Syria

November 20, 2014

Nusra Front militants have been fighting with rivals from the Syrian Revolutionary Front over the past few weeks. (AFP/File)
11:23 GMT

Nusra Front militants in Syria executed two fighters from the rival opposition faction, the Syrian Revolutionary Front.

November 19, 2014

Lebanese tanks patrol through the country's border town of Arsal, March 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT

Clashes continued into the early hours of Wednesday in the Syrian town of Assal al-Ward, close to the Lebanese border.

The moment Qusai was presented with his gorgeous 24K gold iPhone 6. (Image: Twitter)
10:02 GMT

Qusai Khouli's new iPhone 6 definitely won't bend, thanks to its 24K gold structure!

ISIL militants are one of most well equipped militant groups in the world, according to a UN report. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT

The UN warned that ISIL militants have enough weapons to continue fighting for up to two more years, calling it one of the best armed groups in the world.

News of Barack Obama's hostage review proposal emerged after a letter was leaked by a US congressman to the press. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

US President Barack Obama ordered a review of the country's hostage negotiation policy following the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig.

November 18, 2014

Syrian demonstrators rally in support of the Free Syrian Army calling for them to unite behind a unified command system in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on November 11, 2014. (AFP/file)
13:52 GMT

Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr Tuesday issued a decision to release Free Syrian Army commander Abdullah al-Rifai after he had been detained for nine days for allegedly attempting to sneak into Lebanon’s outskirts, according to judicial sources.

Jamal Suleiman has a poker face, but he is totes displeased. (Image: Facebook)
10:49 GMT

Jamal Suleiman is not happy he's no longer a part of the Syrian Actors Syndicate, and here's what he has to say about it.

The Syrian war has claimed over 190,000 lives. (AFP/FIle)
10:47 GMT

At least 20 people were killed and 65 injured in a helicopter attack by regime forces in Aleppo’s Al Bab province.

A video released by Al Furqan Media shows ISIL militants allegedly preparing to behead Syrian soldiers. (File/AFP)
08:55 GMT

Syrian state media confirmed the brutal execution of 18 military personnel by ISIL jihadists following the release of a propaganda video by the group.

A crowd of Iraqis gather following a suicide bombing in Baghdad, August 6, 2013. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

Terrorist attacks soared in 2013 across Middle East nations including Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, according to a new study by the UK-based Institute for Economics and Peace.

Displaced Syrians stand in front of their makeshift home in Ankara last year. (AFP/File)
05:22 GMT

The Red Cross on Monday said displaced Syrians would be facing a harsh winter and were in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

November 17, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the 3rd Annual Transformational Trends Policy Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel, November 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/AFP)
22:03 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State says claims and counter claims by Syria's president and ISIL have made each other stronger.

Unlike ISIS' previous sickening filmed murders, he did not speak directly to camera before being killed and his body was not shown after the murder. [AFP/file]
18:05 GMT

Syrian activists claim Peter Kassig died in bombing raid days before Jihadi John paraded his severed head

[Kassig family handout/AFP]
13:45 GMT

France confirms likelihood of a French citizen appearing in Sunday's ISIS' beheading video, hours after British citizen identifies son in same video.

Kurdish chief of staff, Fuad Hussein, said he believes the number of ISIL militants is "seven or eight times bigger than" foreign estimates, especially that of the CIA. (AFP/File)
13:12 GMT

Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani's chief of staff said Sunday international numbers drastically underestimate the number of ISIL fighters in Syria and Iraq, which he believes has reached 200,000.