Syria

November 11, 2014

Israel is an oasis in the region for LGBT communities. (AFP file photo)
08:18 GMT

Perhaps the most neglected major news story unfolding in the Middle East is the systematic repression of the region’s LGBT community.

November 10, 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pose for a picture during a break in fighting against Islamic State (IS) group on November 8, 2014. [AFP]
16:47 GMT

"They are our brothers. They are good people. They love life, a lot like us, really," woman tells Israel Radio.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) meeting with United Nations special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Damascus on November 10, 2014. [AFP]
15:14 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has said a ceasefire proposal for the embattled northern city of Aleppo, which has been raised by the UN envoy to the country, is “worth studying.”

Four of the nuclear engineers were Syrian while one was Iranian, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (AFP/File)
10:59 GMT

Five nuclear engineers were reportedly assassinated by unknown gunmen close to a research center in northern Damascus.

Lebanese soldiers have been carrying out raids across Syrian refugee camps since outbreaks of clashes in Arsal in August, 2014. (File/AFP)
07:32 GMT

Lebanon's army raided a gathering in a Syrian refugee camp Sunday following a nationwide crackdown on militancy in the country.

November 9, 2014

A Lebanese army soldier mans a checkpoint at the entrance to Arsal town in the Bekaa valley.
20:34 GMT

The Lebanese Army Sunday arrested a Syrian rebel commander and his chauffeur near the northeastern border town of Arsal

ISIL launched their offensive against Kobani in mid-September. (AFP/File)
15:42 GMT

More than 1,000 people have been killed in the fighting in Kobani, a monitor group said Sunday.

A fighter from the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) stands before clashes resume with ISIL in Kobani, November 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:40 GMT

At least 13 ISIL militants and Kurdish fighters were killed following clashes in the Syrian border town of Kobani, which has been under siege for nearly two months.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been hit in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim, close to the Syrian border (Image: Screenshot)
06:59 GMT

ISIL leader and self-proclaimed "Caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has allegedly been seriously injured by a US air strike, local witnesses and government sources reported.

The report said Pakistan's Taliban offered to join the ISIL militant movement (File/AFP)
06:31 GMT

ISIL has begun luring members of the Taliban and other militant groups to join its ranks, according to a state government report from the Balochistan province.

November 8, 2014

ISIL is tightening their rules on civilian life in the eastern Syrian province of Dayr al-Zawr. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

ISIL militants closed all schools in the areas they control in eastern Syria.

November 7, 2014

Iraqi special forces advance in the Jurf al-Sakhr area on Oct. 30, after they retook the area from ISIL jihadists. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
20:43 GMT

The AP report said the president was also requesting $5 billion from Congress.

Iraq says its air force has hit a number of ISIL positions in Salahuddin and Anbar provinces.  (AFP file photo)
07:23 GMT

Iraq's Ministry of Defense said that the Iraqi air force carried out "effective strikes" in the oil-rich town of Baiji in Salahuddin Province.

November 6, 2014

One strike hit the group's Babsaqa headquarters, near the Syrian border with Turkey, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/File)
16:57 GMT

Ahrar al Sham is targeted by US-led coalition airstrikes for the first time in the Syrian conflict.

ISIL militants seized the gas fields last week. (AFP/File)
08:36 GMT

Soldiers of the Syrian army have recaptured two major gas fields and a gas company in the central province of Homs.