This file photo taken on November 9, 2015 shows workers constructing a layered cemetery in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus to make space for the burial of the increasing number of casualties due to airstrikes by the Syrian regime. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
August 24, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus has experienced relentless shelling and dire humanitarian conditions for more than three years.
Members of the Kurdish police patrol in the neighborhood of Al-Masaken in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka during ongoing fighting with regime forces on August 22, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
August 23, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The Kurdish YPG is said to have taken near full control of the city since last week.
The Turkish military retaliated both attacks with counterattacks on Kurdish positions. (AFP/File)
August 23, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Two mortar shells were fired from Syria towards the Turkish border town of Karkamis, followed by three rocket shells striking Kilis.
Fighters take to the streets of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
August 23, 2016 - 11:19 GMT
Nearly all of the major power players involved in the Syrian conflict have a part to play in the ongoing battle for Aleppo. Expert Youssef Sadaki explains how Syria's largest city could determine the balance of power in the Syrian war.
Lebanese forces in Arsal. (AFP/File)
August 23, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Arsal's mayor says the city is on high alert, and Lebanese forces are arriving to help bolster security after a spate of recent attacks.
Smoke rises from a Syrian regime airstrike on rebel positions inside Aleppo. (AFP/George Orfalian)
August 23, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
No humanitarian aid has moved within Aleppo since the increased bombardments began in August.
Ahrar al-Sham is being discussed as part of the possible merger (AFP/File)
August 22, 2016 - 23:46 GMT
Rumblings of a possible imminent merger surfaced late Monday.
It is the female warrior in particular who offers a powerful counter-image to that of the raped and dishonoured victim who is considered a source of shame to her family and community. (AFP/File)
August 22, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Feminists have typically opposed war, but taking up arms is one way for women to defend their communities and to define their place in them.
A man holds up a young boy as a boat carrying refugees arrives at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2016 - 19:05 GMT
Turkish Coast Guards found a Syrian woman's body and rescued 12 other refugees.
4-year old Omran Daqneesh sits dazed and injured in the back of an Ambulance in Aleppo. (Aleppo Media Center)
August 21, 2016 - 16:15 GMT
Mahmoud Rslan, the journalist who took the heart-wrenching picture of Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh, speaks out against claims that he works with radical groups.
People evacuate victims following air strikes on Douma in the eastern Ghouta region. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2016 - 15:24 GMT
Three years ago today, over 1000 people (mainly women and children) were killed in Syria’s Ghouta province when the deadly chemical agent sarin was dropped on rebel held suburbs.
A Kurdish female fighter of the People's Protection Units (YPG) looks on at a training camp near the Syrian-Turkish border on February 13, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Forces loyal to al-Assad have been battling with the Kurds in recent days around the northern Syrian city of al-Hassakeh and the government has launched airstrikes against them for the first time, earning it a strong rebuke from the US.
The US deployed jets over Hasakah Thursday, after regime jets attacked YPG positions (AFP/File)
August 20, 2016 - 16:28 GMT
The Pentagon warned Assad not to attack near US forces in the Hasakah area.
Smoke billows following air strikes by regime forces on rebel positions during intense fighting in Aleppo on August 18, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
August 20, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Government and opposition forces exchanged attacks in Aleppo, even as Russia signed on to a UN-backed temporary ceasefire for the city.
A YPG parade in Syria (AFP/File)
August 19, 2016 - 17:57 GMT
The YPG and the regime are fighting in the northeast city of Hasakah.
A resident of the Tariq al-Bab neighborhood of Aleppo, inspects the damage caused by reported air raids that targeted rebel-held areas in the northern city on August 16, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
August 19, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The UN welcomed the chance for aid to reach Aleppo's residents, but stressed that all sides had to respect the truce.