Lebanon confirms first case of coronavirus

COVID-19 virus found in 45-year-old Lebanese woman who had travelled from Qom in Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/21/2020, 10:08 PM

Iran seeks to maintain ties with Lebanon

Iranian Parliament Speaker congratulates Lebanon's new government, says Iran is keen on maintaining excellent bilateral ties with Lebanon.Elad Benari, 2/17/2020, 6:41 AM

Lebanon's Parliament approves new Cabinet

Prime Minister Hassan Diab's new Cabinet, which is supported by Hezbollah, wins vote of confidence from Parliament.Elad Benari, 2/12/2020, 12:09 AM

Protesters denounce Trump plan outside of US embassy in Lebanon

Burning US and Israeli flags outside of US embassy in Lebanon, protesters bash Trump Mideast peace plan as 'deal of shame'.AFP, 2/2/2020, 5:56 PM

Macron pledges to help Lebanon resolve crisis

French President: We will do everything to help our Lebanese friends.Elad Benari, 1/23/2020, 2:38 AM

New Cabinet announced in Lebanon

New Cabinet announced in Lebanon following months-long impasse and amid ongoing mass protests.Elad Benari, 1/22/2020, 1:00 AM

More than 500 injured in two days in Lebanon

Lebanese police disperse stone-throwing protesters with tear gas in Beirut as weekend of violence continues.Elad Benari, 1/20/2020, 5:56 AM

Watch: IDF deploys anti-tunnel infrastructure on northern border

IDF deploys high-tech sensor system on northern border to detect terror tunnel activity from Lebanon into Israeli territory.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2020, 6:20 PM

IDF deploys anti-tunnel infrastructure on northern border

Permanent infrastructure based on unique technology aims to identify further underground terror activity on Lebanon-Israel border.Kobi Finkler, 1/19/2020, 10:34 AM

Lebanon: Tear gas fired at anti-government protesters

Lebanese police fire tear gas and water cannons at hundreds of anti-government protesters in downtown Beirut as demonstrations turn violent.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2020, 5:55 AM

Protests in Lebanon turn violent for second straight night

Dozens injured after Lebanese security forces use batons and tear gas to forcefully break up demonstrations.Elad Benari, 1/16/2020, 4:14 AM

Clashes erupt between security forces and protesters in Beirut

Lebanese security forces fire tear gas at protesters outside country’s central bank in Beirut.Elad Benari, 1/15/2020, 4:02 AM

Lebanese lawyers want auto tycoon prosecuted over Israel trip

Former Nissan chairman under fire for 2008 business trip to Israel, with Lebanese lawyers calling for him to be prosecuted.AFP, 1/2/2020, 5:59 PM

Jewish graves in Lebanon destroyed by roadwork, says caretaker

Arab Christian caretaker of one of Lebanon's three Jewish cemeteries says cemetery damaged, some graves destroyed, by roadwork.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/24/2019, 7:35 AM

Thousands protest new Hezbollah-backed Lebanese PM

Thousands demonstrate in central Beirut and elsewhere in Lebanon, call on new PM Hassan Diab to abandon the post.Ben Ariel, 12/23/2019, 5:02 AM

Lebanon’s PM-designate begins consultations

Hassan Diab, who is backed by Hezbollah, consults parliamentary blocs to discuss the shape of the future government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2019, 6:40 AM

Hezbollah-backed professor asked to form Lebanese government

Lebanon's president asks former education minister Hassan Diab to form a new government amid unrest.Ben Ariel, 12/20/2019, 5:44 AM

Lebanon's Hariri will not seek to stay on as PM

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announces he will not seek to stay on as prime minister.Ben Ariel, 12/19/2019, 6:14 AM

Hezbollah supporters try to storm square in Beirut

Lebanese troops fire tear gas to disperse supporters of Hezbollah and Amal who tried to storm a square in Beirut.Ben Ariel, 12/17/2019, 3:14 AM

Security forces clash with anti-government protesters in Beirut

Security forces fire rubber bullets and tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters near the Lebanese parliament.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2019, 3:34 AM

Nasrallah: Iran will defend itself

Hezbollah leader claims US and Israel are taking advantage of Lebanon protests, warns against their "incitement".Elad Benari, Canada, 12/13/2019, 10:07 PM

Lebanese donor gives Hitler's top hat to Israel

Lebanese-Swiss businessman Abdallah Chatila warns of rising anti-Semitism, explains decision to buy up Hitler memorabilia.Jonah Mandel, AFP, 12/8/2019, 6:15 PM

Crisis in Lebanon and Jordan threatens Israel's security

What is happening in Lebanon and Jordan, and how might it affect Israel? Analysis.Yochanan Visser, 11/30/2019, 10:27 PM

Katz to the UN: Disarm Hezbollah

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz comments on UN Secretary General's report against Hezbollah: Fully implement all Security Council resolutions.Elad Benari, 11/28/2019, 5:38 AM

Hezbollah supporters clash with protesters in Beirut

Group of Hezbollah supporters attack demonstrators protesting against Lebanon’s political elite in central Beirut.Elad Benari, 11/25/2019, 3:13 AM

Lebanon's former finance minister withdraws PM candidacy

Mohammad Safadi says it will be difficult to form a “harmonious” cabinet supported by all parties.Ben Ariel, 11/17/2019, 3:05 AM

IDF arrests Lebanese man crossing into Israel

The unarmed Lebanese man crossed the border precisely at the time when IDF forces were in the area, and he was immediately detained.Sara Rubenstein, 11/16/2019, 6:38 PM

Former Lebanese finance minister to be appointed PM

New Lebanese government to be made up of both politicians and technocrats.Elad Benari, 11/15/2019, 1:58 AM

