Lebanon & Syria
July 11, 2013
Syria has invited two United Nations officials to visit the country to discuss the alleged use of chemical weapons in the ongoing conflict
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt warned that the explosion that rocked one of Beirut’s southern suburbs could be repeated in other areas across the country
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency warned Lebanese security agencies two days ahead of the blast that targeted Bir al-Abed neighborhood in Beirut's southern suburbs that al-Qaida had plotted to carry out an attack in the area
A Syrian diplomat sent to the United States by President Bashar al-Assad is being held at Washington's Dulles International Airport, awaiting deportation back to Syria
A little known Syrian rebel group has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack that hit the southern suburbs of Beirut on Tuesday, wounding 53 people.
July 10, 2013
U.N. calls for cease-fire on the eve of Ramadan fell on deaf ears Tuesday as violence raged in flashpoint areas across Syria
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon denied that his country was involved in the blast that targeted Bir al-Abed neighborhood in Beirut's southern suburbs.
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri blamed Israel Tuesday for the “terrorist explosion” that rocked Beirut’s southern suburbs and accused the country of trying to provoke Sunni-Shiite strife in Lebanon.
July 9, 2013
The new head of the Syrian opposition has backed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's call for a Ramadan truce
Several people were killed and at least 50 injured as a car bomb rocked Beirut's southern suburns on Tuesday
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon called on forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel fighters in Syria to put down their arms during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
Syria's ruling Baath party has replaced its top leadership on Monday
July 8, 2013
Syrian opposition Prime Minister Ghassan Hitto announced his resignation on Monday, nearly four months after taking office
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam said Monday his efforts to form his government had yet to bear any results and said the unfavorable option of resignation was still available to him
July 7, 2013
Lebanese parents have asked Hezbollah leaders to stop sending their sons to fight for the regime in Syria, a source told Asharq al-Awsat