Syria

May 12, 2014

Discovered at a very young age, Wassouf earned the title “The Sultan of Tarab” for his renowned contribution to the music industry in the Arab world. (Image: Facebook)
07:33 GMT

Following in the footsteps of fellow Syrian artist Raghda, George Wassouf describes Syrian President Assad as a good-hearted man!

Syrian rebel-regime fighting has in recent weeks advanced to the Qunaitra crossing near the Golan Heights' ceasefire line (Jalaa Marey/AFP)
07:12 GMT

Parts of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights remained closed for a second day Monday after Tel Aviv's defense forces announced Sunday that it would transform the territory into a "military zone" due to the spillover from Syria's war.

A Syrian man carrying a bicycle walks on a heavily damaged street in the Juret al-Shayah district of the central city of Homs on May 10, 2014, a day after the last Syrian rebels left the city's neighbourhood under an evacuation deal that hands the government a symbolic victory. (AFP)
06:47 GMT

The Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS has wrested control of key parts of the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor from other rebel groups, activists said Sunday, worsening infighting that has handicapped the insurgency against President Bashar Assad.

May 11, 2014

Sulaf Fawkherji can't believe the rumors going around about her pro-Assad paying gig (Image: Facebook).
09:49 GMT

As one of the most outspoken supporters of the Assad regime, rumors have gone around that she was getting paid to stand up for the Syrian government.

One baby in her arms and two in her tummy, Kinda Hanna is expecting again. (Image: Facebook)
08:57 GMT

Syrian actress Kinda Hanna can now add professional mother to her CV because she is pregnant again with not one but two babies!

Asala is seriously proud of her daughter Sham's academic achievements. (Image: Facebook)
07:36 GMT

What's Asala Nasri and her daughter Sham doing in a science lab?

ISIL maintains a strong presence in Syria's Raqa province (File Archive/AFP)
07:21 GMT

Over 100,000 civilians were forced to leave their homes in eastern Syria this weekend due to clashes between rival jihadist groups.

Damascus has pledged it will go ahead with the vote despite the war being waged across the country. (AFP/File)
06:37 GMT

Syria’s Supreme Constitutional Court says the three approved candidates, including incumbent President Bashar al-Assad, will begin their campaigning for the upcoming presidential election on Sunday.

Lebanon is currently home to one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The UN and Lebanese authorities on Saturday discussed the possibility of setting up refugee camps to assist the one million Syrian refugees in the country.

May 10, 2014

Syrian families return to the Christian Hamidiyeh neighbourhood of Homs (File/AFP)
12:59 GMT

Syrian residents finally returned back to Homs after the last batch of militants evacuated the city on Friday. Homs is now under full control of the Assad regime.

Several young boys line up in front of an ISIS office, ready to fight (Image: Twitter)
09:50 GMT

A Twitter account supportive of the hardliner group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), has posted photos of minors apparently being recruited to fight with the Al-Qaeda affiliated group in Aleppo.

May 9, 2014

Twenty civilians were reportedly killed in Deir Ezzor and many more injured by ISIL militants (File/AFP)
17:06 GMT

At least 20 civilians caught between rivalry rebel groups were killed on Friday by hardliner militants, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Jordan's Azraq camp opened at the end of April and will house up to 130,000 refugees if necessary (Image: Jared Kohler/UN)
05:00 GMT

The newly constructed Azraq refugee camp in Jordan will definitely help the mass influx of Syrian refugees, but long term, there has to be a bigger solution.

May 8, 2014

The evacuation was halted on Wednesday after militants blocked aid convoys from reaching Homs (File/AFP)
17:18 GMT

The final group of rebels is due to evacuate the besieged city of Homs as part of a ceasefire between militants and the Assad regime.

Intense fighting in Aleppo has left the city ragged and war-torn. (AFP/File)
10:02 GMT

A massive explosion has leveled a hotel used by Assad's forces as a military base in Aleppo.