Lebanon & Syria
August 3, 2013
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri proposed Friday the formation of a government excluding his Future Movement and Hezbollah as a means to break the Cabinet deadlock
August 2, 2013
At least two rockets were fired near the Lebanese capital Thursday, with no reported casualties.
August 1, 2013
The New York Times reported Israel is likely to attack Syrian missiles.
Syria will allow a UN team to visit three sites across the country in an investigation into claims that the regime is using chemical weapons.
Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday said he is confident in the ability of his troops to be victorious over the rebels.
Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi blasted politicians Wednesday for undermining the country’s political process, saying their behavior had made the extension of his term inevitable.
An al-Qaeda-linked group took around 200 Kurdish civilians after violent clashes with Kurdish fighters in Syria,
July 31, 2013
One Lebanese solider was killed and another was wounded after the army launched an offensive against fugitives in Bekaa.
State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr rejected on Wednesday a request to release former Information Minister Michel Samaha over the seriousness of his crime.
The monthslong paralysis that has hit Parliament and the Cabinet could lead to the collapse of state institutions as well as to the proliferation of corruption
The Lebanese government has begun to implement a stricter border policy to regulate the entrance of Syrian refugees into Lebanon.
Caretaker Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn is expected on Wednesday to issue a decision to extend the mandate of Army chief Gen. Jean Qahwaji for two years after the parliament failed to take such a move.
July 30, 2013
The increasing burdens caused by the soaring number of Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict in their country to Lebanon prompted the Lebanese state to prepare for a conference in cooperation with the U.N. refugees agency
US President Barack Obama said Monday that the continual transfer of weapons to Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah is constituting a threat to the US.
Hamas official Ahmad Youssef revealed to the press that his movement has been conducting meetings with Hezbollah and Iran to repair their relationship.