Lebanon & Syria
May 4, 2013
Residents of the Sunni districts in the city of Banias in Syria on Saturday were fleeing their homes, amid fears of a massacre that occurred in a nearby village.
Israeli airplanes have allegedly launched an airstrike inside Syria, targeting Hezbollah-linked chemical weapon delivery systems
May 3, 2013
Syrian regime forces engaged in fierce fighting with the rebels in the coastal town of Baida on Thursday, amid reports of a death toll in excess of 100 and executions.
May 1, 2013
The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) denounces remarks made by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as “nothing but threats,” warning against the Lebanese Shia group’s intervention in the Syrian conflict.
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Tuesday President Bashar Assad’s government could not be toppled military and his allies would prevent such an outcome from ever happening.
April 30, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday the United States has not been standing by idly as the Syrian situation unfolded as he described the use of chemical weapons as a "game changer".
A car bomb that exploded in the heart of the Syrian capital near the Interior Ministry has left at least five people dead, according to local TV reports.
Lebanon's Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati urged France and the international community Monday to help Lebanon cope with the influx of Syrian refugees into its territory.
April 29, 2013
Syrian missiles, fired by the Syrian regime during aerial bombardment of rebel southern Syrian towns, have landed in northern Jordan, causing no injuries but increasing fears amongst residents that the Syrian conflict is getting closer to home.
The Syrian Prime Minister, Wael al-Halqi, survived what is thought to be a targeted bomb attack in Damascus, according to a Hezbollah-run television channel.
Lebanon's PM-designate, Tammam Salam, is adamant on not giving veto power to any party in the new Cabinet and wants key ministerial portfolios to be rotated among the sects
April 28, 2013
Around 3000 Syrians fled to Jordan over the weekend according to Jordan Armed Forces, including 150 wounded
The eight Syrians were released from the al-Ahmad residence in Hisheh, north Lebanon
April 27, 2013
Having previously stated that the use of chemical weapons by the regime against the Syrian people would be a "red line", US President Barack Obama announced that more substantial evidence is needed before any decisive action is taken
April 26, 2013
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, the number of Syrians who have fled their conflict-ravaged country now tops 1.4 million. The agency warns that it is no longer able to meet the refugees' medical needs.