Edition:
United Kingdom

Issam Abdallah

Islamic State deploys car bombs in defence of last enclave

03 Mar 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria Islamic State unleashed car bombs against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) assaulting Baghouz, in a last-ditch effort to stave off defeat in its final patch of territory, fighters from the U.S.-backed force said on Sunday. | Video

Customs duties, competition hit Lebanese hopes for quick boost from open Syria border

04 Nov 2018

MASNAA, Lebanon Lebanese exporters hoping to send their goods to the lucrative Gulf market through the reopened Syrian-Jordanian border are grappling with higher Syrian customs duties and competition from producers who have taken their place.

Lebanese chafe as economic blues begin to bite

23 Aug 2018

BEIRUT For Mazen Rahhal, a shopowner in a bustling district of Beirut, Lebanon's economy has seldom felt more precarious. In one store, he sells clothes at a fraction of their previous price. Another, which he rented to a rival business, now lies empty. | Video

Hundreds of refugees return to Syria from Lebanon

19 Apr 2018

SHEBAA, Lebanon Several hundred Syrians who have lived for years as refugees in Lebanon left for their home country on Wednesday in a rare case of a mass return of those who left the country since the Syrian civil war began in 2011.

Lebanese cleric's piano playing strikes wrong note for some

26 Mar 2018

BEIRUT A Muslim cleric has been expelled from his seminary in Lebanon after a video of his piano playing, posted online, drew criticism from conservatives who felt it was undignified behavior for a man of the cloth, he said.

In Lebanese dog shelter, Masoud the baboon dreams of home

17 Jan 2018

TYRE, Lebanon Masoud, a Hamadryas baboon, was kept as a pet in a house near a highway in south Lebanon until 10 days ago, when an animal activist rescued him.

U.N. brings Syria talks under one roof, not yet into one room

30 Nov 2017

GENEVA Representatives of Syria's warring sides sat just meters apart in separate rooms at U.N. peace talks on Thursday, but mediator Staffan de Mistura stopped short of bringing them together in what diplomats had hoped might be a minor breakthrough.

Syrian government says agenda agreed, seeks united opposition at next Geneva talks

04 Mar 2017

GENEVA Syria's chief negotiator said on Saturday that the "only thing" achieved at 10-day talks in Geneva was an agreed agenda and that the government wanted a unified opposition delegation as its negotiating partner.

Lebanon implements new controls at Syrian border

05 Jan 2015

MASNAA BORDER CROSSING, Lebanon Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbour.

Lebanon implements new controls at Syrian border

05 Jan 2015

MASNAA BORDER CROSSING, Lebanon Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbor.

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