Lebanon & Syria
July 2, 2013
The Free Syrian Army reportedly targeted senior security officers in a car bomb attack on a Damascus district late Monday, activist groups said.
July 1, 2013
The New York-based Human Rights Watch on Monday criticized three of Syria's neighbors for restricting access to refugees
The Gulf Cooperation Council on Monday called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting to prevent a massacre taking place in the central Syrian city of Homs
Family member says a Jordanian pilot has deserted to join the al-Nusra Front fighting in Syria
A man set himself on fire outside the offices of Electricite Du Liban (EDL) in Beirut at a protest over employees benefits
Forces loyal to the Syrian government are attacking Homs with air strikes and artillery for a third straight day
Gulf Arab nations and the European Union pledged on Sunday to find a political settlement to the Syrian conflict, calling on Iran to play a “constructive role” in the international efforts to suppress the violence.
June 30, 2013
The Syrian army launched airstrikes against the city of Homs on Saturday, killing a woman and two children, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad move to retake areas controlled by rebels.
Sniper fire killed two people in the northern Lebanese town of Tripoli on Saturday as tensions between Sunni and Alawite groups escalate.
June 29, 2013
As the Gulf Cooperation Council and Hezbollah aid opposing sides of the Syrian civil war, the GCC seeks to punish Hezbollah economically.
Amid ongoing clashes between the Lebanese army and militants loyal to Sheikh Ahmad Assir, protesters around the country show support for the Salafist Sheikh.
June 27, 2013
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that 'anyone with a heart' could understand Western moves to increase military backing to Syrian rebels
A suicide bomb killed at least four people in a Christian area of Damascus on Thursday, Syrian state television reported
The Lebanese army will investigate the unit that allegedly beat a detainee who worked with the extremist Sheikh Ahmad Assir, after a video of the incident was posted on YouTube Thursday
As the Syrian death toll climbs to 100,000, the U.N. sends a team of chemical experts to Turkey to investigate claims of chemical weapons usage in Syria