Syria

June 28, 2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, pictured right, and President Obama on the left. (AFP)
16:47 GMT

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says he has prepared an “option” for President Barack Obama to consider the use of US military assets against “high-value individuals” in ISIL leadership.

June 27, 2014

Rebels fighter stand on the images of the late Syrian president Hafez al-Assad (R) and his son present Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Kasab border crossing with Turkey, in the northwestern province of Latakia. [AFP]
11:16 GMT

As the White House asked lawmakers to funnel $500 million towards moderate insurgents, Syria’s opposition government sacked the military command of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) late Thursday over corruption allegations, Agence France-presse reported.

More than 10.8 million Syrian civilians are in need of aid (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

The United Nations Humanitarian Chief accused Damascus leadership of stalling aid deliveries to Syrian civilians in need Thursday.

June 26, 2014

Suzi passed away in Syria last night. (Image: Facebook)
11:23 GMT

Syrian actress Suzi Salman has sadly passed away in her home on Wednesday night in Syria.

June 25, 2014

Abbas' quote on Assad's Facebook page allegedly comes from a letter the Palestinian leader penned to the Syrian leader earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas believes that the June elections in Syria, considered a "farce" by many parties, will help to end the country's civil war.

Al-Nusra Front and ISIL were initially rivals. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT

Al-Nusra Front in Syria has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

A suicide bomber in Beirut killed one and injured several others during the early hours of Tuesday morning (File/AFP)
12:31 GMT

The UN denounced a recent car bomb attack in Lebanon's capital Beirut, which left one dead and several others injured.

June 24, 2014

The bomb in Damascus Tuesday left at least five people dead (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

At least five people were killed Tuesday in a rebel attack on a regime stronghold in Syria's capital, and over a dozen were wounded in a Homs' car bombing attack.

Two suicide attacks were carried out in Lebanon this week. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT

Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Tuesday that security concerns will persist in Lebanon as long as Lebanese are involved in Syria.

Netanyahu said Israel will continue to "forcefully hurt anyone who attacks or tries to attack" Israel. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel may carry out more airstrikes against Syria.

June 23, 2014

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Commander of the United Arab Emirates armed forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahayan (C), in the desert of Abu Dhabi on May 2, 2012. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
19:19 GMT

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) jailed seven men on Monday for alleged involvement with Al-Qaeda and its splinter group, Al-Nusra Front

UN inspectors visited the chemical stockpile sites throughout Syria in the fall of last year (File Archive/AFP)
15:14 GMT

The last back of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile was shipped from its Latakia port Monday for destruction.

EU leadership has imposed sanctions on a total of 191 figures linked to Syria's President Bashar Al Assad (AFP)
13:35 GMT

The European Union announced plans Monday to increase sanctions on Syria due to the country’s ongoing conflict.

One organization estimates that almost 200 potential child soldiers have died in the Syrian conflict. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

The Human Rights Watch issued a report that says the Syrian opposition recruits children to fight in the Syrian civil war.

June 22, 2014

Little to no aid reached the Yarmouk refugee camp for months, with many residents starving to death (File Archive/AFP)
18:40 GMT

A ceasefire agreement has allegedly been reached in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria's capital.