An Ahrar al-Sham fighter in Damascus. Ahrar al-Sham is one of many rebel groups to use
July 30, 2016 - 18:33 GMT
Nusra Front’s rebranding as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham sounds similar to several other Islamist groups’ names.
An image grab taken from a video broadcast Thursday by Dubai-based Orient News satellite television shows the head of Nusra Front in Syria, Abu Mohamad al-Jolani, giving a speech from an undisclosed location, in the first-ever video showing his face to be released. Jolani said his group was breaking ties with al-Qaida and changing its Arabic name to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Conquest of Syria). (Courtesy photo)
July 30, 2016 - 11:42 GMT
The announcement coming from leader Mohamad al-Golani, in the first known video statement to show his face.
UN says it wants control of Aleppo humanitarian corridors. (AFP/File)
July 30, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The Syrian government said Thursday it had opened three humanitarian corridors in Aleppo to help civilians leave the rebel-held neighbourhoods in the city's east.
Nusra Front fighters back in the day before Thursday when they became Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (AFP/Fadi al-Halabi)
July 29, 2016 - 15:49 GMT
Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammed al-Jolani announced the formation of a new, independent group called Jabhat Fatah al-Sham.
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at an outpost near Manbij in the north of Syria. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 12:14 GMT
Daesh extremists have executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed alliance, a monitor says.
Young Syrians party at Wadi Qandeel beach in the Latakia region (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 11:43 GMT
Photos by AFP in India Times show a wild beach party on the Mediterranean at a time of intense fighting.
People walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held area of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 09:33 GMT
An estimated 250,000 to 300,000 civilians are thought to remain in Aleppo's opposition-held sector where government forces have imposed a tight siege after blocking all supply routes.
Deir Ezzor, Syria. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Daesh executed four men accused of smuggling civilians out of the militant-controlled Deir Ezzor.
Ahmed Muhannad at-Tala' of the New Syrian Army as featured in a recent video from Daesh (Twitter/@LinaArabii)
July 28, 2016 - 13:09 GMT
In a video released by Daesh, an American voice appears to help a Syrian rebel struggling to remember his lines.
A Syrian mother and her children walk through their refugee camp in Arsal, Lebanon. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
With almost a third of the country's population being refugees, Lebanon appeals for more international, long-term financial support.
A Syrian man reacts as rescuers look for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in Aleppo on July 19, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
July 28, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Over 160 civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike near Manbij in northern Syria.
Taim just loves to puff away on that ciggie. (Instagram)
July 28, 2016 - 09:32 GMT
We recommend going cold turkey.
YPG fighters in Syria (AFP/File)
July 27, 2016 - 19:18 GMT
Hussein Omer criticizes the PYD’s rule in Kurdish areas of Syria in Iraqi-Kurdish outlet Rudaw.
USAID has received 116 complaints of abuse since February 2015. (AFP/File)
July 27, 2016 - 16:11 GMT
The government agency put a hold on over $200 million in aid.
Qamishli, which is predominantly inhabited by Kurds, has regularly been targeted by bombings, many of which were claimed by Daesh. (AFP/File)
July 27, 2016 - 15:56 GMT
The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, originally estimated the number killed to be 48, with more than 140 wounded.
Syrians gather around one of the bombed buildings in Qamishli on July 27, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
July 27, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Two suicide bombings claimed by Daesh killed at least 44 people in Qamishli, near the Turkish border.