Syrian refugees arrive in new Jordan camp

Amman (AFP) - The United Nations said on Monday that Jordan's third refugee camp, Azraq, had received its first group of Syrians ahead of its official opening this week. "A few hundred Syrian refugees started to arrive in Azraq camp this more...

Lebanon warns of rising threat due to refugees

Describing the Syrian refugees' issue as an Arab plight, the Lebanese government Friday said that the people should be aware of the threat that this issue represents. Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Rachid Derbas also said that the "randomly displacement of the more...

Syrian issue takes center stage at Arab League summit in Kuwait

The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, opened Tuesday, the 25th Arab League Summit. The two-day summit will primarily discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the ongoing Syrian conflict which are on top of its agenda, while an ongoing spat more...

Saudi Arabia calls for SNC seat at Arab summit

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday called on the Arab League to grant the Syrian National Coalition, Syria’s main opposition group, a seat at the summit. The Syrian National Coalition will not fill the Syrian regime’s vacant seat more...

Saudi Arabia, 'balance of power must change'

(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, MARCH 25 - ''Changing the balance of power on the ground'' in Syria by providing more aid to rebels is necessary to get out of the crisis, Saudi heir prince, Salman bin Abdulaziz, said in Kuwait, where more...

Jordan's king warns against division in Syria

The Jordanian monarch spoke to Al-Hayat in Amman March 22 in the run-up to the Arab League Summit in Kuwait. King Abdullah II warned, "Any division of Syria will create serious problems for the Syrian people and the whole region," stressing that "all division scenarios will more...

Split within the GCC adds to Arab League summit challenges

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member Qatar in the weeks leading up to the summit over Doha’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood. The diplomatic fallout, unprecedented for the GCC, adds to the more...

Lebanon increases security at border with Syria

Syrian rebels fleeing Yabroud in the Qalamoun region raced toward the Lebanese border town of Arsal Sunday, prompting boosted measures along the border by Lebanon’s army, security sources said. Hundreds of rebels were seen on Arsal’s outskirts by morning, the sources said, after more...

One dead, three hurt as Syria rockets hit Lebanon

AFP, Lebanon/Baalbak Saturday, 15 March 2014 One person was killed and three wounded on Saturday in eastern Lebanon by rockets fired from neighbouring Syria, a security source told AFP. Four rockets hit the Nabi Uthman and Labweh areas, both of which are more...

2 Syrian children die in Jordan camp fire

AMMAN – Two Syrian child brothers died when their makeshift tent caught fire in a refugee camp northwest of Amman, the Jordanian government said Sunday.   A candle sparked the fire that swept through a caravan and two makeshift tents in the more...

Women police delegation visits Syrian refugee camps in Jordan

Abu Dhabi: A women police delegation has visited Syrian refugee camps in Jordan to review the services provided by the UAE Red Crescent Authority, in the fields of medical care and relief at the UAE camp in Jordan and the more...

Lebanese border area hit by Syrian missiles

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Lebanese Ministry of Information said Friday a town near the border with Syria was hit by three missiles from across the border with no injuries reported. The ministry's official National News Agency reported the more...

Jordan stops attempt to smuggle ammunition from Syria

Early Monday morning, Jordanian border guards arrested five people who were planning to smuggle ammunition from Syria, according to AFP. “The guards arrested five people and seized their car,” the army stated on its website. The Jordanian government estimates that there are more more...

Saudi Arabia attempting to purchase Pakistani weapons for Syrian opposition

Saudi Arabia is allegedly engaged in talks with Pakistan to purchase anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets for the Syrian opposition, reports AFP. Anza, Pakistani made shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles, are of particular interest to the Saudis. They are attempting to acquire these arms, more...

Fears of Syria militancy expand influence of Saudi prince

(Reuters) - Saudi Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef, perhaps the most powerful younger prince in the ruling al-Saud family, is shaping Riyadh's new emphasis on protecting the kingdom from a fresh wave of Islamist militancy inspired by the war in more...

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