Lebanon & Syria

June 22, 2013

 A Palestinian youth crawls through a tunnel during a summer physical training camp run by Hamas in Gaza City on June 21, 2013. (Source: AFP/MOHAMMED ABED)
09:34 GMT

Recent rumors depict the Hezbollah-Hamas partnership as deteriorating under the weight of the war in Syria.

 A handout picture released by the opposition-run Shaam News Network on June 21, 2013 shows rebel fighters praying in Syria's central city of Homs on June 17. (AFP/MOHAMMED IBRAHIM / SHAAM NEWS NETWORK
07:33 GMT

After FSA allies such as the US pledged to give military aid to opponents of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, FSA spokesmen say they have received weapons that could turn the tide of battle

June 21, 2013

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on June 17, 2013, shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaking during an interview (AFP)
07:22 GMT

Russia plans to follow through on a contract to sell missile defense systems to Syrian forces

June 20, 2013

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman (file AFP).
19:59 GMT

Hundreds of Lebanese citizens took to the streets of Beirut on Thursday, protesting a recent move by the Lebanese government that extends its term by 17 month, bypassing elections.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov straightens the headphones during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 11 (Vanderlei Almeida / AFP)
11:13 GMT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told state TV that Russia will honor all its weapons contracts in full

Smoke rises from a bomb attack that hit Damascus earlier this year. The capital's southern suburbs have been targeted by army troops, with Hezbollah, in an attempt to diminish any rebel presence. (file AFP)
10:38 GMT

As the Syrian government's forces try to isolate pockets of rebel-held areas in the southern suburbs of Damascus, reports come in from across Syria that Hezbollah are proving a significant presence on the ground.

A masked gunman opposed to the Shiite party Hezbollah, stands in the southern town of Sidon's eastern suburb of Abra, on June 18, 2013. (File photo / AFP)
10:13 GMT

Hezbollah is exposing Lebanon to internal tensions and Israeli aggression by continuing its military campaign in Syria, President Michel Sleiman said in comments published Thursday.

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday refused to specify the exact nature of new US military aid to Syrian rebels, despite signals from top US officials that they will be receiving small arms and ammunition. (File photo / Al Bawaba)
07:26 GMT

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday refused to specify the exact nature of new US military aid to Syrian rebels, despite signals from top US officials that they will be receiving small arms and ammunition.

The opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) claims that chemical weapons were used on Wednesday in a Damascus town by Hezbollah fighters and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. (File photo / Al Bawaba)
06:41 GMT

The opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) claims that chemical weapons were used on Wednesday in a Damascus town by Hezbollah fighters and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

June 19, 2013

Anti-Hezbollah protesters burn an image of Hezbollah's leader, Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah. (Al Bawaba/AFP file photo)
21:04 GMT

A UK bid to put the Hezbollah on the European Union's terror list failed on Wednesday, as it failed to garner a unanimous vote from other EU member states.

Prime Minister of the Syrian National Coalition Ghassan Hitto (File photo: AFP)
13:29 GMT

The Syrian opposition spoke out after the G8 leaders released a statement which called for a 'political solution' to the Syrian conflict

Syrian television said that six people were injured in an 'accidental explosion' (YouTube)
11:43 GMT

An explosion at a military site near the coastal town of Latakia has injured at least 13 soldiers, according to a pro-opposition watchdog. State TV blamed the blast on technical fault

The Lebanese army deploy in the southern town of Sidon's eastern suburb of Abra. AFP photo
09:32 GMT

The Lebanese armed forces have set up at least 10 outposts in the southwest Sidon province, after fierce clashes erupted in the area on Tuesday between Hezbollah supporters and Salafis. Fears of an all-out sectarian civil war in Lebanon have been increasing.

 A Syrian rebel fighter points his rifle through a hole in sandbags as he holds a position in a trench, 100m away from the regime-controlled military base of Wadi Deif in Idlib province. AFP photo
08:21 GMT

Syrian regime forces have amped up their offensives against rebels in the north of the country, launching attacks against rebel-held areas in Homs, Aleppo and Idlib.

A masked anti-Hezbollah gunman  stands in the southern town of Sidon after bloody clashes, on Tuesday. AFP photo
07:36 GMT

The March 14 alliance, a post Cedar revolutionary group, issued a statement to the government urging Hezbollah to withdraw its fighters from Syria and warning of the security consequences that the group's involvement in the conflict is having on Lebanon.