Syria

June 10, 2014

The Syrian conflict has killed over 160,000 people. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Qatar's prime minister has called on the U.N. Security Council to impose a ceasefire to end Syria's brutal civil war.

June 9, 2014

Bashar Assad has tortured thousands of his own people. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Assad has announced a "general amnesty" for all crimes committed during the civil war.

Former Syria Peace Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says that the United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia were reluctant to assist his efforts in securing peace (AFP/ File).
07:51 GMT

Former Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has predicted that Syria, a country increasingly being run by warlords, faces becoming a failed state similar to Somalia.

Syria’s ambassador  to the United Nations  had recently complained that  people from as far away as  New Zealand had been lured to fight in the war  raging in Syria (AFP/ File).
06:54 GMT

New Zealand media have reported that its first citizen has been killed in Syria. Its Foreign Ministry is yet to provide further details.

June 8, 2014

Aleppo has been devastated by air strikes since the beginning of Syria's civil war. (AFP/File)
12:42 GMT

A family of six has been killed during air raids in Aleppo. The youngest casualty was a six-month-old baby.

Al-Qaeda is readily taking advantage of the chaos in Syria. (AFP/File)
10:13 GMT

As the Syrian war rages on, al-Qaeda is strengthening its position globally.

June 7, 2014

Hezbollah's leader called the recent Syrian elections "historic" and said no political solution could be reached without President Assad (File/AFP)
15:08 GMT

Hasan Nasrallah said during a speech Friday that Lebanon shouldn't rely on Saudi-Iranian talks to solve the election of a new president.

An estimated 7,500 Syrian women are believed to have been raped, according to the Syrian National Coalition (File/AFP)
11:11 GMT

Syrian opposition members believe over 7,500 women were raped in the continuing three-year conflict.

Infighting between Al-Nusra Front and ISIS militants in Syria caused further bloodshed across the country (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The Syrian branch of militant group ISIS has reportedly made gains towards Iraq, where they could unite with their counterparts across the border in the troubled Anbar province.

June 6, 2014

An old Syrian man walks through the besieged city of Homs in a former rebel held neighborhood (File/AFP)
14:52 GMT

The silence in Syria's Homs is deadly, quite literally. Even as rebels evacuated the city, Robert Fisk argues, peace has yet to come to the besieged city.

Bashar al-Assad's army is expected to make further gains, after his victory in the re-election this week (File/AFP)
09:47 GMT

Bashar al-Assad's army regained control of a town close to Damascus Friday, according to SANA news agency.

Former Lebanon PM Saad Hariri called the Syrian election a "farce" (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Saad Hariri on Thursday criticized Bashar al-Assad's victory in the Syrian elections as a "farce".

June 5, 2014

Thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in makeshift camps (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

The UN's Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, expressed disappointment with Beirut's plans to build refugee camps along the border with Syria.

The 14-year-old Syrian boy's body was found dumped at the side of a road in east Lebanon (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front killed and dumped the body of a 14-year-old Syrian boy on a roadside, east of Lebanon, according to security sources.

Spillover violence from Syria caused the Lebanese government to implement a new security plan in Tripoli in April. (AFP/File)
12:57 GMT

The Lebanese Army has detained several people in Tripoli for cheering about Assad's recent presidential victory.