Syria hands over to Lebanon remains of 4 islamists-update

The remains of four Islamist fighters that were killed during a Syrian army ambush in Tal Kalakh were delivered to their relatives in Tripoli Sunday. The remains were handed over to Lebanon via the northern border crossing of Arida. The remains were identified as Lebanese nationals Ahmad Nabhan, Bilal al-Ghoul, Mohammad Abdel-Rahman Khalil

Syrian military loads chemical weapons into bombs, awaits Assad’s order

The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday. The military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs that could be dropped onto the Syrian people from dozens […]

Wave of kidnappings continues in Lebanon , update

Despite the enhanced security measures to fight the abductions, the wave of kidnappings continues in Lebanon. Four masked gunmen kidnapped the 55 year old Lebanese citizen Bassel Mahmoud Al Mays on Saturday evening. The abductors also stole the Nissan Pathfinder ( plate number: 150758/Z) car Mays and his wife were riding.

Brother-in-law of abducted Kuwaiti arrested, update

Voice of Lebanon 93.3 reported that Lebanese security forces arrested   Ghazi Khamis Arafat who was identified as the brother of the wife of the  kidnapped  Kuwaiti citizen  on suspicion of involvement in the abduction. This comes after Kuwaiti citizen Issam al-Houti, 52 was kidnapped by gunmen in the area of Hawsh al-Ghanam in the eastern […]

Deadliest day of the Syrian uprising. Over 370 killed

At least 370 people were reported dead Saturday in Syria, marking the highest single-day death toll since the start of the uprising, according to opposition activists. With one week left to go, August is already the deadliest month. Here are some of the other key developments