Lebanon centrists distancing themselves from Syria

President Michel Suleiman’s changing position on Syria has recently become more evident through several of his actions according to political and parliamentary sources. Suleiman’s request that Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour protest to Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel-Karim Ali about Syrian violations of Lebanon’s border;

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

UN: Syrian refugees top 200,000 as exodus grows

More than 200,000 Syrians have poured into neighbouring countries during the conflict, surpassing the 185,000 the U.N. refugee agency had expected to flee by the end of the year. The total reflects an increase of about 30,000 in the past week alone to Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan,

Update: The mounting Syrian refugee crisis

Nearly a year and a half after the start of the Syrian uprising, tens of thousands of people have fled the country. Until recently, most found shelter in homes with friends, relatives and even strangers. But as the numbers increase, several neighbouring countries are opening new camps to accommodate them.