Syrian jihadists from the Al Qaeda linked-group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, kidnapped 50 Kurds Thursday.
Sulaf Fawakherji has started filming her second movie this year. Which one will you go to the movies for?
Syria's fragile domestic security situation could derail the OPCW's ambitious plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal by mid-2014, according to the head of the mission.
The United States has reached out to Islamist militias among the Syrian opposition as it seeks to reach a political solution to war in Syria, a U.S. official confirmed Wednesday.
NATO and Russian officials have pledged their public support to the international effort to destroy Syria's deadly chemical weapons stockpile and called on Damascus to ensure that UN officials working on their destruction have "unfettered" access to the weapons.
December 4, 2013
Syrian government will attend Geneva II with full intention of Assad keeping command through any transitions.
From the Abbey to the camp: Downton's Lady Mary spreads Christmas cheer to Syrian refugees of Jordan
Michelle Dockery, who plays the aloof aristocrat character of Lady Mary in the popular television series "Downton Abbey", is actually a compassionate individual on a mission to help the families at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
"Bab El Haara" fans are in for a double treat! The popular series is back and is bringing Syrian actor Abbas Al Nouri back with it!
Prominent Syrian opposition activist Suhair Atassi has resigned from the post of VP for the Syrian National Coalition.
Greek Orthodox Patriarch John Yazigi made pleas for Syrian rebels to release of a group of nuns and orphans they captured in the ancient town of Maaloula.
December 3, 2013
For the first time Tuesday, Israel confirmed that it is providing humanitarian aid to Syrians.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in central Damascus on Tuedsay, killing at least four people. Initial reports suggest the bomber may have been targeting a government building.
It's with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Salim Kalas after the Syrian actor suffered a heart attack in his home.
Only able to supply regular aid to six million Syrians, the International Red Cross said Monday that the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria is leaving one million citizens hungry.
Over 1,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their war torn country have entered the Hashemite Kingdom over the last three days.
Syrian rebels retake historical Christian town of Maaloula. Several nuns are believed to have been taken hostage - sources are still unclear whether they were taken as an act of violence or taken to be protected.
Many have argued that he was able to monopolize economic power – with a personal wealth estimated to reach into the billion dollar range – due to his familial ties with the regime, becoming one of the symbols of corruption and impunity.
December 2, 2013
Lebanon decided Monday to give the Army the right to administer the northern city of Tripoli as a military zone for a six-month period in a bid to end deadly clashes there linked to the Syria conflict.
Syrian rebel fighters have published a photo of the ID card of an alleged Russian officer who they say was killed while fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al- Assad’s forces in Aleppo.
The U.N. human rights chief said Monday there was mounting evidence that Syrian government officials, including President Bashar al-Assad, are responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Wiil they now be blamed for 'child unemployment'? Syrian minors now constitute majority of Jordan's working children
“When I work, I am less of a burden to my family; I am not another mouth to feed.”
A Syrian mortar shell landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Monday.
Joining Sulafa Mimar in the upcoming series "Lipstick" is Syrian actress Dima Al Jundi.
Federal officials told reporters Sunday that many Americans are joining the war in Syria, which has raised concerns among many US officials that returnees pose as a security risk to the nation due to their potential exposure and involvement with Al Qaeda-linked groups while abroad.
The U.S. government has begun preparing the ship Cape Ray so that it can destroy the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal at sea, in conjunction with OPCW.
December 1, 2013
A wave of regime airstrikes on a northern Syrian town has killed 50 people in two days, a monitoring group said.
Fighting in Tripoli between supporters and opponents of Syria's Assad regime raged Saturday night and carried on Sunday as the death toll reached twelve with dozens more wounded.
A mortar shell hit a French school in Damascus Sunday and government airstrikes targeting a rebel stronghold in Aleppo Saturday has left at least 26 dead. No deaths were reported in the Damascus shelling.
Same Al Masri strikes out against rumor starters that he had been killed while fighting in Syria. He claims he's been living out of the country the last two years!
Syrian Prime Minister Wael Halki announced that President Bashar Assad is winning the war against the rebels and that "the era of victory is being created on Syrian soil" during a state visit to Iran.
The Kurds of Syria have a slightly distinct identity from their Syrian countrymen, and are stuck somewhere between secession and integration with the Syrian state. Growing tired of the civil war's bloodshed, there is growing tension in Damascus.
A new drama starring Amal Arafa will discuss the Syrian Revolution and the events that led to its existence.
Civilians were killed crossing the Jordanian-Syrian border increasing death toll of the number of refugees by ten.
