Lebanon & Syria
September 2, 2013
Syrian army troops and fighters from the Nusra front clashed in Eastern Ghouta, the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack, in the outskirts of Damascus on Monday morning.
September 1, 2013
Rights watchdog Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday reported that more than 110,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict, including at least 5,800 children.
The White House on Sunday made a formal request to Congress for its endorsement of a US-led military strike on Syria.
Syria's largest opposition coalition said Sunday it was disappointed to hear that US President Barack Obama will be seeking Congress' approval for a strike on Syria, but is still opportunistic that the US will attack.
Several Lebanese villages near the Lebanon-Syria border were hit by Syria mortar shells
August 31, 2013
Bahrain became the latest country late Friday to urge its citizens not to travel to Lebanon, following in the footsteps of travel warnings issued by the UK, France and Kuwait.
August 30, 2013
Lebanon charged five people Friday, including one Syrian intelligence officer, over the Tripoli bombings that killed nearly 50 people last week.
August 29, 2013
A car bomb exploded in southeast Damascus on Thursday, killing nine soldiers and causing a spate of clashes between Syrian government troops and rebel forces.
NGO Refugees International says that Lebanon's new refugee policies risk harming Syrian refugees and stopping them easily escaping violence in their country.
Syrian regime forces have left Damascus International Airport as residents of the capital stockpile food and resources and prepare for a hasty evacuation.
The Russian military has deployed two large ships to the east Mediterranean so that it can protect Syria from any potential upcoming Western-led strike against the regime.
During an emergency UN meetings in New York on Wednesday, Syrian ambassador to the UN warned Lebanon against getting involved in the ongoing Syrian turmoil, and warned that Hezbollah would retaliate against Israel.
Hezbollah official Hussein Hajj Hasan implied that the Lebanese Shiite group is 'following up' on the developments of a possible Western-led strike in Syria and will respond with appropriate force.
US President Barack Obama has said that attack on Syria will be limited and will be "a shot across the bow", adding that although he has received several options for a strike, he has not yet made a decision.
August 28, 2013
The UN Security Council on Wednesday held an emergency meeting over the escalating Syrian crisis after the UK submitted a draft resolution over the alleged use of chemical weapons and amid fears that Assad's ally, Russia, will veto any action.