Lebanon & Syria

July 18, 2013

A woman holds a photo of Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah (Source: AFP file photo)
09:51 GMT

The parties also pushed for a deal to keep differences on the Syrian crisis away from the streets

Syrian rebels head to the town of Bsankol in the northwestern province of Idlib to join comrades fighting regime forces for the control of the highway that connects Idlib with Latakia on July 11, 2013. (AFP)
07:44 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Wednesday that Western and Arab states have been arming the Syrian rebels following the Friends of Syria conference in June.

July 17, 2013

A member of the Syrian armed forces takes position during a patrol near Al Manashir roundabout in Jobar in the outskirts of Damascus on July 14, 2013. (AFP/SANA)
17:32 GMT

Several people, including women and children, were killed after a car bomb exploded near a mosque in Kanaker, south of Damascus, on Wednesday.

Lebanese soldiers stand guard at the site of a car bomb attack that hit a Hezbollah convoy travelling towards the Lebanese border crossing with Syria, on the Majdal Anjar-Masnaa road on July 16, 2013. (Source: AFP/STR)
08:31 GMT

Media speculated that the men were travelling as part of a Hezbollah convoy transporting fighters to Syria.

A Syrian refugee baby sleeps in a hammock at the Bab al-Salam refugee camp in Syria's northern city of Azaz on July 15, 2013. (Source: AFP/JM LOPEZ)
07:53 GMT

Of the nearly 1.8 million refugees identified by the U.N. Refugee Agency, two-thirds have fled this year

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's picture hangs on a wall in a poor area of Beirut with a high concentration of Syrian refugees.
07:44 GMT

Refugees dismiss the allegations as a slander.

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows an undated picture of Mohammad Jemo (Source: AFP PHOTO/HO/SANA)
07:22 GMT

Pro-regime Syrian politician Mohammad Jemo was shot dead inside his home in south Lebanon early Wednesday.

July 16, 2013

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri (Source: AFP file photo)
11:03 GMT

Speaker Nabih Berri warned in remarks published Tuesday that excluding Hezbollah from the upcoming Cabinet could lead to the destruction of the country.

Syrian rebels head to the town of Bsankol in the northwestern province of Idlib to join comrades fighting regime forces for the control of the highway that connects Idlib with Latakia on July 11, 2013. (Source: AFP/DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS)
10:04 GMT

"We will provide whatever support is needed by our Syrian brothers," said Abdul Rashid Abbasi, a top commander of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan which is linked to al-Qaida

A rebel fighter takes a nap after his night shift in a trench along the highway that connects Idlib city with Latakia, 100m away from the Syrian regime's forces's positions, on July 15, 2013. (Source: AFP/DANIEL LEAL OLIVAS)
09:36 GMT

In an interview with Britain’s Daily Telegraph, head of the Free Syrian Army General Salim Idriss, said the move would “leave us alone to be killed” by President Bashar al-Assad

Lebanese Parliament building (Source: AFP file photo)
07:33 GMT

A Parliament session scheduled for Tuesday will not be held for lack of a quorum

Rebel fighters look at the pro-government forces' positions through a window as they hold a position in an empty room in the Salaheddine district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on July 9, 2013. (Source: AFP/JM LOPEZ)
07:15 GMT

Tougher U.N. action on Iran’s arms supplies to Syria should be implemented, the United States said on Monday

July 15, 2013

For Illustrative Purposes (Getty Images/Sami Sarkis)
15:24 GMT

Lebanon is working with the World Bank to create a fund to manage incoming aid for Syria

A rebel fighter holds an improvised mortar shell, one of many stacked at a factory in the city of Aleppo, Syria's commercial capital, on July 7, 2013. (Source: AFP/JM LOPEZ)
11:34 GMT

Many officials from the West and the Middle East doubt that the shipments of arms will have a tide-turning effect on the war

Lebanese Parliament building in Beirut (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
10:21 GMT

Speaker Nabih Berri revealed on Monday that he was preparing for what he called a “constitutional fatwa” that would allow the extension of the army chief's mandate if parliament failed to take action.