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An abandoned outpost, belonging to al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, is seen on the Lebanese side of the Qalamuon Mountains on the border with Syria on May 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian army close in on the border city of Qalamoun, making their most aggressive offensive in the month-long battle.
Volunteers from the Sant'Egidio charity community observe funeral rites next to some of the 13 coffins of migrants who died attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea, at Messina harbour on July 29, 2015. (AFP/Giovanni Isolino)
August 04, 2015 - 13:40 GMT
Over 2,000 people have died and 188,000 have had to be rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, making it the most dangerous migrant route in the world.
Fighters from al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front drive in the Syrian city of Aleppo flying flags. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2015 - 11:34 GMT
Five US-trained Syrian rebels were kidnapped from the same division that was attacked last week.
Shukran Murtaja still alive and well. (Courtesy of MiddleEastOnline.com)
August 04, 2015 - 10:01 GMT
Much to the relief of her fans, Shukran Murtaja announced she is still alive after rumors of her death began to circulate.
Syrian refugee children open their books as they await lessons in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
A father found his 12-year-old boy hanged inside a room at a north Lebanon school where he teaches Monday.
Trainees prepare for an exercise during a US-led training program fro Syrian rebels. (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 19:11 GMT
A member of the newly-trained Syrian rebel forces backed by the US military is believed to have been killed in clashes last week, marking the force’s first battlefield casualty.
Education Minister Mohammad Thneibat said public schools can't handle any new students. (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 14:48 GMT
Education Minister Mohammad Thneibat said public schools can't handle any new students.
Footage from the crash shows the tail of the MiG-29 that crashed in a crowded marketplace. (Twitter)
August 03, 2015 - 13:02 GMT
The plane crashed into a rebel held town south of Idlib, near the Turkish border.
A photo released by US Central Command shows two US F-15 fighter lets flying over northern Iraq. (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 12:52 GMT
An independent monitoring group released a report on Monday that said some bombings carried out by the US-led coalition against Daesh in Iraq and Syria likely have kill hundreds of civilians.
A downed Syrian aircraft in Ariha brings civilian plight of the grinding Idlib province battle to the forefront. (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 10:50 GMT
A downed Syrian aircraft in Ariha brings civilian plight of the grinding Idlib province battle to the forefront.
Women clap their hands and shout slogans during an anti-war demonstration on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on August 1, 2015. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
August 03, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
The US was at first triumphant about securing the use of an Turkish airbase to fight Daesh in Iraq and Syria. But as violence erupts between Turkey and the Kurds, is it possible Obama made a diplomatic disaster?