January 6, 2015
A beheaded Daesh leader was found in eastern Syria with a cigarette in his mouth and a note stating, "this is evil, you Sheikh."
US officials voiced concern over Lebanon's new visa requirement rule for Syrians entering the country, calling it "additional challenges for refugees".
Kurdish fighters made further gains in the Syrian border town of Kobani against Daesh militants, according to a British-based monitoring group.
The Syrian National Coalition's newly appointed leader Khaled Khoja ruled out participating in Russian sponsored peace talks.
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
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.
Turkish diplomatic sources said Monday they expected to sign a 'memorandum of understanding' with the U.S. for the launch of a train-and-equip program for Syrian opposition fighters, a program that will include 15,000 fighters and last for three years.
The Syrian National Coalition elected Khaled Khoja as the new head of the group following a meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
Syrian refugees across Lebanon struggled to live in tent settlements as temperatures continue to drop and heavy rainfall persists.
On the surface, Turkey appears to have taken harsh measures against Daesh militants across the border in Syria, but the radical group has done an excessive amount of unrepairable damage to the country and there is no turning back.
January 4, 2015
Daesh also shot dead 15 civilians in public in the Karma district of the city of Fallujah.
Amid the bustle and clatter of the festive season, a simple stroll along the cobblestone streets of Beirut’s downtown is enough to make evident the presence of two extremely different worlds within a limited space.
The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the self-proclaimed Islamic State group in Syria has appealed to the militants to treat his son well.
Four Hezbollah fighters and five Syrian army soldiers were killed when fierce clashes broke out with militants in the Syrian border village of Flita.
Embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad joined other Arab leaders Saturday and called the family of Lebanon's recently deceased former Prime Minister Omar Karami, who passed away earlier this week, to offer his condolences.