Syria

July 15, 2014

Kurds have been fighting ISIS in both Iraq and Syria for months (File Archive)
14:33 GMT

Hundreds of Kurds from Turkey are heading en masse to northern Syria to help their counterparts fight against jihadists.

Arsal has frequently been affected by rocket spillover from Syria (File Archive)
13:33 GMT

At least seven people were wounded Tuesday in Lebanon's town of Arsal from Syrian rockets.

Israel targeted military sites in Golan. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT

Israeli warplanes bombed three targets in Syria's Golan Heights Tuesday.

July 14, 2014

31 Hezbollah fighters were wounded, while the resistance party captured 14 fighters from the Nusra Front and Islamic Battalion (AFP/ File).
16:03 GMT

Seven Hezbollah and 32 Syrian rebels died, whilst 50 were wounded in clashes on the Syria-Lebanon border that occurred on Saturday and Sunday.

Abbas in character in "Baba Al Hara" (The Neighborhood Gate). (Image: Facebook)
10:45 GMT

Syrian actor Abbas al Nouri isn't taking any time off this Ramadan like some of his fellow showbiz friends!

Nusra Front seeks to establish an Islamic state in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT

The Nusra Front intends to establish an Islamic "emirate" in Syria when the time is right.

July 13, 2014

Kurds in Syria have been fighting ISIS militants in Kobani for months (File Archive/AFP)
19:29 GMT

Kurdish fighters clashed with jihadist militants in Syria's north Sunday.

July 12, 2014

(AFP)
07:47 GMT

Several militant factions affiliated with what the West calls moderate rebel groups have pledged allegiance to ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

July 11, 2014

Syrian refugee numbers are set to exceed 3 million in the next few weeks (File Archive/AFP)
15:32 GMT

The UN refugee agency criticized Europe Friday for only welcoming a "miniscule" number of Syrians inside its borders despite the fact that refugee numbers are set to exceed 3 million in the next few weeks.

July 10, 2014

De Mistura was confirmed by the UN Security Council earlier this week (AFP)
20:58 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon confirmed Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Special Envoy to Syria.

Many Syrians were killed in a chemical attack last August (File Archive/AFP)
16:02 GMT

At least 170,000 people have been killed in Syria's three-year civil war according to a new death toll released by an activist group Thursday.

July 9, 2014

De Mistura previously served as the UN envoy in Afghanistan and Iraq (File Archive/AFP)
16:54 GMT

Staffan de Mistura was named to become the new UN envoy to Syria.

Raqqa is one of ISIS' main strongholds in Syria (File Archive/AFP)
16:30 GMT

At least twenty jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) were killed in a Syria government-led air raid Wednesday in the city of Raqqa.

Millions have fled the violence in Syria. (AFP/File)
11:48 GMT

Syrian rebels killed at least 14 people in Khatab village.