Lebanon & Syria
September 19, 2013
Sparking fears of a regional spillover of the Syrian crisis, activists said Wednesday that the Syrian government has used phosphorous bombs near the Jordanian border. The alleged use of the weapons raises questions over the regime's use of chemical weapons.
September 18, 2013
King Abdullah of Jordan met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday and discussed the recent US-Russian led plan that aims to dismantle Syria's chemical arsenal by mid-2014.
According to the latest UN estimates, there will be 2.3 million Syrian refugees living in Lebanon by 2014.
Russia receives new evidence from Syrian regime pointing towards rebel involvement in the recent chemical weapons attack.
Discussion of the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons continues as each side pushes for completion of the terms of the agreement.
September 17, 2013
The United States says that Russia is ignoring the facts when it blames the rebels rather than the regime for the August 21 chemical attack.
Dozens were injured after a car bomb went off at the Bab Al Hawa border between Syria and Turkey.
The Saudi Arabian cabinet said Tuesday that the use of chemical weapons in Syria must be used to 'minimise' the ongoing sectarian conflict.
Western powers, including the US, UK and France, on Tuesday readied to push for a UN resolution that will see Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed.
Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah on Monday vowed undying support to the Syrian regime in the face of the US-Israel aggression towards Damascus.
September 16, 2013
Information leaked from the upcoming UN report on chemical weapons use in Syria indicates that there is irrefutable evidence that chemical weapons have been used on a wide scale in the Syrian conflict.
Great Britain, the US and France on Monday agreed to increase their backing of the Syrian rebels fighting Syrian government troops.
A recent UK study indicates that out of the 100,000 Syrian rebel forces, over half of them belong to jihadist or radical Islamist groups.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will present the findings of the UN chemical weapons team, who recently returned from Damascus where they investigated claims chemical agents were used on August 21.
The Jordanian government on Sunday announced that it is currently hosting 2,130 defectors from the Syrian army in a special military complex.