Syria

June 4, 2014

Ahead of Syria´s impending elections, public support for Bashar Al Assad is only increasing (AFP/ File).
08:00 GMT

Assad has gone from protests against him that sparked a civil war to a majority population wanting him elected.

A visa request by Syrian filmmaker Mohamed Malas was turned down by Egyptian authorities on Monday. (Image: Variety.com)
07:23 GMT

Syrian filmmaker Mohamed Malas was supposed to preside the jury at Ismailia international film festival, but Egyptian authorities had other ideas!

June 3, 2014

The campaign ads sparked a global outcry from Syrian opposition groups, prompting Facebook to remove all "sponsored" adverts (File/AFP)
16:22 GMT

Facebook removed campaign ads by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's office on its site after an outcry from opposition groups.

In the past two weeks, seven Hezbollah members have now been killed fighting in Syria (File/AFP)
12:31 GMT

An additional four Hezbollah members were killed in Syria violence Tuesday, bringing the death toll up to seven in the past two weeks from the Lebanese Shia group.

Bashar al-Assad voted on Tuesday alongside his British-born wife Asma (Image: Facebook)
11:17 GMT

President Bashar al-Assad voted with his wife Asma in Syria's widely criticized elections Tuesday according to the country's state broadcaster.

Lebanon’s gross domestic product dropped 2.9 percent annually between 2012 and 2014
11:07 GMT

The conflict in Syria has cost Lebanon $7.5 billion as it struggles to cope with hosting more than a million refugees from the neighboring country

Assad is widely expected to win Syria's presidential election. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT

Hundreds of Syrian refugees flocked to border polling stations to vote in the presidential elections despite a threat from the Lebanese government that their refugee status might be revoked if they return to Syria.

Many analysts have argued that the Syrian elections will in no way be free and fair. (AFP/File)
07:02 GMT

Syrians are heading to the polls this morning to vote in the presidential elections.

The conflict in Syria has forced millions to flee. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, 334 people were tortured to death in Syria in the month of May.

June 2, 2014

Lebanon now hosts over 1 million refugees. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

On Monday Lebanon finalized its policy towards Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.

Opposition groups have threatened to carry out attacks in rebel-held areas on election day. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Multiple groups in Syria's opposition have issued warnings for Syria's June 3 election.

Although Taim deeply hurt Dima with his regrettable actions, she still hopes he finds "the right woman." (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:54 GMT

Dima Bayaa dropped a bombshell on her fans this week after announcing that her ex-hubby Taim Hassan cheated on her when they were married.

Roughly 50 people have been killed in Aleppo over the past three days. (AFP/File)
13:24 GMT

At least 27 people have been killed by shelling in Aleppo.

An image grab taken from a video released by jihadist group Al-Nusra Front shows a portrait of American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, who is believed to have been involved in the suicide bombing against regime forces in Idlib. (AFP)
11:30 GMT

How America's first suicide bomber in Syria raises concerns for a second 9/11.

Here's looking at you, Duraid Laham!
11:00 GMT

With a name like Duraid Laham in the lineup, the Ramadan series “Abwab Al Reeh” (Gates of the Wind) is sure to be a big hit.