Lebanon & Syria
November 19, 2013
The Russian Orthodox Church has warned of a “genocide” against Christians and other religious minorities, urging the international community to take action.
The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a Lebanese militant group affiliated with Al Qaeda, has taken responsibility for the twin suicide attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut.
A car bomb detonated near the Iranian embassy in Beirut Tuesday. At least seven people died from the explosion.
In a complete turnaround move, EU nations collectively declined to host the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in their countries late Monday after previously showing interest to OPCW to serve as hosts.
November 18, 2013
In a day full of diplomatic dealings, Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned Iran's president Hassan Rouhani and met with Syrian government representatives in Moscow.
A Syrian helicopter raided the Lebanese border town of Arsal Monday, killing two of the mayor's relatives.
Syrian rebel leader Abdelqader Saleh died Monday after he was wounded from regime force attacks as Bashar al-Assad's fighters gain ground nationwide.
Syrian opposition National Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba declined an invitation to Moscow to talk with Russian officials in a move that might undermine the momentum of the tentative Geneva II talks that are already on shaky grounds.
November 17, 2013
Syrian regime air forces targeted the town of Qara near the Lebanese border Sunday in another day of clashes and mortar fire.
A senior Hezbollah commander in Syria reportedly died late Saturday, according to pro-Hezbollah websites.
Thousands of Syrian refugees fled to Lebanon in 2 days.
November 16, 2013
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urges Hezbollah to withdraw its fighters from Syria.
November 14, 2013
Two bombings and mortar fire killed three and wounded 22 near the Ummayad mosque in Syria's capital.
During a rare public speech, Nasrallah vowed to keep his forces in Syria where they are fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
During a confused state in the hospital under anesthesia, a rebel fighter called out opposition cries in efforts to save himself thinking he had been captured by the enemy. When ISIS militants heard the outcry, they beheaded the fighter on the spot.