Syria

March 24, 2014

The beautiful Sulaf will be playing the role of a gentle lover in a new drama series this year. (Image: Facebook)
15:01 GMT

Sulaf Fawakherji will be showing us a gentler, more loving side in a new drama titled "The Gentleness of the Lover."

UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says that returning to the table for peace talks is currently out of the question, saying that the criteria for resuming talks has yet to be met (File Archive)
11:45 GMT

UN Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters in Kuwait Monday that holding another round of peace talks between Syria's ruling government and the opposition is currently "out of the question."

Regime forces have also been pounding the city of Aleppo with air strikes over the past months, reducing Syria's second largest city to rubble (Baraa Halabi/AFP)
10:20 GMT

Syrian rebel forces allegedly claimed a key village on the Turkish border Monday.

ISIL soldiers severed water supplies to Syria's Kurdish region earlier this year (File Archive)
07:00 GMT

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) is preparing to launch an attack on the Kurdish region in northern Syria near the Turkish border.

The minister added that the meeting will tackle the possibility of signing long-term contracts regarding the supply of Russian wheat to Egypt.
23:36 GMT

The minister added that the meeting will tackle the possibility of signing long-term contracts regarding the supply of Russian wheat to Egypt.

March 23, 2014

Hezbollah fighters have supported the Syrian regime inside the neighboring country's civil war, most recently helping Damascus secure victory in Yabroud over rebel forces (File Archive)
17:00 GMT

Hezbollah officials told media outlets Sunday that the recent Syrian regime victory in Yabroud will "curb suicide and car bombings in Lebanon" as a result.

While border fighting continued over the weekend, so did regime barrel bombing of Syria's second largest city of Aleppo (Baraa Al Halabi/AFP)
12:44 GMT

Turkey gunned down a Syrian government warplane Sunday as Syrian regime and opposition fighters continued fighting near Turkish border for a third straight day.

March 22, 2014

The outskirts of Damascus have been hammered with violence since the beginning of the Syrian civil war. (AFP/FIle)
17:45 GMT

Several Nusra Front members were killed by Syrian forces as fighting continues around Damascus.

The Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is working to remove all of Syria's chemical weapons. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

A top U.N. official says Syria can meet its deadline regarding its chemical weapons stockpile.

King Abdullah said Lebanese involvement in Syria was not constructive.  (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT

King Abdullah II expressed concern about the current political climate in Lebanon and urged all sides to stay out of Syria's conflict.

March 21, 2014

The Syrian conflict has increasingly pulled neighboring countries such as Lebanon into the three-year-old civil war. (photo courtesy: aljazeera.com)
15:48 GMT

Fighting over the last week between opponents and supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad threatens to further embroil Lebanon in the Syrian conflict.

Increased violence in the Syrian conflict has pushed refugees into neighboring countries such as Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon. (photo courtesy: blogs.rj.org)
09:00 GMT

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the number of refugees seeking asylum in developed countries doubled in the past year.

March 20, 2014

Rebel fighters have continued to lose ground to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces in recent months.(photo courtesy: aljazeera.com)
18:47 GMT

Syrian government forces retook control of Qal’at al-Hisn from rebel forces where the Crusader castle is located.

The opposition fighters were attempting to flee into nearby Lebanon, AFP reported. (AFP)
12:09 GMT

Troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad killed 11 rebels as they fled the village of Al Hosn, home to a famous Crusader castle, for the nearby Lebanese border, military sources reported on Thursday.

Violence rages near Lebanon's border with Syria as fighting continues to spill over from the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT

Syrian forces have closed the Bqaiaa crossing amid heavy fighting.