Lebanon & Syria
January 9, 2013
A Syrian opposition group has released 48 Iranians as part of a prisoner swap deal with Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Syrian opposition fighters have announced the capture of suspected assassins of French journalist Gilles Jacquier who was killed in a rocket explosion in the city of Homs early last year.
January 8, 2013
Heavy rain and strong winds in the camp leave tents underwater and residents protesting about living conditions.
Rebels aligned with the Free Syrian Army set up units to monitor movement at the regime-controlled sites.
January 7, 2013
A sudden influx of refugees into the Zaatari camp worries UN officials, already struggling to cope.
January 6, 2013
The Syrian president addresses the nation to call for a political solution and to thank Russia, China and Iran for their support.
After NATO confirms that Scud missiles have been used, footage apparently showing Assad's forces using the weapons emerge online.
The Syrian president will address the nation today in his first public speech since June.
January 5, 2013
As the Syrian civil war edges closer to the center of Damascus, U.S. troops began arriving in Turkey to man Patriot missile batteries against threats from.
January 3, 2013
Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah appealed to the government on Thursday January 3rd to not interfere over the Syria crisis and at the same time to back a political solution to end the months-long conflict in Lebanon’s neighbor.
The relatives of nine Lebanese hostages being held in Syria by rebels protested Wednesday outside the Turkish Airlines office in Downtown Beirut and placed a wax seal on the company’s door to prevent employees from reaching their offices.
More than 60,000 people have died in the Syrian uprising and civil war, the UN said yesterday, dramatically raising the death toll in a struggle that shows no sign of ending.
January 2, 2013
Clashes in Syria between government troops and rebels since Monday have forced Aleppo airport to close while fierce battles and air strikes were reported in Damascus’ suburbs.
January 1, 2013
Jordan seems to have tricks up its sleeves for 2013 as it provides a preview of its game-plan for dealing with troubled and possibly chemical Syrian neighbor. Any threats it may pose for the Kingdom are not fazing the Jordanians just yet.
The new year in Syria opened up on a violent note with the grim discovery of what activists say are dozens of tortured corpses in Damascus.