Syria

August 27, 2014

Mass poverty and poor living conditions have perhaps contributed to the rise of the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT

The best way to stop the Islamic State is to put an end to policies in the Middle East that demean the Arab population and prevent them from achieving their full human potential.

August 26, 2014

ISIS is also demanding the release of neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui. (AFP/File)
18:28 GMT

A 26-year-old American woman is reportedly being held captive by Islamic State militants in Syria who are demanding $6.6 million random for her release.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest remarked on Syria during a press conference this week. (AFP/File)
17:04 GMT

U.S. officials said Tuesday that the American government has no plans to coordinate with the Assad regime over ISIS.

Jumana says that she has no intention of quitting her acting job! (Image: Facebook)
14:54 GMT

Rumor has it that Jumana Murad is quitting acting. Could her new hubby have anything to do with it?

President Obama has authorized spy plane operations inside Syria, possibly paving the way to extend the current airstrike mission in Iraq into Syria. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT

While President Barack Obama mulls over extending the current Iraqi airstrike operation into Syria, U.S. officials confirm the launch of investigative air operations inside the country.

Qamar and Mehiar are still in love after many years of marriage and romance. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:31 GMT

Syrian actors Qamar Khalaf & Mehiar Khodoor are now the proud parents of a baby girl - and it's their first child!

August 25, 2014

 ISIS took the Syrian government´s last stronghold in Raqqa province, the airbase in Taqba.(File Archive, AFP).
15:38 GMT

Islamic State of Syria and Iraq militants in Syria have taken a the government´s last stronghold in Raqqa province, the airbase in Taqba.

The Jordanian Armed Forces opened fire at the infiltrators who were aboard a wheeled armoured personnel carrier (AFP/ File/ Archive).
13:42 GMT

Jordanian border guards on Sunday killed two infiltrators who attempted to cross the border from Syria

The Assad regime is currently battling militants from the Islamic State as well as Syrian opposition fighters. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT

The Syrian government said it is ready to cooperate with international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the region.

Curtis was kidnapped by militants two years ago. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

Kidnapped journalist Peter Curtis was handed over to UN officials Sunday in Syria.

Abu Abdullah al-Britani (left), uses social media to advise would-be militants in the UK. He is pictured here with another ISIS member, boasting on Twitter about drinking coffee in Ar-Raqqah, Syria (Image: Twitter)
04:00 GMT

Where al-Qaeda asked you to hide amongst your enemies, IS asks you to come and join your friends.

August 24, 2014

Raqqa province is now fully controlled by ISIS. (AFP/File)
19:28 GMT

Militants from the Islamic State have captured a major military base in Syria.

The city of Homs has been devastated by the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
13:22 GMT

ISIS fighters have retreated from an area north of Homs in Syria.

A Syrian fighter guards his position in a rebel-held neighborhood of Damascus, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:03 GMT

A German who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants over a year ago has been freed Sunday, according to AFP.

No groups from Syria and Lebanon claimed responsibility for the attacks (File/AFP)
10:45 GMT

Rockets from Syria and Lebanon landed in the Golan Heights along with the Galilee overnight Saturday in separate attacks.