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Tehran has already extended some $4.6 billion in credit to Damascus since the start of the conflict. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Syria's parliament on Tuesday voted to approve a deal with Iran for a line of credit worth $1 billion.

July 7, 2015

Origins of the symbol used on the Daesh flag date back to the Prophet Muhammad's time. (AFP/File)
17:45 GMT
A "Daesh bag" incident earlier this week made one thing clear — most people have no clue what symbols the extremists are using.
The number of recruits is far below expectations. (AFP/File)
17:08 GMT
The number of recruits being trained in the US anti-Daesh program is disappointing to say the least.
Saudi King Abdullah and Syrian President Bashar Assad at al-Shaab Palace in Damascus on Oct. 7, 2009. (AFP/File)
16:02 GMT
A WikiLeaks document appears to show Saudi concerns of Syrian "revenge" for the kingdom's attempt to take the regime down.
General John Allen is in Ankara to meet with Turkish officials to discuss the fight against Daesh, a source told AFP. (AFP/File)
15:10 GMT
The US special envoy for the coalition against Daesh was in Ankara Tuesday to meet with officials following speculation Turkey was considering a military intervention inside Syria
Kurdish fighters are pictured during clashes with fighters from Daesh on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Hasakah on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Uygar Onder Simsek)
14:17 GMT
About 80 Daesh fighters have been killed by Kurdish fighters and intensified coalition airstrikes since Sunday morning, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The new 1,000-pound note in Syria left people wondering why the image was changed from former president Hafez al-Assad. (banknotes.com/Audrius Tomonis)
13:49 GMT
The new 1,000-pound note in Syria left people wondering why the image was changed from former president Hafez al-Assad.
Syrian emergency services personnel carry a wounded man into a make-shift hospital in the Qadi Askar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 5, 2015. Two alliances of Syrian rebels battled to advance in government-held western Aleppo, seizing an army barracks in one district but losing ground in others, in some of the fiercest fighting in the city since the conflict began. (AFP/AMC/Zein Al-Rifai)
12:30 GMT
The Nusra Front claimed the suicide attack in western Aleppo. Immediately following the attack, opposition forces claimed to have stormed the district and seized control of a number of buildings.
Do you think kid-loving Nancy will fall in love with little Majd's big voice? We sure hope so! (Tvnz.co.nz)
11:56 GMT
Syrian child Majd Ismail has been revealed as one of the kids auditioning for The Voice Kids Arabia.
Security personnel check a military ambulance that was attacked by Druze members in the Israeli settlement of Neve Ativ on the Golan Heights. (AFP/File)
10:02 GMT
Police said they arrested the suspects in connection with an attack last month on military ambulances transporting wounded Syrians.
The attack by a Nusra Front member killed at least 25 regime soldiers and allies. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT
The attack by a Nusra Front member killed at least 25 regime soldiers and allies.
Lebanese soldiers try to extinguish flames from burning tires set ablaze by protesters in Beirut, on Jan. 24, 2011. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
08:45 GMT
"The security situation is under control," Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said in reports Tuesday.
Child abductions have totaled 1,420 since Daesh took control of the city over a year ago, an official said Tuesday.
07:45 GMT
Child abductions have totaled 1,420 since Daesh took control of the city over a year ago, an official said Tuesday.
Fighting in Kobani as seen from across the Turkish border. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT
Groups claimed one of the perpetrators killed during clashes in Kobani carried an official identification card issued by Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority.

July 6, 2015

Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently posted a photo on Twitter of empty streets in the provincial city under Daesh. (Twitter)
20:21 GMT
There have been no more reports of Daesh finding the activists so far.
The subreddit users take footage of extremist attacks out of context to create parody videos. (AFP/File)
17:22 GMT
Funny or insensitive? You can be the judge.
Kurdish fighters are pictured during clashes with fighters from the Daesh group on the outskirts of Syrian city of Hasakeh on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Uygar Onder Simsek)
15:24 GMT
Daesh fighters launched a large-scale attack on the northern Syrian town of Ayn Issa, near the group's de facto capital Raqqa, on Monday morning. Kurdish sources say clashes are still ongoing.
In the video, the two men say they were paid $400 to send footage of Daesh positions to a person abroad. (YouTube)
14:23 GMT
A Daesh video released on a Facebook account shows the killing of two Syrian activists in Raqqa, allegedly for spying on the groups activities
A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on March 31, 2015 shows Syrian troops in the mountains surrounding the city of Zabadani, some 50 km northwest of the Syrian capital, Damascus. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian army are advancing on militants from all sides to retake control of Zabadani, the last rebel controlled town in Qalamoun.
At least ten people were killed following the airstrikes, according to Daesh. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Coalition forces hit the Daesh stronghold of Raqqa with at least 16 airstrikes, killing ten people, according to the extremist group.
Hundreds of Kurds marched in Beirut Sunday to demonstrate against Turkey's accusations against fighters in Kobani. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
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Hundreds of Kurds marched in Beirut Sunday to demonstrate against Turkey's accusations against fighters in Kobani.

