Lebanon & Syria
February 27, 2014
Nidal Sweiden was arrested by the Lebanese army for his involvement in recent bombings.
The Syrian regime has agreed to a new April deadline for its chemical weapons removal after failing to meet previous December and February deadlines.
The United States on Wednesday accused the Syrian government of undermining the Geneva peace talks by rounding up and arresting the relatives of opposition delegates, adding that Russia is amping up its assistance to President Bashar Assad.
February 26, 2014
The United Nations agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) on Wednesday released shocking images of Palestinians queuing for food parcels in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp.
Some 3,300 people have been killed as a result of infighting between the rebel groups seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad since the start of 2014, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar Assad killed dozens of Al Qaeda-linked rebels in an army ambush near Damascus, state media reported Wednesday.
Judges at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon have adjourned the trial of five Hezbollah members who are accused of assassinating former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri until mid-May to allow defense lawyers to prepare their case for one of the five accused.
A recent report released this week by the New York Times shows that Washington considered launching cyberattacks against the Syrian regime in an effort to prevent airstrikes against civilians in the first days of the country's civil war.
Al Qaeda-linked ISIS issued an ultimatum to the leader of Syria's Nusra Front Tuesday in an effort to end the violence between the two opposition groups. Regime forces also made advances on Aleppo late Tuesday.
The U.N. announced Tuesday that Syria has become the world's largest exporter of refugees globally
February 25, 2014
About 6,650 food rations in three areas of Damascus where rebels and the army reached a truce were distributed by Syria’s Red Crescent on Monday, Agence France-Presse reported.
Activists reported that air raids on rebel-held towns across Syria killed 26 people Monday, just two days after the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to indiscriminate shelling and aerial attacks in the Syrian conflict.
February 24, 2014
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Hezbollah’s pullout from Syria could put an end to suicide bomb attacks that have struck Lebanese areas where the group enjoys wide support.
February 23, 2014
Saad Hariri recently stated that he may return to Lebanon for the president election in the spring.
At least 10 people were killed on Sunday when a car bomb struck a field hospital in the Syrian town of Atmeh near the border with Turkey.