Syria

May 30, 2014

U.S. citizen Abu Huraira al-Amriki was involved in a truck bombing according to the New York Times (Image: Twitter)
09:22 GMT

American officials confirmed that a U.S. citizen died in a suicide bomb attack while fighting alongside militants in Syria.

May 29, 2014

Turkey is now home to up to one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
17:26 GMT

Up to 4,500 Syrians fled to Turkey in the past three days due to a high number of air strikes carried out by Assad's regime.

Two Lebanese bishops and a cameraman are believed to have been kidnapped in Syria last year (File/AFP)
12:51 GMT

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil sought help from his Turkish counterpart to free two kidnapped Orthodox bishops in Syria along with a Lebanese cameraman.

Syrians who are currently residing in Lebanon came to their embassy in droves to enure they voted. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT

Syrians in Lebanon rushed to the polls to vote in the presidential elections, but many speculate that they are voting out of fear.

Losses were estimated at $143.8 billion, a figure the report said was based on estimated damage to residential and state buildings.
11:09 GMT

Syria's economy, rocked by four years of civil war, is shrinking fast as industrial and agricultural output falls, leaving almost two thirds of the population in extreme poverty.

Assad's air forces have dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo multiple times in recent months. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

Air raids in Aleppo killed over 40 people on Wednesday.

The opposition members said they were taken to Qatar by a group of Americans who taught them basic military training and outfitted them with military gear. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

In a recent documentary, the Syrian opposition claims it has already received training from the CIA. The opposition members said they were taken to Qatar by a group of Americans who taught them basic military training and outfitted them with military gear.

May 28, 2014

Lebanon is now home to over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Sources from the European Commission said they are concerned about reports where Syrian refugees were allegedly denied vital healthcare treatment in Lebanon.

Pro-Assad supporters took to the streets of Beirut on Wednesday (File/AFP)
16:21 GMT

Pro-Assad voters stopped traffic in the streets of Beirut Wednesday amid a chaotic and disorganised day at the Syrian embassy.

Four missiles were fired into Arsal town, Bekaa Valley, on Wednesday (File/AFP)
14:38 GMT

Tensions are rising in the Lebanon-Syria border as Syrian fighter jets fired missiles into Bekaa Valley, where it is widely believed rebels are supported.

According to the Syrian Police Command in Damascus, one woman was killed and 13 others including three children were injured (File/AFP)
11:30 GMT

Militants in Damascus killed a woman and injured 13 other people in mortar attacks across residential areas, according to the Syrian Police Command.

President Bashar al Assad is running for reelection despite the ongoing civil war in Syria. (AFP/File)
10:17 GMT

Syrian expats are heading to the polls in various countries to vote in Syria's presidential elections.

This year, Syrian superstar Asala beat out her competition to Ghada’s Egyptian TV drama “Al Sayidah Al Ula” (The First Lady). (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:47 GMT

Asala Nasri will be singing the theme tune for Ghada Abdel Razek's Ramadan TV series this year.

One of Syria's main opposition leaders Ahmad Jarba met with senior officials in Washington earlier this month in an appeal for more support for his country's rebel forces (File Archive/AFP)
07:31 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama is planning to authorize the country's armed forces to train selected groups of Syrian rebels.

May 27, 2014

Syrian envoy Bahjat Suleiman was given 24 hours to leave by Jordanian authorities (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

The Syrian National Coalition called the expulsion of Assad's envoy to Jordan a "great victory," Monday, despite Amman attempting to downplay the incident.