Lebanon & Syria
March 4, 2014
Three rockets from Syria's ongoing civil war hit Lebanon's Bekaa Tuesday causing damage to many homes, but no casualties have yet been reported.
More than a third of Syria's chemical arsenal has been destroyed or handed over for tentative destruction.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon reiterated Monday that the Syrian peace process is a top priority for the international community, as he called on Damascus to return to the negotiating table with a more "constructive position".
A Jordanian newspaper has reported that the head of the Syrian opposition, Ahmad Jarba, met with "top U.S. military officials" in Amman in February.
Proving that the Syrian conflict is increasingly spilling over into Lebanon's borders, Syrian warplanes dropped 18 missiles onto the outskirts of Bekaa border town Arsal and nearby areas on Monday.
Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah on Monday denied reports that Israel had bombed and destroyed a shipment of weapons traveling into Syria last week.
March 3, 2014
Hezbollah is experiencing a surge in recruits wanting to fight in Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, according to statements this week.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are due to be in Paris this week for a discussion of the spillover of the Syria conflict and its impact on Lebanon, but the ongoing crisis in Ukraine is set to dominate the discussion.
Fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have attacked the Kurdish-dominated northern Syrian village of Tel Marouf and destroyed a Sufi shrine belonging to Sheikh Khaznawi.
The truce in the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk in southern Damascus was broken Sunday with shelling and firefights enveloping the area.
March 2, 2014
Government air strikes have left at least 13 people dead in a small town on Syria's Turkish border.
March 1, 2014
Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, met with an Iranian parliamentary member in Lebanon this weekend.
The Lebanese government shut down two gas centers after receiving intelligence that the facilities may be the target of a terrorist attack.
February 28, 2014
Samir Gaega, Lebanon's Forces leader, comes out publicly against Hezbollah's position in Syria after an Israeli airstrike inside Lebanon on Monday.
Members of the Syrian National Coalition claim that those ambushed by Damascus in a recent attack were for the most part civilians looking to escape a siege in a nearby area.