Syria

June 3, 2014

The conflict in Syria has forced millions to flee. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, 334 people were tortured to death in Syria in the month of May.

June 2, 2014

Lebanon now hosts over 1 million refugees. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

On Monday Lebanon finalized its policy towards Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.

Opposition groups have threatened to carry out attacks in rebel-held areas on election day. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Multiple groups in Syria's opposition have issued warnings for Syria's June 3 election.

Although Taim deeply hurt Dima with his regrettable actions, she still hopes he finds "the right woman." (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:54 GMT

Dima Bayaa dropped a bombshell on her fans this week after announcing that her ex-hubby Taim Hassan cheated on her when they were married.

Roughly 50 people have been killed in Aleppo over the past three days. (AFP/File)
13:24 GMT

At least 27 people have been killed by shelling in Aleppo.

An image grab taken from a video released by jihadist group Al-Nusra Front shows a portrait of American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, who is believed to have been involved in the suicide bombing against regime forces in Idlib. (AFP)
11:30 GMT

How America's first suicide bomber in Syria raises concerns for a second 9/11.

Here's looking at you, Duraid Laham!
11:00 GMT

With a name like Duraid Laham in the lineup, the Ramadan series “Abwab Al Reeh” (Gates of the Wind) is sure to be a big hit.

This is the first instance of Palestinian projectile fire and Israeli retaliation in a month (File Archive/ AFP).
10:32 GMT

The Israel Air Force bombed two Gaza targets and into Syria in separate incidents over the past 48 hours.

Lebanon's Interior Minister Machnouk says that Lebanese authorities are growing increasingly concerned about election-related violence (Joseph Eid/ AFP).
06:59 GMT

Lebanon's decision to consider revoking refugee status for Syrians who return to their country to vote was based on security concerns Interior Minister Machnouk said on Sunday.

June 1, 2014

More than 100 Palestinian prisoners have been hospitalized since beginning their hunger strike on 24 April 2014 (Moshe Shai/Flash90).
18:07 GMT

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Legislative Council have called for increased international pressure on Israel as the health of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike worsens.

Asala was extremely happy for Sisi's win in the the Presidential elections last week. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:05 GMT

Asala joined Egyptian celebs by congratulating Al Sisi on winning Egypt’s Presidential elections last week.

Minnie & Mickey Mouse at Aly & Adam's bday party! (Image: Facebook)
08:30 GMT

Angham shared her dear friend Asala's happiest moments at her twins' birthday party last week.

Current President Bashar al Assad is widely expected to win the presidential election. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT

Polls revealed that 95% of Syrian expats have taken part in Syria's presidential elections ahead of the June 3 vote that will take place inside the country.

Lebanon is currently home to over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanese authorities have asked refugees to refrain from entering Syria starting June 1 or risk losing their status in an attempt to organize the growing refugee crisis in the country.

May 31, 2014

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011 (File/AFP)
12:41 GMT

Twenty civilians are believed to have been killed in Syria's city of Aleppo after militants bombarded several neighbourhoods with mortar shells.