Syria

June 10, 2014

Ten Syrians and two Lebanese people are believed to be among the abducted (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Up to 12 people were kidnapped in Lebanon by masked Syrian gunmen, security sources said.

Assad was recently reelected as president. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The Syrian government has begun releasing prisoners from government jails under the general amnesty that was announced yesterday.

Lebanon hosts over 1 million Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
12:41 GMT

Prime Minister Tammam Salam denied on Tuesday that the U.S. warned of repercussions of establishing Syrian refugee camps inside Lebanon.

Syrian forces targeted opposition posts along the border with Lebanon overnight (Image: Alalam)
12:06 GMT

Syrian warplanes raided the border with Lebanon overnight in the Eastern Mountain range, according to Voice of Lebanon Radio.

Fans were excited about Samer's participation in the shooting championships. (Image: Facebook)
11:18 GMT

Samer al Masri takes part in the exciting annual European Shooting Championships!

Whilst Assad's prisoner amnesty for those accused under the controversial terrorism law is unprecedented, it is not the first amnesty that has been offered in the name of national reconciliation (AFP/ File).
06:59 GMT

Syria's newly re-elected President Bashar Assad announced a prisoner amnesty for all crimes committed before June 9; including for those accused under Syria's controversial terrorism law.

The Syrian conflict has killed over 160,000 people. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Qatar's prime minister has called on the U.N. Security Council to impose a ceasefire to end Syria's brutal civil war.

June 9, 2014

Bashar Assad has tortured thousands of his own people. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Assad has announced a "general amnesty" for all crimes committed during the civil war.

Former Syria Peace Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says that the United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia were reluctant to assist his efforts in securing peace (AFP/ File).
07:51 GMT

Former Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has predicted that Syria, a country increasingly being run by warlords, faces becoming a failed state similar to Somalia.

Syria’s ambassador  to the United Nations  had recently complained that  people from as far away as  New Zealand had been lured to fight in the war  raging in Syria (AFP/ File).
06:54 GMT

New Zealand media have reported that its first citizen has been killed in Syria. Its Foreign Ministry is yet to provide further details.

June 8, 2014

Aleppo has been devastated by air strikes since the beginning of Syria's civil war. (AFP/File)
12:42 GMT

A family of six has been killed during air raids in Aleppo. The youngest casualty was a six-month-old baby.

Al-Qaeda is readily taking advantage of the chaos in Syria. (AFP/File)
10:13 GMT

As the Syrian war rages on, al-Qaeda is strengthening its position globally.

June 7, 2014

Hezbollah's leader called the recent Syrian elections "historic" and said no political solution could be reached without President Assad (File/AFP)
15:08 GMT

Hasan Nasrallah said during a speech Friday that Lebanon shouldn't rely on Saudi-Iranian talks to solve the election of a new president.

An estimated 7,500 Syrian women are believed to have been raped, according to the Syrian National Coalition (File/AFP)
11:11 GMT

Syrian opposition members believe over 7,500 women were raped in the continuing three-year conflict.

Infighting between Al-Nusra Front and ISIS militants in Syria caused further bloodshed across the country (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The Syrian branch of militant group ISIS has reportedly made gains towards Iraq, where they could unite with their counterparts across the border in the troubled Anbar province.