Lebanon & Syria
March 3, 2013
Britain's foreign secretary, William Hague, dismisses Assad's criticisms of Britain's attempts to arm the Syrian opposition as "delusional".
In a rare interview, the Syrian president tells foreign powers to stop interfering in Syrian affairs.
February 28, 2013
The Orthodox Gathering proposal no longer stands a chance of being adopted for the forthcoming polls, Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said in remarks published Thursday.
According to the White House spokesman, the U.S. will be increasing aid to Syrian rebels to speed up a political transition.
Hassan Nasrallah says rivals are trying to push Lebanon into a Sunni-Shia regional war.
February 27, 2013
The United Sates is moving to provide Syrian rebels equipment such as body armor and armored vehicles, and would also offer them military training, American and European officials have said.
The United Nations warned Tuesday that Lebanon could be dragged into the bloody conflict in Syria, as rival Lebanese politicians struggled to agree on a new electoral law for the June 9 elections.
February 26, 2013
Syria's opposition leaders have said that they will now attend an international conference in Rome this week, after the US and UK 'promised specific aid' to the Syrian people.
February 25, 2013
Hundreds of protestors took to the streets of Beirut on Sunday to demonstrate for a parliamentary ruling to outlaw domestic violence.
Ahead of his meeting with regime ally, Russia, Walid Muallem, says he is ready to sit down with the Syrian National Coaltion as well as other armed rebel groups.
According to an Islamist source, foreign Jihadi Salafists in Syria have begun a push to “expand” their so-called holy war into Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey amidst their ongoing campaign against Damascus.
February 22, 2013
The British foreign secretary, William Hague, has agreed to boost support for the Lebanese army and increase its humanitarian efforts for the refugees of neighboring Syria.
February 21, 2013
The rebel opposition look to be trying to smoke Assad out of his Damascus lair as a powerful explosion near Syria’s ruling party HQ kills at least 53 people onThursday, according to Syria's state news agency.
The ex-Soviet state and leading supporter of the Syrian regime offers to chair talks, alongside the Arab League, between the Opposition and President Assad's government.
The Free Syrian army issues an ultimatum to the militant Lebanese Shia group, or else they will begin attacking them in their home country of Lebanon.