Lebanon & Syria
September 28, 2013
Syrians rebels have captured a post in the town of Daraa near the border with Jordan.
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 in Damascus province has killed at least twenty people and wounded a further thirty.
A confidential report by the US and Russia suggests that Syria's chemical stockpile is largely "unweaponized" and can be eliminated quickly.
Members of a deeply divided U.N. Security Council have overcome their differences to reach an agreement on a draft resolution on 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.