Syria

December 5, 2014

Jordan's Zaatari camp is home to thousands of Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT

Jordan is currently host to more than 1.4 million Syrian nationals, of whom 646,700 are registered refugees.

December 4, 2014

The Saudi foreign minister, Saud al-Faisal. (AFP/file)
13:44 GMT

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said that the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria cannot be waged by aerial bombing alone during a speech to representatives of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition on Wednesday.

ISIL militants launched the attack overnight in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT

ISIL launched an attack on a government military airbase in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Bashar al-Assad made the comments during an interview with a French magazine on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
11:33 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said air strikes by the US-led coalition of up to 60 nations were "ineffective" against ISIL militants.

An old photo of the former lovers.
10:27 GMT

Sulafa Mimar is reunited with her former hubby, but their union can only be described as professional...for now.

Seven Lebanese soldiers were killed in attacks by militants on the border with Syria this week. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

Lebanon's army declared an open-ended war against jihadi militants on the border with Syria following the deaths of seven soldiers during attacks this week.

Turkish soldiers monitor the border with Syria in the southeastern town of Suruc. (AFP/File)
06:04 GMT

Turkey's foreign minister said his country was close to establishing a no-fly zone in northern Syria while a White House spokesman had ruled out the action, earlier this week.

A Kurdish woman crosses the Syria-Turkey border with her family, September 23, 2014. (AFP/File)
05:35 GMT

Human Rights Watch urged Turkey to clear a dangerous minefield close to its border with Syria, where up to 2,000 refugees remain stranded.

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a press conference after chairing a counter-Islamic States (IS) coalition ministerial meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, December 3, 2014. (AFP/file)
04:00 GMT

As for reports that Iran – not a coalition member – had bombarded ISIL targets in Iraq, John Kerry said if such action was restricted to the extremists and had an impact, then that was “positive”

December 3, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry chaired the first high-level talks of a coalition trying to crush the islamic states extremists. (AFP/file)
16:33 GMT

The Pentagon earlier acknowledged Iran has conducted airstrikes of its own.

Syrian opposition members have called for the immediate resignation of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad since the onset of the country's uprising in March 2011. (AFP/File)
09:54 GMT

Senior Syrian opposition figure Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib said the opposition wanted to sit down for direct talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to begin a peace process to end the country's more-than-three year civil war.

The Iraqi army and Peshmerga have been battling the ISIL in Iraq since mid-June. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

A fresh batch of Iraqi Peshmerga troops has entered the Syrian town of Kobani through Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province, official sources said.

Up to 140 Norwegian nationals joined ISIL, double the estimated number, according to the police. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Up to 140 Norwegian nationals left the country to join ISIL in Syria, according to police officials.

December 2, 2014

Lebanon's army faced intense battles with militants in the border town of Arsal this year. (AFP/file)
20:30 GMT

At least seven Lebanese soldiers have been killed in clashes with militants near the border with Syria.

Who wants to celebrate the New Year with George Wassouf this Dec? (Image: Layalina)
11:33 GMT

Make your New Year's Eve a special one by spending it at George Wassouf's concert in Dubai this Dec 31.