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In February the Pentagon announced 1,200 individuals were identified to be vetted for a train and equip program to help Syrian opposition fighters in the campaign against Daesh. (AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz says the joint Turkish-US train-and-equip program for 'vetted' Syrian fighters can start in May.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tamam Salam (L) and one of Iraq's three Vice Presidents Iyad Allawi (R), attend the opening ceremony of the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, at Bayan palace in Kuwait City, on March 31,2015. (AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Lebanon's Prime Minister made a plea for $1 billion in aid to cope with the Syrian crisis at a donors conference in Kuwait.
Daesh is notorious for killing prisoners in mass public executions. (AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 30 civilians were executed by Daesh in the central Syrian province of Hama.
The signed letter Taim sent to Hala and her fiance Ahmed. (Image: Instagram)
March 31, 2015 - 10:38 GMT
Taim Hassan's fan refused to marry her fiance unless Taim helped!
Canadian forces already joined the coalition against Daesh in Iraq, but this is the first time troops will be sent to fight in Syria. (AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 09:30 GMT
Canada's Parliament has voted to launch an air campaign against Daesh in Syria and Iraq.
Faia Younan's video with her sister for
March 31, 2015 - 09:03 GMT
Faia Younan recently rose to fame through a powerful video that sought to unite the peoples of the Middle East. Now, she has returned with a novel effort: to crowdfund her rise in the music industry.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah, UN-Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN Special Humanitarian Envoy for the Gulf, Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organisation (IICO) and advisor in the Diwan Al-amiri, Abdullah Matouq attend the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait. (Image: AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 07:19 GMT
The UN is holding a major donor conference in Kuwait, and has launched an appeal for $8.4 billion to meet the needs of over 11 million Syrians affected by the ongoing war.
A Syrian teenage refugee girl has been kidnapped in Lebanon's northeastern city of Baalbek, a security source said Monday. (Source: The Daily Star)
March 30, 2015 - 19:02 GMT
A Syrian teenage refugee girl has been kidnapped in Lebanon's northeastern city of Baalbek, a security source said Monday.
More than 30 policeman and soldiers were kidnapped in the restive border town of Arsal last August, at least 25 of whom are still being held by al-Qaeda's Syria wing Jabhat al-Nusra and Daesh. (AFP/File)
March 30, 2015 - 14:34 GMT
Frustrated by the a lack of headway by mediators, family members of some 25 Lebanese servicemen held by Daesh and Nusra since last August threatened to take matters into their own hands Monday in a fresh protest in downtown Beirut.
A member of the Iraqi security smokes a cigarette atop a damaged house in the southern entrance of the city of Tikrit on March 29, 2015 during a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city from Daesh. (AFP/File)
March 30, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
President Masoud Barzani says Kurdistan Regional Government will back Iraqi troops in an attack on Mosul, Daesh’s largest stronghold in Iraq.
They are still in the testing phase, with part of production distributed to individuals who carry out taste tests and verify the quality.
March 30, 2015 - 11:42 GMT
In Syria's northeastern province of Latakia, workers roll the country's first locally made cigars, a new product being launched despite the devastating civil conflict now in its fifth year.