Syria

May 23, 2014

The attack by militants took place during an election rally in southern Syria (File/AFP)
10:43 GMT

More than 20 people were reportedly killed and dozens others injured in a mortar attack by militants in southern Syria.

May 22, 2014

The refugees were initially denied entry to Tunisia after having fled Syria via Beirut (File/AFP)
15:22 GMT

Thirty Palestinian refugees fleeing violence in Syria have been given 30-day visas by Tunisian authorities until a more viable solution can be found.

The siege brings an end to a month long battle between militants attempting to release prison inmates and Syria's army (File/AFP)
12:46 GMT

The Syrian army broke a siege of Aleppo's prison in a battle with rebels who had been in the compound for over 18 months.

Syrian residents help an injured woman following reported air strikes by government forces on May 18, 2014 in Aleppo's Al-Qatarji neighborhood. (AFP PHOTO / AMC / TAMER AL-HALABI)
09:46 GMT

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have joined in an operation to deliver food aids to 60,000 people in Syria’s Aleppo Province.

Khatib has blamed foreign powers in part for failed negotiations in Geneva earlier this year (File Archive/AFP)
07:06 GMT

Former president of the Syrian opposition National Coalition believes that direct negotiations between the Syrian regime and the opposition is the only way to "save the warring parties" from further losses.

May 21, 2014

Lebanese security forces check cars in Bekaa Valley (File/AFP)
17:26 GMT

Lebanon's army announced it arrested 18 Syrians over a three-day period for entering the country with fake documents.

Over 1 million Syrian refugees now live in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT

A lack of funding has caused many Lebanese medical institutions to turn away Syrian refugees who need medical assistance.

Francois Hollande pictured with the head of Syria's National Coalition, Ahmad Jarba, at a press conference in 2013 (File/AFP)
11:56 GMT

Francois Hollande issued a strong warning to the Syrian regime on Tuesday "denouncing" Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons.

Nusra rejected the code of honor because they say it accuses its comrades of embracing nonreligious values. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT

The al Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front rejected a "code of honor" announced by a group of Islamist militias.

May 20, 2014

Hundreds of Britons are believed to have joined the fighting in Syria (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

A British man was found guilty of participating in terrorist related offenses, a London court has found.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that Russia would veto the current draft resolution that refers Syria's current leadership to the International Criminal Court (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

A top Russian official told reporters Tuesday that Moscow would veto any UN resolution that would refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

Regime forces struck another Aleppo town Sunday, leaving many wounded and killed (Tamer Al Halabi/Aleppo Media Centre/AFP)
13:23 GMT

Syrian regime missiles struck a rebel-held town in the northern part of the country Tuesday, leaving at least 23 people dead.

May 19, 2014

Assad Mustafa allegedly had a disagreement of sorts with opposition president Ahmad Jarba, pictured center here (File Archive/AFP)
11:53 GMT

Syrian opposition defense minister Asaad Mustafa resigned from his post Monday after alleged disagreements with other members of the leadership.

Syrians pray over the bodies of the deceased in the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus earlier this year (File Archive/AFP)
10:30 GMT

Over 162,000 people have been killed in Syria since March 2011 according to new figures released Monday.

Many refugees as well as Jordanians returning home after fighting among the ranks of Islamist rebels in Syria  have crossed into the Kingdom through the border crossing in Ramtha (File Archive)
07:17 GMT

At least one gunman and several others were wounded this weekend when Jordanian border guards clashed with militants along the Syria border.