Syria

March 4, 2014

Regime warplanes have caused devastation across Syria - now its Lebanon's turn. Here, a Syrian man runs for cover as smoke rises from buildings nearby following a reported bombing attack by government forces on the Hanano district of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP)
06:43 GMT

Proving that the Syrian conflict is increasingly spilling over into Lebanon's borders, Syrian warplanes dropped 18 missiles onto the outskirts of Bekaa border town Arsal and nearby areas on Monday.

Hezbollah said that Israel had lied about reports it hit a weapons shipment traveling into Syria from Lebanon. (AFP/File)
06:31 GMT

Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah on Monday denied reports that Israel had bombed and destroyed a shipment of weapons traveling into Syria last week.

March 3, 2014

Various groups are battling for control of the strategic town of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
14:48 GMT

The Syrian military continues to bombard the town of Yabroud.

Hezbollah fighters have been supporting Syrian regime troops and vowed last month to remain involved in the conflict despite calls for the Lebanese-based group to withdraw from the neighboring conflict (File Archive)
12:29 GMT

Hezbollah is experiencing a surge in recruits wanting to fight in Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, according to statements this week.

A Sufi shrine was destroyed in Tel Marouf, a northern Syrian village largely inhabited by Kurds. (AFP)
07:23 GMT

Fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have attacked the Kurdish-dominated northern Syrian village of Tel Marouf and destroyed a Sufi shrine belonging to Sheikh Khaznawi.

U.N. photos released last week show apocalyptic scenes of the Yarmouk refugee camp (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

The truce in the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk in southern Damascus was broken Sunday with shelling and firefights enveloping the area.

March 2, 2014

As the conflict in Syria rages on, Jordan, the U.S., and the Syrian National Coalition propose the implementation of buffer zones. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT

Plans for a buffer zone in Syria highlight differences in American and Syrian National Coalition goals.

Regime air strikes have reduced cities like Aleppo to mere rubble (Baraa Al Halabi/AFP)
09:40 GMT

Government air strikes have left at least 13 people dead in a small town on Syria's Turkish border.

March 1, 2014

Samer Al Masri is making quite the name for himself.
07:00 GMT

He's turned roles in major productions past, but now he's on his way to international stardom in the upcoming film "A to B".

Syria's opposition is greatly fragmented, with frequent infighting between various rebel groups. (AFP/File)
06:04 GMT

ISIS retreats from key positions in Northern Aleppo after Nusra Front issues an ultimatum telling the group to leave.

February 28, 2014

Hezbollah's role in the Syrian conflict is seen by some as an extension of Iran's role in the region. Israeli airstrikes have in the past hit weapon convoys inside Syria, though the Assad regime failed to respond militarily. Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah recently reaffirmed his groups participation in Syria amid deadly car bombings in Lebanon that threatened to pull the country further into the Syrian conflict. (AFP/File)
09:20 GMT

Samir Gaega, Lebanon's Forces leader, comes out publicly against Hezbollah's position in Syria after an Israeli airstrike inside Lebanon on Monday.

January proved to be the deadliest month yet in the two year old Syria civil war, with almost 6,000 killed. Over 130,000 people have died thus far in the conflict.  (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT

Members of the Syrian National Coalition claim that those ambushed by Damascus in a recent attack were for the most part civilians looking to escape a siege in a nearby area.

February 27, 2014

A suicide bomb exploded near Iran's Embassy in Beirut in late 2013. The Lebanese based Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility. (AFP/File)
08:24 GMT

Nidal Sweiden was arrested by the Lebanese army for his involvement in recent bombings.

The August 2013 chemical attack is considered the world's deadliest in the past 25 years (File Archive/AFP)
08:11 GMT

The Syrian regime has agreed to a new April deadline for its chemical weapons removal after failing to meet previous December and February deadlines.

According to Washington, the Syrian government has been arresting and rounding up relatives of the Genava II peace talks opposition delegation. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT

The United States on Wednesday accused the Syrian government of undermining the Geneva peace talks by rounding up and arresting the relatives of opposition delegates, adding that Russia is amping up its assistance to President Bashar Assad.