July 5, 2015

Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo flying flags as they head to a frontline, on May 26, 2015. (AFP/Fadi al-Halabi)
23:06 GMT
The extremist group published the first issue of its online English-language magazine this month.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said certain terms "falsely attach" extremist attacks with Islam. (AFP/File)
16:15 GMT
"Savages" made the list of acceptable terms to use.
Hezbollah-affiliated news network Al Manar started covering the events in Zabadani Saturday, although security sources and eye witnesses had revealed that the offensive was launched Thursday. (AFP/File)
13:26 GMT
Hezbollah fighters allied with the Syrian regime entered the Syrian town of Zabadani, eight kilometers from the border with Lebanon, in a bid to seize the town from opposition forces.
A Kurdish fighter watches smoke billowing in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah on June 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Security forces prevented a second attack, after suicide bombers detonated a vehicle near the plant.
Syrian rebels battle government forces in Daraa province. (AFP/File)
12:54 GMT
A quick view of the Southern Front offensive and the key places of attack.
Assala and her daughter Sham take some time off on a mother-daughter holiday. (Facebook)
12:34 GMT
Assala and her daughter Sham take some time off on a mother-daughter holiday. (Facebook)
An elderly displaced Iraqi woman, who fled her home in the city of Ramadi after it was seized by Daesh, stands at a makeshift camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Baghdad, on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
07:05 GMT
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabour highlighted that few families return to their homes because of the "the conditions imposed upon them by some entities that attribute themselves to al-Hashd al-Shaabi and the armed forces.”

July 4, 2015

This video screenshot shows a mass public execution of several dozen Syrian government soldiers in the ancient Roman theater of Syria's Palmyra, most likely soon after Daesh's May 21 takeover of the city.  (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT
Daesh released a video Saturday showing a mass public execution of several dozen Syrian government soldiers in the ancient Roman theater of Syria's Palmyra.
Two of the three London schoolgirls who left for Syria in a high-profile case earlier this year have wed Daesh militants, said the families' lawyer.  (British Met Police)
15:12 GMT
Two of the three London schoolgirls who left for Syria in a high-profile case earlier this year have wed Daesh militants, says the families' lawyer.
A rebel Free Syrian Army fighter runs through a street in embattled Aleppo, November 18 2013.  (AFP/Mahmud al-Halabi)
13:57 GMT
A rebel alliance on Saturday has seized a strategic Syrian military barracks in government-held western Aleppo as battles rage for full control of the city.
Hezbollah fighters patrol the Qalamoun mountains, along Lebanon's border with Syria, May 20 1015.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
11:30 GMT
In an ongoing push for control along the Lebanese-Syrian border region, Hezbollah and Syrian army forces launched renewed attacks on the strategic border town Zabadani.
Opposition fighters undergo training in Syria. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Watchdog group says at least 31 al-Nusra front members were killed in an explosion while gathering for an iftar meal.

July 3, 2015

"We are used to the sound of explosions but yesterday there were so many. We heard the blasts but because they were coming from everywhere we didn't know where the shells were falling," said one Syrian student of the fighting in Aleppo. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
18:21 GMT
A new Islamist rebel alliance, including Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, was locked in a fierce battle Friday to seize government-held areas of Aleppo, the divided former economic capital.
Syrian-Kurdish refugee children in a camp near Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.  (AFP/Safin Hamed)
11:28 GMT
A UN report released Thursday urged the international community to address the growing problem of Syrian refugee child laborers, many of whom are exploited to support their families.
Opposition fighters from the al-Ezz bin Abdul Salam Brigade undergo training near the al-Turkman mountains in Syria's northern Latakia province.  (AFP/File)
10:24 GMT
Amidst recruitment issues, US military is to send first round of "moderate" trainees into Syria in upcoming weeks.
Syrian government airstrikes bombarded Aleppo late Thursday and into Friday as Islamist rebel groups launched a major offensive to seize full control of the city.  (AFP/File)
09:46 GMT
Syrian government airstrikes bombarded Aleppo late Thursday and into Friday as Islamist rebel groups launched a major offensive to seize full control of the city.
Pentagon officials said the militant, Tarik bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi, had been transporting and supplying weapons for Daesh, as well has helping fighters enter Syria from Turkey.  He was killed June 16 near Syria's border with Iraq.  (AFP/File)
06:46 GMT
Pentagon officials said the militant, Tarik bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi, had been transporting and supplying weapons for Daesh, as well has helping fighters enter Syria from Turkey.
The Syrian regime has been heavily criticized for its use of "barrel bombs," explosive barrels that are dropped from helicopters. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Syrian Ambassador on Thursday rejected a UN report condemning Syria's use of barrel bombs in the conflict.

