Lebanon & Syria
May 22, 2013
The talks will serve as a warm up to the US-Russia backed peace initiative, touted to take place in June
Three people were killed during sectarian clashes in Tripoli, in northern Lebanon, on Tuesday as the spillover from the Syrian crisis increases its deathtoll and impact.
May 21, 2013
Three members of the militant Lebanese group reported dead on Tueday
The Turkish authorities have arrested a prime suspect in the car bombings that caused 51 fatalities in Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, on May 11.
British Foreign Minister William Hague said on Monday that if tyrant Syrian President Bashar Assad doesn't take the upcoming peace negotiations seriously, then "no option is off the table" with regards to foreign action in the war-torn state.
28 Hezbollah fighters have been killed in the vicious battle for the Syrian town of Qusair, whilst some 20 Syrian Army fighters were reported dead.
May 20, 2013
Just one day after Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu said that he would "take all necessary measures to protect Israel's security from the Syrian conflict", Syrian gunfire hit the Israeli occupied Golan Heights over night.
Around 20 Hezbollah fighters are reported to have been killed as opposition forces fought to defend the strategic town of Qusayr, near the Lebanese border and linking Damascus with the coast
Key foreign ministers from the Arab League will meet on Thursday for an emergency discussion over Syria, just days ahead of the internationally backed peace conference that seeks to find a political solution to the crisis.
Violence erupted on Sunday between Sunni and Alawite members of the Tripoli community, with two fatalities being reported as sectarian tensions rise, influenced by neighbouring Syria.
May 19, 2013
Heavy shelling in the strategically vital town of Qusayr on Sunday morning - reports
Bashar al-Assad vowed to “face the storm” in an interview with Argentinian newspaper Clarin
Battles in Qusayr, Homs, have left at least 10 Hezbollah fighters dead. More Lebanese militants said to be heading to the the town
May 18, 2013
US and Turkey sing in unison: Assad must step down.
May 17, 2013
An Israeli official has come forward to say that the Israeli government may attack Syria again so as to prevent the transfer of weapons to what he called "Islamist militants".