Lebanon & Syria
December 11, 2013
Activists call for specific reform for new regulations that are women specific in Lebanon's prisons.
Families of two Spanish reporters held by ISIS in Syria come forward to the media after months of silence.
December 10, 2013
The UN is planning to send its first humanitarian airlift to Syria via Iraq this week.
UN chemical watchdog head Ahmet Uzumcu told reporters Tuesday that the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons will likely begin in late January.
Hezbollah reaches out in disagreement on news channel Al-Manar who made a public apology to Bahrain on Monday.
Fighting is still ongoing as leaders decide details around chemical weapons destruction.
Russia is considering serving as the transportation provider for Syria's chemical weapons move to the floating destruction facility.
December 9, 2013
According to a recent Israeli intelligence report, an increasing number of Salafists from Gaza and Israeli Arabs have joined ranks with jihadist rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.
The international chemical weapons watchdog OPCW warned Sunday that there might be a delay of a few days in transporting Syria's chemical weapons out of the country due to unforeseen technical difficulties.
A senior Orthodox Church official has urged Christians to take up arms to defend themselves and their holy places in the wake of the recent abduction of a group of nuns from the ancient village of Maaloula in Syria.
December 8, 2013
Syrian government forces made advances on Sunday in the town of al-Nabk, one of the last rebel-held areas in Qalamoun region bordering Lebanon, a watchdog said.
Hundreds of Syrians fled to Jordan on Saturday as allegations of a new chemical weapons attack reportedly fuelled a fresh exodus from Damascus towards the border region.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will discuss details of Geneva II with U.N. and Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in Paris on Sunday.
Syrian government and opposition to receive invitations to attend the Geneva II meetings which will be held in late January.
The head of Lebanon's General Security headed to Qatar on Saturday to seek assistance in the case of a group of nuns seized earlier this month in Syria.