Syria

June 6, 2014

An old Syrian man walks through the besieged city of Homs in a former rebel held neighborhood (File/AFP)
14:52 GMT

The silence in Syria's Homs is deadly, quite literally. Even as rebels evacuated the city, Robert Fisk argues, peace has yet to come to the besieged city.

Bashar al-Assad's army is expected to make further gains, after his victory in the re-election this week (File/AFP)
09:47 GMT

Bashar al-Assad's army regained control of a town close to Damascus Friday, according to SANA news agency.

Former Lebanon PM Saad Hariri called the Syrian election a "farce" (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Saad Hariri on Thursday criticized Bashar al-Assad's victory in the Syrian elections as a "farce".

June 5, 2014

Thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in makeshift camps (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

The UN's Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, expressed disappointment with Beirut's plans to build refugee camps along the border with Syria.

The 14-year-old Syrian boy's body was found dumped at the side of a road in east Lebanon (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front killed and dumped the body of a 14-year-old Syrian boy on a roadside, east of Lebanon, according to security sources.

Spillover violence from Syria caused the Lebanese government to implement a new security plan in Tripoli in April. (AFP/File)
12:57 GMT

The Lebanese Army has detained several people in Tripoli for cheering about Assad's recent presidential victory.

Nisreen has been exposed as an home-wrecker by Dima. (Image: Facebook)
12:26 GMT

Dima Bayaa opened up about why she finally chose to tell the truth about her ex-husband's betrayal years after it's all been done and dusted!

For the first time in decades, there were multiple candidates on the ballot. (AFP/File)
06:49 GMT

President Bashar Assad has won Tuesday's election, winning 88.7% of the vote.

June 4, 2014

Sing it, sister! Ruwaida Attieh took the Atlantic City stage by storm. (Image: Facebook)
20:31 GMT

Taking the stage by storm, Ruwaida Attieh sang her heart out on her second US tour stop.

Lebanon is home to over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
15:52 GMT

Saudi Arabia's envoy to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri said Wednesday that a new aid program for Syrian refugees would provide $1.8 million over the next six months along with additional shelter and food.

Lebanon has welcome millions of refugees into the country, but the drastic population increase has caused severe strain on the Lebanese economy. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT

The Lebanese Social Affairs Minister announced Wednesday that Lebanon would now only receive refugees who are fleeing from nearby border areas in Syria.

An anti-regime protester splashes red paint over a Bashar al-Assad poster in Paris (File/AFP)
11:48 GMT

Syrians opposed to President Bashar al-Assad's regime staged counter polls across the Middle East to condemn Tuesday's election.

Nusra Front and ISIL are fighting each other as well as battling Assad's regime in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:55 GMT

Clashes continue between al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The fighting has killed at least 60 militants this week.

Ahead of Syria´s impending elections, public support for Bashar Al Assad is only increasing (AFP/ File).
08:00 GMT

Assad has gone from protests against him that sparked a civil war to a majority population wanting him elected.

A visa request by Syrian filmmaker Mohamed Malas was turned down by Egyptian authorities on Monday. (Image: Variety.com)
07:23 GMT

Syrian filmmaker Mohamed Malas was supposed to preside the jury at Ismailia international film festival, but Egyptian authorities had other ideas!