Syria street in Tripoli in northern Lebanon is on the front line of a religious and political conflict. Sunnis versus Shi'ite Alawites. Both groups are Muslim - but they're bitter enemies.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has admitted that his army is short of troops and has abandoned some areas. In a rare public speech, he insisted his forces could still beat rebels after four years of civil war.
Lebanon is the only country in the Middle East that consistently elects a Christian head of state, but a fight over cabinet positions is worrying some. Juliane Metzker reports from Beirut.
The Syrian army, backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, has entered the rebel-held town of Zabadani on the border to Lebanon. Capturing the town would be a boost to the government after several setbacks.
Sectarian fighting in northern Lebanon's Tripoli long predates the violence in Syria. Yet, as violence presses on in Syria, locals say they are "tied to the map" of the region. Patrick Strickland reports from Tripoli.