Lebanon & Syria
December 27, 2013
Explosions shook the Lebanese capital Friday after a car bomb exploded in central Beirut, killing five and wounding 50. Former Lebanese adviser to the former PM Saad Hariri, Mohammad Shattah was killed in the explosion,
December 26, 2013
Letters provided to reporters Wednesday indicate that Syria's Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has been plotting to kidnap UN workers.
Regime and rebel forces reached a landmark truce Wednesday in a besieged town close to Damascus that will allow aid agencies to deliver supplies to starving civilians starting Thursday.
December 24, 2013
After an eight-day bombing campaign against rebels in Aleppo, the US has condemned regime forces for their actions.
Seven leading organizations representing Muslim scholars have issued a statement in which they condemn hardline jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) of commiting human rights abuses.
The Syrian opposition are threatening to pull out of January's peace talks in Geneva if the Western world does not stop the Syrian government continue their nine-day bombing campaign on the northern city of Aleppo.
December 23, 2013
Hezbollah ambushed Syrian Nusra fighters this weekend in east Lebanon, killing at least 32 according to reports Monday.
Mortar fire from Syria struck the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Monday.
Russia has sent an additional 25 armored trucks and 50 other vehicles to Syria Monday to help Damascus transport its chemical weapons out of the country for destruction.
Fighters in Syria that hold British citizenship were stripped of their UK nationality this week due to their engagement in the 33-month old civil war.
December 22, 2013
Syrian government helicopters have bombed a district of Aleppo, killing at least 25 people, as fighting for the country's second city rages.
Syrian security forces released a regime-tolerated opposition member Sunday while a car bomb in Homs killed 7.
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.