Lebanon & Syria
September 26, 2013
A young man, once jailed for his involvement in a plot to attack Canada's Parliament, has been killed in Syria.
The United States will continue to provide support for Lebanon to address the growing challenges of the Syrian conflict as long as the country addresses the crises in a “responsible and practical way.”
The Iraqi consulate was hit by a mortar shell on Thursday, killing one and injuring several others.
Amid UN Security Council discussions on the removal of Syria's chemical weapons, Moscow has said it will protect President Assad's chemical weapons sites when the country's stockpiles are removed.
Iraq's Foreign Minister urges countries to stay out of the conflict in Syria and stop military assistance provisions to the war-torn nation.
UNSC announces agreement on draft, SNC leader to return to Syria Thursday, and Assad says US attack on Syria still remains a possibility.
The UN returned to Syria Wednesday to collect more evidence on the country's chemical weapon arsenal and will not attempt to accuse any parties "at the time being" according to a UN official.
September 25, 2013
The Free Syrian Army signed a petition against Iran's participation in proposed Geneva II talks, denounces the Syrian National Coalition, and calls for an Islamist framework for opposition against Assad.
The Lebanese army stopped a bus carrying soldiers from the Sunni extremist, Al Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front group from entering Lebanese territory in the Bekaa valley.
The UN team tasked with following up on chemical weapons usage in Syria have arrived in Beirut, and are expected to travel to Damascus later today.
September 24, 2013
A car bomb in a Southern Damascus neighborhood has killed at least seven people.
UN chemical weapons inspectors are expected to return to Syria on Wednesday, according to the Russian government.
Diplomatic talks between the US and Russia on destroying the Syrian government's chemical weapons are 'not going in the direction they should', a senior Moscow official said Tuesday.
President Michel Sleiman will deliver an address before the UN General Assembly on the spiraling refugee crisis in Syria and hopes of a political deal among international rivals.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday warned that Russia would consider any military strike against Syria an act of 'aggression' and it would breach international law, according to the UN charter.