- Lebanese man calls TV, says he killed to avenge son's death Updated: May-24-16 7:23 am
BEIRUT - The father of a Lebanese soldier abducted and slain by militants two years ago has phoned a local TV to say he killed a relative of the man he holds responsible for his son's death.
- Official: Iran to try to 'speed up' held Lebanese man's case Updated: May-23-16 7:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Iran "will try to speed up" the case involving a detained U.S. permanent resident who advocates Internet freedom, an official said Monday, making the first government acknowledgement of the man's detention.
- Hezbollah credits slain commander for Syrian forces' gains Updated: May-20-16 1:10 pm
BEIRUT - The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group has credited its slain top military commander for the recent advances made by Syrian government forces.
- Lebanon complains to UN over wording of refugee report Updated: May-20-16 12:02 pm
BEIRUT - Lebanon's foreign ministry has expressed concerns to the country's top U.N. official that the international body is pressuring Beirut to naturalize the large refugee population that has found shelter in tiny Lebanon.
- Rebels and Syrian government swap prisoners outside Aleppo Updated: May-17-16 4:05 pm
BEIRUT - Syrian rebels and government forces exchanged prisoners and dead fighters Tuesday near the divided city of Aleppo, the scene of some of the country's fiercest fighting in recent months.
- UN envoy warns that Hezbollah expansion can threaten Lebanon Updated: May-13-16 9:09 pm
- Hezbollah condemns US sanctions on banks dealing with group Updated: May-12-16 2:43 pm
BEIRUT - Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc said Thursday that U.S. sanctions on banks that knowingly do business with the militant group could threaten Lebanon's financial sector, hinting that supporters may withdraw their money from local banks.
- Syria moves to flexible exchange rate as pound hits new low Updated: May-10-16 4:10 pm
BEIRUT - Syria's Central Bank ordered money changers to exchange currency at an unprecedented 620 Syrian pounds to the dollar and announced it would reevaluate the rate on a daily basis, in a move that economists say amounts to jettisoning the fixed exchange rate that was once the bedrock of the Syrian economy.
- Lebanese hope for change in first vote after trash crisis Updated: May-07-16 6:55 am
BEIRUT - Lebanon's capital on Sunday will hold its first elections since a months-long trash crisis left mountains of garbage festering in the streets, with an outsider group of candidates challenging a political establishment widely seen as corrupt and incompetent.
- Netherlands grants Lebanon $92M to cope with refugees Updated: May-03-16 11:41 am
BEIRUT - The Netherlands has granted Lebanon 80 million euros ($92.3 million) until the end of 2017 to help the tiny Arab country cope with hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.
- Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast Updated: May-03-16 1:44 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.
- Syrian-Australian suspect arrested in north Lebanon Updated: May-02-16 6:37 am
BEIRUT - Lebanese authorities have arrested a dual Syrian-Australian national in northern Lebanon on suspicion of terrorism, Lebanese security officials said Monday.