Syria

March 11, 2014

"Spotlight" stars Ayman and Bassem will make the Syrian crisis their theme for Season 10 of their satirical sketch show. (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:39 GMT

Bassem Yakhour and Ayman Reda reveal the theme of Season 10 of their popular satirical sketch show “Spotlight.”

Yarmouk is home to the largest Palestinian refugee community in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT

Armed militants continue to disrupt aid to Palestinian refugees inside Syria's Yarmouk Camp.

Nuns who were among a group freed after being held hostage by Islamist rebels in Syria, pray during a mass to celebrate their release at the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus. (AFP)
07:14 GMT

The Syrian opposition said Monday that 141 women prisoners were freed from regime jails as part of a swap deal involving the release of 13 nuns abducted from the Syrian Christian town of Maaloula.

The last Arab summit was held in Doha in 2012. (AFP/File)
06:58 GMT

The last Arab summit granted the Syrian opposition a seat at the Arab League. However, the opposition is not yet ready to claim their seat.

A Syrian refugee girl looks on in a house in the Basaksehir district of Istanbul, on March 4, 2014. (AFP)
06:46 GMT

UNICEF said Monday that the number of children suffering as a result of the ongoing Syrian conflict has more than doubled over the past year, adding that hundreds of thousands of children trapped in besieged areas of the war-torn country,

March 10, 2014

Riham Abdel Ghafour will soon sound like a Syrian! (Image: Facebook)
13:39 GMT

With a new drama "Adam's Apple" in the works, Riham Abdel Ghafour is getting her Syrian study on to speak the dialect for her role as a Syrian nanny.

Bassam and Ayman will be going head to head in their upcoming drama. (Image: Facebook)
09:20 GMT

Ayman Zeidan and Bassam Kousa are done playing "happy families" in their new TV drama “Ma Waraa’ Al Wujooh” (Behind the Faces).

Duraid will be playing the role of “Yousif Al Nahhas” as a replacement of fellow Syrian actor Salloum Haddad in "Gates of the Wind." (Image: Facebook)
08:31 GMT

Duraid Lahham is taking on a new role in the upcoming TV drama "Abwab Al Rih" (Gates of the Wind), well, since Salloum Haddad turned down that role anyway!

Government airstrikes have left multiple people severely wounded or dead (Zein Al Rifai/Aleppo Media Centre/AFP)
07:13 GMT

Syrian regime aircrafts continued to pound the rebel-controlled area of Yabroud Sunday as clashes continues between the government and opposition fighters.

March 9, 2014

The nuns were kidnapped in December 2013 (File Archive)
15:00 GMT

Thirteen nuns from Syria's Maaloula who were kidnapped last year were released Sunday, according to pro-Syrian regime sources based in Lebanon.

A U.N official previously described the scenes coming out of Yarmouk as being "apocalyptic". (AFP/UNRWA/File)
07:46 GMT

"Chaos" and tension are reigning in Damascus' besieged Yarmouk refugee camp with the rebel groups and militants who have returned to the camp, a PLO official said.

Syrian President Bashar al Assad and his military have battled the Syrian opposition since 2011. (AFP/File)
07:36 GMT

The Syrian government regained control of al Zareh in the central province of Homs on Saturday.

March 8, 2014

The FSA now has a new leader. General Idriss has been replaced by General al Bashir. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT

The Free Syrian Army has appointed a new chief, Brigadier General Abdel Ilah al Bashir.

Abed says that he's actually very down to earth in real life. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Abed Fahed was in the hot seat last week where he was accused of a number of things on the talk show "Al Muttaham" (The Accused).

March 7, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been denounced by Western powers for his involvement in Ukraine. President Assad's statement is his first public comment on the Ukrainian crisis. (Photo Courtesy: cnn.com)
08:02 GMT

Bashar al-Assad comes out publicly to defend Putin's actions in Ukraine