Syria

June 23, 2014

UN inspectors visited the chemical stockpile sites throughout Syria in the fall of last year (File Archive/AFP)
15:14 GMT

The last back of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile was shipped from its Latakia port Monday for destruction.

EU leadership has imposed sanctions on a total of 191 figures linked to Syria's President Bashar Al Assad (AFP)
13:35 GMT

The European Union announced plans Monday to increase sanctions on Syria due to the country’s ongoing conflict.

One organization estimates that almost 200 potential child soldiers have died in the Syrian conflict. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

The Human Rights Watch issued a report that says the Syrian opposition recruits children to fight in the Syrian civil war.

June 22, 2014

Little to no aid reached the Yarmouk refugee camp for months, with many residents starving to death (File Archive/AFP)
18:40 GMT

A ceasefire agreement has allegedly been reached in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria's capital.

Syrian regime fighters battle with rebels in the Qalamoun mountains earlier this year (File Archive/AFP)
16:08 GMT

Syrian government forces, with the support of Hezbollah fighters from Lebanon, attacked rebel areas in the foothills of the Qalamoun mountains Sunday.

Millions have fled the violence in Syria. (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT

As the international community commemorates World Refugee Day, one refugee tells his complicated story.

The Golan Heights has been hit relatively frequently by cross-fire from the Syrian conflict (File Archive/AFP)
13:20 GMT

Cross-border fire from the ongoing conflict in Syria left one teenage boy dead in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Sunday.

This is Dima's second time on the Emmys' judging panel. (Image: Facebook)
11:13 GMT

Syrian actress Dima Baya’ah will be gracing the Emmys' judging panel this summer.

June 21, 2014

The Syrian government also launched airstrikes on the city of Aleppo over the weekend (Baraa Al Halabi/AFP)
18:07 GMT

The Syrian government launched an air attack on an eastern Syria town controlled by the jihadist linked ISIS.

June 20, 2014

ISIS is in control of all but one of the key strategic border towns in the eastern part of Syria (File Archive)
21:00 GMT

Syrian-based affiliates of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) gained control of several key towns on the country's eastern border near Iraq.

Iraqi soldiers were stationed at one of the border crossings earlier this year, but violence has forced many troops to withdraw from their posts (File Archive)
16:02 GMT

At least 34 Iraqi security forces were killed in the border town of Al Qaim Friday.

The deadly attack was carried out by "The Islamic Front" in the province of Hama (File/AFP)
12:46 GMT

A car bomb killed at least 34 people and injured 50 others in the Syrian province of Hama early on Friday.

Victims of the attack included women and children (File/AFP)
09:17 GMT

At least six people were killed in a car bomb attack and nine others injured in the Syrian city of Homs.

June 19, 2014

At least 20 people were killed in another regime-led airstrike earlier this week in Aleppo (Zein Al Rifai/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Syrian government warplanes attacked a town southeast of the capital in its attempt to recapture the strategic rebel-held area.

Lebanon is currently home to 1.5 million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
16:10 GMT

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas on Thursday alerted the UN of the country's decision to quell Syrian refugees entering Lebanon.