Syria

July 6, 2014

Lebanese soldiers stand beside the aftermath of a bombing in Bekaa Valley in December 2013 (File/AFP)
11:21 GMT

Lebanon's Internal Security Forces believe that radical Sunni militant group ISIS will strike the country with a series of attacks, according to a leaked report.

Regime barrel bomb attacks targeted the city of Aleppo daily in late 2013 and early this year (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Violence throughout Syria left dozens more killed Saturday.

July 4, 2014

ISIS also remains in control of the city of Raqqa located in north central Syria (Welayat Raqa/AFP)
15:02 GMT

Jihadists in Syria now control all of the country's main oil and gas fields.

Photo used for illustrative purposes (AFP)
11:18 GMT

Syrian warplanes carried out at least three airstrikes on the outskirts of Arsal in east Lebanon Friday, killing a 12-year-old boy and wounding three family members

July 3, 2014

Al Qaeda-linked Nusra fighters were allegedly in control of the oil field before ISIS seized it Thursday (File Archive/AFP)
13:56 GMT

The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has allegedly taken over control of Syria's largest oil field.

A Danish ship arrives in southern Italy on July 2, 2014 prior to the transfer and destruction of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons (File/AFP)
10:34 GMT

The Pentagon confirmed the full transfer of Syria's chemical weapons to an American vessel off the Italian coast.

Adham passes away after a long battle with cancer. (Image: Facebook)
09:03 GMT

Renowned Syrian actor Adham al Mulla passes away at the age of 82 on Wednesday morning.

The rebel groups singled out recent military gains by ISIS in northern Aleppo province, calling them a “threat to the Syrian revolution.”
08:32 GMT

Rebels in the north and east of Syria have vowed to lay down their arms if they don’t receive help to fight Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS, as an offensive by a leading Islamist faction targets the militants in the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus.

July 2, 2014

Syrian rebels have been intensely fighting ISIS in parts of the Aleppo province, as well as in Raqa and Deir Ezzor (File Archive/AFP)
13:40 GMT

Syrian rebels will lay down their arms within the next week if they do not receive support from the exiled opposition to fight against the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).

Lebanon's army patrols the streets of Tripoli (File/AFP)
13:16 GMT

Four people were injured Wednesday when an unknown assailant on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade into a coffee shop in Tripoli. One of the wounded is believed to be in critical condition according to sources.

Jamal hopes that his fans will love his latest role as Gamal Abdel Nasser. (Image: Facebook)
12:38 GMT

Jamal Suliman is careful to spare the feelings of his son Mohammad when it comes to Facebook!

Asala is loved by exactly 10 million people! (Image: Facebook)
11:16 GMT

Everybody loves Syrian superstar Asala Nasri, just ask her Facebook followers!

Abbas al Noury plays one of the characters on the traditional TV series "Bab Al Hara." (Image: Facebook)
09:28 GMT

Twitter users gave Syria's famous Bab al-Hara TV soap opera a Lebanese twist Monday, with people making jokes about common national stereotypes they said would creep into the popular Ramadan show if it was set in Beirut rather than Damascus.

Iraqi motorists queue for fuel following the country's recent violence (File/AFP)
09:11 GMT

Russia called on the UN Security Council to bar crude oil sales by terrorist groups including the the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria.

Young Syrian-Kurdish refugees play in the children zone, recently erected by United Arab Emirate's Red Crescent, on June 22, 2014, at the Qushtapa refugee camp, 15 kilometers South of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. [AFP]
08:42 GMT

The UN children’s agency and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have called for the release of more than 100 Kurdish schoolboy and girls abducted by Takfiri militants in Syria late May.