Lebanon & Syria
February 4, 2014
The United Nations World Food Program began airlifting more supplies to Syria's northeast region Tuesday.
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister told reporters Tuesday that the Syrian government will attend the second round of peace talks with the opposition that is scheduled to commence Feb. 10 in Geneva, while regime forces continued to pound Aleppo with barrel bombs.
The Syrian government has announced its plans to remove a major shipment of chemical weapons out of the country this month, a Russian official said Tuesday.
In what is seen as a rise in attacks on Hezbollah supporters, another suicide bomber claiming to represent the Nusra Front has killed himself and wounded others in Lebanon.
February 3, 2014
Another car bomb exploded in southern Beirut killing two.
Analysts predict that bombings will continue in Lebanon until Hezbollah retracts it decision to intervene in Syria's civil war.
A double bomb attack in Aleppo carried out by al-Qaeda-affiliated group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), claimed the lives of at least 16 Syrian rebel fighters on Sunday, an NGO said.
Four people died in Yarmouk refugee camp over the weekend despite the UN delivering food packages and humanitarian supplies to the besieged Damascus neighborhood.
After a deadly suicide bombing in Lebanon, Hezbollah MP calls for accountability of jihadist groups.
A back-alley dispute has left one dead and several others wounded in Tripoli.
February 2, 2014
PLO official Ahmad Majdalani said that food convoys for the besieged residents of Damascus' Yarmouk refugee camp have safely entered the area for the third day in a row.
The Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has launched two female battalions in Syria's northern city of Raqqa in a bid to expose anti-ISIS activists.
The U.S. State Department denied that it had sought to have direct negotiations with the Syrian regime at the Geneva II peace talks, as Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem claimed after the talks to Syrian media.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday that the death toll of the crisis has now exceeded 136,000 people, with January 2014 being one of the bloodiest months on record.
Lebanon officials give public response to Saturday's car bomb that killed five.