Syria

May 19, 2014

Syrian residents carry an injured man following reported air strikes by government forces on May 18, 2014 in Aleppo's Al-Qatarji neighborhood. More than 150,000 people have died in three years in the Syrian conflict, and nearly half the population have fled their homes. (AFP PHOTO / AMC / TAMER AL-HALABI)
06:50 GMT

The head of Syria's air defenses has been killed in an attack by opposition forces fighting against the Syrian government.

Suzan Najm Al Din
05:00 GMT

After foes of her political stance attempted to close down her Facebook account, Suzan gives a shout out to her friends for defending her before the Facebook adminstration.

May 18, 2014

Directors Wiam Simav Bedirxan (L) and Ossama Mohammed react before the screening of 'Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait', on third day of 67th Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 16, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ AMMAR ABD RABBO)
08:32 GMT

After her horrifying footage of the Syrian civil war was turned into a documentary, Wiam Simav Bedirxan was overcome at the warm reception she was given at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hermel is hit rather frequently by rockets from Syria's war (File Archive)
07:31 GMT

Rockets from the neighboring war in Syria hit Lebanese towns Hermel and Arsal Saturday evening. No casualties were reported.

May 17, 2014

Michelle Dockery's red dress that's up for auction.
12:01 GMT

The leading actress of the hit British series "Downton Abbey" is auctioning the gown she wore at the Emmy's last year to help Syrian refugees.

Over one million Syrian refugees currently reside in Lebanon according to the UN (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon is preparing a plan to address the high numbers of Syrian refugees in the country, Friday.

May 16, 2014

Severe water shortages are affecting around one million people in Aleppo (File/AFP)
15:31 GMT

Residents in Aleppo are suffering high water shortages due to the ongoing civil war between militants and Assad's Syrian army despite a recent ceasefire.

In 2013, 71 journalists were killed while working in Syria (File/AFP)
12:53 GMT

Two British journalists were abducted by militants while covering stories in Syria. The Times reporter Anthony Loyd was shot in the leg while his photographer colleague Jack Hill was beaten trying to escape.

An injured Syrian boy awaits treatment in Aleppo (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Over 29 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his vest on the outskirts of Aleppo. Turkish officials said they treated up to 50 civilians for injuries, Thursday

May 15, 2014

Rebels detonated the tunnel bomb underneath the Wadi al-Deif base on Thursday (File/AFP)
17:22 GMT

Syrian rebels detonated 60 tonnes of explosives in a tunnel under a large army base, a militant commander confirmed on Thursday.

Around 150,000 Palestinian refugees lived in the Yarmouk camp since fleeing Israel in 1957 (File/AFP)
14:33 GMT

A shootout in the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk prevented the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) from distributing aid, according to a statement Thursday.

There are over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, making up at least 27% of the population (File/AFP)
13:42 GMT

Lebanon is due to limit the number of Syrian refugees entering the country, according to the Trade and Economy Minister Alain Hakim.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in London earlier this week ahead of Wednesday's Friends of Syria meeting  (Jacquelyn Martin/Pool/AFP)
13:17 GMT

Arab and Western foreign ministers and leaders met Thursday in London to discuss new strategies to support Syria's opposition.

Airstrikes across Syria have reduced numerous towns to rubble. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

Airstrikes in northern Syria have killed over 40 people, mostly civilians.

May 14, 2014

Over one million Syrian refugees are now registered in Lebanon (File/AFP)
16:29 GMT

Japan's government has donated $4.3 million to Syrian refugees in Lebanon to help the "most vulnerable children and families" affected by the crisis.