Syria

June 2, 2014

This is the first instance of Palestinian projectile fire and Israeli retaliation in a month (File Archive/ AFP).
10:32 GMT

The Israel Air Force bombed two Gaza targets and into Syria in separate incidents over the past 48 hours.

Lebanon's Interior Minister Machnouk says that Lebanese authorities are growing increasingly concerned about election-related violence (Joseph Eid/ AFP).
06:59 GMT

Lebanon's decision to consider revoking refugee status for Syrians who return to their country to vote was based on security concerns Interior Minister Machnouk said on Sunday.

June 1, 2014

More than 100 Palestinian prisoners have been hospitalized since beginning their hunger strike on 24 April 2014 (Moshe Shai/Flash90).
18:07 GMT

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Legislative Council have called for increased international pressure on Israel as the health of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike worsens.

Asala was extremely happy for Sisi's win in the the Presidential elections last week. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:05 GMT

Asala joined Egyptian celebs by congratulating Al Sisi on winning Egypt’s Presidential elections last week.

Minnie & Mickey Mouse at Aly & Adam's bday party! (Image: Facebook)
08:30 GMT

Angham shared her dear friend Asala's happiest moments at her twins' birthday party last week.

Current President Bashar al Assad is widely expected to win the presidential election. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT

Polls revealed that 95% of Syrian expats have taken part in Syria's presidential elections ahead of the June 3 vote that will take place inside the country.

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.