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
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 […]
Unusual activity was reported by western intelligence at Syrian chemical weapons sites amid rumors Syrian president Bashar al Assad is either dead or fled . Neither is confirmed, however, the rebels have in recent days made major strategic gains and begun to turn the tide of war against’s Assad forces.
A huge car bomb explosion in Beirut on Friday killed a top Lebanese security official whose investigations implicated Syria and Hezbollah in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri seven years ago.
New evidence has emerged that the Syrian air force has used cluster munitions in recent days, Human Rights Watch said today. Many of the strikes were near the main highway that runs through Ma`arat al-Nu`man, the site of a major confrontation between government and rebel forces this week.
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.
MP Michel Aoun’s convoy passed late Saturday through the city of Sidon in southern Lebanon on his way from Jezzine to Batroun. Aoun later told his supporters in Batroun in north Lebanon that his convoy was attacked in Sidon and he was subjected to his fourth assassination attempt.
The United States ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was killed along with three of his staff in an attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi Tuesday night by an armed mob angry over a short American-made video
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 […]
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