Lebanon & Syria
February 26, 2014
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.
Dozens of people were injured after a car bomb exploded near a field hospital in the Syrian town of Atmeh, near the Turkish border, witnesses reported on Sunday.
A Lebanon-based Fatah official said Saturday that Fatah and the PLO have lost all control of Palestinian camps in Lebanon, warning that this could have a "negative impact" on Lebanon's stability.
Jihadist group Al Nusra front have claimed responsibility for Saturday's deadly attack on an army checkpoint in Lebanon's Hermel that killed two soldiers.
February 22, 2014
A suicide bomber targeted a Lebanese army post killing three soldiers and wounding 6 others.
The Syrian air force stepped up attacks on Friday as opposition fighters readied an offensive.