Lebanon & Syria
August 21, 2013
The Syrian authorities have denied any involvement in the chemical weapons attack launched against rebel held areas outside of Damascus on Wednesday morning.
640 Syrian people were killed in a nerve gas attack on Syria's Ghouta region activists say, accusing the forces loyal to President Bashar Assad of using chemical agents
Syrian activists claim that troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against opposition forces during brutal crackdown on the rebel-held areas outside of Damascus.
August 20, 2013
Unidentifed gunmen opened fire on a Hezbollah security checkpoint in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The Turkish government said Monday that it had received information that the two pilots kidnapped in Beirut earlier this month are still alive and are still in Lebanon.
August 19, 2013
The Syrian army has recaptured rebel-helf areas of Latakia, President Bashar Assad's home province, according to Syrian state news reports.
August 18, 2013
Two rockets fired from Syria landed in a residential neighbourhood in Hermel on Sunday evening, a Hezbollah stronghold in the east of Lebanon.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday that he blames terrorism for the Syrian conflict and that he is determined to eradicate it from his country.
Officials from Iraqi Kurdistan and NGO officials are struggling to deal with the major influx of Syrian refugees that has flooded the border over the weekend. Over 17,000 refugees have tried to enter Iraq this weekend alone, according to the authorities.
According to Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba, President Bashar Assad is no longer in charge of the Syrian government, as Iran and Hezbollah are the new decision-makers
A team of 20 UN experts charged with investigating the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government have arrived in Damascus.
Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security apprehended four people suspected of involvement in terrorist plots after a car filled with explosives was found south of Beirut.
Internal Lebanese Security forces have arrested three suspects over the kidnapping of two Turkish pilots
Authorities seized Saturday afternoon a car rigged with 250 kilograms of explosives south of the Lebanese capital
Former Lebanese PM Saad Hariri condemned Hezbollah and its leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in a series of tweets made on Saturday. He accused the group of dragging Lebanon further into the Syrian conflict.