Lebanon & Syria
January 15, 2014
The foreign minister of Iran arrived in Damascus on Wednesday to meet President Bashar al-Assad.
In a war torn region that has killed over 100,000 people, Gulf State officials announce that NGO's have pledged a combined $400 million in humanitarian aid funding.
January 14, 2014
Lebanese security forced arrested a Palestinian man who is allegedly involved in November 2013's Iranian embassy bomb attack in Beirut
Fourteen rockets from Syria hit the northeastern town of Arsal Tuesday.
Eight Syrian rebels are dead after an ISIS backed car bomb detonated in Idlib.
The mayor of Arsal is committed to helping with the release of 13 nuns who were captured in Maaloula in December.
The United Nations and the European Commission have urged the European Union to accept the temporary settlement of Syrian refugees inside the EU borders.
Kuwait has entered a "distress call to citizens" in efforts to organize a national campaign to support Syrian relief efforts.
January 13, 2014
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Monday that pursuing diplomacy and a political solution is the only way to end the sprawling, nearly three-year-old Syrian civil war despite the difficulty of the upcoming Geneva talks.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Paris Monday to discuss a ceasefire plan for Syria.
Palestinian officials said Monday that efforts to break the Syrian siege on the Yarmouk refugee camp, where conditions are rapidly deteriorating due to a lack of basic supplies and medicines, had failed.
Rarely seen in public, President Bashar Al-Assad made an appearance at a mosque in Damascus in honor of the Prophet Mohammed.
January 12, 2014
he U.S.-led “Friends of Syria” grouping had agreed that President Bashar al-Assad and his family will have no role in the country’s future, Ahmad Jarba, head of Syria’s opposition National Coalition, said during a press conference held in Paris on Sunday.
United States Secretary State John Kerry along with ten other Western nation envoys reportedly have "raised the pressure" on one of Syria's main opposition groups to attend Swiss peace talks. Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's regime shelled the central city of Homs, killing 20.
At least 48 people have died from starvation in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp near Syria's capital.