Syria

January 8, 2015

Daesh behead an imam because of blasphemy. (AFP/File)
17:32 GMT

Daesh have beheaded a Syrian imam after accusing him of 'insulting God.'

Snow in Syria has slowed fighting in the war-torn country. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT

No deaths have been reported in Syria for the first time in three years.

At least 160 Syrian children were killed in school attacks last year, according to UNICEF. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Around 670,000 Syrian children have been deprived of education following orders from Daesh extremists to close schools across the country.

Samo was unhappy with some news websites referring to Qusai Khouli as being "kicked out" from Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
09:06 GMT

Egyptian singer Samo Zain had something to say about Qusai Khouli's deportation from Cairo to Dubai!

Workers from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), clear snow close to the Israeli border, January 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
00:02 GMT

A six-year-old Syrian boy was among three refugees found frozen to death on Lebanon's border after being caught in a snow storm.

January 7, 2015

A number of mass graves have been discovered throughout Iraq since Daesh began its violent assault. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Five mass graves containing the remains of some 320 people believed to have been killed by Daesh have been found in the northern part of Iraq.

The incident occurred just a day after another member of Daesh's religious police force was beheaded nearby. (AFP/Mahmud al-Halab)
19:00 GMT

Unidentified gunmen ambushed the on-duty "police officers" just days after another was beheaded in the same region.

According to the UNHCR report, the global refugee population is the highest since 1996. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)
15:17 GMT

The United Nations has declared that Syrians have surpassed Afghans as the second largest refugee population after Palestinians, fleeing to over 100 nations to escape the foreign-backed war in their country.

Security forces stand outside the embassy in Kuwait during a protest in February 2012. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

The Syrian embassy opened in Kuwait on Tuesday and resumed consular services.

January 6, 2015

It is unclear who is responsible for the man's death. However the beheading is characteristic of Daesh, which regularly kills those who violate its laws. (AFP/File)
17:07 GMT

A beheaded Daesh leader was found in eastern Syria with a cigarette in his mouth and a note stating, "this is evil, you Sheikh."

Hundreds of Syrian refugees arrive in the Lebanese border town of Arsal, November 18, 2013. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

US officials voiced concern over Lebanon's new visa requirement rule for Syrians entering the country, calling it "additional challenges for refugees".

Peshmerga forces ready to battle Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul, August 17, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:34 GMT

Kurdish fighters made further gains in the Syrian border town of Kobani against Daesh militants, according to a British-based monitoring group.

Khaled Khoja said the Syrian National Coalition would not be participating in talks with Bashar al-Assad's government. (Image: Press TV)
07:22 GMT

The Syrian National Coalition's newly appointed leader Khaled Khoja ruled out participating in Russian sponsored peace talks.

Khaled Khoja was elected as the new head of the Syrian National Coalition on Monday. (Image: Zamanalwsl)
05:00 GMT

Syria's leading opposition group elected Khaled Khoja as its new chief on Monday along with the new secretary-general Yahya Maktabi. Who are these leaders and will they bring peace to the table?

January 5, 2015

Iraqi Kurdish troops have been assisting Syrian peshmerga since the first group of fighters was let in through Turkey on Oct. 28. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT

Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government prepares to send fresh fighters into the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane, where peshmerga troops have been attempting to stave off Daesh militants since last September.