Lebanon & Syria
February 6, 2014
Expected to end next week, deliberations on forming Lebanon's new government are taking longer than citizens thought.
February 5, 2014
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said a peace conference in Geneva is the "only vehicle left" to engage Syrian leaders on political transition.
Recent reports say that thousands of fighters from Chechnya and Saudi Arabia are battling against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
A new United Nations report has slammed both sides warring in Syria for the abuse and distress they have inflicted upon children during the nearly three-year-old conflict.
The Syrian government has missed another deadline for destroying its chemical arsenal.
The jihadist opposition group ISIL signed a truce with the Islamist rebel brigade Suqour Al Sham, signalling an end to violent clashes between the two groups.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the Syrian regime's barrel bombing of Aleppo "barbaric" while Russian officials met with Syrian opposition leader, Ahmad Jarba.
Shells from Syria hit six Lebanese border towns in one night, damaging many houses and properties in the respective areas.
February 4, 2014
Syrian, Iranian and Swiss officials met in Tehran to discuss improving aid access to the victims of Syria's civil war.
The top U.S. diplomat to Syria announced plans to retire from his post by the end of February to friends and colleagues Tuesday.
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.