Lebanon & Syria
April 9, 2013
Gunfire and hand grenades go off in Tripoli as the troubled area continues to face sectarian tensions.
The government claims that the UN is simply clearing the way from an Iraq-style U.S. invasion by proposing the chemical weapons tests.
April 8, 2013
State media reports that a suicide bomb attack rocked the capital
Syria's embattled President has strategically moved more of his troops to defend the capital in response to rebel gains in the south
April 7, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Turkey on the first day of a 10 day regional tour
April 6, 2013
After the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Mikati, popular politician Tamam Salam is appointed to form the new government.
The White House has announced a series of meetings scheduled between the president and his regional counterparts to discuss the ongoing Syria crisis.
April 4, 2013
According to Syrian state media, Jordan is liable to fall into the "volcanic crater" of the Syrian conflict if it continues to support the opposition.
Tamam Salam is on his way to speak to Saad Hariri over who will be nominated as next candidate to lead the Lebanese government.
April 3, 2013
Witnesses in the Lebanese town reported seeing a Syrian plane fire missiles
Gunmen ambushed a convoy of Syrian trucks early on Wednesday, opening fire and wounding at least one person
American and Jordanian security officials have reportedly been training Syrian opposition fighters in the Kingdom since last year
April 2, 2013
Sources claim that Syria has demanded the release of 8 Alawi workers by midnight Tuesday, threatening to attack a Lebanese border town if the hostages aren't freed
April 1, 2013
Lebanon's President, Michel Suleiman, reiterated on Sunday the need for holding elections on time.
March 31, 2013
Pope Francis addressed a 250,000 strong crowd in St. Peter's Square at his inaugural Easter Sunday address.