Lebanon & Syria
January 16, 2014
As of January, the UN has secured 70 percent of the $1.5 billion pledged in the 2013 conference, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
January 15, 2014
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in The Hague to partake in the trial of four suspects accused of assassinating late premier Rafik Hariri in 2005.T
Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad on Wednesday said that Western intelligence services - aka spies - who are opposed to President Bashar Assad have visited Damascus in a bid to discuss security cooperation with the government.
The foreign minister of Iran arrived in Damascus on Wednesday to meet President Bashar al-Assad.
In a war torn region that has killed over 100,000 people, Gulf State officials announce that NGO's have pledged a combined $400 million in humanitarian aid funding.
January 14, 2014
Lebanese security forced arrested a Palestinian man who is allegedly involved in November 2013's Iranian embassy bomb attack in Beirut
Fourteen rockets from Syria hit the northeastern town of Arsal Tuesday.
Eight Syrian rebels are dead after an ISIS backed car bomb detonated in Idlib.
The mayor of Arsal is committed to helping with the release of 13 nuns who were captured in Maaloula in December.
The United Nations and the European Commission have urged the European Union to accept the temporary settlement of Syrian refugees inside the EU borders.
Kuwait has entered a "distress call to citizens" in efforts to organize a national campaign to support Syrian relief efforts.
January 13, 2014
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Monday that pursuing diplomacy and a political solution is the only way to end the sprawling, nearly three-year-old Syrian civil war despite the difficulty of the upcoming Geneva talks.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Paris Monday to discuss a ceasefire plan for Syria.
Palestinian officials said Monday that efforts to break the Syrian siege on the Yarmouk refugee camp, where conditions are rapidly deteriorating due to a lack of basic supplies and medicines, had failed.
Rarely seen in public, President Bashar Al-Assad made an appearance at a mosque in Damascus in honor of the Prophet Mohammed.