Syria

March 18, 2014

Syrian government forces captured Yabrud, one of the last rebel-stronghold areas near the Lebanese border, last week (SANA/AFP)
16:28 GMT

The fate of Qalamoun is critical for both regime and opposition forces due to its strategic placement, both physically and chronologically in Syria's ongoing civil war.

Three Israeli soldiers were wounded in Tuesday's Golan Heights blast (Jalaa Marey/AFP)
15:56 GMT

The Israeli army released a statement via Twitter blaming Tuesday's explosions in Golan Heights on the Syrian government.

Lakhdar Brahimi held talks with Javad Zarif on Monday to discuss the Syrian crisis. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT

Javad Zarif said Iran is willing to help with any "logical attempts" to end the conflict in Syria.

Asala Nasri dreams of getting away to peace and quiet (Image: Facebook)
07:32 GMT

No yachts, top line electronics, or fancy cars for Asala Nasri on her dream getaway. She wants to be in a land of peace, quiet, and fresh food.

A pro-government forces member flashes the "V-sign" for victory next to a comrade in the main square of the Syrian town of Yabroud on March 16, 2014. (AFP)
06:48 GMT

Syrian regime forces began an assault Monday on the last rebel-held areas in the Qalamoun mountains, strategically located on the Lebanese border, after overrunning a key opposition bastion.

March 17, 2014

The Syrian conflict has now entered its fourth year. (AFP/File)
19:51 GMT

A car bomb in Homs killed six Monday.

Lebanon's Arsal has frequently been attacked by rockets from the neighboring war in Syria (File Archive)
13:21 GMT

Security sources reported Monday that three rockets launched from the Syrian-Lebanese border struck the village of Nabi Othman earlier in the day.

Bold, beautiful, and hard bent on helping Syria, Angelina Jolia stands up to the podium.  (Image from archives)
11:42 GMT

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie spoke out for those suffering the ravages of civil war in Syria.

Pro-government forces stand on a street in the Syrian town of Yabroud on March 16, 2014 after they seized full control of the rebel bastion in the strategic Qalamun region near the Lebanese border. (AFP)
10:03 GMT

Iran has come up with a four-point plan for UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi that aims to secure peace in war-torn Syria.

Destroyed homes and buildings are seen in the Syrian town of Yabroud on March 16, 2014 after Syria's army and Lebanon's Hezbollah seized full control of the rebel bastion. (AFP)
08:37 GMT

Fears rose in Lebanon on Monday that gunmen, who have fled into Lebanon after Syrian government troops and Hezbollah fighters captured Yabroud, would increase retaliatory violence against the supporters of the Shiite party.

March 16, 2014

Syrian rebels recently lost control of the town of Yabroud. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Lebanon has increased its security at the border of Syria after rebels began fleeing to Lebanon from Yabroud.

The official poster for the Sawa 4 Syria fundraiser event. (Image: Hummus For Thought)
14:21 GMT

Indie-pop band Mashrou Leila will be singing at a fundraising event in April, all in the name of Syria.

ISIL said the rocket attacks were a response to Hezbollah's assistance of Syrian regime forces (File Archive)
11:51 GMT

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria claimed responsibility for this past weekend's rocket attack on Lebanon, saying that the attack came in response to Hezbollah's support of the Syrian regime in the town of Yabroud.

A handout picture released on March 15, 2014, by the official Syrian Arab News Agency reportedly shows the city of Yabroud after the Syrian army advanced in the key rebel bastion. (AFP)
08:54 GMT

Syrian army forces on Sunday seized full control Yabroud, a rebel stronghold in the strategic Qalamun region near Syria's border with Lebanon, state media reported.

A message of support for the Syrian people was projected onto the Eiffel Tower during the march. (AFP/File)
08:14 GMT

Thousands of people marched in support of the Syrian people in Western cities on Saturday.