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.
Not long ago, many observers thought the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was only months away. The tide has turned - and his hold on power seems increasingly secure, but why?
There has been fighting in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli between Sunni and Alawite communities. The conflict in neighboring Syria has exacerbated tensions between the groups.
US President Barack Obama has met with Saudi King Abdullah, his last stop in a four-nation tour. The two leaders reportedly discussed the civil war in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program.
The UN refugee agency has said the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon now exceeds one million, leaving the small host country’s resources depleted and at a "breaking point." Half of the refugees are children.
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