U.S. military task force in Jordan to help with crisis in Syria

The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan to help the armed forces there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned should the turmoil in Syria expand into […]

Abducted Kuwaiti freed by Lebanese security forces

A Kuwaiti national was freed by Lebanese security forces from his captors Monday, two days after his kidnapping in east Lebanon, Lebanese Interior Minister Marwan Charbel has said. Issam al-Houty, who was kidnapped at gunpoint by gunmen in Hawsh al-Ghanam in the eastern Bekaa region outside his house last Saturday,

Syria's killing bleeds into Lebanon: Syrian troops chase rebels across border

At least 13 people were killed on Tuesday across Syria in clashes between regime forces and rebel troops, including near the border with Lebanon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based group said seven of those killed were civilians, among them one man who died in intense clashes near the central town of […]

Lebanese Army denies reports that Hezbollah prevented it from inspecting weapons shipment

The Lebanese army denied a media report that Hizbullah members have prevented it from inspecting a truck loaded with weapons in the western Bekaa valley. MP Antoine Saad said in remarks published on Sunday that the Lebanese army was stopped by members of Hezbollah from inspecting a truck loaded with drugs in the Bekaa town […]

Lebanese Army arrests man convicted of smuggling weapons to Syrian rebels

Military Examining Magistrate Imad al-Zain issued an arrest warrant on Thursday against a Lebanese national on charges of smuggling weapons to the Free Syrian Army, reported the National News Agency. It said that Hussein A. was arrested after attempting to smuggle the arms through the border region of al-Qaa in the Bekaa.

Mystery surrounds the Sultan Yaqoub explosion

The explosion during Tuesday night in Sultan Yaqoub, a Bekaa Valley town near the Lebanese -Syrian borders which houses the headquarters and the military base of Ahmed Jibril’s PFLP-GC remains a mystery specially since the Lebanese authorities are unable to carry out the necessary investigations. According to army sources the reason for being unable to […]