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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.
Hadi al-Bahra was supposed to succeed Ahmad Jarba in the role of president of the coalition (File Archive/AFP)
15:16 GMT
Syria's main opposition coalition announced Tuesday that it has voted to force out its interim government,.
The EU has included anyone linked or related to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on its sanctions list (File Archive/AFP)
14:57 GMT
The European Union has voted to expand sanctions on Damascus over its "violent repression" of civilians.
More than 700 Syrians were killed in the past 48 hours with clashes between pro-government forces and ISIS militants (File/AFP)
09:23 GMT
Syrian opposition fighters have expelled ISIS militants from various parts of Damascus after sustaining heavy losses in other parts of the country.

July 21, 2014

Hassan Fadlallah (center right), a parliamentarian representing Hezbollah, says that the movement´s resistance is at the forefront of defending Lebanon (AFP/File).
17:47 GMT
Hassan Fadlallah, a parliamentarian representing the Lebanese resistance movement, said on Sunday that Hezbollah would not be swayed in its fight against Takfiri militant groups operating in Syria.
“Saudi businessmen who visit Jordan for investment and trade often fall victim to fraud,” he explained, adding: “We strongly advise our citizens to seek legal consultation here in the embassy free of charge.”
15:10 GMT
“Houses and farms are still being maintained and have been registered via official documents since the Saudi Embassy had been established in Damascus,” he said.

July 20, 2014

ISIS took over control of the Shaar oil field on Thursday (File Archive)
17:27 GMT
At least 60 Syrian government soldiers were killed in clashes between Damascus and jihadists in Homs province Sunday.

July 19, 2014

A Syrian man reacts while standing on the rubble of his house while others look for survivors and bodies in the Tariq al-Bab district of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP)
14:19 GMT
In a Friday report, Los Angeles Times cited Samir Zaitoun, a commander with Al Tawheed Brigade, a Syrian opposition group, as saying that nearly half the militants in Aleppo, mostly from small groups, have left over the last year.
LAF forces in Arsal. (AFP)
07:59 GMT
Residents of the northeastern town of Arsal are growing increasingly worried about their safety as a battle between Hezbollah and members of the Syrian opposition edges ever closer to the town.

July 17, 2014

Kurds in Syria declared their own autonomous region in November 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT
Kurds in Syria are now requiring that all of their men serve in their armed forces in the self-declared autonomous region's attempt to fight off jihadist insurgents.
ISIS controls oil fields in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor as well (File Archive/AFP)
18:00 GMT
The Jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) seized a major gas field in Syria Thursday, leaving at least 23 people dead in the process.
Lebanon's army patrols the country's border town of Ersal, March 19, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:54 GMT
Hezbollah fighters and Nusra Front militants clashed again close to Lebanon's border with Syria, according to a security source.
Duraid is currently appearing in the traditional Syrian drama "Bawabet Al Reeh" (Gate of the Wind). (Image: Facebook)
12:29 GMT
Duraid Lahham is making special guest appearance on the TV drama "Dobbu El Shanati" (Pack up your Suitcases).
The Islamic State has experienced many successes in Iraq in recent weeks. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
The success of the Islamic State is due to a combination of brutal force and winning over local populations.
Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea said: "I don't know whether to laugh or cry on the so-called swearing-in ceremony of Syrian regime's President Bashar Assad” (AFP/ File).
08:12 GMT
Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea ridiculed Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday following Assad's swearing-in ceremony as president.

July 16, 2014

De Mistura previously served in Iraq and Afghanistan (File Archive)
20:00 GMT
Syria's newly appointed UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura will meet with the Security Council Friday in the latest effort to end the ongoing conflict.
Approximately 300,000 refugees in Turkey live in the country's border camps (File Archive/AFP)
18:00 GMT
Turkey may force Syrian refugees to leave the country's city centers in Ankara's latest move to "deal" with the influx of refugees in the country.
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad was officially sworn in for a third term in office Wednesday despite highly disputed polls (SANA/AFP)
17:00 GMT
At least four people were killed and 22 wounded from an attack on Syria's capital following the inauguration ceremony of President Bashar Al Assad Wednesday.
President Assad was re-elected on June 3 in an election that was widely disputed by the international community. (AFP/File)
11:36 GMT
Syrian President Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term.