The Association of Banks in Lebanon has reaffirmed its commitment to fighting money laundering and upholding terrorism financing regulations.
Jordan's King Abdullah called for national unity in the face of extremism in the aftermath of the killing of five Jordanian security personnel.
The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' has set up an office to mitigate conflict between its Arab and foreign fighters, an activist group reports.
The imposition of zakat on al-Raqa farmers by the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' is no more than a form of tribute payment, Muslim clerics say.
The army's continued ability to repel attacks by the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' has greatly deterred and limited the group's movements in Arsal, experts say.
As residents suffer under a stifling 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' siege, liberating forces have advanced to within 18 kilometres of the city.