Syria

November 13, 2014

Roughly 3.3 million civilians have fled ongoing violence in Syria. (AFP/File)
09:06 GMT

Two international aid agencies have criticized the US and EU for not accepting enough Syrian refugees fleeing conflict.

Military advisors from over 30 nations will discuss developments against ISIL militants. (AFP/File)
05:38 GMT

America's military will hold a planning conference with 30 other nations Thursday to discuss defeating ISIL militants.

Kurdish fighters continue to battle ISIL militants in the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani. (AFP/File)
05:26 GMT

Kurdish forces cut off a key route used by ISIL militants to resupply their ranks in the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani, according to a local official.

November 12, 2014

Smoke rises after an airstrike from US-led coalition in the city of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab on November 9, 2014. [AFP]
17:29 GMT

US-led coalition forces conducted 16 air strikes in Syria and 7 in in Iraq since Monday, the US Central Command said.

Turkey recently allowed about 160 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to pass through Turkey into Kobani. (AFP/File)
12:25 GMT

There has been a significant impact of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters’ recent entry into the Syrian town of Kobani through Turkey.

Rumors continue to grow over the fate of the ISIL leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT

Speculation continues to grow after a US air strike allegedly killed ISIL's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. If rumors are true, what will happen to the notorious jihadi group?

Hezbollah is traditionally a Shia resistance movement in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
10:25 GMT

Christians, Druze and Sunni Muslims are being recruited by Hezbollah in east Lebanon to fight ISIS according to a local newspaper.

Millions of Syrians have fled the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

A local ceasefire agreement between pro-government officials and insurgents is allowing food and aid supplies to enter Damascus Wednesday.

November 11, 2014

People walk through debris in an area recently hit by an alleged air strike by Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on November 11, 2014. [AFP]
21:50 GMT

The United Nations refugee agency says the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have roughly displaced 13.6 million people, bemoaning poor humanitarian assistance on the part of some countries.

The battle for control of Kobani has killed over 1,000 people. (AFP/FIle)
12:31 GMT

Kurdish forces fighting ISIL militants in the Syrian town of Kobani are reportedly making advances Tuesday.

Mayada Hinawi is still turning down Muhsin Jaber's offer to move her out of Syria.
12:20 GMT

The use of Mayada's music has been quite controversial, and now production company "Alam Al Fan" has something to say about it.

Nesreen Tafesh is taking Dima Baia'a to court.
10:52 GMT

Accusing her of blasphemy and public insult, Nesreen Tafesh is standing her ground in court with Dima Baia'a

The moderate Syrian opposition has been fighting Assad's forces since 2011. (AFP/File)
08:20 GMT

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reiterated UK's support for the syrian moderate opposition as they fight the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levent's (ISIL) extremism and Syrian president Bashar Al-Assadآ’s regime.

Israel is an oasis in the region for LGBT communities. (AFP file photo)
08:18 GMT

Perhaps the most neglected major news story unfolding in the Middle East is the systematic repression of the region’s LGBT community.

November 10, 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pose for a picture during a break in fighting against Islamic State (IS) group on November 8, 2014. [AFP]
16:47 GMT

"They are our brothers. They are good people. They love life, a lot like us, really," woman tells Israel Radio.