Lebanon & Syria
July 8, 2013
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam said Monday his efforts to form his government had yet to bear any results and said the unfavorable option of resignation was still available to him
July 7, 2013
Lebanese parents have asked Hezbollah leaders to stop sending their sons to fight for the regime in Syria, a source told Asharq al-Awsat
Three people were injured when two roadside bombs exploded in the Bekaa region
The Syrian National Coalition on Saturday elected Ahmad Assi Jarba as its president after a tight contest held in Istanbul
July 5, 2013
Sheikh Ahmad al-Asir called on the Sunni community to “break the barrier of fear and fear only God,” urging them to protest “in a peaceful and civilized manner” after Friday prayers “in coordination with the Muslim clerics.”
July 4, 2013
Syrian President says in an interview with Syria's official newspaper Thawra that only direct foreign military intervention could oust him.
The Syrian army renewed its assault on Homs city on Thursday, pounding the centre with airstrikes
July 3, 2013
Leaders of the Lebanese Christian community urge citizens to accept security forces
The opposition-aligned Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead in Tuesday’s shelling in Kfar Batna included two women and a child.
July 2, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington and Moscow are making progress on an international peace conference but it is unlikely to take place until September
The Free Syrian Army reportedly targeted senior security officers in a car bomb attack on a Damascus district late Monday, activist groups said.
July 1, 2013
The New York-based Human Rights Watch on Monday criticized three of Syria's neighbors for restricting access to refugees
The Gulf Cooperation Council on Monday called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting to prevent a massacre taking place in the central Syrian city of Homs
Family member says a Jordanian pilot has deserted to join the al-Nusra Front fighting in Syria
A man set himself on fire outside the offices of Electricite Du Liban (EDL) in Beirut at a protest over employees benefits