Lebanon & Syria
December 28, 2012
After recently admitting that the Syrian regime could lose the war, Russia prepares to hold talks with the Syrian opposition.
December 27, 2012
Denials, retractions, aspersions cast - Is the US plotting a joint peace plan for the Syrian crisis?
Online messages, apparently from former Syrian foreign ministry spokesman, Jihad Makdissi, who never officially defected from the Syrian regime, show his doubts about the government's actions months before he was "sacked".
According to sources in the Israeli military, plans are underway to strengthen the barrier with Syria to include cameras and trenches.
December 26, 2012
A high-ranking Syrian military official announced defection Tuesday, saying the army has turned into 'gangs of killing and destruction'.
A law suit has been filed against the Syrian interior minister for his part in the killings in Lebanon during the 1980s civil war.
December 25, 2012
Christmas day will not pose an end to the big worry that is Syria for Arabs and the region who feel far from any elusive peace and good will this festive season.
December 24, 2012
Syrian opposition groups have accused the regime of using chemical weapons against rebels in Homs, while the regime said rebel fighters used poison gas against the army in Damascus on Sunday.
December 23, 2012
Hundreds of people have been killed and injured in an air strike near a bakery in the town of Halfaya in the central Syrian province of Hama.
Israeli defense officials say despite warning to the contrary, the chemical weapons in Syria are still secure.
December 22, 2012
Syria’s rebels stepped up attacks on strategic sites including a sprawling military complex in the country’s north Friday, while reports emerged that President Bashar Assad’s forces fired scud missiles at rebel areas for the second time.
December 21, 2012
Russia’s main concern in Syria is the fate of the country and not that of President Bashar al-Assad, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
December 20, 2012
Lebanon's foreign minister says his country needs to limit the influx of people from neighboring Syria.
December 19, 2012
The UNHCR says it needs funds quickly to respond to the emergency.
Refugees spill in to Lebanon, while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, calls for their return to the West Bank.