Lebanon & Syria
December 21, 2013
Syrian regime forces are raining death on Aleppo, killing hundreds of people in air strikes that were either "criminally" indiscriminate or "deliberately" aimed at civilians, a rights group said Saturday.
December 20, 2013
Negotiators have failed to reach an agreement on whether Iran should be invited to Syria peace talks in Geneva next month, U.N. and Arab League envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday.
The Lebanese soldier behind the recent killing of an Israeli soldier had probably only planned to deter his victim from engaging in “provocative and indecent” acts on the border, a local Lebanese newspaper reported Friday.
December 19, 2013
After China's consistency in calling for resolution in the Syrian conflict, China will send support for the US ship that will destroy the chemical weapons from Syria.
Frequent ‘vanishings’ in Syria and a catalogue of abuses perpetrated in ‘secret jails’ in the country were today revealed in separate reports by the U.N. and Amnesty International.
Syrian warplanes continued to crush Aleppo for a fifth consecutive day Thursday,
Syrian Kurds on Thursday voiced their demand for their own delegation, seperate from both the government and opposition at next month's peace talks in Switzerland aimed at halting the conflict in Syria, Kurdish political leaders said.
Russia sent Syria 10 aircrafts filled with equipment to help Damascus remove the country's chemical weapons stockpile as part of the unprecedented mission to remove Syria's entire arsenal vis-a-vis the port city of Latakia.
In a rare instance of criticism, a Russian diplomat called on Syrian President Bashar Al Assad to refrain from re-election statements ahead of proposed peace talks.
The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday that expresses outrage and places blame on the Syrian regime for human atrocity and abuse.
December 18, 2013
The U.S. Ambassador to Damascus told reporters Wednesday that an Islamist rebel group has refused to meet with US officials.
Russia announced Monday that its navy was ready to escort ships carrying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile out of the country.
Western leaders showed signs Tuesday that the proposed Geneva II peace talks may "not lead to the removal" of the country's president Bashar Al Assad who may remain "key in any transitional administration."
The UN chemical watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile successfully finalized and approved the details of the plan Tuesday. More information will follow Wednesday.
Syria's Nusra Front and the Marwan Hadid Brigades claimed responsibility Tuesday for attacks in Lebanon's northeastern city of Hermel as a message to Hezbollah to leave the war in Syria.