Syria

July 14, 2014

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.

Syrian government troops walk through the besieged city of Aleppo, July 8, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:19 GMT

Syrian rebels have cited concern over the besieged city of Aleppo amid fears Syria's largest city will be recaptured by government forces.

A protester stands with a sign during an anti-Assad protest in Washington, 2013 (File/AFP)
08:04 GMT

A number of British firms provided the Syrian regime with chemical weapons in the 1980s according to a Foreign Office report seen by the BBC.

Bahra headed the opposition delegation at the Geneva II talks. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

The Syrian National Coalition, Syria's main opposition group, elected Hadi al-Bahra as their new president.

July 8, 2014

British citizens were recently pictured in a propaganda video by terrorist group ISIL (File/AFP)
11:00 GMT

Muslim leaders in the UK called for unity and urged British citizens not to travel to Iraq and Syria and join terrorist groups such as ISIL.