Syria

December 17, 2014

Syrian air strikes came a day after rebel militias including Nusra Front seized a military base in Idlib province. (AFP/File)
08:06 GMT

At least 50 people were killed in Idlib by Assad forces, when fighter jets targeted two hospitals after militants overran a military base.

Lebanon's army battled fierce clashes along the country's borders with Syria in September. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Iran's government said it was awaiting a vote from Lebanese authorities on accepting military aid Tuesday.

December 16, 2014

Syria has been grappling with a deadly war since March 2011. (AFP/File)
15:37 GMT

A monitoring group says around 200 people have been killed in a fresh round of intense fighting between Syrian government troops and opposition forces in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.

Bus passengers from Raqqa were attacked by gunmen, according to a statement from the Syrian Revolution General Commission. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT

Dozens of civilians were killed in a deadly gun attack on a bus en route to the Syrian capital Damascus from Raqqa Tuesday.

Qusai Khouli is quite the religious guy it appears. (Image: Facebook)
12:26 GMT

Unafraid to be the religious minority, Syrian actor Qusai Khouli had this tattooed onto his body...

Thirty-one government troops were killed in the attack, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT

Jihadist rebels seized a Syrian government military base in Idlib Monday. The Wadi Deif base was captured by Nusra Front rebels and Ahrar al-Sham.

No figure for the EU's sustained contributions was provided. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The European Union Foreign Affairs Council recommitted Monday to providing Syria with relief and recovery assistance.

December 15, 2014

At least 1,132 French nationals have joined ISIL in Syria, according to police. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT

French authorities dismantled an alleged ISIL network following a series of raids across the country Monday.

UN envoys attempted to quell Syrian violence with efforts to freeze fighting in Aleppo. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT

Government forces and various Syrian rebel groups clashed in the northern provinces of Aleppo and Idlib Sunday.

December 14, 2014

Pro-government forces captured territory north of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
18:50 GMT

Syrian forces seized territory north of Aleppo, while rebel forces capture three government checkpoints.

Karis Bashar couldn't keep the smile off her face. (Image: www.3rbcafe.net)
15:14 GMT

Rallying Syrian spirit for her co-patriot competitor, actress Karis Bashar was in the audience for the semi final episode of "Arab Idol".

Lebanese authorities have cracked down on Islamists in recent months amid rising tensions following the October attacks in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
10:58 GMT

Three suspected militants were arrested during a raid by the Lebanese army over their alleged involvement in October clashes with army personnel is Lebanon's Tripoli.

Syrian Hazem Shareef won Arab Idol on Saturday, beating 26-year-old Saudi Majed Al Madani and 24-year-old Palestinian Haitham Khalaileh to the winning title. (Image: Facebook)
09:39 GMT

After months of tough competition, Syrian singer Hazem Shareef claimed the Arab Idol winning title.

Pictured below are the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura (left) and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The deputy to the UN special envoy to Syria arrived in Damascus on Saturday to begin a series of negotiations with Syrian officials and militants.

December 12, 2014

Mahran Al Deeri, 31, died while fleeing gunfire in Damascus Wednesday. (Image: Al Jazeera)
13:42 GMT

Four journalists were killed in the past week while covering the conflict in Syria, including a 31-year-old reporter for Al Jazeera.