Most Popular

November 27, 2014

The three Syrians were caught with ISIL related material on their mobile phones. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
Lebanese security forces arrested three Syrians for allegedly supporting ISIL in the northern region of Akkar Thursday.
The Syrian regime air strikes left at least 130 people dead in the city of Raqqa. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT
US State Department spokeswoman Jean Psaki slammed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's air strikes in Raqqa, which left dozens of civilians dead.
Syria's army clashed with ISIL militants across the country in the past week. (AFP/File)
06:35 GMT
Bashar al-Assad's army reportedly made gains against ISIL militants in the northwestern province of Aleppo Wednesday.
Both brothers were convicted of joining a militant group against the Assad regime. (AFP/File)
05:26 GMT
A British court handed down jail terms for two brothers who trained and joined a militant group against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria.

November 26, 2014

The Syrian civil war has killed thousands and forced millions to flee. (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT
At least 130 people were killed in airstrikes on Syria`s Raqqa province which is currently under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
A Kurdish Peshmerga sniper's scope aims towards the horizon near Erbil in northern Iraq on Sept. 15. (AFP/JM Lopez)
08:41 GMT
Over the past few days Peshmerga forces have captured a strategic road near Sinjar that ISIL used as a key supply route from Syria.
Hezbollah and the FSA have been in a longstanding battle in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
A captured Hezbollah fighter was released by the Free Syrian Army in exchange for two rebels held by the Shia group.
At least 300 Syrians had been demonstrating for days in Athens. (Cherry Martinez photo)
07:00 GMT
The plight of Syrian refugees in Greece illustrates just how serious a regional problem the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have become.
The Syrian city of Raqqa has been an ISIL stronghold since it was seized in 2013. (AFP/File)
05:23 GMT
Air strikes carried out by Bashar al-Assad's army targeting ISIL in Raqqa killed 60 people, according to a London-based monitoring group.

November 25, 2014

Issam was a great actors with a 40-year career in acting. (Image: CNN Arabic)
14:44 GMT
Syrian actor Issam Aba Aji has sadly passed away this week.
American photo journalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIL in August 2014. The US government does not pay ransoms for American hostages. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT
ISIL militants received some $45 million in ransoms over the past year by kidnapping Western nationals, according to a UN expert.
Lebanese security forces drive through Tripoli during armed clashes with gunmen, October 25, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:19 GMT
A Syrian refugee was killed while several others were injured during clashes Monday between two groups linked to Fatah in Lebanon's Burj al-Barajneh camp.
Twelve Syrian refugees were deported back to their country by Jordanian authorities. (AFP/File)
05:39 GMT
Human Rights Watch criticized the Jordanian government for deporting vulnerable Syrian refugees back across the border.

November 24, 2014

A still from an intimate scene in Saraya Abdeen featuring Qusai and actress Ghada Adel. (Image: YouTube)
13:06 GMT
Sophie conquers Qusai Khouli's world... but are they lovers?
The battle for Kobani has raged for over three months. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT
Kurdish fighters continue to make advances against ISIL in Kobani.
Actor Isra’a Shahrour leads an exercise in movement. (Image: Tabitha Ross)
08:21 GMT
The Greek tragedian composed “Antigone” has been reproduced by Syrian refugee women.
Over 200,000 people have died in the Syrian war since March 2011, according to the UN. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
Syrian refugees in Athens protested over poor living conditions in the country Sunday, calling on the Greek government to grant them asylum.

November 23, 2014

Fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, Syria; inset: Hamza Magamzeh, an Israeli citizen suspected of joining the radical group (photo: AP/Shin Bet)
18:22 GMT
Hamza Magamzeh from the Galilee town of Yafia spent 10 days in Syria fighting Bashar Assad’s regime in October.
US Vice President Joe Biden during the Biden's visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on November 23, 2014 in Istanbul. (AFP/Bulent )
16:59 GMT
US Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up his visit to Turkey on Sunday, after meeting with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a bid to gain more support from Ankara against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
After almost four years of war in Syria, many cities are left besieged and over 9 million Syrian people have been displaced.
16:46 GMT
Refugee children bring color to grim situations with Paint Outside the Lines, a series of public spaces art projects aimed at bringing together communities of displaced people left without creative outlets. Armed with paintbrushes, these refugees are revising the aesthetics of the camp boundaries; reshaping the boundaries of camp life with public art projects.
Asala and her brother were close, but she's now sadly mourning his death. (Image: Facebook)
14:11 GMT
Asala Nasri's brother Ayham Nasri has died of a sudden heart attack in Egypt.
John Cantlie was forced to read from a script in the latest ISIL propaganda video. (Image: Screenshot)
08:49 GMT
John Cantlie, the British hostage being held by ISIL has appeared in a new nine-minute propaganda video reading a prepared script.
Iraqi Christians pray during mass in an Erbil church, July 20, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
Christians have lived in the Middle East for centuries. When the Islamic State was announced however, persecution, forced conversions and mass murder resulted in thousands fleeing Iraq and Syria. Will this be the end of a holy minority in the region?
The US has donated over $3 billion to Syrian refugees since the crisis began in March, 2011. (AFP/File)
06:31 GMT
US Vice President Joe Biden announced up to $135 million in humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees during a trip to Turkey Saturday.
The US and its allies started their air campaign in Syria in September. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
US-led airstrikes have killed 910 people since the start of the aerial campaign against ISIL.

