Lebanon & Syria

June 8, 2013

Syrian soldiers look at the damage of a hanger in central Homs. (AFP photo)
10:00 GMT

The late Friday raid was second such Syrian strike against the Sunni-majority border areas in less than a week.

Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos at press conference announcing largest-ever humanitarian appeal by the UN for Syria. (Photo: United Nations website)
08:41 GMT

The United Nations made its largest appeal in history in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday, asking for some $5.2 billion in aid. More than 80,000 Syrians have been killed since the conflict in Syria began.

June 6, 2013

Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour
08:29 GMT

During a speech at the Arab League, Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said that the Syrian conflict had spilled over its borders and that any Lebanese fighters were engaged in self-defense

Syrian refugees at a makeshift camp in Lebanon (AFP)
07:56 GMT

The Lebanese government is discussing plans to limit the number of refugees it receives from Syria

June 5, 2013

In an effort to bolster its numbers, the Syrian regime offered new recruits a 50 percent pay raise or government jobs on Tuesday. They also told recruits they could volunteer as well. (File photo)
09:02 GMT

In an effort to bolster its numbers, the Syrian regime offered new recruits a 50 percent pay raise or government jobs on Tuesday. They also told recruits they could volunteer as well.

A Syrian army soldiers holds up his weapon during a battle against opposition fighters in the city of Qusayr, in Syria's central Homs province. (File photo: AFP)
06:54 GMT

“The Syrian army totally controls the Qusayr region in Homs province after killing a large number of terrorists and capturing others,” the Syrian regime said on Wednesday.

June 4, 2013

Russia's President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with EU President Herman Van Rompuy (Mikhail Klimentyev/ AFP)
13:20 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country had not yet delivered S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian government

At least 300 people were wounded in a battle outside the Lebanon border on Monday.
06:21 GMT

Fighting in Qusayr - a strategic town near the Lebanon-Syria border - was attacked on Monday. A doctor said at least 300 people are said to be wounded.

June 3, 2013

A Lebanese soldier walks past anti-Assad graffiti in Tripoli, Lebanon (AFP)
10:06 GMT

Violence in Lebanon continues as one person was killed in overnight clashes in the northern city of Tripoli

Two men were arrested after the Army found the duo was carrying various weapons - including  rocket-propelled grenades, in their car. (File photo)
09:10 GMT

Two men were arrested Sunday in the district of Zgharta when found transporting arms, including rocket-propelled grenades, in their car.

It was perhaps the most deadly clash between Syria and Lebanon. Rockets were fired, but only caused material damage.
07:32 GMT

The floodwaters from the Syrian crisis rose higher in Lebanon Sunday, with Lebanese security sources reporting that for the first time fighting between Hezbollah and Syrian rebels had occurred on Lebanese soil.

Syrian officials have denied Red Cross aid, citing that they will not be able to enter until the war is over.
07:07 GMT

With reports of up to 1,500 wounded citizens trapped in Qusair, Syria insisted Sunday that the Red Cross would not be allowed access to the strategic town until fighting was over.

Two journalist were attacked in Lebanon on Sunday morning, officials said.
06:34 GMT

Separate attacks targeting two journalists who have been covering the ongoing violence in the north drew condemnation from political and professional circles over the weekend.

June 2, 2013

Hezbollah supporters at a rally in Lebanon (file photo)
20:36 GMT

Violence in Lebanon escalates as at least 12 Syrian rebels were killed in east Lebanon after they were ambushed by Hezbollah militants

A Lebanese policemen speaks on the phone while inspecting a damaged apartment after two rockets exploded in Shiah, a southern suburb of Beirut last week. AFP Photo
09:24 GMT

Eastern Lebanon has been hit with two more rockets fired from Syria, as two shells hit the Bekaa Valley after more than a dozen were reported falling on the country on Saturday.