Syria

May 29, 2014

Losses were estimated at $143.8 billion, a figure the report said was based on estimated damage to residential and state buildings.
11:09 GMT

Syria's economy, rocked by four years of civil war, is shrinking fast as industrial and agricultural output falls, leaving almost two thirds of the population in extreme poverty.

Assad's air forces have dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo multiple times in recent months. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

Air raids in Aleppo killed over 40 people on Wednesday.

The opposition members said they were taken to Qatar by a group of Americans who taught them basic military training and outfitted them with military gear. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

In a recent documentary, the Syrian opposition claims it has already received training from the CIA. The opposition members said they were taken to Qatar by a group of Americans who taught them basic military training and outfitted them with military gear.

May 28, 2014

Lebanon is now home to over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Sources from the European Commission said they are concerned about reports where Syrian refugees were allegedly denied vital healthcare treatment in Lebanon.

Pro-Assad supporters took to the streets of Beirut on Wednesday (File/AFP)
16:21 GMT

Pro-Assad voters stopped traffic in the streets of Beirut Wednesday amid a chaotic and disorganised day at the Syrian embassy.

Four missiles were fired into Arsal town, Bekaa Valley, on Wednesday (File/AFP)
14:38 GMT

Tensions are rising in the Lebanon-Syria border as Syrian fighter jets fired missiles into Bekaa Valley, where it is widely believed rebels are supported.

According to the Syrian Police Command in Damascus, one woman was killed and 13 others including three children were injured (File/AFP)
11:30 GMT

Militants in Damascus killed a woman and injured 13 other people in mortar attacks across residential areas, according to the Syrian Police Command.

President Bashar al Assad is running for reelection despite the ongoing civil war in Syria. (AFP/File)
10:17 GMT

Syrian expats are heading to the polls in various countries to vote in Syria's presidential elections.

This year, Syrian superstar Asala beat out her competition to Ghada’s Egyptian TV drama “Al Sayidah Al Ula” (The First Lady). (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:47 GMT

Asala Nasri will be singing the theme tune for Ghada Abdel Razek's Ramadan TV series this year.

One of Syria's main opposition leaders Ahmad Jarba met with senior officials in Washington earlier this month in an appeal for more support for his country's rebel forces (File Archive/AFP)
07:31 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama is planning to authorize the country's armed forces to train selected groups of Syrian rebels.

May 27, 2014

Syrian envoy Bahjat Suleiman was given 24 hours to leave by Jordanian authorities (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

The Syrian National Coalition called the expulsion of Assad's envoy to Jordan a "great victory," Monday, despite Amman attempting to downplay the incident.

Thousands of foreign fighters have descended upon Syria to fight in the civil war. (AFP/File)
14:10 GMT

Authorities in Morocco have arrested three people accused of recruiting and funding militants to fight in Syria against Assad's regime.

Azraq refugee camp is Jordan's newest camp for Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The UNHCR says Jordan's Azraq refugee camp is now home to over 6,000 Syrian refugees.

May 26, 2014

The Syrian ambassador was asked to leave the country after he repeatedly insulted the kingdom of Jordan. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Syria has chosen to expel the Jordanian diplomatic envoy in response to Amman expelling the Syrian ambassador Monday.

Suleiman must leave the Kingdom within 24 hours (File Archive/AFP)
13:05 GMT

Jordan expelled the Syrian ambassador Bahjat Suleiman from the Kingdom Monday.