Syrian actress Layla Awad was arrested by the Syrian government at the Syrian-Lebanese border this week.
Russia announced Monday that its navy was ready to escort ships carrying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile out of the country.
Western powers backtrack on Assad stance, call for president's role in Syria's transitional government
Western leaders showed signs Tuesday that the proposed Geneva II peace talks may "not lead to the removal" of the country's president Bashar Al Assad who may remain "key in any transitional administration."
The UN chemical watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile successfully finalized and approved the details of the plan Tuesday. More information will follow Wednesday.
December 17, 2013
Syria conference moved to Montreaux while regime continues air raids on Aleppo for third straight day
The tentative Geneva II peace conference to end the conflict in Syria will now take place in the Swiss town of Montreaux due to hotel space shortages in Geneva. With conference logistics underway, Syrian regime forces still continued air raids on Aleppo's rebel-held neighborhoods for a third straight day, leaving at least 13 people dead.
Nadine Tahsin Baik is bouncing from character to character right now with a cinematic career that's skyrocketing!
The UN chemical watchdog is scheduled to meet Tuesday to approve the final plan for the destruction of Syria's chemical weapon stockpile.
Actress Karis Bashar is joining the Syrian drama everyone can't miss. "Bab El Harah" (The Neighborhood Door), here she comes!
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon told reporters late Monday that the Geneva II dialogue aimed to end the conflict in Syria cannot begin until a cease-fire is declared in the country.
December 16, 2013
The United Nations is seeking $6.5 billion for 16 million people that have been affected by the conflict in Syria.
Italy has agreed to allow vessels carrying Syrian chemical weapons to use one of its ports to carry out the weapons destruction at sea.
Set in the era of the French occupation of Syria, "Touq Al Banat" (The Girls Necklace) stars Suzan Najm Al Din as a diplomatic French woman.
US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters late Sunday that he expects the US to resume non-lethal aid shipments to Syria "very quickly."
At least 37 people have now died from regime air raids on Syria's Aleppo Sunday. Two representatives from Syria's Islamist rebel group faction also told reporters that proposed meetings between their coalition and the United States are false.
UN agencies and NGOs announced that they will launch what they hope will be the biggest campaign for Syria Monday to raise much-needed funding to aid internally-displaced and refugees from the conflict.
December 15, 2013
After Assad tricked EU governments into releasing millions in funds, Britain has tightened sanctions blocking assets to the Syrian regime.
On Sunday, the United Nations sent its first delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria from Iraq, amid announcements that it plans to supply more food and winter supplies - such as blankets and medicine - to the Kurdish northeast in the coming 12 days.
Air raids in Syria's Aleppo left 15 people dead in rebel-held areas of the city, and continued fighting in Adra has left 28 dead thus far.
Duraid Lahham has seriously insulted superstar Asala Nasri in an interview where he claimed not knowing who she was!
Rebel sources told reporters this weekend that Syria's Islamic Front will meet with US officials in Turkeys over the upcoming days.
France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters this weekend that his country is "pessimistic" over the proposed Geneva II talks to end the crisis in Syria.
A coalition of Syrian rebel groups have reported that more than ever, they are fighting against Islamic extremists affiliated with Al Qaeda in Syria, not just troops loyal to President Bashar Assad.
December 14, 2013
The Danish task force began preparations Saturday in Cyprus to remove the first part of Syria's chemical arms stockpile.
A Syrian rebel commander from the Suqur Al Sham brigades, reportedly froze to death Saturday.
Syrian opposition brigade wants imprisoned female activists released in exchange for nuns, says rebel group
Syrian activists told reporters Saturday that the Syrian government is still under negotiation with rebels to ensure the release of Greek Orthodox nuns that were kidnapped last week.
December 12, 2013
No, no, Syrian actress Qamar Khalaf is not an official member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but she has signed up for a role in the second TV drama "Al Ikhwah” (The Brotherhood).
The Saudi Arabian-backed Syrian opposition has been waging wars against Assad's regime in Damascus - but isn't making any gains.
The UK has announced that it will provide an addition $40 million for Syrian refugees for "winter assistance" as the weather across the Middle East worsens.
December 11, 2013
Syria regime accuses Gulf countries, notably Saudi Arabia, of contributing in large part to killing of Syrians and destruction of their country.
A new report says the number of foreign militants fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is now above 5,000.
The United States has officially suspended all of its non-lethal assistance to areas in northern Syria, according to Reuters reports from Wednesday.
Key Syrian human rights lawyer and prominent opposition activist Razan Zeitouneh and three colleagues have been kidnapped near Damascus.
Not to be confused with the FSA, a Syrian rebel group named the "Islamic Front" has seized Turkey border crossing that included Western-backed FSA components.
Families of two Spanish reporters held by ISIS in Syria come forward to the media after months of silence.
December 10, 2013
The UN is planning to send its first humanitarian airlift to Syria via Iraq this week.
UN chemical watchdog head Ahmet Uzumcu told reporters Tuesday that the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons will likely begin in late January.
Samo Zain headed to Athens this week to film a music video for his latest album.
Fighting is still ongoing as leaders decide details around chemical weapons destruction.
Russia is considering serving as the transportation provider for Syria's chemical weapons move to the floating destruction facility.
December 9, 2013
According to a recent Israeli intelligence report, an increasing number of Salafists from Gaza and Israeli Arabs have joined ranks with jihadist rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.
The third season of "Sarkhat Rouh" tackles the dark world of prostitution in the Arab world.
She's been in hiding from the drama scene for the last few years, but our beloved Abeer Shams Al Din is ready to get back in the action at last!
The international chemical weapons watchdog OPCW warned Sunday that there might be a delay of a few days in transporting Syria's chemical weapons out of the country due to unforeseen technical difficulties.
A senior Orthodox Church official has urged Christians to take up arms to defend themselves and their holy places in the wake of the recent abduction of a group of nuns from the ancient village of Maaloula in Syria.
December 8, 2013
After cleaning the grave and collecting his compensation, he rushes back to a football game being played between the graves.
Syrian government forces made advances on Sunday in the town of al-Nabk, one of the last rebel-held areas in Qalamoun region bordering Lebanon, a watchdog said.
Hundreds of Syrians fled to Jordan on Saturday as allegations of a new chemical weapons attack reportedly fuelled a fresh exodus from Damascus towards the border region.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will discuss details of Geneva II with U.N. and Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in Paris on Sunday.
Militants have claimed the lives of nine people after an attack on alcohol shops in Baghdad in what continues to be a rise in death toll for Iraq.
Syrian government and opposition to receive invitations to attend the Geneva II meetings which will be held in late January.
December 7, 2013
At least 40 bodies of men, women and children were discovered on Saturday in the Syrian town of al-Nabk, a Damascus suburb, in an apparent new massacre, the Syrian Revolutionary Council reported, following a heavy shelling campaign by the regime’s army.
A report has revealed that al-Qaeda-linked groups are using “safe houses” in southern Turkey to send foreign militants to neighboring Syria to take part in the war against its government.
The latest violence follows warnings from Britain that a solution to the Syrian conflict must be found in 2014.
Kuwaitis clearly don't want Mayada El Henawi in their country... but why?
December 6, 2013
Syrian opposition activists on Thursday accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of again using poison gas in rebel-held areas, saying victims had been discovered with swollen limbs and foaming at the mouth.
December 5, 2013
The Army said it arrested three more people in Tripoli, bringing the total number of detainees to 28 since Monday.
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.