World Bulletin / News Desk
Four Lebanese soldiers and two gunmen were killed during clashes in the country's northern Bekaa Valley on Friday after gunmen attacked a Lebanese army unit, security sources said.
The sources said fighting was continuing in the area, near the northeastern town of Arsal, a region close to the border with Syria where rebels are fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
Residents said the clash broke out after the army entered the area to arrest a suspected member of the anti-Assad group Jabhat al-Nusra, who was believed to travel frequently between Lebanon and Syria.
Syrian rebels have hidden and regrouped in towns and villages on the mountainous Lebanese side of the poorly demarcated border during the revolt, which started with peaceful protests but turned violent after a crackdown.
Syria's army has lobbed mortars over the border and even crossed into its smaller neighbour to fight rebels. Syrian troops have also shot civilian refugees fleeing violence.
Five regime soldiers also die during ongoing clashes in northwestern Syria
Dozens of world leaders bid farewell to Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, whose detractors have described as ‘war criminal’
Syria's anti-regime opposition now stands only 15 kilometers from Hama city
If passed, law would allow victims of extremist attacks to sue foreign governments deemed responsible
The Tuwal district of Jazan, on the Saudi frontier with Yemen, came under fire on Thursday afternoon, wounding the border guard corporal, a ministry statement said.
"It is well into its terrible descent into the pitiless and merciless abyss of a humanitarian catastrophe unlike any we have witnessed in Syria," said the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs.
A Cairo court has approved the redrawing of the maritime boundary between Egypt and Saudi Arabia on Thursday, according to a report in Egypt’s state TV news portal Egynews.
Phone call dominated by violence in Aleppo plus Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria
Turkish foreign minister insists any joint efforts must contain political solution, ceasefire
U.S. supports extremism by refusing to collaborate with Russia on fight against ISIL, Deputy Russian FM says
Funeral of former Israeli PM Shimon Peres – who passed away Wednesday – to be held same day
Russia said Wednesday it was ready to relaunch talks in Geneva with the United States following the collapse of a ceasefire.
"I'm afraid that this bill will have dire strategic implications" for the United States, Salman al-Ansari, the president of the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC), said.
Government is 17th since Jordan's King Abdullah II took throne in 1999
The UN Chief has condemned the recent attacks saying that those responsible have turned Syria into a slaughter house
Currently, over 7,000 Palestinians are languishing in Israeli prisons