Syria

August 1, 2014

In July, hundreds of Kurdish fighters crossed the border into Ain al-Arab to join the anti-ISIS fight. (AFP/File)
08:16 GMT

Nearly 50 fighters have died in the ongoing battle.

July 31, 2014

The UN's humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, said that human rights abuses against civilians continue in Syria (File/AFP)
11:28 GMT

The UN's humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, voiced concern over the treatment of Syrian civilians caught up in war along with the constant violations of basic human rights.

Whilst the rebels targeted the Hama airport because they believed "that is where the regime makes its barrel bombs", much-needed aid relief has been delayed by the conflict in Iraq (AFP/ File).
08:06 GMT

Syrian rebels targeted a key military airport in Hama province on Wednesday, whist conflict in Iraq delayed much needed shipments of humanitarian aid to Syria.

July 30, 2014

Arsal, a border village, is often a hideout for Syrian fighters. (AFP/File)
13:03 GMT

Eight Syrians were arrested in Arsal over suspected links with terrorist organizations.

Crises are brewing all over the Middle East, but can the world only focus on one crisis at a time? (Menahem Kahana /AFP).
12:28 GMT

Ali Ibrahim argues that the world cannot seem to focus its attention on more than one crisis at a time. Whilst all the focus is on Gaza right now, he argues that other events in the Middle East are actually more dangerous.

The high-ranking Hezbollah official was killed in Syria´s al-Qalamoun region by Syrian opposition militants (AFP/ File Archive).
10:43 GMT

Ibrahim al-Hajj, also known as Abou Mohammed Salman, was a high-ranking Hezbollah official that was killed on Monday during a battle with Syrian opposition militants in Syria´s al-Qalamoun region.

July 28, 2014

ISIS militants continued to gain more ground in Syria last week, reportedly capturing the city of Hassakeh as of Sunday. (AFP/File)
08:07 GMT

The Observatory for Human Rights reported ISIS militants have advanced to and captured the city of Hassakeh from government forced on Sunday. According to UN human rights investigators, more Syrian rebel fighters are defecting and pledging allegiance to ISIS.

July 27, 2014

(AFP)
18:26 GMT

Newly-released video footage shows the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing at least 50 Syrian government soldiers in the troubled northern Syria.

Roughly 4,000 fighters have been found in Lebanon's eastern mountain slope. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT

Hezbollah and Nusra Front fighters continue their battle for control of key areas around the border between Lebanon and Syria.

The Israeli army is on heightened alert over possible escalations in the region on the eve of Eid al-Fitr (Gil Cohen-Magen / AFP).
08:27 GMT

On early Sunday the Israeli army went on high alert along the border with Lebanon and the Golan Heights following the possibility of conflict escalation ahead of Eid al-Fitr.

Abbas al Nouri from Bab al Hara. (Image: YouTube still)
07:18 GMT

Syrian drama industry battles on despite war.

July 24, 2014

Lebanese Army Corporal Atef Mohammed Saadeddine defected from his post in Arsal, and released a video criticizing Hezbollah and assaults on Sunni youth (YouTube).
07:46 GMT

Lebanese Army Corporal Atef Mohammed Saadeddine released a YouTube video on Wednesday which stated that he had defected to the al-Nusra Front and criticized the military as a Hezbollah tool.

July 22, 2014

Damascus has tried to reclaim the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area repeatedly over the past year (File Archive/AFP)
16:55 GMT

Syria's capital of Damascus witnessed what has been described as some of the "fiercest fighting in months."

Turkish police are stationed at one of the country's border crossings with Syria (File Archive/AFP)
15:30 GMT

Clashes at an army outpost on the Syria-Turkey border left at least eight people dead Tuesday.