U.S. Envoy, 3 Consul Officials Killed in Benghazi

U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, and three officials were killed when a mob attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi

Suicide Blast at Istanbul Police Station Kills One, Wounds 5

At least on police officer died and five people were severely wounded on Tuesday in a suicide bombing that targeted a police station in central Istanbul

Two bomb attacks shake the city of Aleppo

Scores of soldiers were killed and dozens more injured in two bomb attacks that targeted two military points in the northern city of Aleppo

Fugitive Iraqi VP al-Hashemi Sentenced to Death

An Iraqi judge on Sunday sentenced fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi to death by hanging

His secretary and son-in-law Ahmed Qahtan was also sentenced to die

More than 3 million civilians in Aleppo face a humanitarian crisis

More than three million people in the city of Aleppo are facing a looming humanitarian disaster after the city’s main drinking water pipeline was destroyed

Signs Assad’s forces used cluster bombs against civilians

A disarmament group said that regime forces have almost certainly used cluster bombs, during their crackdown on the Syrian uprising

Assad regime issue orders to kill foreign journalists

this information was obtained after questioning one of the detainees who claimed responsibility for the murder of Japanese journalist Mika Yamamoto in Aleppo

SNC pleas for military intervention in Syria

The Syrian National Council president Abdel Basset Sieda appealed for weapons and urgent military intervention to defend civilians from bombardments by Assad's army

Foreign Ministry over Ongoing Shelling of Lebanese Border Towns

Syrian troops have repeatedly carried out incursions into Lebanese border areas in the northern Bekaa

Prime Minister Najib Miqati held talks with Lebanon’s Ambassador to Syria Michel Khoury over the ongoing Syrian violations of Lebanese territories

Bomb Blasts Near Security Buildings in Central Damascus

Syrian state television reported twin bombings near security service buildings in the center of the capital

At Least 117 Killed Across Syria as Helicopters Pin Down Fighters in Taftanaz


44 were reported in Damascus and its Suburbs, among them 4 discovered in Daraya and 6 in Jobar; 19 in Deir al-Zour; 15 in Homs; 14 in Aleppo; 10 in Idlib; 9 in Daraa, 1 in Damascus Suburbs; 5 in Hama; and 1 in Lattakia

Rebel fighters take control of military sites in Idlib and Boukamal

Rebel fighters inflicted heavy losses on regime forces today after taking control of Abou al-Thohour military airport in the province of Idlib

Lebanon Set to Restore Disputed EEZ with Israel

Prime Minister Najib Miqati, who is scheduled to represent Lebanon at the United Nations General Assembly meetings in September

Rebel fighters shoot down another fighter jet in Idlib

Rebel fighters shoot down a fighter jet in the northern Idlib suburb of Thiyabiya.
 The regime responds to the heavy losses caused by rebel fighters in Idlib by committing massacres against unarmed civilians.
 Regime forces carry out summary executions in Hama, Daraa and Damascus.

An open letter to Pope Benedict XVI

From a Lebanese cleric imprisoned for political reasons
To begin, I would like to express my sincere delight and honor in
welcoming Your Holiness to Lebanon. A visit of hope and faith

Rebel fighters attack two military airports in Idlib

Rebel fighters attack two military airports in the province of Idlib, destroying a number of helicopter gunships and fighters jets.
 Heavy clashes resume in Damascus as regime forces continued shelling the opposition strongholds.
 Commander-in-chief of Homs province General Brig. Mohammad Khalid Ali defects to the rebels’ side.

HRW Says Syrian Army War Crimes in Attacks on Bakeries

Syrian government troops committed war crimes when they dropped bombs and fired artillery at or near at least 10 bakeries in Aleppo

Navy SEAL in raid that killed Osama Bin Laden reveals the truth

Supporters of hard line pro-Taliban party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Nazaryati remember Osama bin Laden on the first anniversary of his death

Syria Rebels Say 5 Choppers Wrecked in Raid on Airport

Syrian rebels claimed on Wednesday they had destroyed five helicopters at a military airport between the northern cities of Aleppo and Idlib

Iran sends troops to Syria to support Assad

Iran is sending commanders from its elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and hundreds of foot soldiers to Syria in order to support Assad in his battle against the rebels