Syria

April 10, 2014

Approximately 1,400 people have been killed in chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

The U.S. and Turkey will follow up on new accusations that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons in recent months.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows vehicles burning in al-Khudary Street in the Karm el-Loz neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homs. (AFP)
06:57 GMT

At least 25 people, including women and children, have been killed in two car bomb attacks in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

April 9, 2014

 Members of the Syrian Red Crescent arrive with aid at the rebel controlled Jisr al-Haj checkpoint in the Bustan al-Qasr district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 8, 2014. It's the first time aid has been delivered to Aleppo in 10 months. (AFP)
12:19 GMT

Much needed aid and humanitarian supplies were delivered to rebel-held areas of Aleppo by the Syrian Red Crescent and the UN on Wednesday for the first time in 10 months

Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been accused by the Syrian government of having an overwhelming bias towards the opposition. (AFP/File)
08:47 GMT

The Syrian regime has claimed that UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is biased towards the opposition, slamming her recent accusations that Damascus has committed human rights violations.

Syrian regime fighters ousted rebels from Yabroud last month (File Archive)
08:00 GMT

The Syrian regime forces have "stepped up their offensive" on the last rebel stronghold in the strategic Qalamoun area, Rankous.

April 8, 2014

Over 150,000 people are estimated to have died in the three year old Syrian conflict. (photo courtesy: www.theaustralian.com.au)
17:58 GMT

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped and later killed the priest in the besieged city of Homs.

Assad may be granted a third term in office if he runs in and wins the July elections. (AFP/File)
10:12 GMT

The upcoming Syrian elections that seem likely to put President Bashar al-Assad back in office for a third term will not be delayed, regardless of the ongoing war, the government said Tuesday.

Rebel fighters from the "Al-Mujahedin The Falcons of Islam" brigade looks at a map as they prepare an operation to "liberate" an area controlled by Syrian government forces in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP)
06:37 GMT

Syrian opposition groups have claimed gains in the city of Aleppo and Qunaitra area, which borders Israel, while regime troops launched a deadly offensive in the outskirts of Damascus, killing dozens of rebels.

The Assad regime used lethal chemical weapons on the Syrian people in 2013. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Israel security sources say the Assad regime used a non-lethal chemical weapon on opposition fighters in March.

April 7, 2014

Bashar al Assad is struggling to stay in power as Syrian rebels and foreign jihadists fight to topple his regime. (AFP/File)
14:41 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al Assad said his army will win the war within the year and go back to "fighting terrorists."

Syrian refugees look out over the expanse of white UNHCR tents at their refugee camp in Kurdistan. (AFP/File)
09:17 GMT

Khaled Hosseini, author of 'The Kite Runner' and a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, visits a Syrian refugee camp in Kurdish Iraq and is moved by families desperate to provide for themselves and not to be reliant on the generosity of local people.

The West must face up to the fact that Assad "will not be overthrown," the analyst said. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

An Iranian-sponsored analyst has called on Western governments to halt their support for the Syrian opposition and to recognise that Syrian President Bashar Assad is still "standing tall".

April 6, 2014

Homs used to be one of the major rebel stronghold areas in Syria (File Archive/AFP)
17:00 GMT

At least 50 rebels were killed from explosions targeting Homs Sunday.

Jenny Asper got us good with that April Fools joke.
14:37 GMT

She got us, and she got us good. We were super pumped to share the announcement that Jenny Asper had snagged a sweet deal starring alongside Hollywood hottie Brad Pitt, but it turns out the joke's on us. That was one cruel April Fools prank, Jenny!

Samo is excited about the launch of his latest album and says him and Tamer Hosny are A-OK!
14:07 GMT

Samo Zain prepares to launch his latest music album after a long absence from the music scene, but why is there no Haifa Wehbe to be seen in his new music video?