July 2, 2015

Daesh controls one-fifth of Iraq's 10,000 world-renowned historical sites. (AFP/File)
17:55 GMT
UNESCO head Irina Bokova met with experts in London to discuss the extent of looting of ancient sites by the Daesh group.
Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was one of 71 journalists killed in the first six months of 2015. (AFP/File)
14:41 GMT
War in the Middle East is being blamed for a seven percent rise in the number of journalists killed in the first six months of this year.
The Syrian army took control of Palmyra's only hospital in May, while other hospitals in the country were forced to close. (AFP/Leon Neal)
13:05 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said airstrikes in Daraa on Wednesday killed at least 18 people.
Lebanese army soldiers drive out of the town of Arsal in the Bekaa valley near the border with Syria, on August 3, 2014. (AFP/STR)
10:15 GMT
The Lebanese army intercepted the militants trying to set up a rocket launcher in Arsal.
In October media reports said Daesh beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, three of them women. (AFP/File)
08:50 GMT
A cursory Google image search says otherwise.
Rebel fighters from the al-Ezz bin Abdul Salam Brigade attend a training session at an undisclosed location near the al-Turkman mountains, in Syria's northern Latakia province. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Dozens of trainees quit the program to be with their families during the holy month of Ramadan.
Last month, Hezbollah advanced into Arsal’s outskirts from the south and east, tightening its grip around Nusra Front militants. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Hezbollah fighters moved into the outskirts of the Syrian border town of Zabadani Wednesday.
Images were uploaded of a bag that seemed to sport a Daesh flag. (AFP/File)
05:43 GMT
Images were uploaded of a bag that seemed to sport a Daesh flag.
The families will protest the absence of any breakthroughs in negotiations. (AFP/File)
05:18 GMT
The families will protest the absence of any breakthroughs in negotiations.
The World Food Program will halve the value of food vouchers given to refugees in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
00:42 GMT
The World Food Program will halve the value of food vouchers given to refugees in Lebanon.

July 1, 2015

If anything bad should happen to Hilal, then he wants all his money to go to his little bro Basel. (File photo)
16:26 GMT
If anything bad should happen to Syrian singer Wissam Hilal, then he wants all his money to go to his little - and only - bro Basel.
Syrians walk amidst the rubble of buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus, following reported air strikes by regime forces, on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
15:59 GMT
Fifteen people were killed and at least 25 injured on Wednesday by barrel-bomb attacks carried out by the Syrian regime.
The Israeli sentenced is one of three who joined Daesh. (AFP/File)
15:05 GMT
The Nazareth District Court sentenced an Israeli Arab to three years in prison on Wednesday, for joining Daesh in Syria.
A woman walks past a banner of President Bashar Assad hanging from a Central Bank building in Damascus, Syria. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
14:45 GMT
The Central Bank of Syria put the redesigned currency into circulation Tuesday, but media reports fail to mention the reason behind the image change.
Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units monitor the positions of Islamic State group in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, close to the Turkish border. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Turkey has tightened security along the border amid ongoing threats.
Syrian rebel group Jaysh al-Islam has released a video that mocked Daesh productions. (YouTube)
12:02 GMT
Syrian rebel group Jaysh al-Islam has released a video that mocked Daesh productions.
Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday more than 60 soldiers were killed. (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT
Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday at least 70 soldiers were killed.
A photo shows a bullet hole on a window in the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 29, 2015, where a deadly attack took place the previous week. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)
11:10 GMT
A troubling week of attacks across the Middle East and France show terrorism is spreading like wild fire.
A picture taken in Suruc in Turkey's Sanliurfa province near the border with Syria, shows Syrian Kurds returning to Kobane also known as Ain al-Arab, after clashes in the city, on June 27, 2015. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
09:59 GMT
The United States will not support a buffer zone on the northern Syrian border due to the cost required to support it.
Angelina Jolie has visited refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan in her role as UNHCR envoy. (UNHCR)
09:00 GMT
Following her visit to Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Turkey nine days ago, the Oscar-winning star joins UK and African Union authorities to help tackle sexual violence in conflict zones.
Mr. Harding is the second Australian national to die while fighting Daesh. (Image: Lions of Rojava Facebook)
05:00 GMT
Reece Harding died while fighting with the Lions of Rojava in Syria when he stepped on a landmine.

