Obama to Visit Israel, Jordan, West Bank this spring

President Barack Obama plans to visit Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in the spring, the White House said Tuesday, stepping up U.S. efforts to coordinate policy on Iran, Syria and the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The president discussed the proposed visit during a phone call on Jan. 28 with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, […]

UN: 250,000 Palestinians in Syria are two-time refugees

The 22-month old conflict in Syria has displaced half of the country’s 500,000 Palestinian refugees, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Friday. The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said 20,000 of the estimated 250,000 Palestinians displaced by the conflict had fled to neighbouring Lebanon

Jordan’s King says Assad won’t fall soon, not before mid 2013

The embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not close to falling despite nearly two years of fighting between government forces and rebels seeking to depose him, Jordan’s King Abdullah II said Friday. “Anyone who says that Bashar’s regime has got weeks to live really doesn’t know the reality

Syrian refugee crisis surges in Lebanon, region

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon — Most of the 12,000 or so Syrians who sought sanctuary in this little Lebanese town seeped rather than swarmed across the border — a family here, another there — taking shelter where they could, in abandoned buildings or on plots of wasteland, until one day the community woke up and realized […]

Lebanon has the largest number of Syrian refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued an update on the Syrian Refugees which shows that Lebanon has the largest number of Syrian refugees. Between registered and pending registration the number of Syrian refugees is over 215, 000. UNHCR is expanding registration and assistance for Syrian refugees to keep pace with the […]