Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians if a full-scale war erupts with Hizballah and Hamas.
Hizballah has denied Israeli claims that its leader ordered the killing of military commander Mustafa Badreddine after he objected to the Lebanese Shia paramilitary group's huge losses in Syria.
A collaboration between a UK-based crime prevention firm and a US university has produced a solution, only detectable under UV light, used in opposition-controlled Syria to deter antiquities smugglers
Since Friday Israel and Syria have engaged in a number of tit-for-tat cross-border attacks with accompanying rhetoric from both sides threatening further retribution
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday reiterated a call for a self-sufficient economy despite its involvement in the Syrian conflict.
Israeli aircraft carried out several strikes on Syria last week, prompting the launch of ground-to-air missiles in response, one of which was intercepted.
Israel reportedly launched a drone attack on Yasser al-Sayyid while he was driving towards the Golan Heights on Sunday afternoon.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday threatened to destroy Syrian air defense systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes.
Syrian rebel factions launched a new offensive targeting regime positions on the eastern fringes of the heavily fortified capital at dawn on Sunday, rebel sources told The New Arab.
Kassim Tajeddine was arrested while travelling through Casablanca on Sunday because of an extradition order from the US over alleged ties to Hizballah, his lawyer said on Thursday.