Lebanon & Syria
January 2, 2014
The second explosion in the capital of Beirut has claimed four lives and wounded 66 after a car bomb detonated.
A Syrian airstrike that targeted Lebanon's border town of Arsal earlier this week left one refugee killed.
January 1, 2014
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has condemned as "reckless" and "counterproductive" a WikiLeaks Party delegation which met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
Lebanese troops arrested the leader of the al-Qaeda-linked group responsible for a double suicide bombing at the Iranian embassy in Lebanon in November, the defense minister told Agence France-Presse on Wednesday.
December 31, 2013
The death toll continues to rise in Syria as the new year approaches with the overall total for those killed in the violence passes the 130,000 mark.
At least ten people died in Syria's Aleppo Tuesday after a regime tank shell smashed into a bus.
Invitations for the Swiss peace conference on Syria have not yet been issued due to delays in formulating the opposition delegation.
Irrespective of the strife and conflict they have been through, most Lebanese people desperately want to believe the famed signer Fairuz when she sings: Even in your madness I love you (Lebanon)/because your love /gathers us together /when we are dispersed. However, following the bombing of Mohamad Chatah on December 27, one wonders if their faith in a unified Lebanon will survive yet another round of violence.
The United Nations called on the Syrian army and rebel fighters to allow urgent aid to reach a sieged community of Palestinians near Damascus who are dying from starvations while Syrian president Bashar Al Assad called for a "battle" against Saudi ideology.
Assad claims views against extremism in Islam faith while continuing to engage in internal country conflict.
December 30, 2013
Lebanese forces have fired on Syrian aircraft after the warplanes crossed into Lebanese airspace.
Details of the bombing which caused the death of Lebanese economist and diplomat, Mohammed Chatah, are emerging post blast.
Syrian warplanes dropped four rockets near the Lebanese border town Arsal on Monday.
Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba will meet with Russian officials in mid-January. Jarba had previously declined an invitation from Moscow in early December.
At least 19 rebel fighters have died from clashes with regime forces in eastern Saturday as fighting continues between the two groups to control the Deir Ezzor military airbase