Syria

November 29, 2014

Fierce clashes have resumed between ISIL militants and Kurdish fighters in Kobani. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT

Clashes resumed between ISIL militants and Kurdish fighters in the northern Syrian city of Kobani.

Separately, the U.S. military and its allies hit ISIL forces with 15 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria during a three-day period, the U.S. Central Command said. (AFP/File)
08:49 GMT

The Syrian government responded to US accusations that Syrian forces are targeting civilians with airstrikes.

November 27, 2014

The three Syrians were caught with ISIL related material on their mobile phones. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT

Lebanese security forces arrested three Syrians for allegedly supporting ISIL in the northern region of Akkar Thursday.

The Syrian regime air strikes left at least 130 people dead in the city of Raqqa. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

US State Department spokeswoman Jean Psaki slammed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's air strikes in Raqqa, which left dozens of civilians dead.

Syria's army clashed with ISIL militants across the country in the past week. (AFP/File)
06:35 GMT

Bashar al-Assad's army reportedly made gains against ISIL militants in the northwestern province of Aleppo Wednesday.

Both brothers were convicted of joining a militant group against the Assad regime. (AFP/File)
05:26 GMT

A British court handed down jail terms for two brothers who trained and joined a militant group against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria.

November 26, 2014

The Syrian civil war has killed thousands and forced millions to flee. (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT

At least 130 people were killed in airstrikes on Syria`s Raqqa province which is currently under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

A Kurdish Peshmerga sniper's scope aims towards the horizon near Erbil in northern Iraq on Sept. 15. (AFP/JM Lopez)
08:41 GMT

Over the past few days Peshmerga forces have captured a strategic road near Sinjar that ISIL used as a key supply route from Syria.

Hezbollah and the FSA have been in a longstanding battle in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT

A captured Hezbollah fighter was released by the Free Syrian Army in exchange for two rebels held by the Shia group.

At least 300 Syrians had been demonstrating for days in Athens. (Cherry Martinez photo)
07:00 GMT

The plight of Syrian refugees in Greece illustrates just how serious a regional problem the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have become.

The Syrian city of Raqqa has been an ISIL stronghold since it was seized in 2013. (AFP/File)
05:23 GMT

Air strikes carried out by Bashar al-Assad's army targeting ISIL in Raqqa killed 60 people, according to a London-based monitoring group.

November 25, 2014

Issam was a great actors with a 40-year career in acting. (Image: CNN Arabic)
14:44 GMT

Syrian actor Issam Aba Aji has sadly passed away this week.

American photo journalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIL in August 2014. The US government does not pay ransoms for American hostages. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT

ISIL militants received some $45 million in ransoms over the past year by kidnapping Western nationals, according to a UN expert.

Lebanese security forces drive through Tripoli during armed clashes with gunmen, October 25, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:19 GMT

A Syrian refugee was killed while several others were injured during clashes Monday between two groups linked to Fatah in Lebanon's Burj al-Barajneh camp.

Twelve Syrian refugees were deported back to their country by Jordanian authorities. (AFP/File)
05:39 GMT

Human Rights Watch criticized the Jordanian government for deporting vulnerable Syrian refugees back across the border.