The international community is demanding UN access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
A group of nuns held by Syrian rebels since December has been set free. The Greek Orthodox nuns were released as part of a rare prisoner exchange deal between the rebels and Syria's government.
Syria state media claims government troops killed 175 rebel fighters near Damascus. An opposition source said the ambush was set up by the Hezbollah militias allied with President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
The streets of Beirut are becoming ever more crowded as the tiny country is flooded with refugees from across the border in Syria. But the government still does not have a policy on what to do with them.
The UN has for the first time accused Syrian rebel fighters of committing crimes against humanity. The body has also criticized the government's use of siege warfare, and blamed the international community for inaction.
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