Lebanon lawyer sues Syria minister over Tripoli genocide

A Lebanese lawyer said he filed a lawsuit on Monday against Syrian Interior Minister Mohammed al-Shaar, accusing him of having ordered hundreds of killings in the northern city of Tripoli in 1986. Lawyer Tareq Shandab said he filed the case as Shaar is currently undergoing treatment at the American University Hospital

Israeli PM calls Iran, Syria, Hezbollah ‘axis of evil’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday condemned the ongoing massacre of Syrian civilians by President Bashar Assad. The prime minister’s condemnation joins a growing chorus of anti-Syria rhetoric from the Israeli political establishment, as all of Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and President Shimon Peres attacked Assad