Syria

December 4, 2014

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.

Turkish soldiers monitor the border with Syria in the southeastern town of Suruc. (AFP/File)
06:04 GMT

Turkey's foreign minister said his country was close to establishing a no-fly zone in northern Syria while a White House spokesman had ruled out the action, earlier this week.

A Kurdish woman crosses the Syria-Turkey border with her family, September 23, 2014. (AFP/File)
05:35 GMT

Human Rights Watch urged Turkey to clear a dangerous minefield close to its border with Syria, where up to 2,000 refugees remain stranded.

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a press conference after chairing a counter-Islamic States (IS) coalition ministerial meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, December 3, 2014. (AFP/file)
04:00 GMT

As for reports that Iran – not a coalition member – had bombarded ISIL targets in Iraq, John Kerry said if such action was restricted to the extremists and had an impact, then that was “positive”

December 3, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry chaired the first high-level talks of a coalition trying to crush the islamic states extremists. (AFP/file)
16:33 GMT

The Pentagon earlier acknowledged Iran has conducted airstrikes of its own.

Syrian opposition members have called for the immediate resignation of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad since the onset of the country's uprising in March 2011. (AFP/File)
09:54 GMT

Senior Syrian opposition figure Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib said the opposition wanted to sit down for direct talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to begin a peace process to end the country's more-than-three year civil war.

The Iraqi army and Peshmerga have been battling the ISIL in Iraq since mid-June. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

A fresh batch of Iraqi Peshmerga troops has entered the Syrian town of Kobani through Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province, official sources said.

Up to 140 Norwegian nationals joined ISIL, double the estimated number, according to the police. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Up to 140 Norwegian nationals left the country to join ISIL in Syria, according to police officials.

December 2, 2014

Lebanon's army faced intense battles with militants in the border town of Arsal this year. (AFP/file)
20:30 GMT

At least seven Lebanese soldiers have been killed in clashes with militants near the border with Syria.

Who wants to celebrate the New Year with George Wassouf this Dec? (Image: Layalina)
11:33 GMT

Make your New Year's Eve a special one by spending it at George Wassouf's concert in Dubai this Dec 31.

The Danish national was shot in the shoulder last week as he left work. (AFP/File)
09:13 GMT

Supporters of ISIL claimed responsibility for the shooting of a Danish national in Saudi Arabia last week, according to the SITE monitoring group.

"We do not believe that a specific no-fly zone proposal at this point would best serve the interest that we've all identified in terms of trying to resolve the situation in Syria," Earnest said at Monday's daily press briefing. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

The White House said Monday that it was not prepared to enter into a deal with Turkey to establish a no-fly zone inside Syria.

Lebanese authorities have arrested one of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s wives, according to media reports. (File photo)
07:42 GMT

Media reports say one of Baghdadi's wives was arrested with her son at Lebanon's border with Syria.

An estimated 1,000 people have been killed in Kobani since the border town was besieged by ISIL militants. (AFP/File)
05:20 GMT

Turkish forces bombed the Syrian border town of Kobani, wounding civilians and Kurdish fighters, according to a local newspaper.