Lebanon & Syria
June 14, 2013
Former prime minister Saad Hariri said Hezbollah defied Lebanon’s law and granted itself the right to make decisions on behalf of the nation.
June 13, 2013
The photograph of the 14 year-old who was killed on May 2 was published by #Tweet4SyrianChild, a campaign that highlights suffering of Syrian children
The office of U.N. special representative on children in conflict, Leila Zerrougui said it had received “verified reports that Syrian children are killed or injured in indiscriminate bombings, shot by snipers, used as human shields or victims of terror tactics.”
June 12, 2013
Lebanese border town of Arsal struck by missile fire from a Syrian helicopter on Wednesday, leaving several people wounded
US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet his British counterpart on Wednesday as Washington struggles to organise an international peace conference that would bring together the Syrian government and opposition
June 9, 2013
Violence erupted as a group of demonstrators arrived to protest over Hezbollah's involvement in the Syrian conflict, near the Iranian embassy in Beirut
June 8, 2013
The late Friday raid was second such Syrian strike against the Sunni-majority border areas in less than a week.
The United Nations made its largest appeal in history in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday, asking for some $5.2 billion in aid. More than 80,000 Syrians have been killed since the conflict in Syria began.
June 6, 2013
During a speech at the Arab League, Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said that the Syrian conflict had spilled over its borders and that any Lebanese fighters were engaged in self-defense
The Lebanese government is discussing plans to limit the number of refugees it receives from Syria
June 5, 2013
In an effort to bolster its numbers, the Syrian regime offered new recruits a 50 percent pay raise or government jobs on Tuesday. They also told recruits they could volunteer as well.
“The Syrian army totally controls the Qusayr region in Homs province after killing a large number of terrorists and capturing others,” the Syrian regime said on Wednesday.
June 4, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country had not yet delivered S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian government
Fighting in Qusayr - a strategic town near the Lebanon-Syria border - was attacked on Monday. A doctor said at least 300 people are said to be wounded.
June 3, 2013
Violence in Lebanon continues as one person was killed in overnight clashes in the northern city of Tripoli