Syria

November 23, 2014

The US has donated over $3 billion to Syrian refugees since the crisis began in March, 2011. (AFP/File)
06:31 GMT

US Vice President Joe Biden announced up to $135 million in humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees during a trip to Turkey Saturday.

The US and its allies started their air campaign in Syria in September. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

US-led airstrikes have killed 910 people since the start of the aerial campaign against ISIL.

November 21, 2014

Iraqi federal troops and members of Kurdish and Shiite militias hold a post in the Diyala province. (AFP/Younis Al-Bayati)
18:00 GMT

The troops will help volunteers from Iraq’s Sunni tribes who have been joining training centers at army bases.

Neighborhoods around Ramadi have been under ISIL control, though the government has been holding the city center. (File photo)
15:38 GMT

Local officials say attacks and mortar fire have been ongoing since the early morning hours.

A member of the Iraqi police special forces holds his weapon as he rides in a parade in before heading to fight ISIL jihadists on Nov. 19. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
10:00 GMT

At least 20 gunmen were killed near Baghdad.

Syrian children walk past images of President Bashar al-Assad in the restive Sleiman al-Halabi neighborhood on the government-controlled side of Aleppo on Nov. 16. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
07:30 GMT

Security checkpoints around the capital have been taking stricter measures to scrutinize identification papers of military-age men.

November 20, 2014

Around 220,000 out of 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey have shelter in refugee camps, according to an Amnesty report. (AFP/File)
12:32 GMT

Human rights group Amnesty International warned of dire consequences if hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees did not get adequate shelter in Turkey.

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.