Syria

August 26, 2014

Jumana says that she has no intention of quitting her acting job! (Image: Facebook)
14:54 GMT

Rumor has it that Jumana Murad is quitting acting. Could her new hubby have anything to do with it?

President Obama has authorized spy plane operations inside Syria, possibly paving the way to extend the current airstrike mission in Iraq into Syria. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT

While President Barack Obama mulls over extending the current Iraqi airstrike operation into Syria, U.S. officials confirm the launch of investigative air operations inside the country.

Qamar and Mehiar are still in love after many years of marriage and romance. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:31 GMT

Syrian actors Qamar Khalaf & Mehiar Khodoor are now the proud parents of a baby girl - and it's their first child!

August 25, 2014

 ISIS took the Syrian government´s last stronghold in Raqqa province, the airbase in Taqba.(File Archive, AFP).
15:38 GMT

Islamic State of Syria and Iraq militants in Syria have taken a the government´s last stronghold in Raqqa province, the airbase in Taqba.

The Jordanian Armed Forces opened fire at the infiltrators who were aboard a wheeled armoured personnel carrier (AFP/ File/ Archive).
13:42 GMT

Jordanian border guards on Sunday killed two infiltrators who attempted to cross the border from Syria

The Assad regime is currently battling militants from the Islamic State as well as Syrian opposition fighters. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT

The Syrian government said it is ready to cooperate with international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the region.

Curtis was kidnapped by militants two years ago. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

Kidnapped journalist Peter Curtis was handed over to UN officials Sunday in Syria.

Abu Abdullah al-Britani (left), uses social media to advise would-be militants in the UK. He is pictured here with another ISIS member, boasting on Twitter about drinking coffee in Ar-Raqqah, Syria (Image: Twitter)
04:00 GMT

Where al-Qaeda asked you to hide amongst your enemies, IS asks you to come and join your friends.

August 24, 2014

Raqqa province is now fully controlled by ISIS. (AFP/File)
19:28 GMT

Militants from the Islamic State have captured a major military base in Syria.

The city of Homs has been devastated by the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
13:22 GMT

ISIS fighters have retreated from an area north of Homs in Syria.

A Syrian fighter guards his position in a rebel-held neighborhood of Damascus, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:03 GMT

A German who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants over a year ago has been freed Sunday, according to AFP.

No groups from Syria and Lebanon claimed responsibility for the attacks (File/AFP)
10:45 GMT

Rockets from Syria and Lebanon landed in the Golan Heights along with the Galilee overnight Saturday in separate attacks.

Reyaad Khan (left), Nasser Muthana (center), and Abdul Raqib Amin - all British citizens, appeared in an ISIS video, alarming UK authorities of home-grown terrorists (Image: YouTube/AlHayat)
07:08 GMT

With the likelihood of more Brits joining extremist groups, borders surrounding Iraq and Syria have to be watched closely by the international community. It's the only way to stop ISIS.

August 22, 2014

An image grab from Hezbollah's al-Manar TV shows Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah. [AFP]
13:39 GMT

Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has deplored as a “savage crime” the beheading of American journalist James Foley by an ISIL terrorist in a recently released video.

August 21, 2014

In its fourth year, the Syrian conflict has displaced more than 9 million Syrians and killed at least 180,000 people since March 2011. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
16:10 GMT

In a recent toll using data collected from sources on the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports more than 180,000 conflict-related deaths in Syria since March 2011.