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An image grab from Hezbollah's al-Manar TV shows Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah. [AFP]
13:39 GMT
Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has deplored as a “savage crime” the beheading of American journalist James Foley by an ISIL terrorist in a recently released video.

August 21, 2014

In its fourth year, the Syrian conflict has displaced more than 9 million Syrians and killed at least 180,000 people since March 2011. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
16:10 GMT
In a recent toll using data collected from sources on the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports more than 180,000 conflict-related deaths in Syria since March 2011.
Islamic State militants released a video earlier this week of U.S. photojournalist James Foley being beheaded (Image: Screenshot)
12:27 GMT
American officials at the Pentagon have revealed information about a failed attempt to rescue U.S. hostages including James Foley, from IS terrorists in Syria.
ISIS extremists have grown stronger and more powerful in recent weeks across Iraq and Syria (File/AFP)
07:04 GMT
Round-the-clock news coverage of ISIS brutality makes one thing clear; this extremist group needs to be stopped. With the beheading of a U.S. journalist to add to that list, will Obama notice?

August 20, 2014

The ISIS trainer was killed in an operation carried out by Hezbollah forces, depicted below, and the Syrian army (AFP/ File Archive).
07:55 GMT
Hezbollah has killed an ISIS commander allegedly responsible for preparing suicide bombers for attacks in Lebanon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that there were at least 20,000 non-Syrians among ISIS (AFP/ File Archive).
07:19 GMT
The number of ISIS militants fighting against the Syrian government amounts to more than 50,000, according to a UK-based NGO.
A file photo shows journalist James Foley resting in Sirte, Libya, September 29, 2011 (File/AFP)
06:00 GMT
Missing American photojournalist James Foley, was allegedly beheaded by ISIS militants in a video clip released on YouTube.

August 19, 2014

The Ark Futura, a Danish-chartered cargo vessel which is assisting in the effort to extract Syrian chemical weapons from the country (File/AFP)
10:26 GMT
The Pentagon says a specially-equipped US ship has completed the neutralization of all the 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria’s chemical weapons components.
The ban applies to all US-registered planes, commercial operators and FAA-licensed pilots. [FAA Website]
07:26 GMT
The United States has announced that Syrian airspace in not safe for American airlines due to the ongoing conflict in the country.
Thousands of Syrians have been displaced since the war began in 2011 (File/AFP)
06:52 GMT
Australia's government has been taking steps to deport refugees fleeing Syrian violence, according to a letter and emails obtained by Britain's Guardian newspaper.
A dishevelled Haruna Yukawa, who has allegedly been kidnapped by ISIS (YouTube).
06:00 GMT
Japan's government is investigating a video posted online depicting a Japanese man apparently kidnapped by ISIS militants.

August 18, 2014

The Assad regime continued air strikes that it began Sunday. (AFP/File)
13:49 GMT
The Syrian air force carried out air strikes against ISIS militants in the province of Raqqa Monday.
Lebanon currently hosts over 1.3 million Syrian refugees, making up 27 percent of the population (File/AFP)
13:36 GMT
Lebanese authorities tightened controls on Syrian refugees in Bsharri after a wave of violence between militants and the army across Arsal earlier this month.
The tension between the Druze and the Bedouin of Swaida dates back to the eruption of violence between the two communities in 2000. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT
Clashes between Druze and Bedouins in southern Syria killed 15 people.
ISIS militants killed over 700 people from rural Deir al-Zor over the past two weeks, according to the Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (File/AFP)
06:55 GMT
Syria's air force continued to carry out dozens of strikes against ISIS militants in Raqqa Sunday, killing 31 extremists and eight civilians.
But taking into account the depreciation of the Syrian pound against the U.S. dollar, the results show a steeper decline of nearly 77 percent.
04:55 GMT
The combined net profits of six out of seven Lebanese banks operating in Syria dropped 54 percent in the first half of 2014.

August 17, 2014

A Syrian fighter jet flies over the northeastern town of Ras al-Ayn. [Press TV]
15:58 GMT
The Syrian army's jet fighters have launched a series of fresh aerial strikes against the strongholds of Takfiri ISIL militants in northern Syria, killing nineteen ISIL militants and injuring tens of others.
Many of the victims were beheaded by ISIS, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (File/AFP)
07:09 GMT
ISIS extremists in Syria executed 700 members of the al-Sheitaat tribe, while 1,800 people remain missing, according to a British-based monitoring group.

August 16, 2014

An LAF tank outside Arsal. (AFP)
14:22 GMT
Lebanese PM Tammam Salam reassured relatives of kidnapped soldiers and police officers Saturday that the state was exerting all efforts possible to secure the release of their loved ones.
Aid workers brought food, supplies, and medical assistance to Tfail in April. (AFP/File)
11:28 GMT
The mayor of Tfail said Saturday that the Syrian army ordered residents to evacuate in 48 hours before the military shells the tiny eastern border village in Lebanon.

August 14, 2014

Mai poses as a man with her sister Mais! (Image: Facebook)
12:15 GMT
Mais Hamdan humored her fans with a picture of the man of her dreams, and he wasn't what they were expecting, at all!

August 13, 2014

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the advances in Aleppo were partly a result of the decision by the Islamist Dawud Brigade to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
10:45 GMT
Militants from the Islamic State have taken control of a string of villages in Syria's Aleppo province.
A Syrian child stands in a refugee camp which was partially burnt during clashes with militants in Arsal, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT
Tensions remain high in the aftermath of Arsal. Lebanese nationals blame Syrian refugees for the violence, while the latter deny any involvement. But, who is right?

August 12, 2014

Twenty-seven thousand new residents live within the twelve official camps. (AFP/File)
14:41 GMT
A large influx of Palestinian refugees from Syria is causing a strain on Lebanon's refugee camps.
The voting session has been postponed to September 2 according to spokesman Mohammad Ballout (File/AFP)
11:37 GMT
Lebanese lawmakers failed in a tenth attempt to elect a new president Tuesday, prompting Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to postpone voting till September 2.

August 11, 2014

Syrian rescue workers search through rubble following reports of a barrel-bomb explosion by government forces, August 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:57 GMT
Clashes continued in Syria between the militant group Islamic State, tribesmen and government forces causing thousands of people to flee, according to Al Akbar.
Syrian refugees rest on the roadside close to the Lebanon border, August 8, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:10 GMT
Lebanese authorities Monday said they would consider closing the border with Syria to reduce the number of refugees entering the country.
Asala was totes surprised by her daughter's Instagram pics. (Image: Instagram)
05:04 GMT
Syrian singer Asala Nasri's head is reeling after her daughter Sham surprisingly seems to be back together with her ex-fiancé.

August 10, 2014

A Syrian refugee sits in the back of a pick-up truck as it drives through the Bekaa Valley, Aug 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:07 GMT
Refugees who spent two nights stranded in their trucks with minimal supplies were finally allowed back into Syria, the country's ambassador to Lebanon confirmed.