A leading hotelier warned Thursday of grave consequences to Lebanon’s hotel industry if the crisis in Syria persists.
November 30, 2013
The international chemical weapons watchdog on Saturday confirmed that the U.S. will destroy the most dangerous of Syria's deadly chemical weapons stockpile at sea.
Government shelling of a small market near Aleppo in northern Syria killed at least six civilians on Saturday as watchdog Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that opposition forces re-entered the Christian-majority town of Maaloula.
November 29, 2013
Many were killed by Syrian troops and Hezbollah fighters after they stormed Deir Attiyeh, according to Sham activist network
Most of the 680 small shops at Jordan’s Za'atari refugee camp employ children, the U.N. says
November 28, 2013
Syrian opposition and regime fighters clashed in Damascus Thursday, with the Syrian army recapturing Deir Attiyeh less than a week after rebels seized the strategic town.
The Syrian opposition National Coalition announced late Wednesday that the group will attend the proposed Geneva II talks aimed to solve the Syrian conflict, rejecting Iran's participation in the talks and reaffirming their position that Assad cannot play any role in Syria's future.
The Obama administration has offered to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal in international waters due to the difficulties faced by disposing of the weapons on any nation's soil.
November 27, 2013
he foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in Syria before proposed peace talks in Geneva scheduled for Jan. 22.
Syria rejects barring Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from political transition in the country.
A new rebel alliance formed among various Syrian opposition groups shared with reporters Tuesday that they want the future of the Syrian state to be a democratic and "Islamic" one that is ruled through a Shura council.
The opposition Syrian National Coalition will take full possession of the country's seat on the Arab League now that it has formed a provisional government, its chief said Tuesday in Cairo.
November 26, 2013
Fifteen people were killed and more than 30 were wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a bus station in a suburb west of Damascus, state media said on Tuesday.
Fabius made the comments a day after the United States and Russia threw their weight behind the dubbed Geneva II peace talks
The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that polio has spread to two new areas near Syria's main cities of Damascus and Aleppo.
Young civilian journalists from the group called Lens Young Homsi have been documenting Syria's war through their cameras in the besieged town of Homs since 2011. As the group continues to gain worldwide attention, the founders emphasize that their pictures are "writing the real history of our people, our struggle, our resistance, and our victories."
Syria's conflict is "fueling terrorism" and sectarian tensions in Iraq, with jihadists exploiting Baghdad's weak security operation and political deadlock to strengthen al-Qaeda presence nationally and regionally.
According to an Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander, friction between the Syrian army and Iranian troops on the ground in the war-torn country is increasing due to the "bad habits" of the Syrian regime forces.
Several Palestinian factions inside Syria are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the escalating humanitarian crisis ongoing in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.
But others say the reaction to the presence of Syrian refugees is overblown and highly exaggerated, explaining that the presence of the Syrians has added value to the economy.
November 25, 2013
Rebels press an offensive east of Damascus and in southeastern Aleppo, in an escalation that in the past three days has killed scores of fighters on both sides, activists say.
The United Nations on Monday announced that the Geneva II Syria peace conference - which aims to bring together the government and opposition - is set to be held on January 22, 2014.
Jamal Suliman has finally made the decision to return to his native Syrian TV dramas in a new production set to air next year.
A report conducted by the Oxford Research Group has found that 11,420 children have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it began in March 2011, with explosive weapons causing over 70 percent of the deaths.
November 24, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday slammed the six-month deal secured in Geneva to halt Iran's nuclear program a "historic mistake", reiterating that Israel maintains the right to defend itself against all threats.
Chemical weapons, a U.S.-strike, failed peace conferences and rising levels of extremists on both sides - it's been a messy and confusing year in Syria. One year ago, we wouldn't have been able to predict the conflict would be teetering on the brink of all-out sectarian warfare - so who knows what 2014 will hold? Let Al Bawaba take you on a month-by-month journey into the Syrian conflict in 2013.
The Syrian regime "welcomed" Iran's deal with world powers on its nuclear program Sunday as fighting between regime and rebel troops in Syria's capital left more than 70 people dead.
As captain of a women's volleyball team, Sulaf's character determines to push through the Syrian chaos to win the trophy.
Warplanes belonging to the Syrian government on Saturday bombarded the Lebanese border town of Arsal with rockets. No injuries were reported.
Islamist rebels have seized the largest oilfield in eastern Syria, according to reports from opposition activists.
November 22, 2013
The six largest Islamist rebel factions in Syria declared a new Islamic Front on Friday, forming the largest alliance of opposition fighters yet in the 2-1/2-year conflict.