Syria

May 26, 2014

Suleiman must leave the Kingdom within 24 hours (File Archive/AFP)
13:05 GMT

Jordan expelled the Syrian ambassador Bahjat Suleiman from the Kingdom Monday.

A picture taken with a smartphone on May 25, 2014, shows emergency teams gathering at the site of a car bomb attack in a regime-held area in Syria's central city of Homs. 10 people were killed in the blasts. (AFP/SAM SKAINE)
10:34 GMT

Al Qaeda's branch in Syria - the Nusra Front - have claimed responsibility for the two latest car bombings in a pro-government neighborhood of the central city of Homs in which 10 people were killed.

Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) said that the Syrian regime hit the areas of al-Ajram and Wadi al-Zaarour with six rockets. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT

Syrian warplanes raided on Monday the outskirts of the border town of Arsal in northern Bekaa with several rockets.

More than one million refugees are registered in Lebanon with the UNHCR (File Archive/AFP)
08:24 GMT

The UN refugee agency's top medical expert warned Monday that aid workers can no longer provide critical health treatment to Syrian refugees due to lack of funding.

Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohamad  was previously sentenced to life in prison in Lebanon in 2010, following a terrorism conviction, but was released on bail after witnesses recanted their testimony
07:01 GMT

A firebrand Islamist preacher who was banned from the UK after praising Al Qaeda attacks on the West has been arrested in Lebanon for allegedly supporting terrorism.

May 25, 2014

Many Syrian citizens in Homs have been caught in the crossfire during the civil war. (AFP/File)
14:19 GMT

A car bomb in Homs has killed 10 people and injured at least 40 others.

The regime is currently in control of the cities in the Idlib province, but the countryside areas are under the control of the rebels (File Archive)
12:47 GMT

Al Qaeda-linked fighters in Syria detonated four suicide bombs on army positions in an attempt to cut of Idlib province from coastal access.

Assad said Russia has defended global stability and the Syrian nation against "terrorism" (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Bashar al-Assad thanked Russia for help "against terrorism" during a meeting with the Russian deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin.

May 23, 2014

Militant infighting has escalated within the past few months, bringing further complications to Syria (File/AFP)
19:03 GMT

Scores of people were killed after clashes between rival militant groups al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), close to the border with Iraq.

The attack by militants took place during an election rally in southern Syria (File/AFP)
10:43 GMT

More than 20 people were reportedly killed and dozens others injured in a mortar attack by militants in southern Syria.

May 22, 2014

The refugees were initially denied entry to Tunisia after having fled Syria via Beirut (File/AFP)
15:22 GMT

Thirty Palestinian refugees fleeing violence in Syria have been given 30-day visas by Tunisian authorities until a more viable solution can be found.

The siege brings an end to a month long battle between militants attempting to release prison inmates and Syria's army (File/AFP)
12:46 GMT

The Syrian army broke a siege of Aleppo's prison in a battle with rebels who had been in the compound for over 18 months.

Syrian residents help an injured woman following reported air strikes by government forces on May 18, 2014 in Aleppo's Al-Qatarji neighborhood. (AFP PHOTO / AMC / TAMER AL-HALABI)
09:46 GMT

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have joined in an operation to deliver food aids to 60,000 people in Syria’s Aleppo Province.

Khatib has blamed foreign powers in part for failed negotiations in Geneva earlier this year (File Archive/AFP)
07:06 GMT

Former president of the Syrian opposition National Coalition believes that direct negotiations between the Syrian regime and the opposition is the only way to "save the warring parties" from further losses.

May 21, 2014

Lebanese security forces check cars in Bekaa Valley (File/AFP)
17:26 GMT

Lebanon's army announced it arrested 18 Syrians over a three-day period for entering the country with fake documents.