Syria

July 16, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad was officially sworn in for a third term in office Wednesday despite highly disputed polls (SANA/AFP)
17:00 GMT

At least four people were killed and 22 wounded from an attack on Syria's capital following the inauguration ceremony of President Bashar Al Assad Wednesday.

President Assad was re-elected on June 3 in an election that was widely disputed by the international community. (AFP/File)
11:36 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term.

Libyan officials expressed fear that militants could try to take over the country's capital, Tripoli (File/AFP)
08:16 GMT

Libyan militants in Iraq and Syria are returning back home to fight a breakaway militia group led by rogue ex-general, Khalifa Haftar, security officials say.

ISIL militants are believed to have killed a leader of rival group, al-Nusra Front in the east of Syria (File/AFP)
07:48 GMT

Rival militant groups continued to clash in Dayr al-Zawr, eastern Syria on Tuesday. ISIL fighters pushed out al-Nusra Front members, along with other armed groups.

The location of the ceremony has not yet been announced for security reasons, said AFP's source close to the regime (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will be sworn in for his new seven-year term today.

July 15, 2014

Kurds have been fighting ISIS in both Iraq and Syria for months (File Archive)
14:33 GMT

Hundreds of Kurds from Turkey are heading en masse to northern Syria to help their counterparts fight against jihadists.

Arsal has frequently been affected by rocket spillover from Syria (File Archive)
13:33 GMT

At least seven people were wounded Tuesday in Lebanon's town of Arsal from Syrian rockets.

Israel targeted military sites in Golan. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT

Israeli warplanes bombed three targets in Syria's Golan Heights Tuesday.

July 14, 2014

31 Hezbollah fighters were wounded, while the resistance party captured 14 fighters from the Nusra Front and Islamic Battalion (AFP/ File).
16:03 GMT

Seven Hezbollah and 32 Syrian rebels died, whilst 50 were wounded in clashes on the Syria-Lebanon border that occurred on Saturday and Sunday.

Abbas in character in "Baba Al Hara" (The Neighborhood Gate). (Image: Facebook)
10:45 GMT

Syrian actor Abbas al Nouri isn't taking any time off this Ramadan like some of his fellow showbiz friends!

Nusra Front seeks to establish an Islamic state in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT

The Nusra Front intends to establish an Islamic "emirate" in Syria when the time is right.

July 13, 2014

Kurds in Syria have been fighting ISIS militants in Kobani for months (File Archive/AFP)
19:29 GMT

Kurdish fighters clashed with jihadist militants in Syria's north Sunday.

July 12, 2014

(AFP)
07:47 GMT

Several militant factions affiliated with what the West calls moderate rebel groups have pledged allegiance to ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

July 11, 2014

Syrian refugee numbers are set to exceed 3 million in the next few weeks (File Archive/AFP)
15:32 GMT

The UN refugee agency criticized Europe Friday for only welcoming a "miniscule" number of Syrians inside its borders despite the fact that refugee numbers are set to exceed 3 million in the next few weeks.

July 10, 2014

De Mistura was confirmed by the UN Security Council earlier this week (AFP)
20:58 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon confirmed Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Special Envoy to Syria.