News The roadside bomb attack that killed the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in Beirut in February 2005

Nine years ago, Lebanon’s Prime Minister was murdered. But his alleged killers won’t be at the tribunal in The Hague as they haven’t been arrested. Robert Fisk says history shows the guilty will never face justice

US Senator John McCain crosses into Syria for talks with rebel leader

US Senator John McCain crossed the border into Syria for talks with rebel commanders, becoming the highest-level American official to enter the country since the civil war began more than two years ago.

Rockets strike Hezbollah stronghold sparking fears that Syria conflict is spreading

Hezbollah has heavy backing from Shia Iran, with analysts in the region fearing that the Syrian conflict is turning into a proxy war in the region

People from Qusair gather near houses destroyed by a Syrian forces air strike last week.

Divided Europe imperils Syrian arms embargo

With only days before sanctions expire, foreign ministers argue over sending weapons to rebels

Lebanese soldiers deploy along the demarcation line between Tripoli's Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tabbneh Syria street

Gunmen face off in Tripoli as sectarian battle escalates

Fierce fighting between Alawites and Sunnis has turned Tripoli, Lebanon, into a battleground – and brought the Syrian war home

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh

'Friends of Syria' gather in hopes of bringing an end to Syria civil war

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said meeting of 11 countries hoped to set early date for international summit

People in Qusair inspect the damage caused by government air strikes

Syria civil war: Hezbollah takes fight to anti-Assad rebels as they storm rebel-held town of Qusair

Militia offensive kills dozens as regime attempts to secure control of coast road

Israel willing to launch further Syria attacks 'to prevent transfer of advanced weapons to Hezbollah'

Israel will not be deterred from launching further attacks on Syria, a senior government official has told the New York Times, warning that Bashar al-Assad would forfeit his presidency if he retaliated.

Syria must become a 'resistance nation like Hezbollah' says President Bashar al-Assad

Syria ‘is ready’ to let in UN chemical experts

Deputy foreign minister, Faisal Muqdad, indicates that weapons inspectors would be allowed into the country to perform tests

Israeli air strikes against Syria hinder diplomacy as US looks to change Russian stance

Israel's willingness to hit targets has complicated Obama administration's internal debate over what to do about Syria

'This is not a declaration of war': Israel seeks to reassure Syria over airstrikes that reportedly killed at least 42

The Jewish state has sought to persuade the Syrian government that the attacks - which reportedly killed 42 - were not designed to weaken Bashar al-Assad’s position

Air power: An Israeli F-15 fighter comes in to land after a mission

Robert Fisk: The truth is that after Israel’s air strikes, we are involved

If the EU and US say nothing about these attacks, approval is granted

Israeli attacks are a 'declaration of war' says Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal al-Mekdad after second strike in three days

With the second strike in three days, Israeli involvement in bloody civil war deepens

Israeli airstrike into Syria targeted 'game-changing weapons' bound for Lebanese militant group Hezbollah

Syrian official says attack is part of 'psychological war in preparation of an aggression against Syria'

Israeli jet shoots down unmanned drone

The Israeli air force has shot down an unmanned “enemy” drone over its airspace, with suspicion immediately falling on Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group which boasted about a similar incursion seven months ago.

Man of mystery: Ben Zygier

Prisoner X: Ben Zygier was 'Israel's biggest traitor' and 'betrayed prized Mossad agents to Hezbollah'

He is thought to have leaked damaging intelligence to Hezbollah

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