Syrian media has accused Israel of bombing a military research center near Damascus. The allegations are causing furor within Syria and among its allies.
Russia says it is pressing for "silence" in Aleppo after being urged by the US to help end the carnage in Syria's northern hub. Top diplomats are in Geneva, trying to salvage a February ceasefire.
At least 11 are dead and 28 injured as regime forces traded missile fire with rebels in Aleppo. The city is seen as a potential flashpoint in the six-week old ceasefire.
Lebanon's army has been given US helicopters and promised more British training for soldiers guarding its border with Syria. Visiting Beirut, Britain's foreign secretary said Lebanon was a "front line" against terrorism.
A military court in Lebanon has sentenced a former minister to 13 years in jail with hard labor, for attempting to carry out terrorist acts. Michel Samaha's previous sentence was deemed to have been too lenient.
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