Category: Lebanon and Syria


BEIRUT: Evacuations of the critically ill in besieged Eastern Ghouta have started after a prisoner release deal was agreed between Damascus and a rebel faction, an International Committee of the Red Cross spokesperson said Wednesday. Ingy Sedky, spokesperson for the […]


The United States has announced three new Department of Defense programs for Lebanon to help in its capability to conduct border security and counter-terrorism operations. Copyright © UPI, 2017. All Rights Reserved. read more


Lebanon reopened the Al-Qaa border crossing Friday after a closure of some five years. At a ceremony Thursday to mark the occasion at the northeastern border, General Security head Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim said security cooperation between the two countries […]


  The United States is doing more to help than prevent Iran’s rise For its tough talk, the U.S.’ policies have left vaccums for Iran to fill In Iraq and Syria, Iranian influence grows while U.S. soft power fades The […]


  The Syrian ‘de-escalation’ zones were sold as a way to reduce violence and facilitate But violence has persisted and aid to Eastern Ghouta near Damascus is dangerously restricted Meanwhile, Turkey appears to be using the agreement as a way […]


Lebanon’s Hezbollah parliamentary bloc on Thursday described the return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Lebanon — and his subsequent statements — as “positive”.  “Hariri’s return and statements indicate that the situation [in Lebanon] is returning to normal,” according to […]