June 30, 2015

Refugees who fled the fighting in Tal Abyad two weeks ago have been gradually returning to the border town. (AFP/File)
16:11 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human rights said a group of Daesh fighters had re-entered Tal Abyad and seized a district from Kurdish fighters.
A crowd gathers around the rubble of buildings destroyed during a barrel bomb attack in the city of Aleppo in May 2015. (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT
Syrian army airstrikes kill at least 20, injure 80 others, according to humanitarian and local sources.
Security forces gather outside the Shiite al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque after it was targeted by a suicide bombing during Friday prayers, in Kuwait City, on June 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
Local media reported 60 suspects were arrested for militant connections.
Walmart issued an apology after the retail giant designed a cake with a Daesh flag. (AFP/Frederic J. Brown)
12:22 GMT
Walmart may want to look into some cultural sensitivity training.
Over 3,000 people including 74 children have been executed by the militant group in the last 12 months. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Two women along with their husbands were reportedly beheaded in Syria's Deir al-Zor province for carrying acts of "sorcery", according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Lebanese security forces have continued to battle militants near the border with Syria in recent months. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT
Lebanese security forces arrested eight Syrian men on suspicion of being affiliated with terrorist groups in the border towns of Labweh and Arsal.
While al-Qaeda claims to be fighting for the establishment of an Islamic State, Daesh purports to be one. (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT
While al-Qaeda claims to be fighting for the establishment of an Islamic State, Daesh purports to be one.
Kidnappings have been a common occurrence in the Bekaa Valley, an area known for hosting a large number of gangs. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Kidnappings have been a common occurrence in the Bekaa Valley, an area known for hosting a large number of gangs.
The hoax involved 'Israeli' helicopters, uniformed officers and mock Israeli army base. (File photo)
08:30 GMT
The Syrian actor was 'kidnapped' from a cruise by 'Israeli forces' and interrogated at gunpoint, in the latest hoax stunt on Egyptian TV.

June 29, 2015

The report conflicts with statements made by a Jordanian government spokesman who said King Abdullah had no intention of getting involved in the conflict in Syria. (AFP/File)
20:06 GMT
Jordan was said to be mulling the establishment of a humanitarian buffer zone in southern Syria to prevent the entrenchment of extremist militants along its border.
The Syrian national flag waves in the wind over the a prison in Syria. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
16:30 GMT
The two Islamists returned home and were received by their families at a ceremony Sunday.
Hend Sabry has Ramadan Iftar with a Syrian refugee family in Amman. (Albawaba Arabic)
12:00 GMT
UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Tunisian actress Hend Sabry had one of her Ramadan Iftars with a Syrian refugee family in Jordan.
A fighter from the Kurdish People Protection Unit (YPG) watches smoke billowing in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah on June 28, 2015. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
11:09 GMT
Syrian state news released a newsflash stating th army had "cleansed" militants from the southern district of Nashwa in the city.
Syrian soldiers and local pro-government fighters patrol the Handarat region, located in northwestern Syria. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT
One map shows the extent of the government's concerns.

June 28, 2015

Only a small percentage of the executions documented were recorded in the group's highly-stylized propaganda videos.
16:49 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented 3,027 executions by Daesh in the year since establishing their 'caliphate.'
Hezbollah has been strengthening their positions near the northeastern Lebanese town of Ras Baalbek with rockets and heavy artillery in preparation for an upcoming offensive against Daesh. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT
The outskirts of the northeastern town of Ras Baalbek are expected to see a series of fierce clashes between Hezbollah and Daesh in the upcoming weeks.
Australian authorities are still verifying if Khaled Sharrouf was killed by a US-led airstrike in Syria last week. (Twitter)
11:40 GMT
A Daesh militant from Australia could still be alive following reports last week of him being killed by a US-led drone strike in Syria.
Daesh killed over 60 people after attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday. (AFP/File)
04:06 GMT
Recent Daesh attacks may leave non-Muslims perceiving the religion in an unfair light.
Daesh's attack at a beach resort in Tunisia's city of Sousse killed 38 and injured dozens more. (AFP/File)
02:42 GMT
Here's what experts said about Daesh before the holy month began.

