Syria

June 25, 2014

Al-Nusra Front and ISIL were initially rivals. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT

Al-Nusra Front in Syria has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

A suicide bomber in Beirut killed one and injured several others during the early hours of Tuesday morning (File/AFP)
12:31 GMT

The UN denounced a recent car bomb attack in Lebanon's capital Beirut, which left one dead and several others injured.

June 24, 2014

The bomb in Damascus Tuesday left at least five people dead (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

At least five people were killed Tuesday in a rebel attack on a regime stronghold in Syria's capital, and over a dozen were wounded in a Homs' car bombing attack.

Two suicide attacks were carried out in Lebanon this week. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT

Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Tuesday that security concerns will persist in Lebanon as long as Lebanese are involved in Syria.

Netanyahu said Israel will continue to "forcefully hurt anyone who attacks or tries to attack" Israel. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel may carry out more airstrikes against Syria.

June 23, 2014

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Commander of the United Arab Emirates armed forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahayan (C), in the desert of Abu Dhabi on May 2, 2012. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
19:19 GMT

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) jailed seven men on Monday for alleged involvement with Al-Qaeda and its splinter group, Al-Nusra Front

UN inspectors visited the chemical stockpile sites throughout Syria in the fall of last year (File Archive/AFP)
15:14 GMT

The last back of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile was shipped from its Latakia port Monday for destruction.

EU leadership has imposed sanctions on a total of 191 figures linked to Syria's President Bashar Al Assad (AFP)
13:35 GMT

The European Union announced plans Monday to increase sanctions on Syria due to the country’s ongoing conflict.

One organization estimates that almost 200 potential child soldiers have died in the Syrian conflict. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

The Human Rights Watch issued a report that says the Syrian opposition recruits children to fight in the Syrian civil war.

June 22, 2014

Little to no aid reached the Yarmouk refugee camp for months, with many residents starving to death (File Archive/AFP)
18:40 GMT

A ceasefire agreement has allegedly been reached in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria's capital.

Syrian regime fighters battle with rebels in the Qalamoun mountains earlier this year (File Archive/AFP)
16:08 GMT

Syrian government forces, with the support of Hezbollah fighters from Lebanon, attacked rebel areas in the foothills of the Qalamoun mountains Sunday.

Millions have fled the violence in Syria. (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT

As the international community commemorates World Refugee Day, one refugee tells his complicated story.

The Golan Heights has been hit relatively frequently by cross-fire from the Syrian conflict (File Archive/AFP)
13:20 GMT

Cross-border fire from the ongoing conflict in Syria left one teenage boy dead in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Sunday.

This is Dima's second time on the Emmys' judging panel. (Image: Facebook)
11:13 GMT

Syrian actress Dima Baya’ah will be gracing the Emmys' judging panel this summer.

June 21, 2014

The Syrian government also launched airstrikes on the city of Aleppo over the weekend (Baraa Al Halabi/AFP)
18:07 GMT

The Syrian government launched an air attack on an eastern Syria town controlled by the jihadist linked ISIS.