Lebanon & Syria
September 29, 2013
UN inspectors visiting targeted sites to continue investigations of chemical weapons use in Syria.
The Syrian air force killed nine people in a bomb attack on a high school in the rebel-controlled capital of Raqa.
After five people were killed in clashes between Hezbollah and armed men, the Lebanese army has set up checkpoints in the Hezbollah stronghold Baalbek.
Five people were wounded after a grenade explosion rocked the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.
UN Secretary General met with the Syrian opposition National Coalition for the first time Saturday to discuss details regarding the potential Geneva II peace conference.
September 28, 2013
Valerie Amos, the U.N. Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator has said that 7 million Syrians are in need of urgent help.
Syrians rebels have captured a post in the town of Daraa near the border with Jordan.
Shortly after reaching agreement on a draft resolution, the UN Security Council has voted to unanimously destroy Syria's chemical stockpile.
September 27, 2013
A car bomb in Damascus province has killed at least twenty people and wounded a further thirty.
A confidential report by the US and Russia suggests that Syria's chemical stockpile is largely "unweaponized" and can be eliminated quickly.
Members of a deeply divided U.N. Security Council have overcome their differences to reach an agreement on a draft resolution on Syria.
September 26, 2013
A young man, once jailed for his involvement in a plot to attack Canada's Parliament, has been killed in Syria.
The United States will continue to provide support for Lebanon to address the growing challenges of the Syrian conflict as long as the country addresses the crises in a “responsible and practical way.”
The Iraqi consulate was hit by a mortar shell on Thursday, killing one and injuring several others.
Amid UN Security Council discussions on the removal of Syria's chemical weapons, Moscow has said it will protect President Assad's chemical weapons sites when the country's stockpiles are removed.