Lebanon & Syria
January 21, 2014
Regime airstrikes killed at least 10 people in Syria's northern city of Aleppo Tuesday.
The Lebanese branch of the radical Syrian-based rebel group Nusra Front claimed responsibility for Tuesday's bomb attack in Beirut's southern suburb of Haret Hreik.
An explosion hit Hezbollah’s southern Beirut home on Tuesday killing several and wounding dozens.
A recent report compiled by three former war crimes prosectors say they have found evidence suggesting that Damascus has been complicit in the widespread and systematic torture of some 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising in 2011.
The Syrian National Council (SNC), the biggest bloc in Syria's opposition-in-exile, have announced that they will quit the umbrella Syrian National Coalition in protest over the upcoming Geneva II peace talks with the Bashar Assad regime.
Some of those Al Qaeda detainees who were captured by rebels said ISIS had ties with the Syrian regime.
The UN has decided to cancel Iran's invitation to the Geneva II conference after Iran's inconsistency regarding Syria's transitional government.
January 20, 2014
Two car bombs hit a rebel-held border post in the northwest Syrian province of Idlib.
Saudi Arabia said on Monday that Iran should not be allowed to attend the upcoming Geneva II talks on the Syrian crisis as Tehran does not support a transitional Syrian government.
Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri told reporters Monday that he will be returning to Lebanon before parliamentary elections scheduled for later this year to "work with his rivals for the good of the country."
Syria's President Bashar Al Assad told reporters Monday that the Lebanese court trial for the assassination of former leader Rafiq Hariri is "politicized" and an attempt to pressure Syria's ally Hezbollah.
Sniper fire killed at least one woman and wounded 15 people in Lebanon's Tripoli Sunday in a renewed round of violence in the country's main northern city.
After a day of testimonies from those wounded in the Hariri
The Syrian opposition has threatened to exit upcoming peace talks in Geneva after learning that the UN invited Iran to attend the conference as well.
January 19, 2014
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's office denied comments attributed to him Sunday that say his resignation from power is "not up for discussion."