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Hezbollah-affiliated news network Al Manar started covering the events in Zabadani Saturday, although security sources and eye witnesses had revealed that the offensive was launched Thursday. (AFP/File)
13:26 GMT
Hezbollah fighters allied with the Syrian regime entered the Syrian town of Zabadani, eight kilometers from the border with Lebanon, in a bid to seize the town from opposition forces.

July 4, 2015

"We have never been closer to a lasting outcome," said Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in a recent YouTube video.  As Tuesday's deadline looms ahead, senior diplomats in Vienna race to reach an Iran nuclear accord.  (AFP/Maxim Malinovsky)
11:52 GMT
As Tuesday's deadline looms ahead, senior diplomats in Vienna race to reach an Iran nuclear accord.
Militants from Daesh's Sinai affiliate, known as Sinai Province, published an online statement Friday claiming responsibility for rockets fired into southern Israel earlier that day.  (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Daesh's Egypt affiliate, known as Sinai Province, published an online statement Friday claiming responsibility for rockets fired into southern Israel earlier that day.

June 29, 2015

The Syrian national flag waves in the wind over the a prison in Syria. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
16:30 GMT
The two Islamists returned home and were received by their families at a ceremony Sunday.

June 28, 2015

North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT
North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle.

June 23, 2015

The latest video is one of the most brutal yet to be released by Daesh (Screenshot)
16:36 GMT
A new video released by Daesh shows the brutal murders of 16 prisoners in what is thought to be one of the group's cruelest videos to date.
A Palestinian woman cries after her olive trees were destroyed by Israeli settlers near Nablus, January 7, 2010. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Israeli settlers on Monday chopped down more than 70 olive trees in the West Bank districts of Salfit and Nablus.