On Wednesday the Israeli army responded to Hezbollah air strikes on its military bases with attacks on Lebanon, as both sides predicted more tit-for-tat warfare across the border.
While Israel has not officially taken responsibility for the drone strike that killed Saleh al-Arouri, Israeli and U.S. officials told VICE News they expect the situation to escalate.
The third anniversary of the biggest non-nuclear blast in history is being used by families of the 236 who died to call for an international inquiry.
The country’s embattled Prime Minister has now reversed a last-minute decision to delay daylight saving time after half the country revolted.
Around 700 Syrians have voluntarily crossed back over the Lebanese border to their homeland. Rights groups say they are at risk of torture and arbitrary detention.
Sali Hafiz said she stormed the bank to help pay for her sister’s cancer treatment. It’s the latest incident of people holding up banks to withdraw their savings in crisis-hit Lebanon.
Faced with huge medical bills for his sick family, Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein held up a bank to withdraw his own savings, and walked free. He speaks to VICE World News about becoming an unlikely public hero.
Intel officials told VICE World News Hadi Matar had been in contact with members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. There’s no evidence Iran was involved in organising the attack.
Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein was hailed by some in Lebanon despite taking bank workers hostage during a 6-hour siege, indicating the scale of the country's total financial meltdown.
The silos collapsed as people were due to commemorate victims on the two-year anniversary of the blast.