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Syrians shout slogans during an anti-regime protest in the rebel-held Bustan al-Qasr district in eastern Aleppo on May 5, 2016. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
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The attack, which a US official says could amount to a war crime, came hours after a truce came into effect in Aleppo.

May 5, 2016

An overview of Arsal, the Lebanese border town facing increased militant activity. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
A judge has issued two dozen indictments for people with extremist links in Lebanon.
Syrian refugees at the Jordanian border in 2014. (AFP/File)
12:17 GMT
Jordan has upped border security after discovering weapons and unrest at the Rugban refugee camp inside Syria.
A Doctors Without Borders hospital in Idlib, Syria was among their medical facilities attacked in the last year. (AFP/File)
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Seventy-five hospitals managed or supported by MSF have been bombed over the last year.
Two rockets were fired from the Syrian side of the border, damaging a high school and other buildings in Kilis. (Twitter/Hurriyet Daily News)
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Since January, 20 people have been killed and 70 wounded by rockets falling inside Turkey from the Syrian border.
A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikes. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
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Residents reported sporadic fighting, but none of the intense airstrikes of the past ten days.

May 4, 2016

A man carries a young girl who was injured in a reported barrel-bomb attack by government forces on June 3 in Kallaseh district in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. (AFP/File)
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At least three people were killed and an unspecified number of civilians injured in shelling by rebels on regime-held areas in Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
A representational image of a pigeon. (Shutterstock)
10:15 GMT
Jordanian border guards seized a homing pigeon and spy drone sent from Daesh.
US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria was crucial to avoid more bloodshed. (AFP/File)
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The US and Russia are also working toward a new ceasefire that would include Aleppo.
Defendant Aria L (C) talks with his lawyer Andreas Bensch as he waits for the opening of his trial at court in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on May 3, 2016.(AFP/Torsten Silz)
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A 21-year-old man of Iranian origin was arrested in Frankfurt for allegedly posing for photos with severed heads of two victims in Syria.

May 3, 2016

Medical aid workers help a man wounded by Daesh rocket fire in Kilis, Turkey. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
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Turkey launched another offensive against Daesh, as the militant organization continues to shoot rockets at the Turkish town of Kilis.
This file photo taken on April 7, 2016 shows Russian army sappers check for mines in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. (AFP/Max Delaney)
12:30 GMT
The documents reveal the extent of communication and coordination between two supposedly mortal enemies.
Results of an airstrike on an MSF hospital in Aleppo. (AFP/File)
11:35 GMT
Syrian state media are reporting a number of people have been killed and injured in a rebel rocket attack on a government run hospital in Aleppo.
University of Jordan students perform communal funeral prayers for civilians killed in Aleppo this week. (Twitter/Rami Safadi)
11:30 GMT
Thousands gathered at the University of Jordan campus to raise awareness about the deadly escalation of violence in Aleppo this week.
Smoke rises on a main road in the Salaheddin neighbourhood of Aleppo following a reported air strike on April 24, 2016. (AFP/File)
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At least three more deaths were reported in Aleppo on Monday as a result of Syrian government airstrikes.
An injured man is evacuated from the aftermath of an air strike in the al-Qatarji area of Aleppo on Friday. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)
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Once Syria’s most populous city, Aleppo is now a humanitarian disaster zone. As fighting intensifies in several districts and bombs again rain down from the sky, tens of thousands of Syria’s forgotten civilians try to survive on the frontlines, dodging missiles and hiding from snipers.
Shelled buildings in Aleppo, Syria. (photo: AFP)
00:55 GMT
The American couple, whose birth names were not given, appear to have worked as recruiters for the Sunni militant group. They were known familiarly as Abu Isa Al-Amriki and Umm Isa Al-Amriki.

May 2, 2016

Citizenship means security, stability, and a passport. (Shutterstock)
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Families of Afghanistan and Pakistan immigrants who die while fighting for Iranian forces may be granted citizenship.
UN observers in Madaya, 2012 (AFP / Loai Beshara)
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The UN’s Arabic account doesn’t mention airstrikes, but found time to focus on Syrian recipes.
A man hangs a Turkish flag in the border town of Kilis, after Daesh rockets struck the town. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
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The Turkish military launched an attack against Daesh after the militants shot rockets into Kilis.
Syrian and Lebanese protesters wave the Syrian flag as they take part in a demonstration in front of United Nations offices in Beirut in solidarity with the civilians of Aleppo on May 1, 2016. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
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Aleppo has been the center of a deadly escalation of violence over the last week.
Lebanese army soldiers on patrol, as their country's flag waves in the background. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
The Lebanese army released a video of explosions and artillery fire, and claims it was a successful operation against militants.

May 1, 2016

Supporters are calling to "turn Facebook red" in solidarity with the shattered city (AFP / File)
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Supporters are calling to "turn Facebook red" in solidarity with the shattered city.
The card is uploaded off-camp with 62 Turkish Lira per person per month, about 19 euros. It provides each person with an average of 2100 calories per day.  (Twitter)
09:47 GMT
The World Food Programme has been using the e-Food cards in Turkey for three years, where over 2.7 million Syrian refugees are sheltered in 26 refugee camps.
Regime aircraft pounded rebel areas of Syria's second city Aleppo in another day of bloodshed. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)
08:36 GMT
Nearly 30 strikes hit rebel-held areas of the city – the ninth straight day that Aleppo has been targeted by government forces.

April 30, 2016

People walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016. (AFP/Ameer al-Halbi)
06:00 GMT
Violence in Syria has surged back to levels not seen since a ceasefire went into effect.

