Lebanon & Syria
May 26, 2013
US Senator John McCain has come forward to say that Washington is ready to provide Jordan with Patriot missiles in a bid to protect the country from any spillover from the Syrian conflict.
The Syrian National Coalition has called on Hezbollah fighters who are fighting on behalf of the Syrian regime to defect, one day after Hezbollah leader Nasrallah pledged 'victory' in Syria
Najib Mikati called for calm following attacks on Hezbollah stronghold in the Lebanese capital whilst President Michael Sleiman called the perpetrators "terrorists"
Two rockets struck the South of Beirut, targeting Hezbollah and leaving at least three wounded.
Saudi Arabia advises against Assad's presence at the upcoming Geneva II peace talks, although his attendance has already been announced by Russia.
May 25, 2013
The death toll grows in Tripoli as the conflict between opposing factions scales up.
Last night, three Israeli military aircraft broke a UN Security Council resolution by violating the Lebanese airspace, raising tensions with a state that already faces increased pressure from the neighboring Syrian conflict.
May 24, 2013
The Syrian opposition doubts all parties will join the negotiation table despite Russia's announcement that the regime would participate in an upcoming peace conference.
May 23, 2013
Opposition-aligned Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports 104 Hezbollah militants killed since the conflict began
Fighting overnight in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli have left at least two people dead, bringing the total number of people killed since Sunday, to 16
The Friends of Syria's core ministerial members met in Amman last night, with representatives of the Syrian opposition, and urged Assad to partake wholly in the peace talks, warning of their increased support to the rebels if he fails to do so.
Gunfire rang out through Tripoli on Wednesday, as the spillover of the Syrian crisis in the Lebanese city claimed the lives of 12 over the weekend.
May 22, 2013
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague reaffirmed the British position that Bashar al-Assad has no place in any political solution to the conflict
World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, on Tuesday announced that in light of a recent request by Jordan, the World Bank will provide financial aid to the country to help with its economy and the growing number of refugees.
Over the last few days, UNHCR has reported the flow of Syrian refugees entering Jordan has reached 'almost zero'. Jordanian, Syrian and international sources have given contradictory reports as to why.