Syria

January 4, 2015

An Iraqi intelligence source said that ISIL terrorists shot dead the victims, identified as Suhail Bayatti and Issam Mahmoud. (File photo)
13:16 GMT

Daesh also shot dead 15 civilians in public in the Karma district of the city of Fallujah.

The mother of one of the kidnapped Lebanese soldiers sits outside a tent in Beirut’s downtown. (Image: Al-Akhbar)
08:16 GMT

Amid the bustle and clatter of the festive season, a simple stroll along the cobblestone streets of Beirut’s downtown is enough to make evident the presence of two extremely different worlds within a limited space.

26-year-old 1st Lt. Mu’ath al-Kasasbeh was taken prisoner after his warplane came down on December 24. (File photo)
07:46 GMT

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the self-proclaimed Islamic State group in Syria has appealed to the militants to treat his son well.

Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian military took Flita last year after bloody clashes with rebels. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Four Hezbollah fighters and five Syrian army soldiers were killed when fierce clashes broke out with militants in the Syrian border village of Flita.

Former Prime Minister Omar Karami died Thursday due to complications from a long illness at the age of 80. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad joined other Arab leaders Saturday and called the family of Lebanon's recently deceased former Prime Minister Omar Karami, who passed away earlier this week, to offer his condolences.

January 3, 2015

The Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot was captured by Daesh militants after his fighter jet was downed in the northern Syrian city and Daesh capital of Raqqa. (AFP/File)
19:27 GMT

After a US-led coalition rescue mission reportedly twice failed to free Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh from Daesh militants Friday, unconfirmed reports of the pilot's execution emerge on Arabic media.

Nusra has proportedly  said protesting was acceptable. (AFP/File)
10:16 GMT

Nusra Front claims it overran #hezbollah posts, which civilians claim they are not in support of, yet also not in support of Nursra.

January 2, 2015

Muath al-Kasasbeh, 26, was captured by Daesh militants when his fighter jet crashed in Syria last week. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Two rescue missions to save the captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh from Daesh ended in failure after a series of US air raids in Raqqa.

Lebanon is currently home to over 1.2 million Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Lebanese authorities have implemented strict entry restrictions for Syrian nationals entering the country in an attempt to curb the rising number of refugees in the country.

Greta Ramelli, 20, and Vanessa Marzullo, 21 are believed to have been kidnapped while travelling in Syria. (Image: Screenshot)
09:53 GMT

Militants have released a video of two young Italian women who were allegedly kidnapped while travelling in Syria.

2014 was one of the deadliest and most destructive years in recent Syrian and Iraqi history. (AFP/File)
05:22 GMT

The death toll in Syria passed 76,000 in 2014, while Iraq's was over 15,000. These figures are double those of 2013.

January 1, 2015

'I like to be with you on this occasion,' Assad told the Syrian troops in Jobar. (AFP/File)
15:57 GMT

Assad spent New Year's Eve with Syrian soldiers stationed east of Damascus.

A Kurdish man watches a fighter jet fly over Kobani from Turkey, October 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:50 GMT

Kurdish troops took around 70 percent of Kobani back from Daesh militants according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Rouwaida Attieh has some music up her sleeve for us.
08:00 GMT

She's done the filming, and now we just have to wait to see the Syrian singer's finished product.

December 31, 2014

Syrians on religious visas will be able to stay in Saudi Arabia under a new policy.
20:30 GMT

The new decision comes after the Ministry of Interior exempted Syrian workers in violation of the residency or labor regulations from deportation during inspection campaigns.