Lebanon & Syria
November 14, 2013
During a confused state in the hospital under anesthesia, a rebel fighter called out opposition cries in efforts to save himself thinking he had been captured by the enemy. When ISIS militants heard the outcry, they beheaded the fighter on the spot.
Syrian's main opposition group, the Syrian opposition National Coalition, told reporters Wednesday that Kurds' decision to declare their autonomy earlier this week was "hostile" to the Syrian people and cause.
November 13, 2013
President’s Assad’s forces captured a suburb south of Damascus. This victory is the latest in a series of gains that government forces have made in recent days.
Russia may donate $2 million to the UN chemical watchdog mission responsible for eliminating Syria's chemical weapons and is ready to offer expert help as well.
November 12, 2013
Kurds in Syria's northeast region announced Tuesday that they have formed a transitional autonomous administration.
At least 16 people were wounded in Damascus Tuesday from rebel mortar fire.
Syrian troops and rebels clashed outside of southern Damascus Tuesday and Syria's Al-Watan newspaper criticized the regime in a rare move for the paper considered "close" to the government.
An Islamic Action Front official and pro-Hezbollah Sheikh was shot dead in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Tuesday morning.
Syria is making moves to re-open Aleppo airport now that more control has been taken back by local government to keep region safe for flight activity.
Mortar rounds have killed nine children in Damascus.
Lebanon releases its detailed plan to file a complaint with the UN over Israel's spying along the border to include a request that Israel be removed from the International Telecommunication Union.
November 11, 2013
Western powers will turn down a request by President Assad’s regime for military transport material to ship out chemical weapons.
If exceptions in a statement issued by the Syrian National Coalition are met, it is expected that the SNC will attend and participate in the upcoming Geneva II conference.
November 10, 2013
The Syrian National Coalition on Sunday reiterated its rejection of Syrian President Bashar Assad playing any role in the war-torn country's future.
A Syrian lawmaker who was kidnapped by jihadists affiliated with the Al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was executed last week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Sunday.