MP Ghanem: influx of Syrians, palestinians a” time bomb”

MP Robert Ghanem who heads the Administrative and Justice Parliamentary Committee told Future television on Wednesday said that the influx of Syrian and Palestinian refugees into Lebanon have become a social and political “time bomb.” “Lebanon is not capable of sheltering all the refugees,” MP Ghanem said. The opposition March 14 MP also called on […]

Syria warns Palestinian refugees not to aid rebels

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syria warned its Palestinian refugee population on Monday not to aid the insurgency that is fighting President Bashar al-Assad, as hundreds of Palestinians fled the Yarmouk neighborhood of Damascus. Many headed for relative safety in Lebanon, a day after Syrian forces attacked that neighborhood with airstrikes

Syrian troops mass at Palestinian camp as conflict flares

Syrian troops backed by tanks gathered outside the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus on Monday, the scene of clashes between Palestinians loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and rebels supported by Palestinian fighters, activists said. Clashes inside the camp continued on Monday with thousands of people fleeing to nearby suburbs

Syria refugee influx a crisis for Lebanon’s Shatila camp

BEIRUT , Lebanon – When clashes between Syrian rebels and government forces spilled into his Palestinian neighborhood outside Damascus, Amir knew where to go: Shatila, a teeming Palestinian camp in Lebanon notorious as the site of a massacre during Lebanon’s civil war.

Brother of Parliament Speaker killed in Damascus

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The brother of Syria’s speaker of Parliament was assassinated on Tuesday in a central Damascus neighborhood, the official Syrian news agency reported, as clashes between the government and the rebels convulsed most major cities.

Sabra-Shatila Massacre, remembered 30 years later

The Sabra-Shatila Massacre—it seems like a dozen weeks, not 30 years ago. This year, American citizens received messages to stay away from Beirut and the annual commemoration of the Israeli facilitated massacre at Sabra-Shatila from their State Department and Beirut Embassy.