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 Houthis killed in the fighting, says pro-Hadi source, as militia reportedly fires shells across Saudi border
What has become an embarrassment to the Sisi government has suffered a further blow with an Egyptian court postponing a verdict for three Al-Jazeera journalists, a second time.
Egypt has extended its deployment of armed forces to defend Arab security in the Gulf for another six months
Syria conducts 6,673 air raids, highest since start of uprising in 2011, killing 791 civilians, monitoring group says.
Although ISIL is meant to be a target of the US led coalition to halt it, senior political sources in the region have said that the governments are turning a blind eye to the oil sales that helps funds the terrorist group.
People are upset about quality of water and electricity supply across the country
Iran's top nuclear negotiator says parliament does not have authority over the nuclear agreement
Cairo would announce its verdict on August 10 to allow for 'further deliberations'
Human cost of clashes in Iraq in July reaches at least 1,332 people, says UNAMI
Russian, US, Saudi officials will discuss peace moves in Syria, Yemen and Libya
Kurdish regional government denounces PKK and says PKK should leave Iraqi Kurdistan
17-year-old was shot by Israeli troops on Friday while protesting murder of Palestinian infant by Jewish extremists
Khaled Bahah is highest ranking official to return to the devastated city since government announced its liberation in mid-July
Pro-Assad daily Al-Akhbar reported that Ali Mamlouk had flown to Saudi Arabia for a meeting with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman
Ban Ki-moon says illegal settlement has given rise to violent extremism
Coalition forces supporting 'credible, reliable partners' in Daesh fight, says Gen. Killea