Lebanon & Syria
June 22, 2013
Recent rumors depict the Hezbollah-Hamas partnership as deteriorating under the weight of the war in Syria.
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
Russia plans to follow through on a contract to sell missile defense systems to Syrian forces
June 20, 2013
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 told state TV that Russia will honor all its weapons contracts in full
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.
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.
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
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.
The Syrian opposition spoke out after the G8 leaders released a statement which called for a 'political solution' to the Syrian conflict
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 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.
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.
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.