Syria

December 11, 2014

Bashar al-Assad supported peace talks after a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
11:18 GMT

President Bashar al-Assad supported Russian attempts to mediate peace negotiations between the Syrian leader and opposition groups.

Check out the celebrity lovebirds Maksim Khalil and Sawsan Arsheed on their 10th anniversary. (Image: Facebook)
10:28 GMT

“You have gotten a ten out of ten in our first ten years of marriage," Maksim the romantic wrote to his wife on their anniversary.

December 10, 2014

Abdel Minem Amayri posing with his wife.
14:30 GMT

Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj was embarrassed after her invited guest, Abdel Minem Amayri, was not allowed to enter Germany for the show she wanted him to direct.

UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura shows a map of the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, during a press conference at UN office in Geneva on October 10, 2014 (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)
14:03 GMT

Un's Envoy for Syria's proposal to “freeze” the fighting in northern Syria before moving on to a political solution to the crisis as a whole may be the only realistic plan available, though it is likely to anger the Syrian opposition that participated in the Geneva I and II conferences in the hope of reaching a solution based on replacing Bashar Al-Assad’s regime.

Jamal's career has certainly not been affected by the Syrian Actors Syndicate's decision to expel him. (Image: Facebook)
12:35 GMT

Syrian actor Jamal Suliman's political views have landed him in hot water with the Syrian Actors Syndicate!

ISIL militants prepare to execute Syrian civilians in the northern Syrian city.of Raqqa. Rights groups say the group has killed 1,432 Syrians outside of battle since their lighting offensive in Iraq in June. (AFP/File)
11:42 GMT

Postings from a militant website and rights groups on the ground said ISIL carried out two executions in northern Syria, beheading a man they accused of blasphemy and stoned another to death for being gay.

Syrian refugees look on from their tent at a camp in southern Turkey. more than 3.2 million Syrians have taken refuge in the war-torn nation's neighboring countries since March 2011. (AFP/File)
07:02 GMT

The UN refugee agency said Tuesday countries have vowed to double the number of Syrian refugees they originally agreed to resettle after a high-level pledging conference in Geneva.

At a press conference Tuesday, Zarif underlined the necessity for regional cooperation with Iraq and Syria to succeed in countering terrorism and extremism. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Foreign ministers from Iraq, Iran and Syria met Tuesday in Tehran on the sidelines of the World Against Violence and Extremism conference.

December 9, 2014

The UN raised more than $80 million after launching a 72-hour campaign to raise funds for food. (AFP/File)
14:39 GMT

The United Nation's food agency has said it is resuming food assistance to Syrian refugees after having suspended aid to 1.7 million displaced people last week due to a lack of funds.

A Syrian refugee sits outside his tent in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, March 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT

Lebanon is now home to over one million Syrian refugees. Between clashes in the bordering Bekaa Valley and Syria, refugee tents being set alight and ongoing tension, it is not a good idea to start playing the blame game.

Israeli authorities have so far denied claims of carrying out air strikes in Damascus over the weekend. (AFP/File)
07:03 GMT

Israeli air strikes in Damascus allegedly killed two Hezbollah fighters, according to Al Arabiya news Monday.

The UK has only resettled a mere 90 Syrian refugees so far. (AFP/File)
05:29 GMT

Wealthier states have been urged by humanitarian groups to resettle five percent of Syrian refugees by the end of 2015 ahead of a donor conference Tuesday.

December 8, 2014

The countryside of Idlib has witnessed several assaults from the al-Nusra Front against the Free Syrian Army. (AFP/File)
20:23 GMT

Around 150 fighters belonging to the Free Syrian Army have been detained by the al-Nusra Front in Syria’s Idlib province.

The British-born father and his three sons were accused by the UK Foreign Office of having links to Al Qaeda. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

A British father along with his three sons were stripped of their citizenship for allegedly having ties to Al Qaeda in Syria and Pakistan.

The set for "Songs of My Homeland" film about the Islamic State and romance.
09:11 GMT

The trauma of a kidnapping by ISIL contrasts with the romantic tale of two lovers in the Syrian town of Rablah is told on screen via Iranian director Abbas Rafei's new film "Songs of My Homeland".