April 29, 2016

A Syrian family walks amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on April 28, 2016 in the Bustan al-Qasr rebel-held district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP/Baraa al-Halabi)
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The airstrikes also destroyed a hospital that was supported by MSF.
Kuwaiti security forces surround a Shia mosque that was attacked by Daesh. (AFP/File)
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Kuwait reaffirmed its commitment to fighting Daesh internationally.

April 28, 2016

These ISIS fighters may or may not be more competent than Abu Hajaar (AFP / File)
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“We’ve all had our Abu Hajaar days”
Lebanese forces deployed in Arsal. (AFP/File)
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Abu Fouz, a top Daesh commander, was killed in an offense in Arsal, Lebanon.
A man gestures while walking through rubble after multiple airstrikes in Aleppo today. (AFP/Amee Alhalbi)
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Multiple airstrikes hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo, killing dozens.
Syrian civil defence volunteers remove the body of a man from the rubble of destroyed buildings following reported airstrikes on April 27, 2016 in the rebel-held eastern neighbourhood of Bab al-Nayrab in the city of Aleppo. (AFP/Ameer al-Halbi)
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Civil defense workers blamed the airstrike on Russian warplanes, saying it struck a hospital.
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura expressed deep frustration about an escalation in fighting in Syria, which all but torpedoed the talks. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT
Russia and the US need to bring the cessation of hostilities back to the level it was at when it first went into effect in late February and early March, de Mistura said after concluding the latest round of peace talks in Geneva.

April 27, 2016

An alleged spy on Raqqa who was reportedly crucified by Daesh. (photo: Twitter/@Raqqa_SL)
16:39 GMT
Photos of the two executions were uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday by Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, an activist group with sources inside Daesh's so-called "caliphate."
A refugee eats her dinner in a tent after a short rain at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on April 24, 2016. (AFP/Joe Klamar)
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Greece said none of the Syrians had applied for asylum in Greece and wanted to return to Turkey.
The meeting between Syrian government delegation and UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, during Syria peace talks, at the United Nations Office in Geneva. (AFP/Xu Jinquan)
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Today is the last day of UN-led negotiations, but delegations plan to reconvene in a few weeks.
The Pentagon says recruitment is down for Daesh, who has suffered a string of territorial and cash losses over the last several months. (File photo)
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A US General says new recruits for Daesh are down to about 200 per month, compared with a high of about 1,500 a year ago.
Lebanese army forces on patrol in Arsal. (AFP/File)
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Three Syrians were arrested for attacking Lebanese army and security forces.

April 26, 2016

The railway will begin from Kuwait City and will pass through Dammam via Bahrain and  Qatar through Salwa border point.  (Shutterstock)
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The new targeted completion date for the 2,117km railway, estimated at a cost of $15.4B, is 2018.
The UNHCR has praised a recent move by the Jordanian government to ease restrictions on Syrians working in Jordan. (File photo)
10:05 GMT
More than 85 percent of Syrian refugees in Jordan are living outside camps, living below the poverty line due to restricted access to jobs.

April 25, 2016

A basketball game in Syria on Sunday. (photo:@LinaArabii)
19:11 GMT
A Syrian university student uploaded a number of photos to Twitter today and yesterday that show a side of the country often ignored by the media.
Syrian refugee children face new dangers once they arrive in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
With unaccompanied minors coming from Syria and little government intervention, Lebanon faces an increase in the selling of children.
US President Barack Obama. (AFP/File)
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Obama called on NATO and EU members to increase the fight against Daesh.
Ali Akbar Velayati, adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Iran warned that a US plan to deploy more troops to Syria will worsen the crisis as it pledged to continue support for the Syrian government.
A view of Damascus. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT
Lebanese group Hezbollah's Al Manar television reported the blast had occurred at a Syrian army checkpoint.
The first American troops arrive at the airport in Swidwin, Poland on April 23, 2014. (AFP/Janek Skarzynski)
08:33 GMT
The plans will be announced Monday in Hanover, Germany, as Obama concludes a week-long overseas trip, according to the report, which quoted unidentified US officials.

April 24, 2016

The Syrian actress is living in isolation until she's recovered. (Facebook)
12:39 GMT
The Syrian actress is living in isolation until she's recovered.
A file photo of Ahrar al Sham militant group. (Twitter)
08:37 GMT
The Britain-based group noted that an unknown person parked his motorcycle near the militant base, and headed on foot towards a gathering of the fighters. He then detonated his explosives-laden belt, killing Sadeq and three of his comrades.
A member of the Syrian pro-government forces carries a Daesh group flag as he stands on a street in the ancient city of Palmyra on March 27, 2016. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT
They released footage of what they said was the burning wreckage of the plane in the Syrian desert, southeast of Damascus.
A Syrian civil defense volunteer evacuates a woman following a reported airstrike on April 23, 2016 in Aleppo. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)
06:00 GMT
A dozen civilians were killed in an airstrike on a residential neighborhood.

April 23, 2016

Ibrahim Al-Hussein (source:
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On Tuesday (April 26), Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein will carry the Olympic flame in Athens as part of the torch relay ahead of the 2016 Rio games.
The Aladdean Mosque in Konya, Turkey. (Wikimedia Commons)
14:44 GMT
Multiple people plotting attacks in Konya have been arrested.
An aerial view of the southern Lebanese town, Arsal. (AFP/File)
12:38 GMT
Lebanese security forces arrested a Syrian man who admitted to providing a militant group with information about Lebanese troop movements.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (AFP/File)
10:21 GMT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Turkey on Saturday to review the treatment of refugees and show support for the EU migrant return deal.