Syrian media has accused Israel of bombing a military research center near Damascus. The allegations are causing furor within Syria and among its allies.
Israel’s army has reportedly fired shells into Lebanon after a border bombing wounded soldiers. The 80-kilometer border had been largely quiet since a monthlong war between Israeli forces and the Hezbollah group in 2006.
Iran has announced it will provide Shiite-ally Lebanon with military aid. Sunni extremists from Syria recently launched a large-scale incursion on a Lebanese border town, raising fears of what the future may hold.
Lebanese media say a car bomb has exploded at a checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa Valley, killing three Hezbollah guards. Hezbollah's own media has denied the deaths. The attack took place close to the border with Syria.
The German government says it plans to host an international conference on the refugee crisis triggered by the conflict in Syria. Millions of people have fled to neighboring countries to escape the violence.
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