Syria

April 26, 2014

The UN estimates that an estimated 400,000 Iraqis have been displaced due to violence this year (File/AFP)
10:59 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki has accused Saudi Arabia of meddling in Baghdad's affairs and further antagonizing the Syrian conflict by arming rebels.

Syrian rebels in Hama released video footage of the gas attack earlier this month, causing France and the U.S. to allege further chemical weapons were used by Assad's forces (File/AFP)
09:34 GMT

Accusations of Assad using further chemical weapons are "fabricated", according to Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday.

Bekaa Valley is also home to thousands of Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

A Bengali domestic worker was mildly injured after rockets fired from Syria landed in the outskirts of Bekaa Valley on Friday.

April 25, 2014

The Syrian military made significant gains in the al-Qalamoun region, earlier this week (File/AFP)
11:45 GMT

Syria's military is gaining momentum and winning the war according to political analyst Mimi al-Laham.

London based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 30 people were killed on Friday in the busy Aleppo market (File/AFP)
09:46 GMT

Syrian fighter jets killed at least 30 people after targeting a vegetable market in the crowded Aleppo town of Atareb, opposition activists say.

The tomb of Suleyman Shah is located in the northern city of Aleppo (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent a convoy into Syria in order to guard the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the Ottoman Empire founder.

Snooping surveillance by the NSA is obvious, but Obama has been secretive over any cyberweapons the U.S. military has (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

A cyberwar seems like a low-cost way to hit the Syrian regime hard. However, the Obama administration is more vulnerable than it seems.

April 24, 2014

Bashar al-Assad is yet to announce his candidacy (File/AFP)
20:02 GMT

As Syria's presidential campaign kicks off, U.S. educated minister, Hassan Abdullah al-Nouri, has announced his bid to become the second candidate in the elections.

Regime air strikes have reduced the city of Aleppo to rubble (File Archive/AFP)
13:05 GMT

At least 21 people were killed in an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday, including three children.

Ahlam and Duraid are clearly on good terms since he hasn't actually been rude about her! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:00 GMT

You might have wanted it to be true, but Duraid Lahham didn't really call Ahlam "vile, rude and ridiculous"!

Regime fighters captured Yabroud, one of the last major rebel strongholds in Qalamoun, last month (File Archive/AFP)
07:16 GMT

Over 100 former rebel fighters have returned to the Syrian regime after they turned over their weapons and promised not to go back to anti-regime activities.

There have been conflicting accounts of the alleged chlorine attack on Kafr Zeita, with the government and the opposition trading blame. (AFP/File)
06:42 GMT

Members of the U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for an investigation into new claims of a chlorine gas attack on a rebel bastion in Syria, expressing concern over the reports.

April 23, 2014

Jarba has requested that Saudi Arabia provide more support to the rebel Free Syrian Army in their fight against the Assad regime, as well as ISIL (File Archive/AFP)
13:37 GMT

Syria's main opposition coalition has requested more aid and support from Saudi Arabia for the rebel Free Syrian Army.

Elections will take place June 3 despite heavy ongoing fighting within the country. (AFP/File)
12:06 GMT

Maher Abdel Hafiz Hajjar announced Wednesday that he will run against President Bashar Assad in the upcoming presidential elections.

Arsal has frequently fallen victim to spillover attacks from Syria's civil war (File Archive)
09:03 GMT

A Syrian war plane launched several rockets onto the Lebanese border town of Arsal, Al Labweh and Al Nabi Othman. No casualties were reported.