Syria

May 6, 2014

Syrian Opposition leader Ahmad Jarba is an advocate for greater U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The U.S. government will now recognize offices of the Syrian opposition as "foreign diplomatic missions."

May 5, 2014

The Syrian civil war has left Homs devastated. (AFP/File)
16:48 GMT

Syria's head of tourism believes the upcoming tourist season will be prosperous despite brutal ongoing violence throughout the country.

Homs has been under siege since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT

Members of the Syrian opposition will be allowed safe passage out of Homs in a deal reached recently with the Syrian government.

Syria's Aleppo has been reduced to rubble over the past three years, and particularly since regime forces began pounding the city with near-daily air attacks in mid December last year (File Archive/AFP)
09:12 GMT

At least nine people were killed in Syria's Aleppo Monday after rockets struck a regime-held area.

Many areas that are currently under rebel control will not participate in Syria's so-called presidential election set for June (File Archive/AFP)
06:55 GMT

Syria's parliament announced this week that President Bashar Al Assad will face only two challengers in the upcoming so-called presidential elections set for June third.

A wounded man sits as he is treated at a makeshift hospital following a reported bombardment with explosive-packed "barrel bombs" by Syrian government forces on May 4, 2014 in the al-Sakhour district of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP PHOTO / AMC / ZEIN AL RIFAI)
06:38 GMT

The head of the United Nations said Sunday that “bureaucratic resistance” by Bashar Assad’s government was preventing aid getting to millions of Syrians in need due to the 3-year-old conflict.

May 4, 2014

One Lebanese man was wounded and two were kidnapped during the clashes. (AFP/File)
17:47 GMT

One Lebanese man was wounded and two others kidnapped in clashes between residents of the east Lebanon border village of Arsal and Syrian armed rebels.

Billionaire Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal took time out of his overly-busy schedule to stop by Jordan’s Zaatari camp to see firsthand the fruits of his donations totaling $2.4 million since 2012. Although he’s doing more than his bit to help with the crisis, he said the international community must work to end the conflict in Syria.
14:38 GMT

Famous Faces Appear Amongst Zaatari Refugees

Al Nusra Front is considered the official Al Qaeda-linked opposition group in Syria (File Archive/AFP)
13:35 GMT

Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front announced Sunday its conditions to end fighting in Syria with its rival extremist group.

Approximately 5,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria live in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, while others are dispersed throughout various Palestinian refugee camps in the country (File Archive/AFP)
10:47 GMT

The arrival of Syrians has opened a new chapter of the situation and rights of Palestinians living in Lebanon in the current era.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C) meeting with members of the Syrian Higher Relief Committee on May 3, 2014 in Damascus. (AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA)
08:48 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Assad has urged government bodies who are tasked with providing aid and humanitarian relief in Syria to increase their “cooperation” with international and local organizations, Syrian state TV reported.

Turkey is now home to over 700,000 Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT

Ongoing clashes between al Nusra Front and ISIL have caused 60,000 to flee Deir Ezzor province in Syria.

Homs was one of the first cities to rise up against Assad. (AFP/File)
07:05 GMT

An evacuation of rebel fighters from Homs that was set to take place Saturday has been delayed.

May 3, 2014

The Syrian conflict has brought thousands of jihadists into the country, increasing concerns in Western capitals who would like to support groups fighting against Assad.  (photo courtesy: outsidethebeltway.com)
13:45 GMT

Aid had been halted after concerns arose that aid might fall into the hands of al-Qaeda backed groups.

Lebanon is struggling to deal with overwhelming numbers of refugees in the country (File/AFP)
11:25 GMT

Forty-nine Syrian and Palestinian refugees were detained in Lebanon's airport on Saturday for allegedly attempting to illegally leave the country.