Qatar emir calls on Arabs to intervene in Syria:UN

The emir of Qatar called on Arab nations Tuesday to form a political and military coalition to intervene in Syria to stop the bloodshed there, posing a direct challenge to U.N. efforts to resolve the conflict through negotiations. “We have used all available means to get Syria out of the cycle of killing, but that […]

Civilian Attacks Rise in Syria, U.N. Says

Beirut, Lebanon – With the Syrian conflict spilling into the Lebanese border area on Monday, United Nations investigators said civilians were bearing the brunt of indiscriminate air and ground assaults in the fighting over the future of President Bashar al-Assad. The report was presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva by Paulo […]

LEBANON-SYRIA: The refugee minefield

Progress in terms of providing more and better aid to the steady influx of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is being held back by government indecision stemming from fears that the ongoing violence in Syria may destabilize the country’s fragile

Damascus Car Bomb Kills Four, report

A car bomb exploded in southeast Damascus on Monday, killing four people, including a child, Syrian opposition groups claimed. The Local Coordination Committees activist network said in a written statement that the explosion had caused a “large amount of damage and destruction

International or US intervention in Syria appears unlikely

A sharp escalation in fighting and civilian deaths in Syria, pleas for help from rebel fighters and a tide of war-zone refugees are focusing American attention on a high-stakes Mideast conflict nine weeks before the U.S. presidential election.