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Lebanese Army soldiers patrol near the site of the army checkpoint where three Lebanese soldiers were killed near the town of Arsal, in the eastern Bekaa Valley. Gunmen killed three Lebanese soldiers at an army checkpoint today before fleeing towards the Syrian border, Lebanese officials said. Photograph: Ahmad Shalha/Reuters

Disputes between Russia and the West over arming warring sides in Syria today dimmed prospects for peace talks that were also clouded by disarray amon(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore (R) looks on as Turkey’s foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu addresses a joint news conference in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters.

There will be no supply of arms to Syria by European Union member states in the short term, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore ha(...)

Israeli troops shot at a target across the Syrian frontier today in response to gunfire that struck its forces in the Golan Heights, the Israel(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: “The Israeli government is acting in a responsible and measured way”.  Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has made it clear that additional strikes on Syria are a distinct possibility, despite warnings from (...)

Italy’s foreign minister Emma Bonino (R) listens as US secretary of state John Kerry answers a question during their joint news conference, after an official meeting in Rome today. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/Reuters.

The United States does not want Russia to sell weapons to Syria and has opposed transfers of missile systems to the country in the past because(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (left) gestures as Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov tries to fix his translation equipment during a joint news conference after their meeting in Moscow yesterday. Russia and the United States have agreed to try to arrange an international conference this month on ending the civil war in Syria, and said both sides in the conflict should take part. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/Reuters

Russia and the United States agreed to bury their differences over Syria and to try to convene international talks with both sides in the civil(...)

Israel said today it was business as usual despite two recent attacks on missile stores in Syria.  Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has travelled to China for an official visit. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters.

Russia and China have expressed alarm over the regional repercussions of two recent Israeli air raids on Syria. Israel p(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu convened his security cabinet following the attack and delayed leaving for a trip to China by a few hours. Photograph: Emil Salman/Getty Images

There was no official confirmation from Jerusalem, but comments by Israeli politicians and generals yesterday left little doubt that Israel was(...)

A Free Syrian Army commander reacts after they failed to capture a Syrian Amry tank during clashes with forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s neighbourhood of Salaheddine. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

State forces and militias loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad stormed the coastal village of Baida today, killing at least 50 people incl(...)

Minister for Justice  Alan Shatter: told a Lebanese newspaper that it is not a “valid distinction” to differentiate between Hizbullah’s political and military wings

While some individual member states have recognised Hizbullah as a terrorist group, the EU as an entity has not. The Obama administratio(...)

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