Lebanon & Syria
June 9, 2014
Lebanese parliament's latest attempt to elect a president has failed again.
Former Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has predicted that Syria, a country increasingly being run by warlords, faces becoming a failed state similar to Somalia.
New Zealand media have reported that its first citizen has been killed in Syria. Its Foreign Ministry is yet to provide further details.
June 8, 2014
Health Minister Wael Abu Faour says he is not confident that an agreement on the presidential election will be reached soon.
June 7, 2014
Hasan Nasrallah said during a speech Friday that Lebanon shouldn't rely on Saudi-Iranian talks to solve the election of a new president.
June 6, 2014
Saad Hariri on Thursday criticized Bashar al-Assad's victory in the Syrian elections as a "farce".
June 5, 2014
The UN's Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, expressed disappointment with Beirut's plans to build refugee camps along the border with Syria.
Al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front killed and dumped the body of a 14-year-old Syrian boy on a roadside, east of Lebanon, according to security sources.
The Lebanese Army has detained several people in Tripoli for cheering about Assad's recent presidential victory.
June 4, 2014
Saudi Arabia's envoy to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri said Wednesday that a new aid program for Syrian refugees would provide $1.8 million over the next six months along with additional shelter and food.
John Kerry has arrived in Beirut.
The Lebanese Social Affairs Minister announced Wednesday that Lebanon would now only receive refugees who are fleeing from nearby border areas in Syria.
Hasan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon's Shia group Hezbollah, will deliver a speech Friday during a memorial ceremony.
June 3, 2014
An additional four Hezbollah members were killed in Syria violence Tuesday, bringing the death toll up to seven in the past two weeks from the Lebanese Shia group.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees flocked to border polling stations to vote in the presidential elections despite a threat from the Lebanese government that their refugee status might be revoked if they return to Syria.