The toxic materials were taken to Munster, in northwestern Germany, to be destroyed in special facilities. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2015 - 12:27 GMT
Now 98 percent of Syria's chemical weapons have been destroyed, but the remaining two percent is a matter of international concern.
Lebanese soldiers patrol the volatile Bekaa Valley town of Arsal near the Syrian border, August 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2015 - 08:04 GMT
Militants from Nusra Front warned Lebanon's government against shelling their positions in the outskirts of Arsal Tuesday.
Located along the Lebanese border, the Qalamoun region is a strategic area for both Syrian government forces and their allies and rebel factions trying to expand their control of supply routes in Syria's southern region. (AFP/FIle)
May 05, 2015 - 07:24 GMT
In the strategic border region of Syria's Qalamoun, rebel factions battle the Syrian army and its allied Hezbollah fighters, who said a counter offensive on positions there is ruled out for now.
Levels of underground water in the country are dropping by five meters every year. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Levels of underground water in the country are dropping by five meters every year.
Regime forces near Nabuk, in the Qalamoun mountains. (AFP/Sam Skaine)
May 04, 2015 - 15:00 GMT
Nusra-affiliated militants launched a surprise attack in the western Qalamoun mountains on Monday against Hezbollah and Syrian army positions.
Earlier Monday, three IDF soldiers were lightly injured when their vehicle was overturned by mortar fire. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2015 - 11:12 GMT
An IDF spokesperson said two UN peacekeepers were lightly injured in Israel-held Golan Monday when mortar fire from Syrian territory hit their base.
Smoke billows following air strikes by regime forces in the restive Jobar area, in eastern Damascus on April 29, 2015. (AFP/Lens of a Young Dimashqi)
May 04, 2015 - 09:58 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in a busy area of downtown Damascus. No casualties have been reported as of yet.
An earlier report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the US-led coalition strike in Aleppo this weekend killed some 52 civilians and not a single Daesh militant. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
US officials have denied a report that surfaced over the weekend from the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which purported the recent coalition strike in Aleppo killed 52 civilians and failed to hit any Daesh targets or other militants.
Reports of Daesh losing territory may be more wishful thinking than fact. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2015 - 08:35 GMT
The Pentagon claims Daesh is losing territory fast as Shiite militia and government troops attempt to push them out of Iraq; but what of the large swathes of land being taken by the militants in Syria?
Jordanian security forces stand near the Nasib border crossing in Syria following clashes. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2015 - 07:57 GMT
Millions of dollars worth of goods remain stranded in Lebanon due to the Syria-Jordan border attack in April, putting a strain on the exports market in the region.
Fighting between regime forces and rebel groups has raged in the Ghouta suburbs for years as regime forces attempt to regain control of a key supply route there. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2015 - 07:06 GMT
Syrian government forces clashed with rebel fighters Sunday in the Ghouta suburbs, just outside the capital Damascus as schools across rebel-held Aleppo announced closures in light of the most recent barrel bomb attacks.