Syria

March 13, 2014

Jenny Asper's red locks (Image courtesy of  entyahla.com)
08:18 GMT

Haifa Wehbe's hair has been catching her even more attention than usual. Is Jenny Asper aspiring for the same redhead stardom?

March 12, 2014

Former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad (seated R), his wife Aniseh (seated L), sons Maher (standing, L-R), Bashar, Bassel, Majd and daughter Bushra (standing, L-R) pose for a undated family portrait. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)
13:10 GMT

EU sanctions against the eldest sister of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were upheld by a European court on Wednesday, with officials saying her strong family ties made her inclusion on the sanctions list legitimate.

Syria's President Bashar Al Assad met with displaced civilians living in the town of Adra Wednesday (AFP)
09:24 GMT

In a rare decision, Syria's President Bashar Al Assad decided to make an unprecedented trip Wednesday to Damascus' suburbs to visit citizens displaced from the country's ongoing civil war.

Rebel fighters lost their last stronghold near the Lebanese border this week with regime forces overpowering the opposition in Yabroud (AFP)
07:17 GMT

Syrian regime fighters backed by Hezbollah took "full control" of Yabroud this week, the last rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border.

March 11, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad described the Syrian people as full of admiration for Russia Tuesday, according to the country's state news agency (File Archive/AFP)
16:15 GMT

Syria's President Bashar Al Assad commended its ally Russia for "reestablishing balance in international relations" while suicide bombers in Qamishli killed five and left at least 15 wounded.

Nadine and Bassem won't be working together in this occasion! (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:49 GMT

Bassem Yakhour is apparently way too busy working on a number of projects to take part in Nadine al Rasi's new drama series.

The Nusra Front has accused the Lebanese military of targeting Sunnis. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT

The Nusra Front is threatening to drastically increase attacks inside Lebanon.

Debris cover a street and flames rise from a building following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in Aleppo. (AFP)
08:51 GMT

Pro-opposition activists said that Syrian regime aircrafts dropped a number of bombs and barrel bombs on Yabroud, as well as shelling rebel-held areas nearby.

"Spotlight" stars Ayman and Bassem will make the Syrian crisis their theme for Season 10 of their satirical sketch show. (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:39 GMT

Bassem Yakhour and Ayman Reda reveal the theme of Season 10 of their popular satirical sketch show “Spotlight.”

Yarmouk is home to the largest Palestinian refugee community in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT

Armed militants continue to disrupt aid to Palestinian refugees inside Syria's Yarmouk Camp.

Nuns who were among a group freed after being held hostage by Islamist rebels in Syria, pray during a mass to celebrate their release at the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus. (AFP)
07:14 GMT

The Syrian opposition said Monday that 141 women prisoners were freed from regime jails as part of a swap deal involving the release of 13 nuns abducted from the Syrian Christian town of Maaloula.

The last Arab summit was held in Doha in 2012. (AFP/File)
06:58 GMT

The last Arab summit granted the Syrian opposition a seat at the Arab League. However, the opposition is not yet ready to claim their seat.

A Syrian refugee girl looks on in a house in the Basaksehir district of Istanbul, on March 4, 2014. (AFP)
06:46 GMT

UNICEF said Monday that the number of children suffering as a result of the ongoing Syrian conflict has more than doubled over the past year, adding that hundreds of thousands of children trapped in besieged areas of the war-torn country,

March 10, 2014

Riham Abdel Ghafour will soon sound like a Syrian! (Image: Facebook)
13:39 GMT

With a new drama "Adam's Apple" in the works, Riham Abdel Ghafour is getting her Syrian study on to speak the dialect for her role as a Syrian nanny.

Bassam and Ayman will be going head to head in their upcoming drama. (Image: Facebook)
09:20 GMT

Ayman Zeidan and Bassam Kousa are done playing "happy families" in their new TV drama “Ma Waraa’ Al Wujooh” (Behind the Faces).