Syria

November 12, 2014

Rumors continue to grow over the fate of the ISIL leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT

Speculation continues to grow after a US air strike allegedly killed ISIL's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. If rumors are true, what will happen to the notorious jihadi group?

Hezbollah is traditionally a Shia resistance movement in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
10:25 GMT

Christians, Druze and Sunni Muslims are being recruited by Hezbollah in east Lebanon to fight ISIS according to a local newspaper.

Millions of Syrians have fled the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

A local ceasefire agreement between pro-government officials and insurgents is allowing food and aid supplies to enter Damascus Wednesday.

November 11, 2014

People walk through debris in an area recently hit by an alleged air strike by Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on November 11, 2014. [AFP]
21:50 GMT

The United Nations refugee agency says the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have roughly displaced 13.6 million people, bemoaning poor humanitarian assistance on the part of some countries.

The battle for control of Kobani has killed over 1,000 people. (AFP/FIle)
12:31 GMT

Kurdish forces fighting ISIL militants in the Syrian town of Kobani are reportedly making advances Tuesday.

Mayada Hinawi is still turning down Muhsin Jaber's offer to move her out of Syria.
12:20 GMT

The use of Mayada's music has been quite controversial, and now production company "Alam Al Fan" has something to say about it.

Nesreen Tafesh is taking Dima Baia'a to court.
10:52 GMT

Accusing her of blasphemy and public insult, Nesreen Tafesh is standing her ground in court with Dima Baia'a

The moderate Syrian opposition has been fighting Assad's forces since 2011. (AFP/File)
08:20 GMT

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reiterated UK's support for the syrian moderate opposition as they fight the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levent's (ISIL) extremism and Syrian president Bashar Al-Assadآ’s regime.

Israel is an oasis in the region for LGBT communities. (AFP file photo)
08:18 GMT

Perhaps the most neglected major news story unfolding in the Middle East is the systematic repression of the region’s LGBT community.

November 10, 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pose for a picture during a break in fighting against Islamic State (IS) group on November 8, 2014. [AFP]
16:47 GMT

"They are our brothers. They are good people. They love life, a lot like us, really," woman tells Israel Radio.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) meeting with United Nations special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Damascus on November 10, 2014. [AFP]
15:14 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has said a ceasefire proposal for the embattled northern city of Aleppo, which has been raised by the UN envoy to the country, is “worth studying.”

Four of the nuclear engineers were Syrian while one was Iranian, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (AFP/File)
10:59 GMT

Five nuclear engineers were reportedly assassinated by unknown gunmen close to a research center in northern Damascus.

Lebanese soldiers have been carrying out raids across Syrian refugee camps since outbreaks of clashes in Arsal in August, 2014. (File/AFP)
07:32 GMT

Lebanon's army raided a gathering in a Syrian refugee camp Sunday following a nationwide crackdown on militancy in the country.

November 9, 2014

A Lebanese army soldier mans a checkpoint at the entrance to Arsal town in the Bekaa valley.
20:34 GMT

The Lebanese Army Sunday arrested a Syrian rebel commander and his chauffeur near the northeastern border town of Arsal

ISIL launched their offensive against Kobani in mid-September. (AFP/File)
15:42 GMT

More than 1,000 people have been killed in the fighting in Kobani, a monitor group said Sunday.