Syria

February 25, 2014

An Israeli Merkava tank maneuvers during a drill in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on 24 April 2013. (AFP/File)
10:19 GMT

In a bid to prevent a spillover of violence, Israel has sent a new military division to police the Golan Heights border with Syria.

The delivery of aid to Syria's most pressing areas was agreed upon in a U.N. resolution. (AFP)
09:32 GMT

About 6,650 food rations in three areas of Damascus where rebels and the army reached a truce were distributed by Syria’s Red Crescent on Monday, Agence France-Presse reported.

Smoke billows from the site of reported airstrike by pro-regime planes in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus on February 22, 2014. (AFP)
07:05 GMT

Activists reported that air raids on rebel-held towns across Syria killed 26 people Monday, just two days after the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to indiscriminate shelling and aerial attacks in the Syrian conflict.

Israel regularly pre-emptively strikes targets they believe are a threat to their security. (AFP/File)
06:38 GMT

Israeli warplanes struck a reputed arms shipment near the Lebanon-Syria border that was going to Hezbollah militants, Lebanese and other Arab media reported.

February 24, 2014

The bloody Syrian civil war rages on. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

Syrian forces strike a town near Damascus, killing at least four, as Assad continues to battle the opposition for control of Syria.

Jordanian border guards frequently stop arms smugglers at the Jordan-Syria border. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT

Jordanian border guards foiled an attempt to smuggle ammunition into Jordan early Monday morning.

Lebanon has been targeted by a number of suicide bombers over Hezbollah's involvement in Syria. Last week, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed that his group would keep fighting in Lebanon's war torn neighbor. (AFP/File)
07:02 GMT

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Hezbollah’s pullout from Syria could put an end to suicide bomb attacks that have struck Lebanese areas where the group enjoys wide support.

The report indicated that Germany is in second place on the list, with 36 firms, while Iran was third, with 21 companies.
03:55 GMT

Entrepreneurs from Syria established more businesses in Turkey than any other country in the first month of the year.

February 23, 2014

Al-Suri had been critical of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levenat (ISIL) and its approach toward other rebel factions [AFP]
19:08 GMT

Two extremist militants have killed a senior al-Qaeda operative in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, as infighting among rival foreign-backed groups continues in the Arab country.

UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) commissioner-general Filippo Grandi  meeting with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad in the capital Damascus. [AFP]
18:33 GMT

Syria said Sunday it is ready to cooperate with a rare UN Security Council resolution to allow humanitarian access, so long as it respects "state sovereignty."

Atmeh is home to a refugee camp, where nearly 30,000 displaced Syrians reside. (AFP)
14:11 GMT

At least 10 people were killed on Sunday when a car bomb struck a field hospital in the Syrian town of Atmeh near the border with Turkey.

The Syrian opposition has long requested anti-aircraft weaponry in order to defeat Assad's powerful air force. (AFP/File)
12:08 GMT

A new report states that Saudi Arabia is seeking arms from Pakistan to arm the rebels in Syria.

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.