesday.

Nine killed in eastern Lebanon suicide bombings

Four suicide attacks in a mainly Christian area in eastern Lebanon left at least nine people dead and several wounded on Monday, police and a witness said.

Blast hits Lebanese bank headquarters, one injured

A huge explosion hit the Beirut headquarters of one of Lebanon's main banks on Sunday, a public holiday, but police said only one person suffered minor injuries from broken glass.

Nasrallah rules out Israel as behind killing of commander

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the radical Shiite Hezbollah movement, on Friday ruled out Israel as being behind the killing of the movement's top military commander in Syria.

Hezbollah: Sunni extremists killed top military commander in Syria

Sunni extremists were to blame for the killing of Hezbollah's high-ranking commander Mustafa Badreddine in Syria, the Lebanese Shiite group said in a statement on Saturday.

Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Syria explosion

Mustafa Badreddine, a senior commander in the Lebanese Hezbollah militia, was killed in an explosion this week in Syria, the Iran-allied group said Friday.

Iran pays tribute to Hezbollah commander killed in Syria

Iran's foreign minister has praised the top commander of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, following confirmation of his death in Syria.

Senior Hezbollah commander killed in explosion in Syria

The Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah movement said Friday that Mustafa Badreddine, one of the group's top commanders, was killed in an explosion in Syria this week.

Hollande makes solidarity visit to Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

French President Francois Hollande toured a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon on Sunday, in a show of solidarity for the refugees and their host country.

Lebanon's Hezbollah slams Gulf states over terrorist claims

Lebanon's Hezbollah movement denounced on Thursday a Saudi–led Gulf alliance for its decision to label the pro-Iranian group a terrorist organization.

Iran: Gulf states ostracizing Hezbollah "not helpful"

Iran criticized a Saudi–led Gulf alliance's decision to designate the Lebanese Hezbollah movement a terrorist group, calling the move "not helpful" towards security in the region.