Lebanon

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

Rushdie attacker’s mother says son returned to US as “religious zealot” after 2018 Lebanon visit

Mother of the man who stabbed renowned novelist Salman Rushdie disclosed that her son, who was born and raised in the US, travelled to Lebanon for a month and returned as a “religious zealot”, according to a report in the UK’s Daily Mail on Sunday.

May 6, 2018
May 6, 2018

Polls open in Lebanon's first general election in 9yrs

Polling booths open in Lebanon today for the country's first parliamentary election in nine years, a period marked by stretches of political paralysis and war in neighbouring Syria.

December 18, 2017
December 18, 2017

Lebanon detains suspect in murder of British embassy worker

Lebanese security forces have arrested a Lebanese taxi driver suspected of killing Rebecca Dykes, a British woman who worked at the British embassy in Beirut and was found dead on Saturday, a security source says.

November 4, 2017
November 4, 2017

Lebanese PM resigns, saying his life in danger

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigns citing an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Lebanon returns Israeli vulture cleared of spying

A huge vulture detained in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel has been returned home after UN peacekeepers intervened, Israeli officials says.

December 12, 2015
December 12, 2015

Gaddafi son freed after Lebanon kidnap

Late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal has been freed after being briefly kidnapped by an armed group in Lebanon, security sources say.

November 21, 2015
November 21, 2015

UN unites against Islamic State

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to "redouble" action against Islamic State, following last week's deadly attacks in Paris. The French-drafted document urges UN members to "take all necessary measures" in the fight against IS.

September 8, 2015
September 8, 2015

Large dust storm hits Middle East

A large dust storm hits western parts of the Middle East, putting dozens of people in hospital and leading to public health warnings.

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Implications for Bangladesh

Over the past several weeks, the world witnessed the #YouStink anti-government protest in Lebanon popularly known as the 'garbage movement', comprising of people from across the sectarian and political spectrum.

June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015

Jihadists' slave markets sell girls at any price: UN envoy

Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets "for as little as a pack of cigarettes," the UN envoy on sexual violence said Monday.