Syria

October 28, 2014

Fighting ended between Lebanon's army and militants in the port city of Tripoli where over 42 people were killed (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Lebanon's army arrested 83 suspected militants during a widespread clampdown in northern Lebanon Tuesday after 42 people were killed during clashes in Tripoli.

Lebanon is now home to over 1.5 million Syrian refugees fleeing the neighboring conflict (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Lebanon's Prime Minister Tamman Salam on Tuesday called on the international community to fund the mass influx of Syrian refugees in the country.

Assad's regime continues to battle multiple insurgent groups inside Syria. (AFP/File)
09:53 GMT

Syrian military forces have repelled an offensive by al-Qaeda-linked militants against the northwestern city of Idlib

John Cantlie has been featured in multiple IS propaganda videos. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)
08:23 GMT

IS militants have released a new video with British hostage John Cantlie.

Millions of Syrians have fled the raging violence in their country. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

Children in refugee camps in Lebanon are often forced to work for incredibly low wages to help their impoverished families.

The Syrian-Turkish border town has been the scene of fierce battles between Kurdish groups and IS since mid-September. (AFP/File)
06:42 GMT

Iraqi Kurdish fighters are waiting on a green light from Turkey to enter into Kobani and fight IS militants.

October 27, 2014

Mayada Al Hinawi is standing strong for Syria
18:29 GMT

Sorry, "Mazzika", Mayada isn't moving out of her unstable homeland for man or music.

Nesreen Tafesh is on the lookout for her missing family members in "Darine".
16:21 GMT

Ramadan 2015 will bring the Syrian drama "Darine" to our screens where Nesreen Tafesh will portray a woman shocked to discover her family is missing from Damascus.

Idlib has been controlled by Assad's forces for over a year. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT

Militants associated with al-Qaeda stormed a government building in Idlib Monday.

Fighting in Kobani has killed more than 800 people. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT

Kurdish forces thwarted a new attempt Sunday by IS fighters to cut off the Syrian town of Kobani from the border with Turkey.

American journalist James Foley was beheaded by IS militants in August, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:39 GMT

American journalist James Foley spent most of his time being guarded by three British militants while in captivity. After interviews with family members and former hostages, The New York Times pieced together what happened in his last few months.

October 26, 2014

Kurdish fighters have been battling IS fighters in Kobani for weeks. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Seven militants from the Islamic State (IS) have been killed in the ongoing clashes with the forces defending Ain Al-Arab in northern Syria.

In Syria and Iraq, IS militants are deliberately destroying pre-Islamic works of art. (File/AFP)
14:46 GMT

IS militants are ruthlessly destroying religious artifacts in Syria, but they're also using them to fund the caliphate.

Around 200 fighters are preparing to leave for Syria through Turkey (File/AFP)
07:40 GMT

The first batch of Iraq's Peshmerga forces are due to leave for the Syrian border town of Kobani to battle Islamic State militants.

Firefighters extinguish flames from a building during clashes between IS militants and the Lebanese army in Tripoli, October 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:11 GMT

At least 14 people were killed during clashes between IS-inspired militants and Lebanese troops Saturday, according to security sources.