Syria

July 8, 2014

There are an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon (File/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Forty-five thousand Syrian refugees were removed from the UNHCR's registry and verification program in Lebanon because they "failed to keep in contact", according to a spokesperson.

July 7, 2014

Lebanon hosts millions of Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT

The head of Lebanon's parliamentary Health Committee MP Atef Majdalani said Syrian doctors and nurses are practicing illegally in Lebanese hospitals and clinics.

Earlier this week, a leaked report said ISIS planned to attack Lebanon (File/AFP)
13:02 GMT

A military judge on Monday charged 28 suspects with belonging to the radical Sunni group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.

Kinda likes attentive and helpful actors! (Image: Facebook)
10:33 GMT

Kinda Alloush compares each acting role to a different dish... our guess is as good as yours!

Syrian refugees in Lebanon make up at least 27 percent of the population (File/AFP)
10:09 GMT

The complications surrounding Lebanon's policy for Syrian refugees are back on the negotiating table with the UNHCR.

July 6, 2014

Ahmad Jarba has served as president of the coalition for a year, the maximum term allowed by the group (File Archive/AFP)
15:26 GMT

Syria's opposition group will meet this week in Istanbul to elect a new president.

ISIS now controls most of Syria's oil fields as well as the country's eastern territories (Welayat Raqa/AFP)
14:11 GMT

At least 30,000 people were forced to leave their homes in eastern Syrian by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) Saturday.

Lebanese soldiers stand beside the aftermath of a bombing in Bekaa Valley in December 2013 (File/AFP)
11:21 GMT

Lebanon's Internal Security Forces believe that radical Sunni militant group ISIS will strike the country with a series of attacks, according to a leaked report.

Regime barrel bomb attacks targeted the city of Aleppo daily in late 2013 and early this year (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Violence throughout Syria left dozens more killed Saturday.

July 4, 2014

ISIS also remains in control of the city of Raqqa located in north central Syria (Welayat Raqa/AFP)
15:02 GMT

Jihadists in Syria now control all of the country's main oil and gas fields.

Photo used for illustrative purposes (AFP)
11:18 GMT

Syrian warplanes carried out at least three airstrikes on the outskirts of Arsal in east Lebanon Friday, killing a 12-year-old boy and wounding three family members

July 3, 2014

Al Qaeda-linked Nusra fighters were allegedly in control of the oil field before ISIS seized it Thursday (File Archive/AFP)
13:56 GMT

The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has allegedly taken over control of Syria's largest oil field.

A Danish ship arrives in southern Italy on July 2, 2014 prior to the transfer and destruction of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons (File/AFP)
10:34 GMT

The Pentagon confirmed the full transfer of Syria's chemical weapons to an American vessel off the Italian coast.

Adham passes away after a long battle with cancer. (Image: Facebook)
09:03 GMT

Renowned Syrian actor Adham al Mulla passes away at the age of 82 on Wednesday morning.

The rebel groups singled out recent military gains by ISIS in northern Aleppo province, calling them a “threat to the Syrian revolution.”
08:32 GMT

Rebels in the north and east of Syria have vowed to lay down their arms if they don’t receive help to fight Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS, as an offensive by a leading Islamist faction targets the militants in the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus.