Syria

January 12, 2015

Fahed Najjar alive and kicking here! (Image: The Daily Star)
10:49 GMT

Everyone was convinced he was dead last month, but now a source reveals that Syrian actor Fahed Al Najjar was seen recently in a Damascus cafe? What the...

The Shin Bet warned Arab Israelis of the dangers of travelling to Syria, insisting they will be subject to capture and torture by Assad's security forces like Mr. Nasrallah. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
10:44 GMT

Yousef Yaakub Nasrallah, age 20, was arrested at the Jordan River Crossing and subsequently tortured throughout numerous interrogations upon attempting to return home to Israel after traveling to Syria via Jordan in April 2014.

January 11, 2015

Many Syrians in opposition-held areas lack access to adequate food and heating. (Photo: AFP/File)
16:36 GMT

Three children and an elderly man have died in Syria because of the extreme weather. They are the latest victims to have passed away because of plunging temperatures in the region.

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.