Peace envoy Brahimi in Beirut for Syria crisis talks

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Lebanon on Wednesday on the latest leg of his second regional tour aimed at finding a solution to the Syria conflict, an AFP reporter said. “We are striving to stop the bloodbath in Syria,” Brahimi’s spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told reporters as the UN-Arab League envoy set off for talks […]

Tension forcing Syrian workers out of Lebanon Shiite areas

Ali, owner of a small aluminum-fittings factory in the southern suburbs of Beirut, is missing his Syrian laborers. “Syrians gave you good quality work, and you paid them less,” he said.

Severe shortage of medicine in Syria as clashes escalate

Escalating violence in Syria has shut down pharmaceutical plants, piling another worry onto the woes facing the Syrian people: Severe shortages of medicine. The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that growing clashes between forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and opposition fighters

In Scenarios for a Post-Assad Syria, Fear of Chaos

Standing just a few strides from the Syrian border, an Iraqi was mingling with Syrian rebel units outside their camp here, trying to find one that would take him in and let him fight in the uprising.

Lone survivor describes Aleppo mass killings

Anadan, Syria – The guards pulled him from his cell before dawn on Monday, bound his hands, blindfolded him and drove him to an empty lot in the Syrian city of Aleppo. They sat him in a row with 10 other captives, he said, then cocked their guns and opened fire. “They sprayed us,” recalled 21-year-old […]