Syria

December 8, 2014

Israeli warplanes struck two sites in Damascus Sunday. (AFP/File)
08:48 GMT

Syria's Foreign Ministry called on the UN to impose sanctions against Israel Sunday after Tel Aviv bombed two sites in Damascus.

Security was tightened along the border with Lebanon after Israeli warplanes bombed Damascus on Sunday. (AFP/File)
08:08 GMT

Israel tightened security along the border with Lebanon over fears of clashes after the Jewish state bombed Syria a day earlier.

Once a bustling fishing hub in the Gulf, the village of Al-Arish lies just off Qatar’s northern coast. It was abandoned in the 1970s as inhabitants packed up in search of more prolific urban areas, leaving crumbling infrastructure you can still check out today.
07:15 GMT

Ghost towns around the Middle East show a history, and present, marked by massive change.

Over 100 ISIL militants have been killed since they attempted to take a military airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor. (AFP/File)
06:33 GMT

The Syrian army repelled an attack by ISIL militants on a key military airport in Deir al-Zor, a London-based human rights organization said.

Around 7.2 million Syrians have been internally displaced by the war, according to the UN. (AFP/File)
05:26 GMT

The UN warned of dangerous consequences if urgent humanitarian assistance wasn't provided to over 180,000 Syrian refugees.

December 7, 2014

A picture said to show a fireball after an alleged Israeli strike on sites inside Syria on December 7, 2014. (Screen capture: Channel 2)
16:37 GMT

Syrian state TV says two targets hit 'by Israeli enemy' in government-held province near capital.

An estimated 930 French nationals are believed to have joined ISIL, while 2,000 Brits may be fighting alongside the militant group. (AFP/File)
10:37 GMT

Turkey banned around 7,200 foreign ISIL supporters from entering the country while over 1,000 terrorists were deported since 2011, according to the foreign ministry.

A man walks through a makeshift refugee camp, which was burnt down in the Bekaa Valley, December 2, 2013. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

Tents belonging to Syrian refugees were set on fire by unknown assailants Sunday in the northern region of Akkar.

December 5, 2014

There are around 18 separate groups based in Qalamoun, fighting on separate fronts. (File photo)
19:00 GMT

The group under the command of the Nusra Front leader in Qalamoun, Abu Malek al-Talli, engaged in fighting with ISIL gunmen.

Jordan's Zaatari camp is home to thousands of Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT

Jordan is currently host to more than 1.4 million Syrian nationals, of whom 646,700 are registered refugees.

December 4, 2014

The Saudi foreign minister, Saud al-Faisal. (AFP/file)
13:44 GMT

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said that the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria cannot be waged by aerial bombing alone during a speech to representatives of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition on Wednesday.

ISIL militants launched the attack overnight in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT

ISIL launched an attack on a government military airbase in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Bashar al-Assad made the comments during an interview with a French magazine on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
11:33 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said air strikes by the US-led coalition of up to 60 nations were "ineffective" against ISIL militants.

An old photo of the former lovers.
10:27 GMT

Sulafa Mimar is reunited with her former hubby, but their union can only be described as professional...for now.

Seven Lebanese soldiers were killed in attacks by militants on the border with Syria this week. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

Lebanon's army declared an open-ended war against jihadi militants on the border with Syria following the deaths of seven soldiers during attacks this week.