Lebanon’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia and his Saudi counterpart are caught in what appears to be a diplomatic tussle over representation, with each country delaying accreditation of the other’s diplomat, though both were named months ago.
The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is at the center of the recent crisis that has gripped Lebanon and rattled a region already rife with conflict.
With the fall of the Islamic State group’s last significant stronghold in Syria, Iranian and Russian-backed Syrian troops now turn to face off with their main rival, the U.S.-backed forces holding large oil fields and strategic territory in the country’s north and east.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s bombshell resignation in a televised speech from Saudi Arabia took the nation by surprise Saturday.
A Lebanese airline official says the country’s flagship carrier airline will halt its flights to and from Irbil, the capital in Iraq’s Kurdish region.
The two fighters, one an Arab sniper, the other his Kurdish commander, are each driven by a personal grudge against the Islamic State group.
The 17-year old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins they should all move to Syria to join the Islamic State group.
Advances against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Raqqa have slowed down amid stiff resistance from the militants, the spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group said.
They have escaped their hold, but displaced residents of Raqqa still fear the militants of the Islamic State group, terrified they will return and seek revenge for defeats.
Several U.S. and British volunteer fighters are on the front lines in the battle against the Islamic State group for the Syrian city of Raqqa.
A month into the battle to capture the Islamic State group’s self-styled capital, U.S-backed Syrian forces have encircled the militants inside Raqqa, breached their fortified defenses and inched closer to the heart of the city.
The Old City wall of Syria’s Raqqa that was the scene of intense fighting Tuesday in the battle against the Islamic State group was once a testimony of the golden age of Islamic civilization, when the city on the banks of the Euphrates River was the capital of the famed caliph Harun al-Rashid.
A senior Lebanese military official has dismissed allegations of abuse against hundreds of Syrian detainees caught up in a security sweep in a refugee settlement.
Syrian government troops and their allies have steadily positioned themselves in key areas on the flanks of the U.S.-led coalition battle for the Islamic State’s self-declared capital of Raqqa.
They are veterans of Syria’s rebellion, trying for years to bring down President Bashar Assad.
Lebanon’s ministry of economy is seeking to ban the 2017 Wonder Woman movie because its lead actress — Gal Gadot — is an Israeli, though a formal request for a ban has not yet been received, a Lebanese security official said Tuesday.