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The Syrian government has for years been accused of dropping crude barrel bombs on civilian areas, most recently in the Damascus suburb of Douma. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 11:22 GMT
The Syrian government has for years been accused of dropping crude barrel bombs on civilian areas. Here's what it looks like.
Stars Nidal al Ahmadieh and Assala are at war... a Twitter war! (Alsayeda.net)
August 31, 2015 - 10:09 GMT
Stars Nidal al Ahmadieh and Assala are at war... a Twitter war!
An unknown number of civilians were also injured in the attack. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
At least ten civilians were killed and many others injured by government shelling and airstrikes in the Damascus suburb of Saqba.
Parts of the historic temple of Bel are believed to have been destroyed. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 07:45 GMT
Daesh militants reportedly destroyed another temple in the besieged Syrian city of Palmyra, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Pope Francis offered special prayers for 71 Syrian refugees who were found dead in the back of a truck in Austria. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 07:30 GMT
Pope Francis called on people to help prevent crimes against refugees, days after the bodies of 71 Syrians were found at the back of a truck in Austria.
Egypt's biggest exports are to Iraq first, followed by Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Libya and then Sudan.(Ecomena)
August 31, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
Forty percent of Egypt's exports are destined for Libya and Iraq; is the Islamic State imposing fees on Egyptian goods?
Turkey joined the US in launching airstrikes against Daesh in Syria last week. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
The US-led coalition against Daesh hasn't made much of an impact on the militant group, and with Turkey announcing joint airstrikes in Syria with America last week, it made matters worse.
The Bay Area Light Brigade has been campaigning for the PKK with lights in Oakland, Calif. (Facebook)
August 30, 2015 - 15:00 GMT
Not everyone in the US supports Turkish airstrikes against the PKK.
Actress Kinda Hanna was attacked by extremist social media users after it's become known that she's Christian. (Elcinema)
August 30, 2015 - 14:31 GMT
Actress Kinda Hanna was attacked by extremist social media users after it's become known that she's Christian.
Daesh militants executed at least 39 members of the group for various crimes. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Daesh reportedly beheaded at least 39 fighters from its own ranks, according to to the UK-based Syrian Observatory.
The ancient Temple of Baal Shamin in Palmyra on March 14, 2014. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
August 30, 2015 - 08:56 GMT
Activists have recreated the Palmyra experience with digital tools.