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Syrian rebels make victory signs as they patrol a street in the town of Tal Abyad near the border with Turkey, last year. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Turkey and US military personnel kicked off the train and equip program with a small number of rebels.
A file picture taken on March 14, 2014 shows the citadel (background) of the ancient oasis city of Palmyra, 215 kilometres northeast of Damascus, over looking the city. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
May 26, 2015 - 19:00 GMT
The Syrian government's antiquities chief made an announcement that, as of yet, Palmyra's magnificent ancient ruins remain unscathed despite Daesh's offensive.
A Syrian regime soldier aims a rocket launcher towards rebel locations in the Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2015 - 15:00 GMT
Six Hezbollah fighters and 30 militants were killed in the Qalamoun mountains near the Lebanese-Syrian border.
here's what happens when Lebanese TV goes wrong.
May 26, 2015 - 12:52 GMT
This is decidedly not the best way to have a productive debate on Hezbollah.
David Cameron and Vladimir Putin voiced support for the resumption of peace talks. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
Vladimir Putin and David Cameron backed calls for the resumption of peace talks in Syria, in an attempt to end the four-year conflict.
Algeria has stepped up security along the country's borders to combat militancy in recent months. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2015 - 07:27 GMT
Algerian Minister Mohamed Issa warned against some 46,000 potential jihadi websites promoting Daesh militancy across the Middle East.
A view of a tunnel reportedly dug by Palestinians beneath the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, uncovered by Israeli troops on Oct. 13, 2013. (AFP/David Buimovitch)
May 26, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
In a video Syrian rebels showed a tunnel packed with explosives for a major attack against Syrian government positions nearby.
Rebels say the 700 meter long tunnel was built using an instructional video sent by Hamas and other Palestinian groups from Gaza. (YouTube)
May 25, 2015 - 20:19 GMT
Tunnel warfare isn't just for Palestine anymore.
A handout picture released by the Hezbollah press office on May 16, 2015, shows a Hezbollah fighter firing toward areas controlled by militants on the Syrian side of the Qalamoun hills close to the Lebanese border. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 17:56 GMT
Hezbollah run-TV said the fighters captured two hilltops from al-Qaeda's Syrian wing and killed dozens of militants Monday.
The site was previously home to about 300 Syrian families who had fled the war. (Twitter)
May 25, 2015 - 17:40 GMT
The site was previously home to about 300 Syrian families who had fled the war.
An explosion on Monday killed four residents of Latakia, the coastal Syrian government stronghold.  The source of explosion was unclear.  (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 16:06 GMT
An explosion Monday killed four residents of Latakia, the coastal Syrian government stronghold - source of explosion unclear.