Syria

August 17, 2014

Many of the victims were beheaded by ISIS, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (File/AFP)
07:09 GMT

ISIS extremists in Syria executed 700 members of the al-Sheitaat tribe, while 1,800 people remain missing, according to a British-based monitoring group.

August 16, 2014

An LAF tank outside Arsal. (AFP)
14:22 GMT

Lebanese PM Tammam Salam reassured relatives of kidnapped soldiers and police officers Saturday that the state was exerting all efforts possible to secure the release of their loved ones.

Aid workers brought food, supplies, and medical assistance to Tfail in April. (AFP/File)
11:28 GMT

The mayor of Tfail said Saturday that the Syrian army ordered residents to evacuate in 48 hours before the military shells the tiny eastern border village in Lebanon.

August 14, 2014

Mai poses as a man with her sister Mais! (Image: Facebook)
12:15 GMT

Mais Hamdan humored her fans with a picture of the man of her dreams, and he wasn't what they were expecting, at all!

August 13, 2014

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the advances in Aleppo were partly a result of the decision by the Islamist Dawud Brigade to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
10:45 GMT

Militants from the Islamic State have taken control of a string of villages in Syria's Aleppo province.

A Syrian child stands in a refugee camp which was partially burnt during clashes with militants in Arsal, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Tensions remain high in the aftermath of Arsal. Lebanese nationals blame Syrian refugees for the violence, while the latter deny any involvement. But, who is right?

August 12, 2014

Twenty-seven thousand new residents live within the twelve official camps. (AFP/File)
14:41 GMT

A large influx of Palestinian refugees from Syria is causing a strain on Lebanon's refugee camps.

The voting session has been postponed to September 2 according to spokesman Mohammad Ballout (File/AFP)
11:37 GMT

Lebanese lawmakers failed in a tenth attempt to elect a new president Tuesday, prompting Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to postpone voting till September 2.

August 11, 2014

Syrian rescue workers search through rubble following reports of a barrel-bomb explosion by government forces, August 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:57 GMT

Clashes continued in Syria between the militant group Islamic State, tribesmen and government forces causing thousands of people to flee, according to Al Akbar.

Syrian refugees rest on the roadside close to the Lebanon border, August 8, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:10 GMT

Lebanese authorities Monday said they would consider closing the border with Syria to reduce the number of refugees entering the country.

Asala was totes surprised by her daughter's Instagram pics. (Image: Instagram)
05:04 GMT

Syrian singer Asala Nasri's head is reeling after her daughter Sham surprisingly seems to be back together with her ex-fiancé.

August 10, 2014

A Syrian refugee sits in the back of a pick-up truck as it drives through the Bekaa Valley, Aug 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:07 GMT

Refugees who spent two nights stranded in their trucks with minimal supplies were finally allowed back into Syria, the country's ambassador to Lebanon confirmed.

August 8, 2014

Lebanese army soldiers drive to the entrance of the town of Arsal in the Bekaa valley. (AFP)
08:03 GMT

Armed men who retreated to Syria from the northeastern border town of Arsal after intensified clashes with the Lebanese army have taken hostage more than 35 soldiers and policemen in an attempt to exchange them.

The Ambassador stated that Lebanese-Syrian efforts should be united to fight terrorism. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon called for greater coordination between Syria's army and Lebanon's army Thursday.

August 7, 2014

Militants withdrew from Arsal early Thursday. (AFP/File)
20:04 GMT

The Committee of Muslim Scholars said negotiations were ongoing to release the captured soldiers held by jihadists since clashes erupted over the weekend.