Beirut, Lebanon – Here’s a rundown of some of the key players in the recent unrest in Lebanon, where the country’s top intelligence official was killed in a Friday bombing:
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 […]
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’s fractious communities will “all drown” together if they let Syria’s civil strife spill over the border, the prime minister warned, as he called on factions to pull together and resist seeking partisan advantage from the Syrian violence.
Unlike opposition groups outside Syria, the ones inside are becoming increasingly “strong and unified,” head of the opposition army, Brigadier General Mustafa Sheikh, told Al Arabiya in an interview aired on Tuesday.
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
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
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.
Iran is sending commanders from its elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and hundreds of foot soldiers to Syria, according to current and former members of the corps.
Abu Qais, a Sunni Muslim in Syria’s capital Damascus, says six members of his extended family have been killed by gunmen who belong to the minority Alawite sect of President Bashar Assad.