Syria

February 21, 2014

Many of the wounded were children. (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT

A car bomb in a Syrian refugee camp kills roughly a dozen people and wounds many, including children.

February 20, 2014

Syrians waving national flags gather behind a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a rally in his support on February 20, 2014 in Qudsaya, west of Damascus. [AFP]
19:43 GMT

The Arab Democratic Party issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Lebanese authorities Thursday following the assassination of a party official in the restive northern city of Tripoli.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on February 20, 2014 shows Syrian children attending a rally in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (portrait on the flag) in the northern coastal city of Tartous. [AFP]
17:23 GMT

Saudi Arabia will hold next week a “Day of Solidarity” for the thousands of Syrian children affected by the war in their country, the kingdom’s state-run agency said on Thursday.

Aid to the besieged refugee camp has been continually disrupted. Meanwhile, the humanitarian crisis inside Yarmouk continues to grow. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT

UNRWA, the United Nation's agency for Palestinian refugees, has resumed its distribution of aid and food to the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, a spokesman said Thursday.

Syrian government officials express concern over foreign fighters in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, Syria's Speaker of Parliament, recently accused the U.S. of backing terrorist efforts in Syria.

The UN is expected to vote on a resolution for aid to Syria on Friday. It is unclear whether Russia and China will veto the measure. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

The U.N. Security Council will likely vote on a resolution to boost humanitarian aid in Syria on Friday.

February 19, 2014

Photo shows the site of a bomb explosion in Aleppo. [Press TV]
18:47 GMT

A bomb explosion has targeted a police headquarters in the Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, causing several casualties.

The Syrian Free Army chief General Selim Idriss [AFP]
18:05 GMT

The Syrian Free Army chief General Selim Idriss on Wednesday rejected his dismissal by opposition leaders and regional unit commanders pledged to keep fighting under his command.

A sick Syrian woman lies in a evacuated building on January 27, 2014 in the Kucukpazar district of Istanbul. [AFP]
17:57 GMT

The Turkish government has agreed to grant residency permits to Palestinians who have fled Syria for Turkey, the Palestinian ambassador to Turkey said in a statement.

An man bleeding from his head carries a baby following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on February 17, 2014 in the Hanano district of the northern Syrian city Aleppo. Will the peace talks really be able to end the suffering of the Syrian people? (AFP)
09:54 GMT

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon remains convinced the Geneva talks are the best way to end the crisis in Syria, despite the lack of progress that has come out of the previous negotiations between the regime and opposition.

An image showing the cluster bombs allegedly being used by the Syrian regime. (Image courtesy of HRW)
08:41 GMT

A powerful type of cluster munition rocket not previously seen in the Syrian conflict is possibly being used by regime forces, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

 Rebel fighters sit on top of a tank as they head to the front line of battles against Syrian pro-government forces, near the city of Hama, on February 18, 2014. (AFP)
07:04 GMT

Military showdowns are being prepared in Syria, rebel leaders say, after regime and opposition representatives failed to reach consensus in international peace talks last week in Geneva.

Syrian emergency personnel work at the site of a reported barrel bomb attack by government forces on February 18, 2014 in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP)
06:46 GMT

Syrian regime airplanes battered the southern city of Deraa, which lies close to the Jordanian borer, with barrel bombs on Tuesday. At least 18 people were killed, including four children.

February 18, 2014

Netanyahu was visiting the Golan Heights when the rockets struck the annexed territory (File Archive)
18:28 GMT

Two rockets from Syria landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Tuesday, striking the territory shortly after a Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's secret visit to the area was reported.

Regime forces have pounded rebel strongholds with barrel bombs for weeks, particularly in Aleppo (Zein Al Rifai/AMC/AFP)
16:49 GMT

At least seven civilians were reported dead Tuesday around Damascus from hunger and lack of medical care while rebel groups announced their plans to launch a "spring offensive" on the Syrian capital.