Lebanon & Syria
February 27, 2013
The United Nations warned Tuesday that Lebanon could be dragged into the bloody conflict in Syria, as rival Lebanese politicians struggled to agree on a new electoral law for the June 9 elections.
February 26, 2013
Syria's opposition leaders have said that they will now attend an international conference in Rome this week, after the US and UK 'promised specific aid' to the Syrian people.
February 25, 2013
Hundreds of protestors took to the streets of Beirut on Sunday to demonstrate for a parliamentary ruling to outlaw domestic violence.
Ahead of his meeting with regime ally, Russia, Walid Muallem, says he is ready to sit down with the Syrian National Coaltion as well as other armed rebel groups.
According to an Islamist source, foreign Jihadi Salafists in Syria have begun a push to “expand” their so-called holy war into Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey amidst their ongoing campaign against Damascus.
February 22, 2013
The British foreign secretary, William Hague, has agreed to boost support for the Lebanese army and increase its humanitarian efforts for the refugees of neighboring Syria.
February 21, 2013
The rebel opposition look to be trying to smoke Assad out of his Damascus lair as a powerful explosion near Syria’s ruling party HQ kills at least 53 people onThursday, according to Syria's state news agency.
The ex-Soviet state and leading supporter of the Syrian regime offers to chair talks, alongside the Arab League, between the Opposition and President Assad's government.
The Free Syrian army issues an ultimatum to the militant Lebanese Shia group, or else they will begin attacking them in their home country of Lebanon.
February 19, 2013
Russia is sending four more warships to the Mediterranean Sea, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, as the crisis in Syria worsens and Moscow takes measures for a possible evacuation of citizens.
Britain, backed by a bare handful of European Union allies, is fighting to lift an EU arms embargo barring the supply of weapons to the Syrian rebel coalition battling President Bashar al-Assad.
February 18, 2013
International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi called on Sunday for talks between the Syrian opposition and an 'acceptable delegation' from the Damascus government on a political solution to the country’s 23-month-old civil war.
February 17, 2013
More than 300 Syrians from different sectarian backgrounds may have been kidnapped in a rural area in northern Syria in just a few days
February 15, 2013
Fighters from Jabhat-al-Nusra are shown celebrating after taking over the town of al-Shaddada in the North East of Syria.
February 14, 2013
In late January the United Nations raised more than $1.5 billion in just one day’s worth of pledges at their conference in Kuwait. The money was intended for the suffering masses of Syria’s civil war but critics say most of the aid will never reach the rubble-strewn streets of Aleppo, Idlib and Homs.