Syria

May 8, 2014

The Jordanian army is attempting to keep the border with Syria secure as Jordanian jihadist fighters return from Syria. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

The Jordanian military clashed with jihadists from Syria near the border on Wednesday.

Jarba said that providing the Syrian opposition with weapons would allow for a political solution in Syria. (AFP/File)
06:39 GMT

The leader of the Syrian opposition-in-exile opened a week of meetings and public appearances in the U.S. capital Wednesday with an impassioned call for weapons to help rebels defeat the regime’s well-armed military.

May 7, 2014

Syrian rebels were due to evacuate Homs earlier on Wednesday so aid could be delivered to Nubl and Zahraa villages (File/AFP)
15:49 GMT

Hundreds of Syrian rebels remain in the besieged city of Homs, after a convoy was prevented from delivering aid, according to reports from Al-Jadeed television.

Lebanese officials vowed to tighten security along the country's border despite the neighboring Syrian conflict spilling over (File/AFP)
11:10 GMT

Syrian warplanes on Wednesday raided the outskirts of a Lebanese border town where rebels are believed to be hiding. No casualties were reported, security officials say.

Almost three years of resistance in Homs is coming to and end as rebels leave the besieged city. (AFP)
09:43 GMT

Hundreds of Syrian rebels have started to evacuate their bastions in the central city of Homs on Wednesday under the conditions of a ceasefire deal struck last week with the government, opposition activists and the governor of the besieged city reported.

According to recent statistics, at least 27% of Lebanon's population is Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
06:57 GMT

Lebanon has forcibly returned 41 Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria, human rights activists claim.

May 6, 2014

Walid Jumblatt has urged the Syrian National Coalition to take a stance against alleged cooperation with Israel (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt has criticized reports of alleged cooperation between Syrian rebels and Israel, calling it "a very dangerous issue."

The Nusra Front is an al Qaeda linked organization that has been fighting to topple the Assad regime. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT

A roadside bomb killed a Nusra leader inside Syria on Tuesday.

Sulaf Fawakherji attending the group military wedding in Syria (Image: Twitter).
12:48 GMT

Syrian actress Sulaf Fawakherji recently hit up a group wedding in her homeland where the Syrian army soldiers said their vows to ladies that support their sacrifices.

Syrian rebels frequently place bombs in tunnels to attack government checkpoints. (AFP/File)
11:52 GMT

A tunnel bomb has killed at least 30 Syrian soldiers.

Syrian President Bashar Assad will be running against two other candidates in the elections. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT

The U.S. government conveyed a clear message to the Lebanese government asking it not to facilitate the voting process of thousands of Syrians living in Lebanese territories in the Syrian elections next month.

Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has been battling ISIL for control of Syria. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Infighting between al Nusra Front and ISIL in the eastern Syria has killed 74 people.

A handout picture released by the United Nation Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on February 26, 2014 shows residents of Syria's besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp. (AFP/UNRWA)
06:47 GMT

Clashes raged Monday in the Yarmouk neighborhood in southern Damascus around the Palestinian refugee camp as the latest mediation effort got underway to end the regime blockade of the rebel-held area.

Syrians gather at the site of reported air strikes by government forces on May 1, 2014 in the Halak neighbourhood in northeastern Aleppo. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 33 civilians were killed in the attack. (AFP PHOTO / AMC / ZEIN AL-RIFAI)
06:37 GMT

The Obama administration gave approval Monday for the Syrian opposition to open a formal diplomatic mission in Washington, on the first day of a visit to the American capital by National Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba.

Syrian Opposition leader Ahmad Jarba is an advocate for greater U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The U.S. government will now recognize offices of the Syrian opposition as "foreign diplomatic missions."