Syria

March 27, 2014

Syria rebel soldiers have been intensely fighting along the Deir Ezzor front over the past few weeks as well (Ahmad Aboud/AFP)
07:14 GMT

Rebel fighters have infiltrated more villages in the government-stronghold of Latakia over the past week after the fall of the Kasab crossing to rebel fighters Sunday.

March 26, 2014

Islamist militants are increasingly targeting Shiite shrines in the battle for Syria. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Islamist militants belonging to a splinter group of Al Qaeda on Wednesday bombed a large Shiite Muslim shrine in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, activists reported.

Syria rebels have also been fighting along the Deir Ezzor front in recent weeks (Ahmad Aboud/AFP)
12:46 GMT

Opposition and regime fighters clashed in another part of Latakia province only days after continuous fighting near the Kasab border crossing.

Assad publicly expressed earlier this month that he hopes the next Lebanese president "would support the resistance axis" (File Archive/AFP)
09:15 GMT

A report was released Wednesday that indicates that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's administration has called on its Lebanese allies to prevent the neighboring countries elections.

March 25, 2014

The Nusra Front is one of many groups fighting to topple Bashar Assad. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

Syrian rebels seized the strategic town of Samra early Tuesday.

Ahmed Jarba is representing the Syrian opposition at the summit in Kuwait. (AFP/File)
13:15 GMT

Ahmed Jarba asked Arab leaders to supply the opposition with better weaponry.

Lebanese army soldiers take positions near the capital's Tariq Jedideh district, following clashes between pro- and anti-Damascus factions on March 23, 2014. The Syrian conflict is increasingly spilling over into Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO/AFP)
12:22 GMT

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Tuesday the outskirts of Hor Taala, near the eastern Lebanese city of Baalbek, security sources said.

Sabah plays the role of a kind and protective mother in her new film "Mother." (Image: Facebook)
10:41 GMT

Sabah Al Jazairi completes filming her latest film "Al Umm" (Mother) in Syria this week.

Syria's chemical weapons stockpile was allegedly used to gas the Damascus suburb of Ghouta in August 2013. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed satisfaction with the progress in the operation to remove Syria's chemical weapons.

A Syrian woman cries as she leaves a residential block reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18, 2014 in Aleppo. (KHALED KHATIB/AFP)
06:50 GMT

Human Rights Watch said Monday that the Syrian regime's use of barrel bombs in Aleppo was tantamount to terrorism and that civilians are the main recipients of the bombs' brutality.

March 24, 2014

A three-year long war rages in Syria as Bashar Assad struggles to remain on his throne. (AFP/File)
15:42 GMT

A cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad died near the town of Kasab on Sunday.

The beautiful Sulaf will be playing the role of a gentle lover in a new drama series this year. (Image: Facebook)
15:01 GMT

Sulaf Fawakherji will be showing us a gentler, more loving side in a new drama titled "The Gentleness of the Lover."

UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says that returning to the table for peace talks is currently out of the question, saying that the criteria for resuming talks has yet to be met (File Archive)
11:45 GMT

UN Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters in Kuwait Monday that holding another round of peace talks between Syria's ruling government and the opposition is currently "out of the question."

Regime forces have also been pounding the city of Aleppo with air strikes over the past months, reducing Syria's second largest city to rubble (Baraa Halabi/AFP)
10:20 GMT

Syrian rebel forces allegedly claimed a key village on the Turkish border Monday.

ISIL soldiers severed water supplies to Syria's Kurdish region earlier this year (File Archive)
07:00 GMT

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) is preparing to launch an attack on the Kurdish region in northern Syria near the Turkish border.