Syria

September 24, 2014

This Syrian singer had someone say he had married again.
14:16 GMT

Now what we do know is that Nada Zeidan may just be a bit cray cray after she made the awkward, and untrue, announcement of her marriage to Syrian singer George Wassouf, whose health is seriously deteriorating, btw.

An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) after conducting strike missions against Islamic State group targets (Brian Stephens / Navy Media Content Services / AFP).
12:52 GMT

President Barack Obama said that Arab support for the airstrikes “makes it clear to the world this is not America’s fight alone.”

Relatives of kidnapped soldiers block a road in protest (image courtesy The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir).
11:06 GMT

Protesters blocked main roads with burning tires in an effort to pressure the government to negotiate with their relatives' captors.

September 23, 2014

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Tuesday that the Syrian government was notified of recent air strikes. (AFP/File)
19:54 GMT

The White House confirmed Tuesday that the Syrian government was notified in advance of air strikes carried out by the U.S.

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, and Qatar were involved in the U.S. in the air strikes. (AFP/File)
16:16 GMT

Syria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims it had been given advance warning by the U.S. that air strikes would be launched.

The U.S. began air strikes on Islamic State targets inside Syria on Monday. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

Syria's main Kurdish political party said Tuesday that it would like to coordinate with U.S. efforts to combat Islamic State militants.

[AFP]
09:21 GMT

The U.S. military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

IAF shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Israeli-controlled space.
08:55 GMT

Syrian turmoil spills over the border with the intrusion of Syrian warplane into Israeli airspace, IAF strikes down jet with Patriot missile.

Islamic State fighters. [AFP]
06:41 GMT

The United States and its allies have started airstrikes against the ISIL terrorist group in Syria, the Pentagon says.

September 22, 2014

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power chairing a UN Security Council meeting (Andrew Burton/ Getty Images North America/ AFP).
20:01 GMT

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power predicts that the U.S will not conduct unilateral airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State.

Ayman Zeidan is not convinced by his own performance in "The Neighborhood Gate". (Image: Facebook)
15:52 GMT

A guy's gotta what a guy's gotta do to pay the rent, and that's the only reason Aman took the job on "Bab Al Harah" (The Neighborhood Door).

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu kisses the daughter of a hostage who was freed by IS (File/AFP)
13:51 GMT

A PKK leader accused Turkey's government of collaborating with Islamic State militants after the extremist group released 49 Turkish hostages.

Islamic State and Nusra Front militants battled with Lebanon's army in the border town of Arsal last month (File/AFP)
13:17 GMT

Lebanon's army and political factions are mobilizing to fight the security threat posed by extremist groups such as Islamic state and Nusra Front.

Sixteen children were among the dead, following Syrian air strikes across the country (File/AFP)
11:17 GMT

Syrian air strikes carried out by the country's army killed at least 42 people in Saraqeb and Ehsim, according to a London-based monitoring group.

Syrian Kurds carry their belongings along the border with Turkey near town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province, Sept. 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:41 GMT

Up to 100,000 Syrians fled to Turkey in less than a week to escape Islamic State persecution, according to the head of Turkey's disaster management agency.