Lebanon & Syria
January 27, 2014
Aid convoy ready to enter Homs to relieve women and children after Syrian peace talks in Geneva give the open door.
Residents of Lebanon's northern city Tripoli are preparing for renewed violence and fighting as new, unknown fighters - presumed to be allied to Salafist leader Hussam al-Sabbagh - have entered the restive city.
Lebanon reaches for governmental autonomy despite the result of the Geneva II conference.
January 26, 2014
Women and children trapped in a besieged Syrian city will be permitted to leave “immediately” under a deal that marked the first tangible sign of progress in peace talks.
Release of prisoners is expected to be a top agenda item on Sunday's Geneva II peace talks.
While many diplomats and organizations refer to them in mass numbers, a solution to be solved and other crisis jargon, refugees weigh in on their perspectives and opinions of Syria talks in Geneva.
Five rockets from Syria hit Lebanon's Hermel area Saturday in an attack claimed by the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.
A recording by a previously unknown figure was distributed on jihadist forums on Saturday, announcing the creation of a Lebanese franchise for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Agence France-Presse reported.
January 25, 2014
The first day of face-to-face talks between Syria’s rival sides did not yield substantial results, International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi told reports Saturday, adding that he hoped the discussions would eventually lead to aid supplies reaching the besieged city of Homs.
he Syrian government and its opposition will hold their first face-to-face negotiations in the same room in Geneva on Saturday to try to resolve nearly three years of civil war after negotiations almost collapsed before they started.
January 24, 2014
Iran wants all foreign fighters to leave Syria, according to the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stressed that the fate of Syria needs to be determined solely by the Syrian people, rejecting any interference in the future of the Arab country.
January 23, 2014
The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been starving its people and blocking humanitarian access to them as a “war strategy,” which can be considered a war crime or a crime against humanity, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty told Al Arabiya News in Davos on Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Al Arabiya News Channel on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had “committed war crimes” and was “not ready for a solution” to the ongoing Syrian crisis.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, nearly 1,400 people have died since rebels started fighting against the Al Qaeda-affiliated ISIL earlier in January this year.