Lebanon & Syria
September 25, 2013
The UN team tasked with following up on chemical weapons usage in Syria have arrived in Beirut, and are expected to travel to Damascus later today.
September 24, 2013
A car bomb in a Southern Damascus neighborhood has killed at least seven people.
UN chemical weapons inspectors are expected to return to Syria on Wednesday, according to the Russian government.
Diplomatic talks between the US and Russia on destroying the Syrian government's chemical weapons are 'not going in the direction they should', a senior Moscow official said Tuesday.
President Michel Sleiman will deliver an address before the UN General Assembly on the spiraling refugee crisis in Syria and hopes of a political deal among international rivals.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday warned that Russia would consider any military strike against Syria an act of 'aggression' and it would breach international law, according to the UN charter.
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on Monday denied claims made by the Syrian opposition that his group received large quantities of chemical weapons from Damascus.
September 23, 2013
800 members of Lebanon's security force were preparing for their takeover of the Hezbollah-dominated southern Beirut suburb on Monday after the government was criticized for letting the Shiite group control the state.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told China's state television in Damascus that he is confident that Russia and China will ensure that the UN draft resolution will not include military action against Syria.
Abu-Abdallah al-Libi, a top commander of al-Qaeda front group The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was killed in Syria late Sunday following clashes late last week in Azaz.
September 22, 2013
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday that Moscow is prepared to send military observers to Syria to ensure the plan to eliminate Syria's chemical stockpile goes smoothly.
Mortar round hits Russian embassy in Damascus Sunday.
Syrian opposition coalition president Ahmad Jarba has announced his group's commitment to attend proposed peace talks in Geneva with the condition that the meeting moves to establish a transitional government.
Two Syrians, one of them a worker for the Syrian intelligence service, and a Palestinian were arrested in Lebanon in possession of arms and explosives.
September 21, 2013
Russian states that absolute cooperation must shown by Syria or Russia could change its position.