Man killed during protest in Beirut

Local official for Lebanese political party shot dead by soldiers, marking the first death in 27 days of nationwide protests.Elad Benari, 11/13/2019, 3:38 AM

Nasrallah: We'll purge Lebanon's skies of Israeli UAVs

Hezbollah leader says bringing down UAVs is "natural" after Israeli UAV was fired at over the Lebanese territory.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/1/2019, 10:00 PM

US withholding aid for Lebanon

Officials say Trump administration withholding $105 million in security aid for Lebanon amid protests in the country.Elad Benari, 11/1/2019, 1:12 AM

IDF confirms anti-aircraft missile launched towards IDF drone

Anti-aircraft missile launched over Lebanese territory towards IDF UAV; drone was not hit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2019, 2:58 PM

Report: Hariri willing to return as Lebanese PM

Senior official says Saad Hariri is ready to return as prime minister of a new Lebanese government if certain conditions are met.Elad Benari, 10/31/2019, 5:03 AM

Pompeo calls for stable government in Lebanon

Following resignation of Lebanese PM, Secretary of State urges country's leaders to form a new government quickly.Elad Benari, 10/30/2019, 2:05 AM

Lebanese prime minister announces resignation

Saad al-Hariri defies Hezbollah by resigning amid economic collapse, widespread protests.Gary Willig, 10/29/2019, 4:17 PM

Nasrallah warns: Protests can lead to chaos

Hezbollah leader welcomes achievements of anti-tax protests in Lebanon, but warns that the protests could lead to chaos.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/25/2019, 10:18 PM

Lebanese President offers to meet protesters

Lebanese President Michel Aoun offers to meet protesters demanding a complete overhaul of the political system.Elad Benari, 10/25/2019, 6:03 AM

US backs Lebanese citizens' right to protest

Senior State Department official says Lebanese people are “rightfully angered” with their government.Ben Ariel, 10/24/2019, 6:06 AM

Unmanned Israeli aircraft downed over Lebanese border

Hezbollah suspected in downing of IDF drone aircraft over southern Lebanon. IDF confirms aircraft lost.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2019, 8:55 AM

Thousands protest in Lebanon, gov't to debate reforms

Tens of thousands of Lebanese protesters gather in major cities and towns to protest austerity measures.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/20/2019, 9:54 PM

Lebanese Christian party quits government amid protests

Head of Lebanese forces party orders his ministers to resign from the government as tens of thousands protest austerity measures.Ben Ariel, 10/20/2019, 5:20 AM

Lebanese PM gives government 72-hour deadline

Saad Hariri gives his government three days to back key reforms amid protests across the country.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/18/2019, 9:15 PM

A Jewish honor for journalist who says 'Jews control the Whtie House'

Somebody who has slandered Israel and the American Jewish community should not be a featured presenter at a Jewish magazine awards dinner. Moshe Phillips, 10/18/2019, 1:42 PM

'WhatsApp tax' causes protests in Lebanon

Hundreds take to the streets across Lebanon following government decision to tax calls made on messaging applications.Elad Benari, 10/18/2019, 4:58 AM

Lebanon accuses Israel of flying drone over Hezbollah bastion

Lebanese military accuses Israel of flying reconnaissance drone over Hezbollah stronghold in south Beirut.AFP, 10/13/2019, 4:28 PM

Lebanon says Syrian who 'phoned' Israel arrested

Suspect 'contacted Israeli phone numbers,' Lebanese army says.AFP, 10/5/2019, 7:46 PM

IDF thwarts attempt to smuggle weapons from Lebanon

Dozens of guns found after IDF catches 2 people attempting to cross border into Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2019, 9:19 PM

Hamas: 'Palestinian refugees' are leaving Lebanon

Senior Hamas official says there's a decline in the number of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon due to pressure by local authorities.Dalit Halevi, 9/25/2019, 6:49 AM

IDF foils weapons smuggling attempt

IDF soldiers identify attempt to smuggle weapons from Lebanon into Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/14/2019, 8:20 PM

Lebanon detains former militia member accused of torture

Lebanon's General Security agency interrogates Amer al-Fakhoury, former member of the South Lebanon Army.AFP, 9/13/2019, 12:53 PM

Lebanese businessman en route to Beirut disappears in Ethiopia

Lebanese report claims businessman apparently kidnapped at Addis Ababa airport. His family members suspect Mossad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2019, 1:42 PM

'We will not permit accurate missiles in Lebanon'

"The IDF will not allow Iran to establish itself in Syria or develop accurate missiles in Lebanon," says IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2019, 5:02 AM

Hezbollah claims to have downed an Israeli UAV

Hezbollah says it downed Israeli UAV in the village of Ramyeh in southern Lebanon.Elad Benari, 9/9/2019, 6:30 AM

Mysterious death of former Hezbollah leader

Sheikh Ali Hatoum, a former Hezbollah leader, found dead in his home outside of Beirut.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/8/2019, 9:10 PM

Report: Pompeo warned Lebanon Israel could attack Hezbollah site

Sources say US Secretary of State urged Lebanese President to dismantle Hezbollah missile factory before Israel attacks it.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/6/2019, 10:40 PM

'Lebanon hijacked by Hezbollah, suffers Stockholm Syndrome'

Mustapha Allouch: 'Everybody in Lebanon knows Iran and Hezbollah call the shots rather than Lebanese government and military.'Mordechai Sones, 9/5/2019, 4:23 PM

Lebanese PM: Hezbollah is a regional problem

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri claims Lebanon and its government are not to blame for Hezbollah and its attacks on Israel.Elad Benari, 9/5/2019, 1:07 AM