Lebanon & Syria
October 13, 2013
The Lebanese government will not cease its efforts to form its new cabinet over Eid Al Adha and Beirut's political powers are tentatively setting November 22, Lebanon's Independence Day, as its final completion date.
After three days of fierce fighting between the Syrian army and the opposition in the northern province of Aleppo, 50 rebel fighters have been killed.
October 12, 2013
Two mortar rounds hit into the central Abu Roumaneh neighborhood of the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday, killing a child and injuring 11 people
Syrian opposition groups and activists on Friday condemned a decision by the Nobel Prize Committee to present the peace prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
The Humans Rights Watch has accused Syrian Rebels of committing war crimes against the Alawite minority.
October 11, 2013
Syrian army troops and Shiite fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed at least 70 people as they captured two southern suburbs of Damascus on Friday.
The UN Security Council praised progress in Syria and backed a joint mission proposal Thursday to eliminate banned arms in Syria in cooperation with the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The second OPCW inspection team also arrived in Damascus late Thursday.
Syrian air raids on rebel positions in the northern Aleppo and southern Deraa provinces killed 30 people Thursday, including civilians.
A new UNICEF report suggests that children fleeing Syria’s civil war are vulnerable to early marriage, violence and child labor.
October 10, 2013
The Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called for Bashar Al-Assad's regime and the rebel forces to declare a ceasefire for the week of Eid al-Adha.
A Lebanese judge has issued an arrest warrant for a defected Syrian army colonel after he admitted to attempting to form an anti-Assad rebel brigade in north Lebanon.
The European Union is preparing itself for a possible "massive" influx of Syrian refugees as the UN estimates predict the number of displaced Syrians to reach 3.5 million by the end of 2013.
Scores of rebel and regime fighters were killed in Damascus on Wednesday after President Bashar Assad's forces launched a brutal offensive south of the capital.
A video posted on the internet showing members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia executing wounded Syrian rebels may reignite political and social tensions throughout the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon.
October 9, 2013
The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons called for a temporary ceasefire in Syria's civil war Wednesday to ensure that chemical inspectors meet their disarmament deadlines.