Lebanon & Syria
July 18, 2013
The parties also pushed for a deal to keep differences on the Syrian crisis away from the streets
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
Several people, including women and children, were killed after a car bomb exploded near a mosque in Kanaker, south of Damascus, on Wednesday.
Media speculated that the men were travelling as part of a Hezbollah convoy transporting fighters to Syria.
Of the nearly 1.8 million refugees identified by the U.N. Refugee Agency, two-thirds have fled this year
Refugees dismiss the allegations as a slander.
Pro-regime Syrian politician Mohammad Jemo was shot dead inside his home in south Lebanon early Wednesday.
July 16, 2013
Speaker Nabih Berri warned in remarks published Tuesday that excluding Hezbollah from the upcoming Cabinet could lead to the destruction of the country.
"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
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
A Parliament session scheduled for Tuesday will not be held for lack of a quorum
Tougher U.N. action on Iran’s arms supplies to Syria should be implemented, the United States said on Monday
July 15, 2013
Lebanon is working with the World Bank to create a fund to manage incoming aid for Syria
Many officials from the West and the Middle East doubt that the shipments of arms will have a tide-turning effect on the war
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.