Syria

May 17, 2014

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.

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.