Israel shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syrian frontier: military.
JERUSALEM - Israel shot down a pilotless plane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said it was probably an Iranian-built aircraft on a reconnaissance mission for the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group along Israel's frontier with Syria.
Interactive tool offers window into history of Arab-Americans in NYC.
Researchers at North Carolina State University are unveiling an interactive site that allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States. Focused on New York City in the early 20th century, the tool highlights the growth of Arab-American communities in ...
Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Lebanon Hugo Shorter Tuesday praised the work of the Army and discussed means of tightening relations between Lebanon and the U.K. during a meeting with Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
BEIRUT, Sept 19 — Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry today when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licences next month. Earlier this...
Jihadists launch big attack on Syrian government near Hama.
BEIRUT - Jihadists launched an offensive against government-held parts of northwestern Syria near Hama on Tuesday in their biggest attack there since March, triggering heavy air strikes on rebel territory, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Israelâs military on Tuesday shot down an Iranian-made drone being operated by members of the Hezbollah militant group as the drone approached the Golan Heights, the military said. According to the Israeli military, the drone was shot down with a Patriot interceptor missile over the Golan de-militarized zone after ...
Israel shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syrian frontier: Military.
Israel shot down a pilotless plane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said it was probably an Iranian-built aircraft on a reconnaissance mission for the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group along Israel`s frontier with Syria.
Jihadists launch big attack on Syrian government near Hama.
BEIRUT - Jihadists launched an offensive against government-held areas of northwestern Syria near Hama on Tuesday in their biggest attack in the area since March, triggering heavy air strikes on rebel-held areas, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Israel and US Open First American Military Base in Israel.
Israel and the U.S. inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system. The move comes at a time of growing Israeli concerns about archenemy Iran's development of long-range missiles. Together with the U.S., Israel has developed a ...
State Security chief: Embassy security alerts 'routine'.
State Security head Maj. Gen. Tony Saliba said Tuesday that the information prompting foreign embassies to issue security alerts last week was nothing new, and Lebanese security apparatuses had prior knowledge of potential security breaches.
Child labor in Lebanon was already a deep-seated problem before an influx of Syrian refugees made it worse. Now, as humanitarian funds dry up, there are fears the practice could become even more widespread - and with families are dependent on the income children generate, there are no easy solutions. However, NGOs are ...
Insurgents Attack Syrian-Government Areas Near Hama
Insurgent groups launched a big attack on Syrian government-held areas north of the city of Hama on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported, quoted by Reuters. Several groups participated in the well-planned attack on government-held villages, the ...
Insurgents attack Syrian-government areas near Hama: monitor
BEIRUT - Insurgent groups launched a big attack on Syrian government-held areas north of the city of Hama on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported.
Jordan Tourism Says Jesus Baptism Site Is as Important as Petra
Jordan tourism is trying to promote itself as a stable, safe destination while there's so much unrest swirling around it in places like Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Highlighting attractions that don't get as much publicity as they should is the tourism board's formula here. -Dennis Schaal
Syrian army sends more troops across Euphrates, near U.S.-backed forces
BEIRUT - Syrian troops crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates in Deir al-Zor on Monday, state media and a monitoring group said, increasing their presence in an area where U.S.-backed militias have also advanced.
27 million children out of school in conflict zones
Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Chad, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, World UNICEF calls on partners to integrate all uprooted children – migrants, refugees, internally displaced, asylum seekers or unaccompanied – into the education system where they live. NEW YORK, 18 September 2017 – Some 27 ...
Lebanese American University Board of Trustees' member Joseph Aoun was named a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York's Academic Leadership Award, according to an LAU press release circulated Monday.
For the First Time in Three Years, a Lebanese President Attends the UN General Assembly
Heading an official delegation President Michel Aoun arrived in New York on Monday to take part in the UN General Assembly Annual meeting, the National News Agency reported Monday. Lebanon's participation in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly meeting is the first for a Lebanese president in three years because of ...
Syria's Deir al-Zor air base working again: state media, monitors
BEIRUT - The Deir al-Zor military airport in eastern Syria, which the Syrian army recaptured this month from Islamic State, began functioning again on Monday for the first time in nearly a year, Syrian state media and a monitoring group said.
Lebanese woman shot dead by 4-year-old son in gun accident
A woman in south Lebanon was killed on Monday after her four-year-old son accidentally shot her with a hunting rifle, a security source and the state news agency NNA said.The incident followed anothe...
Miserable return for Bucker as Ansar hammer Tripoli 5-1
Ansar ensured it was a rotten return to Lebanese football for Theo Bucker after the 13-time champions thrashed the German's new club Tripoli 5-1 Sunday in the opening round of the Lebanese Premier League.
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil announced Sunday that Cabinet would approve electronic voting registration for Lebanon's diaspora, paving the way for Lebanese outside the country to participate in upcoming elections. Speaking to a crowd in Montreal, Canada, Bassil said that the electronic system would allow Lebanese citizens ...
Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun Friday said the Army was the root of Lebanon during a ceremony to honor the military and award medals to soldiers wounded in the "Fajr al-Joroud" operation against Daesh .
The mysterious leader of a Daesh cell identified Friday was until now an obscure young restaurateur in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp with connections to some of Lebanon's most dangerous fugitives.