Syria

April 14, 2014

Things are getting artsy again in Syria.
07:52 GMT

After about a decade of decay, Damascus' culture scene is getting its groove back.

A man is helped away as dust settles following an alleged air strike by Syrian regime forces on the city of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, an opposition bastion since early in the revolt against President Bashar Assad. (AFP)
06:57 GMT

As fighting raged across Aleppo and Damascus, Syria's President Bashar Assad said Sunday that he was planning to run for a third term in July's elections and that the conflict was coming to a "turning point".

April 13, 2014

The Syrian war has seen over 150,000 civilians killed (File/AFP)
18:29 GMT

Syrian President Assad says his regime's battle with opposition fighters worked in his favour.

According to the U.N., over 2 million Syrians have registered as refugees. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

The UN reports that only one fifth of pledged aid to Syrian has been delivered.

Aleppo, Syria's largest city, has seen fierce fighting since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:32 GMT

Government forces battled rebel fighters in Aleppo in the fiercest fighting since 2012.

The Syrian opposition and regime both blame each other for Saturday's attack. (AFP/File)
06:28 GMT

The Syrian regime and opposition forces accused each other on Saturday of carrying out a chemical attack on the village of Kafr Zeita, located in the embattled country’s western-central province of Hama.

April 12, 2014

Is Angelina hating on the SaveKessab hashtag posted by Kim?
11:00 GMT

Armenian public figure Kim Kardashian is allegedly getting some celebrity backlash for her Twitter campaign to #SaveKessab.

April 11, 2014

Rebel groups, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria and Nusra Front continue to fight each other (File/AFP)
11:33 GMT

Rival groups fighting each other in Syria have brought the death toll up in recent days, complicating the country's civil war further.

Eric Harroun was jailed for six months when he returned to the U.S. for fighting alongside terrorist groups (File/Facebook)
09:08 GMT

Famous for fighting alongside Al-Qaeda rebels in Syria, "The American Jihadist" Eric Harroun died of an accidental overdose in Arizona.

April 10, 2014

A Syrian refugee family waits at a UNHCR registration center in Lebanon (Joseph Eid/AFP)
11:52 GMT

Some 20 Syrian refugee families with ties to the regime have returned to their hometown of Flita, according to Syrian army sources.

Approximately 1,400 people have been killed in chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

The U.S. and Turkey will follow up on new accusations that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons in recent months.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows vehicles burning in al-Khudary Street in the Karm el-Loz neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homs. (AFP)
06:57 GMT

At least 25 people, including women and children, have been killed in two car bomb attacks in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

April 9, 2014

 Members of the Syrian Red Crescent arrive with aid at the rebel controlled Jisr al-Haj checkpoint in the Bustan al-Qasr district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 8, 2014. It's the first time aid has been delivered to Aleppo in 10 months. (AFP)
12:19 GMT

Much needed aid and humanitarian supplies were delivered to rebel-held areas of Aleppo by the Syrian Red Crescent and the UN on Wednesday for the first time in 10 months

Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been accused by the Syrian government of having an overwhelming bias towards the opposition. (AFP/File)
08:47 GMT

The Syrian regime has claimed that UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is biased towards the opposition, slamming her recent accusations that Damascus has committed human rights violations.

Syrian regime fighters ousted rebels from Yabroud last month (File Archive)
08:00 GMT

The Syrian regime forces have "stepped up their offensive" on the last rebel stronghold in the strategic Qalamoun area, Rankous.