Syria

January 11, 2015

According to reports there was no evidence that the man had been planning attacks against the west. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT

A 24-year-old German citizen was arrested in Germany after allegedly joining Daesh during a year-long stay in Syria.

Qusai said that the media blew what happened to him in Cairo out of proportion. (Image: Facebook)
09:21 GMT

Qusai Khouli opens up about being deported from Cairo to Dubai, and how he thinks the media exaggerated the incident!

Hayat Boumeddiene reportedly made over 500 calls to alleged accomplice Cherif Kouachi's wife in 2014.  (AFP/Police française)
08:30 GMT

France's most wanted woman, Hayat Boumeddiene, killed 4 hostages at a supermarket in Paris and is believed to have escaped to Syria. She is the only surviving assailant of the Paris attacks, as the other three perpetrators, including Boumeddiene's husband Amedy Coulibaly, have been killed.

January 10, 2015

President Assad is reportedly building an underground nuclear plant. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT

The Syrian government is reportedly building a new nuclear facility near to the city of Homs, intelligence sources tell Der Spiegel Online.

January 9, 2015

Andrew Parker made the comments following the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT

Director General of MI5 Andrew Parker warned Al Qaeda was planning complex attacks against the West. He claimed the attacks are "ambitious plots," which seek to "cause large scale loss of life."

January 8, 2015

Daesh behead an imam because of blasphemy. (AFP/File)
17:32 GMT

Daesh have beheaded a Syrian imam after accusing him of 'insulting God.'

Snow in Syria has slowed fighting in the war-torn country. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT

No deaths have been reported in Syria for the first time in three years.

At least 160 Syrian children were killed in school attacks last year, according to UNICEF. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Around 670,000 Syrian children have been deprived of education following orders from Daesh extremists to close schools across the country.

Samo was unhappy with some news websites referring to Qusai Khouli as being "kicked out" from Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
09:06 GMT

Egyptian singer Samo Zain had something to say about Qusai Khouli's deportation from Cairo to Dubai!

Workers from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), clear snow close to the Israeli border, January 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
00:02 GMT

A six-year-old Syrian boy was among three refugees found frozen to death on Lebanon's border after being caught in a snow storm.

January 7, 2015

A number of mass graves have been discovered throughout Iraq since Daesh began its violent assault. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Five mass graves containing the remains of some 320 people believed to have been killed by Daesh have been found in the northern part of Iraq.

The incident occurred just a day after another member of Daesh's religious police force was beheaded nearby. (AFP/Mahmud al-Halab)
19:00 GMT

Unidentified gunmen ambushed the on-duty "police officers" just days after another was beheaded in the same region.

According to the UNHCR report, the global refugee population is the highest since 1996. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)
15:17 GMT

The United Nations has declared that Syrians have surpassed Afghans as the second largest refugee population after Palestinians, fleeing to over 100 nations to escape the foreign-backed war in their country.

Security forces stand outside the embassy in Kuwait during a protest in February 2012. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

The Syrian embassy opened in Kuwait on Tuesday and resumed consular services.

January 6, 2015

It is unclear who is responsible for the man's death. However the beheading is characteristic of Daesh, which regularly kills those who violate its laws. (AFP/File)
17:07 GMT

A beheaded Daesh leader was found in eastern Syria with a cigarette in his mouth and a note stating, "this is evil, you Sheikh."