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Smoke billows in the town of Qabasin, located northeast of the city of Al-Bab on January 8, 2017, during fighting against Daesh. (AFP/Nazeer al-Khatib)
January 18, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Four recent strikes reportedly "eliminated Daesh capabilities around the forward line of enemy troops near the city".
Daesh is coming under increasing pressure from a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab militias and rival Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Daesh began to advance on Deir al-Zor in 2015, with the army only managing to retain control of the city’s airport and some neighbouring districts.
Syrian men stand amidst the rubble of a building following a reported airstrike by government forces, in the Syrian town of Binnish, on the outskirts of Idlib, on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
January 18, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Lavrov pointed out similarities between Daesh and US support for mujahedin groups in Afghanistan in the 1980s.
Iranian, Russian and Turkish foreign ministers, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Sergei Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu (From L) attend a news conference in Moscow, Russia, December 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The discussions are slated for January 23 in the Kazakh capital of Astana.
Syrian singer George Wassouf referred to singer Asala as a
January 16, 2017 - 10:45 GMT
Syrian singer George Wassouf referred to singer Asala as a "whore and traitor" in a recent TV interview.
Syrian civil defense volunteers carry a wounded man following a reported airstrike by government forces, in the Syrian town of Binnish, on the outskirts of Idlib, on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
January 16, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Violence has continued in the Wadi Barada region west of Damascus.
Smoke billows from a rebel-held area of Deraa, in southern Syria, following reported shelling by pro-government forces during sunset on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Mohamad Abazeed)
January 15, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Peace talks appear to be moving forward after the opposition initially hinted they would not attend.
Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
A list produced by international investigators indicates that Bashar al-Assad and his brother were linked to the decision to use toxic weapons in 2014 and 2015.
South African photojournalist, Shiraaz Mohamed, was kidnapped in Syria. (Twitter)
January 15, 2017 - 10:44 GMT
Shiraaz Mohamed was reportedly kidnapped in Syria five days ago, while travelling from a hospital to the Turkish border.
A coalition made up of Al-Nusra Front, the official Syrian affiliate of Al-Qaeda, and several Islamist factions seized the city of Idlib on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
January 14, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
A number of women and children were reportedly killed in the airstrike.
A United Nations weapons expert collects samples during an investigation into a 2013 suspected chemical weapons. (AFP/File)
January 14, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
In addition to blacklisting 18 senior Syrian officials, the U.S. also sanctioned five Syrian military branches, including the Syrian Arab Air Force, Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces, Syrian Arab Army, Syrian Arab Navy, and Syrian Arab Republican Guard.
Screen shot of footage of alleged Israeli missile strike on the Syrian Mezzeh airbase near Damascus. (File photo)
January 13, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The airbase at Mezzah is used by President Assad's elite Republican Guards.
Syrian children play next to a destroyed buidling in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
January 12, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The talks are still set to go ahead in the Kazakh capital on January 23.
Syrians walk past a water fountain that is running dry as shortages leave over 5 million people with little to no running water. (AFP/File)
January 12, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Intense fighting has taken place between government forces and insurgents as President Bashar al-Assad's troops aim to take control of the area lying north-west of Damascus.
Relatives of Lebanese soldiers and policemen being held hostage by jihadists in Syria, hold portraits during a protest to press for their release. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
January 11, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Lebanese President Michel Aoun, who will head a delegation to Doha on Wednesday, is expected to press Qatar to pursue the case of the nine Lebanese servicemen.
Ghada and Qusai sit together on the judging panel of Arab Casting. (Bitajarod)
January 10, 2017 - 17:55 GMT
Ghada and Qusai sit together on the judging panel of Arab Casting.