Syria

March 23, 2014

Hezbollah fighters have supported the Syrian regime inside the neighboring country's civil war, most recently helping Damascus secure victory in Yabroud over rebel forces (File Archive)
17:00 GMT

Hezbollah officials told media outlets Sunday that the recent Syrian regime victory in Yabroud will "curb suicide and car bombings in Lebanon" as a result.

While border fighting continued over the weekend, so did regime barrel bombing of Syria's second largest city of Aleppo (Baraa Al Halabi/AFP)
12:44 GMT

Turkey gunned down a Syrian government warplane Sunday as Syrian regime and opposition fighters continued fighting near Turkish border for a third straight day.

March 22, 2014

The outskirts of Damascus have been hammered with violence since the beginning of the Syrian civil war. (AFP/FIle)
17:45 GMT

Several Nusra Front members were killed by Syrian forces as fighting continues around Damascus.

The Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is working to remove all of Syria's chemical weapons. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

A top U.N. official says Syria can meet its deadline regarding its chemical weapons stockpile.

King Abdullah said Lebanese involvement in Syria was not constructive.  (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT

King Abdullah II expressed concern about the current political climate in Lebanon and urged all sides to stay out of Syria's conflict.

March 21, 2014

The Syrian conflict has increasingly pulled neighboring countries such as Lebanon into the three-year-old civil war. (photo courtesy: aljazeera.com)
15:48 GMT

Fighting over the last week between opponents and supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad threatens to further embroil Lebanon in the Syrian conflict.

Increased violence in the Syrian conflict has pushed refugees into neighboring countries such as Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon. (photo courtesy: blogs.rj.org)
09:00 GMT

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the number of refugees seeking asylum in developed countries doubled in the past year.

March 20, 2014

Rebel fighters have continued to lose ground to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces in recent months.(photo courtesy: aljazeera.com)
18:47 GMT

Syrian government forces retook control of Qal’at al-Hisn from rebel forces where the Crusader castle is located.

The opposition fighters were attempting to flee into nearby Lebanon, AFP reported. (AFP)
12:09 GMT

Troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad killed 11 rebels as they fled the village of Al Hosn, home to a famous Crusader castle, for the nearby Lebanese border, military sources reported on Thursday.

Violence rages near Lebanon's border with Syria as fighting continues to spill over from the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT

Syrian forces have closed the Bqaiaa crossing amid heavy fighting.

Maha and her daughter Deema cut up a cake in celebration of Mother's Day. (Image: Paris Gallery)
08:14 GMT

Maha Al Masri & Deema Bayaa surprised their fans at Dubai and Sharjah's luxurious shopping destination Paris Gallery for a special Mother's Day celebration.

A chemical weapons attack devastated Damascus in April of last year. (AFP/File)
07:36 GMT

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says Syria has successfully removed nearly half of its chemical weapons stockpile. Syria says it remains committed to removing all weapons by June 30.

Lebanese troops are deployed in the Lebanese town of Arsal on the border with Syria on March 19, 2014 after the reopening of the main road out of the town after a night of tension. (AFP)
07:06 GMT

Clashes intensified on Thursday between the Syrian regime troops and gunmen along the Lebanese-Syrian border with shelling and gunfire targeting the Akkar border area.

The soon-to-be-vacated Syrian diplomatic buildings and facilities may be entrusted, the State Department said Wednesday, to "a third State." (AFP)
05:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of State provided additional details Wednesday regarding the ordered closure of the Syrian embassy in Washington and its honorary consulates in Michigan and Texas.

March 19, 2014

Lebanon is increasingly being derailed by the spillover of violence in Syria. (AFP/File)
19:52 GMT

At least two rockets from inside Syria have reportedly landed in the eastern Lebanese border town of Hermel.