June 27, 2015

Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province. (AFP/File)
19:06 GMT
At least 80 Daesh militants were killed in airstrikes conducted by Iraqi air forces Saturday.
The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal.
The YPG victory comes only two days after Daesh had re-entered the border town. (AFP/File)
12:12 GMT
The YPG victory comes only two days after Daesh had re-entered the border town.
The militants beheaded 12 men accused of fighting against them in Syria. (AFP/File)
09:44 GMT
The militants beheaded 12 men accused of fighting against them in Syria.

June 26, 2015

Iraqi Yazidi women who fled the violence in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
14:19 GMT
The women were sold for between $500 and $2,000 in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Daesh re-entered the Syrian border town on Thursday and has already killed more than 140 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
Daesh re-entered the Syrian border town on Thursday and has already killed more than 140 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
A source said soldiers ambushed a group of militants who tried to attack military positions to try to infiltrate Arsal. (AFP/File)
07:54 GMT
A source said soldiers ambushed a group of militants who tried to attack military positions to try to infiltrate Arsal.
The offensive follows a Daesh attack on another provincial capital, Hasakah, that sent more suicide bombers into a Kurdish border town. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT
The offensive follows a Daesh attack on another provincial capital, Hasakah, that sent more suicide bombers into a Kurdish border town.

June 25, 2015

Turkey rejected a statement from Syrian television that the car bombs entered Kobani from the Turkey side of the border. (AFP/File)
16:24 GMT
Turkish security forces said Daesh 'sleeper cells' lying in wait in Kobani were responsible for Thursday's early morning car bomb attack
A statement from the SNHR said 30 regime soldiers and 20 from Daesh were killed in clashes in Hasakah on Thursday. (AFP/File)
13:39 GMT
Clashes in the northeastern city of al-Hasakah on Thursday have killed 50, including 20 Daesh members, the SNHR said.
Ramtha is located just a few kilometers from the southern Syrian city of Daraa. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
13:28 GMT
Three shells from Syria struck Ramtha, killing a 23-year-old man and injuring three others, including two young girls.
A general view showing the destruction in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Approximately 150,000 Palestinians are living on the front lines of the Syrian crisis.
Israeli security personnel check an Israeli military ambulance which was attacked by Israeli Druze in the Israeli settlement of Neve Ativ, near Majdal Shams on the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, as it was on its way to a hospital carrying two injured Syrians for treatment on June 22, 2015. (AFP/STR)
11:00 GMT
A total of nine suspects have been detained following the attack on an IDF ambulance carrying a wounded Syrian.
Daesh militants were pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani five months ago. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Daesh militants re-entered the Syrian town of Kobani, five months after being pushed out by Kurds and the US-led coalition.
Iraqi men inspect charred vehicles at a parking-lot at the Beirut Square, east of the capital Baghdad, following an explosion on June 24, 2015. Elsewhere, in the city of Baquba a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at a gathering of Iraqi Sunni tribal leaders, killing at least 14 people in an attack claimed by Daesh. (AFP/Ahmed al-Rubaye)
09:04 GMT
Washington couldn't solve the 2006 sectarian war in Iraq, so what makes America think this time will be different?
Daesh militants were killed in the Jeb al-Jarah area of Homs. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Over 19 Daesh militants were killed by Syria's army in the country's central province of Homs, the SOHR reported.

June 24, 2015

Haifa Wehbe thanks Assala for complimenting her on her acting skills with a cold tweet. (Sonara.net)
13:59 GMT
Haifa Wehbe thanks Assala for complimenting her on her acting skills with a cold tweet.
AT least 230,000 people have been killed in Syria since the onset of the crisis in 2011. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
11:30 GMT
Bombs were detonated outside a mosque in Damascus, at the headquarters of the Kurdish fighters at Sinalco Square, as well as near a pediatric hospital in Hasakah.
Thousands of civilians have been killed since the Syrian war began in March, 2011. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
The UN denounced Daesh, armed rebels and the Syrian government for deliberately targeting civilians in the war.
Syrian refugees await assistance in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT
$800 million of aid last year reflected by growth of 1.3 percent in the Lebanese GDP, according to a UN report.
The Daesh flag flies above an ancient Roman theatre in Palmyra, May 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Daesh militants blew up two mausoleums in the UNESCO world heritage city of Palmyra days after laying mines around ancient sites.