Lebanon & Syria
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.
The talks will serve as a warm up to the US-Russia backed peace initiative, touted to take place in June
Three people were killed during sectarian clashes in Tripoli, in northern Lebanon, on Tuesday as the spillover from the Syrian crisis increases its deathtoll and impact.
May 21, 2013
Three members of the militant Lebanese group reported dead on Tueday
The Turkish authorities have arrested a prime suspect in the car bombings that caused 51 fatalities in Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, on May 11.
British Foreign Minister William Hague said on Monday that if tyrant Syrian President Bashar Assad doesn't take the upcoming peace negotiations seriously, then "no option is off the table" with regards to foreign action in the war-torn state.
28 Hezbollah fighters have been killed in the vicious battle for the Syrian town of Qusair, whilst some 20 Syrian Army fighters were reported dead.
May 20, 2013
Just one day after Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu said that he would "take all necessary measures to protect Israel's security from the Syrian conflict", Syrian gunfire hit the Israeli occupied Golan Heights over night.
Around 20 Hezbollah fighters are reported to have been killed as opposition forces fought to defend the strategic town of Qusayr, near the Lebanese border and linking Damascus with the coast
Key foreign ministers from the Arab League will meet on Thursday for an emergency discussion over Syria, just days ahead of the internationally backed peace conference that seeks to find a political solution to the crisis.
Violence erupted on Sunday between Sunni and Alawite members of the Tripoli community, with two fatalities being reported as sectarian tensions rise, influenced by neighbouring Syria.
May 19, 2013
Heavy shelling in the strategically vital town of Qusayr on Sunday morning - reports
Bashar al-Assad vowed to “face the storm” in an interview with Argentinian newspaper Clarin