Syria

June 1, 2014

Lebanon is currently home to over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanese authorities have asked refugees to refrain from entering Syria starting June 1 or risk losing their status in an attempt to organize the growing refugee crisis in the country.

May 31, 2014

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011 (File/AFP)
12:41 GMT

Twenty civilians are believed to have been killed in Syria's city of Aleppo after militants bombarded several neighbourhoods with mortar shells.

It is estimated that at least 27 percent of Lebanon's population is now made up of Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
11:16 GMT

The UNHCR has opposed plans by Lebanese authorities to build refugee camps close to the border with Syria due to security issues.

Militant groups in Syria have stepped up attacks ahead of the presidential elections on June 3 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

A four-year-old is said to be among the dead after Syrian militants attacked a residential area in Damascus Friday, killing at least two civilians.

May 30, 2014

Gruesome videos have been released on numerous occasions of extremists executing people in Syria (File/AFP)
15:09 GMT

Video footage has been released, allegedly showing the execution by Syrian militants of a teenage boy accused of robbery.

Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier showed support for the Syrian crisis during a trip to Lebanon (File/AFP)
11:47 GMT

Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pledged $6.8 million to help support Syrian refugees and said he was hopeful other European countries would follow suit.

U.S. citizen Abu Huraira al-Amriki was involved in a truck bombing according to the New York Times (Image: Twitter)
09:22 GMT

American officials confirmed that a U.S. citizen died in a suicide bomb attack while fighting alongside militants in Syria.

May 29, 2014

Turkey is now home to up to one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
17:26 GMT

Up to 4,500 Syrians fled to Turkey in the past three days due to a high number of air strikes carried out by Assad's regime.

Two Lebanese bishops and a cameraman are believed to have been kidnapped in Syria last year (File/AFP)
12:51 GMT

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil sought help from his Turkish counterpart to free two kidnapped Orthodox bishops in Syria along with a Lebanese cameraman.

Syrians who are currently residing in Lebanon came to their embassy in droves to enure they voted. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT

Syrians in Lebanon rushed to the polls to vote in the presidential elections, but many speculate that they are voting out of fear.

Losses were estimated at $143.8 billion, a figure the report said was based on estimated damage to residential and state buildings.
11:09 GMT

Syria's economy, rocked by four years of civil war, is shrinking fast as industrial and agricultural output falls, leaving almost two thirds of the population in extreme poverty.

Assad's air forces have dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo multiple times in recent months. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

Air raids in Aleppo killed over 40 people on Wednesday.

The opposition members said they were taken to Qatar by a group of Americans who taught them basic military training and outfitted them with military gear. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

In a recent documentary, the Syrian opposition claims it has already received training from the CIA. The opposition members said they were taken to Qatar by a group of Americans who taught them basic military training and outfitted them with military gear.

May 28, 2014

Lebanon is now home to over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Sources from the European Commission said they are concerned about reports where Syrian refugees were allegedly denied vital healthcare treatment in Lebanon.

Pro-Assad supporters took to the streets of Beirut on Wednesday (File/AFP)
16:21 GMT

Pro-Assad voters stopped traffic in the streets of Beirut Wednesday amid a chaotic and disorganised day at the Syrian embassy.