Syria

December 18, 2014

An estimated 1,900 people from the Syrian Shoueitat tribe have now been killed by ISIL if the allegations are proven true. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT

Some 1,000 people are believed to have been killed by ISIL militants in the Syrian village of al-Kashkiya, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

ISIL targets were hit near Mosul, Irbil and also in Syria's Kobani. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT

US air strikes pounded ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria over the past three days, according to a statement.

At least 120,000 pro-Assad fighters have been killed since Syria's 2011 war began. (File/AFP)
07:23 GMT

Over 120,000 pro-Assad fighters have been killed in Syria since the start of the country's civil war, according to an activist group.

The Syrian conflict has raged on for over three years. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

The U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday that it would impose new sanctions "on those supporting the Syrian regime’s procurement of specialty fuels and base oil used in its military campaign against the Syrian people."

December 17, 2014

Those killed are believed to be members of the al Sheitaat tribe. (AFP/File)
18:19 GMT

A mass grave with over 230 bodies was discovered in Syria's Deir al Zor Province.

Qusai Khouly is boldly making a religious statement. (Image: Facebook)
09:27 GMT

He shared his beliefs loud and proud through a Bible quote and some body ink, and now those against his faith are giving him flack.

Syrian air strikes came a day after rebel militias including Nusra Front seized a military base in Idlib province. (AFP/File)
08:06 GMT

At least 50 people were killed in Idlib by Assad forces, when fighter jets targeted two hospitals after militants overran a military base.

Lebanon's army battled fierce clashes along the country's borders with Syria in September. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Iran's government said it was awaiting a vote from Lebanese authorities on accepting military aid Tuesday.

December 16, 2014

Syria has been grappling with a deadly war since March 2011. (AFP/File)
15:37 GMT

A monitoring group says around 200 people have been killed in a fresh round of intense fighting between Syrian government troops and opposition forces in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.

Bus passengers from Raqqa were attacked by gunmen, according to a statement from the Syrian Revolution General Commission. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT

Dozens of civilians were killed in a deadly gun attack on a bus en route to the Syrian capital Damascus from Raqqa Tuesday.

Qusai Khouli is quite the religious guy it appears. (Image: Facebook)
12:26 GMT

Unafraid to be the religious minority, Syrian actor Qusai Khouli had this tattooed onto his body...

Thirty-one government troops were killed in the attack, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT

Jihadist rebels seized a Syrian government military base in Idlib Monday. The Wadi Deif base was captured by Nusra Front rebels and Ahrar al-Sham.

No figure for the EU's sustained contributions was provided. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The European Union Foreign Affairs Council recommitted Monday to providing Syria with relief and recovery assistance.

December 15, 2014

At least 1,132 French nationals have joined ISIL in Syria, according to police. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT

French authorities dismantled an alleged ISIL network following a series of raids across the country Monday.

UN envoys attempted to quell Syrian violence with efforts to freeze fighting in Aleppo. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT

Government forces and various Syrian rebel groups clashed in the northern provinces of Aleppo and Idlib Sunday.