Death toll rises in Lebanon clashes

Tripoli has suffered sectarian violence between the neighbourhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen [Reuters]Seven people have been killed and more than 50 wounded in overnight clashes in Tripoli between Lebanese fighters backing rival factions in Syria’s civil war, according to doctors and security sources. Tripoli has suffered sporadic More...

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By Editorial Team On Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Syrian army attacks rebel stronghold Qusayr

The Syrian army has pounded the rebel-held central town of Qusayr, killing at least 40 people in an apparent preparation for a ground assault, watchdog and activists said. The attack on Sunday came a day after a More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Ankara Blames Syria For Deadly Car Bombings

A devastating double car bombing in the Turkish town of Reyhanli on May 11 left dozens of people dead. Turkey’s government is blaming Syrian forces for two car bombs that killed 40 people and wounded more than More...

By Editorial Team On Friday, May 10th, 2013

Explainer: Who Are Syrian Rebels U.S. Is Considering Arming?

By Heather Maher Most of the rebel forces are part of the Free Syrian Army, a force of some 70,000 defectors from the Syrian military and volunteers. But what about the other forces, especially the radical Islamists? Recent More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Washington Kept Special Forces Out of Benghazi in ‘Purely Political’ Move – Diplomat

AFP Photo / Yuri Cortez Four members of a US Army Special Forces team were held back instead of being sent to Benghazi, Libya after the assault on the American Consulate that killed diplomat Christopher Stevens More...

By Editorial Team On Monday, May 6th, 2013

UN notes ‘concrete suspicions’ that Syrian rebels used chemical weapons

Reuters / Zaid Rev UN human rights investigators have spoken to the victims of Syria’s civil war and gathered medical testimonies which point to the Syrian rebels having used sarin nerve gas, while any allegations More...

By Editorial Team On Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Israel Conducts Airstrike on Syria – Reports

Syrian village of Asal al-Ward, near the Lebanese-Syrian borders (Reuters / Stringer) Israel has reportedly conducted an airstrike into Syrian territory in a bid to halt the flow of arms into Lebanon, according More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Syrian Government Troops Reported Advancing In Homs

A damaged tank belonging to government forces is seen at a deserted street in a besieged area of Homs. Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are reportedly advancing in a push to repel rebels from the More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

U.S. Demands Access For UN Weapons Experts

The White House is increasing pressure on Damascus to let a waiting UN team of chemicial weapons inspectors into Syria to probe allegations of chemical weapons use there. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad requested More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Washington Looks Set to send Syrian Rebels Aid with ‘Direct Military Purpose’

AFP Photo / Miguel Medina US President Barack Obama is reportedly considering supplying weapons for Syrian forces fighting to oust President Bashar Assad and his government. It comes days after Obama said his administration More...