Syria

June 17, 2014

Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front already controlled the Syrian side of the Al Qaim border crossing (File Archive)
17:39 GMT

Syrian rebels took control of the Al Qaim Iraqi-Syria border crossing Tuesday.

Lebanon currently hosts over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
16:26 GMT

Kuwait will assist refugees and local host communities in Lebanon with aid, National Assembly Speaker Razouk al-Ghanim said during a visit to the country.

The Syrian men were accused of belonging to Ziad Jarrah Brigades - an Al-Qaeda affiliated group (File/AFP)
12:11 GMT

A Lebanon prosecutor on Tuesday charged five Syrian men with belonging to an Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group.

Terrorist groups, Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham, clashed with ISIL militants across Syria (File/AFP)
11:37 GMT

Clashes between ISIL militants and other rebel groups erupted in Syria as Bashar Assad's fighter jets raided the city of al-Raqqah.

Heavy fighting continues in Deir al-Zor as ISIL militants fight members of the al-Nusra Front. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT

Five people were killed in a car bomb that detonated near an office belonging to al-Nusra Front in eastern Syria.

Will Asala be returning to Cairo or has she moved to Dubai for good? (Image: Facebook)
09:43 GMT

Rumor has it that Asala is leaving Cairo for her new home in Dubai!

Jenny Asper sweet new cell phone (Image: Twitter).
07:00 GMT

Ahlam, Salma Rashid, and now Jenny Asper are flashing off their glittery gold phones.

June 15, 2014

ISIL militants recently began a dramatic and ambitious siege of Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The Syrian and Iraqi governments have begun joint airstrikes against ISIL militants.

Taim has chosen not to discuss his alleged affair with Tafesh! (Image: Facebook)
15:07 GMT

After Dima Bayaa revealed that her ex-husband cheated on her with Nisreen Tafesh, Taim Hassan wouldn't comment on the matter!

The town of Kassab has been under siege for over two months. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

The Syrian army has recaptured the strategic town of Kassab near Syria's border with Turkey.

Lebanese security forces are ramping up security in border towns like Arsal. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

Lebanese authorities are increasing security in border regions and adopting preventive measures to avoid spillover violence from Iraq and Syria.

June 13, 2014

The Al Qaeda affiliated group was behind a number of killings in Lebanon in recent months (File/AFP)
12:41 GMT

A Syrian refugee was killed while two others were kidnapped in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley by militants from radical group, Al Nusra Front.

Around 80 Turkish nationals were kidnapped by ISIS militants in Iraq (File/AFP)
07:00 GMT

Turkey's finance minister Mehmet Simsek on Thursday said the kidnapped nationals being held in Iraq by militants are a "top priority" for his government.

June 12, 2014

Bashar Assad announced a prisoner amnesty after winning Syria's elections (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Thousands of prisoners will allegedly be released in Bashar Assad's announcement of a prisoner amnesty, a pro-government newspaper reported.

The Syrian government retook control of almost all of Homs in May. (AFP/File)
12:52 GMT

A car bomb in Homs has killed at least seven people Thursday.