November 21, 2014

Iraqi federal troops and members of Kurdish and Shiite militias hold a post in the Diyala province. (AFP/Younis Al-Bayati)
18:00 GMT
The troops will help volunteers from Iraq’s Sunni tribes who have been joining training centers at army bases.
Neighborhoods around Ramadi have been under ISIL control, though the government has been holding the city center. (File photo)
15:38 GMT
Local officials say attacks and mortar fire have been ongoing since the early morning hours.
A member of the Iraqi police special forces holds his weapon as he rides in a parade in before heading to fight ISIL jihadists on Nov. 19. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
10:00 GMT
At least 20 gunmen were killed near Baghdad.
Syrian children walk past images of President Bashar al-Assad in the restive Sleiman al-Halabi neighborhood on the government-controlled side of Aleppo on Nov. 16. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
07:30 GMT
Security checkpoints around the capital have been taking stricter measures to scrutinize identification papers of military-age men.

November 20, 2014

Around 220,000 out of 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey have shelter in refugee camps, according to an Amnesty report. (AFP/File)
12:32 GMT
Human rights group Amnesty International warned of dire consequences if hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees did not get adequate shelter in Turkey.
Nusra Front militants have been fighting with rivals from the Syrian Revolutionary Front over the past few weeks. (AFP/File)
11:23 GMT
Nusra Front militants in Syria executed two fighters from the rival opposition faction, the Syrian Revolutionary Front.

November 19, 2014

Lebanese tanks patrol through the country's border town of Arsal, March 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT
Clashes continued into the early hours of Wednesday in the Syrian town of Assal al-Ward, close to the Lebanese border.
The moment Qusai was presented with his gorgeous 24K gold iPhone 6. (Image: Twitter)
10:02 GMT
Qusai Khouli's new iPhone 6 definitely won't bend, thanks to its 24K gold structure!
ISIL militants are one of most well equipped militant groups in the world, according to a UN report. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT
The UN warned that ISIL militants have enough weapons to continue fighting for up to two more years, calling it one of the best armed groups in the world.
News of Barack Obama's hostage review proposal emerged after a letter was leaked by a US congressman to the press. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT
US President Barack Obama ordered a review of the country's hostage negotiation policy following the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig.

November 18, 2014

Syrian demonstrators rally in support of the Free Syrian Army calling for them to unite behind a unified command system in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on November 11, 2014. (AFP/file)
13:52 GMT
Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr Tuesday issued a decision to release Free Syrian Army commander Abdullah al-Rifai after he had been detained for nine days for allegedly attempting to sneak into Lebanon’s outskirts, according to judicial sources.
Jamal Suleiman has a poker face, but he is totes displeased. (Image: Facebook)
10:49 GMT
Jamal Suleiman is not happy he's no longer a part of the Syrian Actors Syndicate, and here's what he has to say about it.
The Syrian war has claimed over 190,000 lives. (AFP/FIle)
10:47 GMT
At least 20 people were killed and 65 injured in a helicopter attack by regime forces in Aleppo’s Al Bab province.
A video released by Al Furqan Media shows ISIL militants allegedly preparing to behead Syrian soldiers. (File/AFP)
08:55 GMT
Syrian state media confirmed the brutal execution of 18 military personnel by ISIL jihadists following the release of a propaganda video by the group.
A crowd of Iraqis gather following a suicide bombing in Baghdad, August 6, 2013. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT
Terrorist attacks soared in 2013 across Middle East nations including Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, according to a new study by the UK-based Institute for Economics and Peace.
Displaced Syrians stand in front of their makeshift home in Ankara last year. (AFP/File)
05:22 GMT
The Red Cross on Monday said displaced Syrians would be facing a harsh winter and were in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

November 17, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the 3rd Annual Transformational Trends Policy Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel, November 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/AFP)
22:03 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State says claims and counter claims by Syria's president and ISIL have made each other stronger.
Unlike ISIS' previous sickening filmed murders, he did not speak directly to camera before being killed and his body was not shown after the murder. [AFP/file]
18:05 GMT
Syrian activists claim Peter Kassig died in bombing raid days before Jihadi John paraded his severed head
[Kassig family handout/AFP]
13:45 GMT
France confirms likelihood of a French citizen appearing in Sunday's ISIS' beheading video, hours after British citizen identifies son in same video.
Kurdish chief of staff, Fuad Hussein, said he believes the number of ISIL militants is "seven or eight times bigger than" foreign estimates, especially that of the CIA. (AFP/File)
13:12 GMT
Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani's chief of staff said Sunday international numbers drastically underestimate the number of ISIL fighters in Syria and Iraq, which he believes has reached 200,000.
The group of veiled women are affiliated with ISIL in northern Lebanon, according to a local newspaper. (AFP/File)
11:21 GMT
A group of "veiled females" linked to ISIL are allegedly recruiting girls to adopt extremist ideologies in northern Lebanon.
A screenshot from an ISIL propaganda video shows the Syrian men lined up prior to being beheaded, November 16, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:42 GMT
ISIL extremists beheaded 18 Syrian hostages along with American aid worker Peter Kassig in a propaganda video Sunday.
US President Barack Obama. [AFP]
04:00 GMT
President Barack Obama on Sunday confirmed the death of American hostage Peter Kassig, saying the aid worker was killed "in an act of pure evil" by Islamic State militants.

November 16, 2014

Jihadi John was also responsible for the murder of British aid worker Alan Henning. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT
Jihadi John, the Briton who beheaded two British and two American hostages held by Islamic State terrorists, has been injured in a US-led air strike, according to reports received by the Foreign Office.
Don't fret, George and Nada are in a totes good place right now! (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:34 GMT
A new rumor has it that George Wassouf and Nada Zeidan are still married!
Peter Kassig, in a photo released by his family.
10:17 GMT
Kassig, who had converted to Islam, is thought to be the fifth Western hostage murdered in ISIL's brutal media campaign.