Syria

February 23, 2014

Turkish territory has also been targeted several times in the history of the Syrian crisis - in May 2013, 51 people were killed in Reyhanli after a Syrian suicide bomber detonated himself in the Turkish town. (AFP/File)
09:05 GMT

Dozens of people were injured after a car bomb exploded near a field hospital in the Syrian town of Atmeh, near the Turkish border, witnesses reported on Sunday.

A man assists an elderly lady to walks amid garbage during the evacuation of civilians from besieged parts of the Syrian city of Homs on February 19, 2014. (AFP)
07:14 GMT

MARAH MASHI takes us inside Homs, where only fighters and mice remain.

February 22, 2014

The U.N. and other humanitarian organizations have found it increasingly difficult to provide sufficient aid to Syrians in need. Recently, humanitarian access has been difficult to achieve as civilians have been caught besieged in cities with only few opportunities available to bring in aid. (AFP/File)
18:24 GMT

The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution to increase humanitarian aid access in Syria as continued violence threatens to destabilize the region.

Despite talks in Geneva, fighting in Syria has intensified with the Syrian army stepping up its use of barrel bombs. January marked the deadliest month of the conflict yet, with almost 6,000 killed. More than 136,000 people have died since the conflict began in March 2011. (AFP/File)
08:53 GMT

The Syrian air force stepped up attacks on Friday as opposition fighters readied an offensive.

Since the start of the Syrian civil war, Hezbollah has involved itself increasingly in keeping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad afloat. The current strategy to recruit fighters from Eastern Europe follows Hezbollah's public support for the Assad regime, along with sending its own fighters to assist Assad's forces. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Hezbollah has been recruiting mercenaries from Eastern Europe to shore up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria.

February 21, 2014

Many of the wounded were children. (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT

A car bomb in a Syrian refugee camp kills roughly a dozen people and wounds many, including children.

February 20, 2014

Syrians waving national flags gather behind a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a rally in his support on February 20, 2014 in Qudsaya, west of Damascus. [AFP]
19:43 GMT

The Arab Democratic Party issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Lebanese authorities Thursday following the assassination of a party official in the restive northern city of Tripoli.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on February 20, 2014 shows Syrian children attending a rally in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (portrait on the flag) in the northern coastal city of Tartous. [AFP]
17:23 GMT

Saudi Arabia will hold next week a “Day of Solidarity” for the thousands of Syrian children affected by the war in their country, the kingdom’s state-run agency said on Thursday.

Aid to the besieged refugee camp has been continually disrupted. Meanwhile, the humanitarian crisis inside Yarmouk continues to grow. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT

UNRWA, the United Nation's agency for Palestinian refugees, has resumed its distribution of aid and food to the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, a spokesman said Thursday.

Syrian government officials express concern over foreign fighters in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, Syria's Speaker of Parliament, recently accused the U.S. of backing terrorist efforts in Syria.

The UN is expected to vote on a resolution for aid to Syria on Friday. It is unclear whether Russia and China will veto the measure. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

The U.N. Security Council will likely vote on a resolution to boost humanitarian aid in Syria on Friday.

February 19, 2014

Photo shows the site of a bomb explosion in Aleppo. [Press TV]
18:47 GMT

A bomb explosion has targeted a police headquarters in the Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, causing several casualties.

The Syrian Free Army chief General Selim Idriss [AFP]
18:05 GMT

The Syrian Free Army chief General Selim Idriss on Wednesday rejected his dismissal by opposition leaders and regional unit commanders pledged to keep fighting under his command.

A sick Syrian woman lies in a evacuated building on January 27, 2014 in the Kucukpazar district of Istanbul. [AFP]
17:57 GMT

The Turkish government has agreed to grant residency permits to Palestinians who have fled Syria for Turkey, the Palestinian ambassador to Turkey said in a statement.

An man bleeding from his head carries a baby following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on February 17, 2014 in the Hanano district of the northern Syrian city Aleppo. Will the peace talks really be able to end the suffering of the Syrian people? (AFP)
09:54 GMT

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon remains convinced the Geneva talks are the best way to end the crisis in Syria, despite the lack of progress that has come out of the previous negotiations between the regime and opposition.