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.
At least ten were killed and others wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Syrian city of Latakia, in a rare attack in a coastal stronghold of President Bashar Assad. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Lebanon has arrested a Sunni Muslim cleric wanted for attacks on the Lebanese army. Ahmad al-Assir, who has been linked to 'Islamic State,' has been on the run since June 2013.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he is confident that Russia will continue supporting his embattled regime. Assad made the comments in an interview with Hezbollah's Al-Manar television network.
A crowdfunding campaign sparked by the sight of Syrian refugee and single father Abdul Halim Atar selling pens to make money for his daughters has changed the family's life. A consultant in Norway made it happen.