Syria

May 11, 2014

Asala is seriously proud of her daughter Sham's academic achievements. (Image: Facebook)
07:36 GMT

What's Asala Nasri and her daughter Sham doing in a science lab?

ISIL maintains a strong presence in Syria's Raqa province (File Archive/AFP)
07:21 GMT

Over 100,000 civilians were forced to leave their homes in eastern Syria this weekend due to clashes between rival jihadist groups.

Damascus has pledged it will go ahead with the vote despite the war being waged across the country. (AFP/File)
06:37 GMT

Syria’s Supreme Constitutional Court says the three approved candidates, including incumbent President Bashar al-Assad, will begin their campaigning for the upcoming presidential election on Sunday.

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

The UN and Lebanese authorities on Saturday discussed the possibility of setting up refugee camps to assist the one million Syrian refugees in the country.

May 10, 2014

Syrian families return to the Christian Hamidiyeh neighbourhood of Homs (File/AFP)
12:59 GMT

Syrian residents finally returned back to Homs after the last batch of militants evacuated the city on Friday. Homs is now under full control of the Assad regime.

Several young boys line up in front of an ISIS office, ready to fight (Image: Twitter)
09:50 GMT

A Twitter account supportive of the hardliner group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), has posted photos of minors apparently being recruited to fight with the Al-Qaeda affiliated group in Aleppo.

May 9, 2014

Twenty civilians were reportedly killed in Deir Ezzor and many more injured by ISIL militants (File/AFP)
17:06 GMT

At least 20 civilians caught between rivalry rebel groups were killed on Friday by hardliner militants, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Jordan's Azraq camp opened at the end of April and will house up to 130,000 refugees if necessary (Image: Jared Kohler/UN)
05:00 GMT

The newly constructed Azraq refugee camp in Jordan will definitely help the mass influx of Syrian refugees, but long term, there has to be a bigger solution.

May 8, 2014

The evacuation was halted on Wednesday after militants blocked aid convoys from reaching Homs (File/AFP)
17:18 GMT

The final group of rebels is due to evacuate the besieged city of Homs as part of a ceasefire between militants and the Assad regime.

Intense fighting in Aleppo has left the city ragged and war-torn. (AFP/File)
10:02 GMT

A massive explosion has leveled a hotel used by Assad's forces as a military base in Aleppo.

The Jordanian army is attempting to keep the border with Syria secure as Jordanian jihadist fighters return from Syria. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

The Jordanian military clashed with jihadists from Syria near the border on Wednesday.

Jarba said that providing the Syrian opposition with weapons would allow for a political solution in Syria. (AFP/File)
06:39 GMT

The leader of the Syrian opposition-in-exile opened a week of meetings and public appearances in the U.S. capital Wednesday with an impassioned call for weapons to help rebels defeat the regime’s well-armed military.

May 7, 2014

Syrian rebels were due to evacuate Homs earlier on Wednesday so aid could be delivered to Nubl and Zahraa villages (File/AFP)
15:49 GMT

Hundreds of Syrian rebels remain in the besieged city of Homs, after a convoy was prevented from delivering aid, according to reports from Al-Jadeed television.

Lebanese officials vowed to tighten security along the country's border despite the neighboring Syrian conflict spilling over (File/AFP)
11:10 GMT

Syrian warplanes on Wednesday raided the outskirts of a Lebanese border town where rebels are believed to be hiding. No casualties were reported, security officials say.

Almost three years of resistance in Homs is coming to and end as rebels leave the besieged city. (AFP)
09:43 GMT

Hundreds of Syrian rebels have started to evacuate their bastions in the central city of Homs on Wednesday under the conditions of a ceasefire deal struck last week with the government, opposition activists and the governor of the besieged city reported.