Syria

June 30, 2014

Prime Minister Salam has rejected the proposal to communicate with Syrian officials because of his commitment to the Baabda Declaration. (AFP/File)
13:17 GMT

Prime Minister Tamman Salam said Monday that the Lebanese government will not communicate with the Syrian government over the Syrian refugee crisis.

Head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was appointed as "the caliph" of "Muslims everywhere" during an audio recording (File/AFP)
08:43 GMT

Extremist militant group ISIS declared the formation of an Islamic "caliphate", citing the group's head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the "leader of Muslims everywhere".

ISIL's terrorist network has spilled over from Iraq and Syria into Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:03 GMT

Militant group ISIL announced the appointment of a leader for Lebanon to set up training camps according to LBCI television.

June 29, 2014

ISIS Takfiri Militants. (AFP)
16:23 GMT

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that the incident happened in Deir Hafer in the east of Aleppo Province.

Omar Bakri Muhammad has been arrested multiple times in Lebanon for allegedly supporting terrorism (File/AFP)
12:20 GMT

The family of a radical preacher asked that he be allowed back into the UK, around ten years after he left for Lebanon, where he claims to have been tortured.

Jamal and Karim will be working together on "The Blue Elephant." (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:57 GMT

Elephants are good luck for Syrian actor Jamal Suliman, who's working on a new project based on the famous novel "The Blue Elephant."

Douma has been under rebel control for over two years. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

At least two people were killed and dozens more injured in a car bomb attack in Douma.

June 28, 2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, pictured right, and President Obama on the left. (AFP)
16:47 GMT

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says he has prepared an “option” for President Barack Obama to consider the use of US military assets against “high-value individuals” in ISIL leadership.

June 27, 2014

Rebels fighter stand on the images of the late Syrian president Hafez al-Assad (R) and his son present Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Kasab border crossing with Turkey, in the northwestern province of Latakia. [AFP]
11:16 GMT

As the White House asked lawmakers to funnel $500 million towards moderate insurgents, Syria’s opposition government sacked the military command of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) late Thursday over corruption allegations, Agence France-presse reported.

More than 10.8 million Syrian civilians are in need of aid (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

The United Nations Humanitarian Chief accused Damascus leadership of stalling aid deliveries to Syrian civilians in need Thursday.

June 26, 2014

Suzi passed away in Syria last night. (Image: Facebook)
11:23 GMT

Syrian actress Suzi Salman has sadly passed away in her home on Wednesday night in Syria.

June 25, 2014

Abbas' quote on Assad's Facebook page allegedly comes from a letter the Palestinian leader penned to the Syrian leader earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas believes that the June elections in Syria, considered a "farce" by many parties, will help to end the country's civil war.

Al-Nusra Front and ISIL were initially rivals. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT

Al-Nusra Front in Syria has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

A suicide bomber in Beirut killed one and injured several others during the early hours of Tuesday morning (File/AFP)
12:31 GMT

The UN denounced a recent car bomb attack in Lebanon's capital Beirut, which left one dead and several others injured.

June 24, 2014

The bomb in Damascus Tuesday left at least five people dead (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

At least five people were killed Tuesday in a rebel attack on a regime stronghold in Syria's capital, and over a dozen were wounded in a Homs' car bombing attack.