Lebanon

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.

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.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra

A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.

May 6, 2015
May 6, 2015

Hezbollah vows to attack al-Nusra rebels 'inside Syria'

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says his Lebanese Shia group will launch an attack inside Syria on Sunni militants fighting for the al-Nusra Front.

April 1, 2015
April 1, 2015

Israel expects high civilian casualties

According to Israeli military assessment, Israel could suffer hundreds of civilian dead if it fights another war with Hezbollah.

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