Syria

May 15, 2014

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.

Jarba met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week in Washington as well (Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/AFP)
07:38 GMT

President Obama met with Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba Tuesday in what has been described by the media as "productive talks."

May 13, 2014

Brahimi replaced former Secretary-General Kofi Annan as the UN Arab League Special Envoy to Syria in 2012 (File Archive/AFP)
18:16 GMT

The UN Arab League special envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will resign from his post May 31 said Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon Tuesday.

Rebel infighting escalated in parts of Deir el-Zour province on Monday (File/AFP)
11:50 GMT

Battles raged between al-Qaeda affiliated groups Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the Syrian borders with Iraq on Monday, according to a British based activist group.

Many Kurdish women have taken up arms to fight the Islamist militants at their doorstep. (AFP/File)
09:01 GMT

The international community should aid Syria's moderate Kurds in their fight against Islamist extremists.

Residents of the Old City of Homs carry their belongings out from their neighbourhood on May 12, 2014. The Syrian government has been accused of using chlorine gas as a weapon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
08:57 GMT

There is strong evidence suggesting that the Syrian government used chlorine gas on three towns in mid-April in direct violation of the chemical weapons treaty that Damascus signed last year, Human Rights Watch reported Tuesday.

With Iran's help, Tehran says Assad has already won the war in Syria. (AFP/File)
06:34 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won the war in Syria, and the campaign by rebels has failed, senior Iranian foreign policy officials claimed.

May 12, 2014

Many of Adra's residents are Alawites. (AFP/File)
18:01 GMT

Syrian rebels say they will free 1,500 families in Adra in exchange for food and the release of jailed opponents of Assad.

Al Nusra Front enjoys general support from other opposition groups, while ISIL has drawn criticism for brutal attacks on civilians. (AFP/File)
17:01 GMT

The Syrian opposition group ISIL has threatened to take its war with rival opposition group al Nusra Front to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Al Nusra Front and the Islamic Front worked together to take the villages in Hama from Assad's forces. (AFP/File)
15:26 GMT

Members of the Syrian opposition have reclaimed two villages in Hama.

The Free Syrian Army has been fighting against Assad's regime since the uprising in March of 2011. (AFP/File)
14:35 GMT

A member of the Free Syrian Army was arrested in Egypt because he was allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Cairo.

Ayman al Zawahiri, the leader of al Qaeda, disavowed ISIL in February. (AFP/File)
13:22 GMT

A new statement from ISIL says the group will not leave Syria and asks Zawahiri to remove the leader of al Nusra Front.

Discovered at a very young age, Wassouf earned the title “The Sultan of Tarab” for his renowned contribution to the music industry in the Arab world. (Image: Facebook)
07:33 GMT

Following in the footsteps of fellow Syrian artist Raghda, George Wassouf describes Syrian President Assad as a good-hearted man!

Syrian rebel-regime fighting has in recent weeks advanced to the Qunaitra crossing near the Golan Heights' ceasefire line (Jalaa Marey/AFP)
07:12 GMT

Parts of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights remained closed for a second day Monday after Tel Aviv's defense forces announced Sunday that it would transform the territory into a "military zone" due to the spillover from Syria's war.