Lebanon & Syria
February 2, 2014
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday that the death toll of the crisis has now exceeded 136,000 people, with January 2014 being one of the bloodiest months on record.
Lebanon officials give public response to Saturday's car bomb that killed five.
Aleppo death toll continues to rise as another barrel bomb is unleashed on the city.
February 1, 2014
A suicide bomber driving a vehicle blew himself up in the Lebanese town of Hermel, a Hezbollah stronghold, killing at least five people on Saturday, the interior ministry said.
January 30, 2014
Syrian negotiators Thursday restarted their peace talks mediated by U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, according to the Associated Press.
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees reported that an aid convoy carrying over 900 food parcels has entered the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.
The Syrian government has razed seven residential districts for no apparent military reason but to punish civilians who had vaguely affiliated themselves with rebels, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
Destroying Syria's cultural landmarks have been used tactically by both sides to decrease the country's internal cohesion and identity, undermine the opponent's power, and "rewrite the history" of Syria for the future by removing all reminders of the past, but it has also been a lucrative industry and not just Syrians are involved....
The third and final local government administration was named by Syria's Kurds who are pushing for autonomy within Syria.
United States intelligence chief James Clapper warned on Wednesday that the Syrian regime may be advancing its biological weapons, whilst Al Qaeda is looking to carry out more terror attacks on U.S. soil.
After a two-year probe into Gerhard Lehmann, the chief investigator at UNIIIC has been cleared of bribery allegations made by Hezbollah.
While his hopes for progress in the first rounds of talks is low, International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi claims the "ice is breaking" over Syria peace talks.
January 29, 2014
Syrian opposition and regime representatives resumed talks in Geneva Wednesday after U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi cancelled the afternoon session of Tuesday's talks.
Talks between Syrian opposition and regime representatives in Geneva stalled Tuesday while negotiations continued in Syrian to evacuate the besieged city of Homs.
January 28, 2014
The U.N. will try to break a deadlock that has halted Syrian peace talks in Geneva as the long-awaited conference enters its fourth day of negotiations.