Lebanon & Syria
May 16, 2013
Turkish police apprehended four suspects late Wednesday in connection with car bomb attacks in Reyhanli at the weekend
May 15, 2013
Syrian rebels placed car bombs outside a prison in Aleppo in an attempt to free some of its 4,000 detainees.
The UN General Assembly is set to vote on a draft resolution that would legitimize the Syrian National Coalition as party to a potential political transition
May 14, 2013
Putin and Netanyahu are meeting on Tuesday to discuss both parties' involvement in the Syrian conflict. Israel might try to talk Russia out of selling missile systems to Syria.
United States and United Kingdom leaders came together in Washington on Monday to discuss the current situation in Syria and their respective positions on how to involve all parties, including Russia, in finding a peaceful solution to the conflict.
May 13, 2013
Moscow and Washington attempt to find a peaceful resolution to the Syrian conflict could be attended by Syrian opposition
May 12, 2013
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi made the remarks in an interview with German title Der Spiegel
The four UN peacekeepers were captured by Syrian rebels last week in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights
May 11, 2013
Two car bombs exploded outside government buildings in a Turkish border town Saturday, killing at least 40 people, the government said.
The US charge d’affaires to Lebanon met with PM Mikati and expressed concern that Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria could drag the country into conflict.
Lebanese President Michel Sleiman said on Friday that the only way to protect the country against Israeli aggression is to place Hezbollah's arms under Army control
With the international community finally taking a more active stance on the Syrian crisis, US Secretary of State John Kerry said said Friday there was “strong evidence” that the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons.
May 10, 2013
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said that as a result of Israeli airstrikes on Damascus last weekend, the Shiite group would be provided with weapons he described as "game changing" by the Syrian regime.
May 9, 2013
Jordan's Foreign Minister told John Kerry that Syrians could make up 40% of the Jordanian population by mid 2014
May 8, 2013
Reports on Tuesday said that rebel pressure in both areas have pushed government forces into negotiations