Lebanon & Syria

September 30, 2013

 A convoy of United Nations vehicles carrying a team of UN experts investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. Earlier today, Germany admitted to exporting 360 tons of dual-use chemicals to Syria. (Image credit: AFP)
18:38 GMT

The German government has admitted that it exported 360 tons of chemicals to Syria from 1998 - 2011.

Assad agrees to compliance of negotiated chemical weapons agreements with US. [dw.de]
06:18 GMT

Agreements are underway as Assad stands behind his word on chemical weapons destruction plan.

September 29, 2013

Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral kills at least 25. [dawn.com]
17:49 GMT

A suicide bomber kills himself and at least 25 others at a funeral near Baghdad in Iraq.

Jordanian border near recent shelling from Syrian conflict. [staticflickr]
17:26 GMT

Jordan responds to Syrian government regarding recent border shelling.

A convoy of United Nations vehicles carrying chemical weapons experts, leaves a hotel in the Syrian capital Damascus. [AFP]
13:30 GMT

UN inspectors visiting targeted sites to continue investigations of chemical weapons use in Syria.

The Syrian air force killed nine in the rebel-controlled city of Raqa, east of Aleppo (Courtesy of Ruth Sherlock/The Telegraph)
10:07 GMT

The Syrian air force killed nine people in a bomb attack on a high school in the rebel-controlled capital of Raqa.

The Lebanese army has set up checkpoints across the Hezbollah stronghold of Baalbek after five people were killed over the weekend . (AFP/File)
09:55 GMT

After five people were killed in clashes between Hezbollah and armed men, the Lebanese army has set up checkpoints in the Hezbollah stronghold Baalbek.

Five were wounded in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli after a grenade explosion went off. (AFP/File)
09:40 GMT

Five people were wounded after a grenade explosion rocked the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

SNC leader Jarba told Ban Ki-Moon Saturday that his opposition group is ready to send a delegation to the proposed Geneva II conference later this year (Courtesy of Lemonde)
07:25 GMT

UN Secretary General met with the Syrian opposition National Coalition for the first time Saturday to discuss details regarding the potential Geneva II peace conference.

September 28, 2013

Young Syrian refugees carrying shoe shine kits as they search for customers in a street in Beirutt. Seven million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid due to the conflict in Syria, a UN top official said. (Image credit: AFP)
17:35 GMT

Valerie Amos, the U.N. Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator has said that 7 million Syrians are in need of urgent help.

Syrian rebel forces have captured a post in the town of Daraa (Image credit: AFP)
17:16 GMT

Syrians rebels have captured a post in the town of Daraa near the border with Jordan.

The UN Security Council voted on Friday to destroy Syria's chemical weapons. (Image credit: AFP)
08:29 GMT

Shortly after reaching agreement on a draft resolution, the UN Security Council has voted to unanimously destroy Syria's chemical stockpile.

September 27, 2013

A car bomb has killed at least twenty people in Rankus, a town 30 kilometers north of Damascus. The attack is the latest in a series of deadly bombings in Syria. (Image credit: AFP)
15:50 GMT

A car bomb in Damascus province has killed at least twenty people and wounded a further thirty.

A new report suggests that President Assad's chemical stockpile is largely unweaponized and can be eliminated in as little as nine months.  (Image credit: Getty)
08:48 GMT

A confidential report by the US and Russia suggests that Syria's chemical stockpile is largely "unweaponized" and can be eliminated quickly.

Permanent members of the UN Security Council have agreed on a "binding and enforceable" draft on Syria's chemical weapons. (Image Credit: AFP)
06:30 GMT

Members of a deeply divided U.N. Security Council have overcome their differences to reach an agreement on a draft resolution on Syria.