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Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem personally thanked Palestinian and Jordanian authorities for helping secure the release of both hostages in Syria. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 07:24 GMT
Two Swedish men were freed by Al Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria with the help of negotiations through Palestinian and Jordanian authorities.
Nusra Front militants allied with other groups raided the northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 06:30 GMT
Nusra Front militants killed at least 60 Syrian army soldiers in the northwestern province of Idlib, according to a London-based monitoring group.
The airstrikes targeted a residential area in Jisr al-Shughur, a city in the Idlib province of Syria. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
At least 30 people were killed Saturday in regime airstrikes on Jisr al-Shughur city in the northern province of Idlib.
Smoke rises from the provincial capital of Idlib after being taken by Islamist rebels on March 28 (File-AFP)
April 25, 2015 - 10:48 GMT
Islamist fighters overrun one of the regime's last holdouts in the Idlib province.
The jets reportedly struck Lebanon's northern town of al-Qalamoun (File-AFP)
April 25, 2015 - 07:29 GMT
Report states that IDF targeted brigades armed with long-range missiles.
Al-Nusra fighters after taking the city of Idlib on March 29, 2015 (File-AFP)
April 25, 2015 - 07:07 GMT
Jabhat al Nusra and allies launch joint assault on strategic city in province of Idlib.
Pro-Daesh accounts say the pilot has been captured. (AFP/File)
April 24, 2015 - 16:51 GMT
Daesh militants have shot down an army aircraft near an important military airport in the south of Syria, according to AFP.
The UN’s Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura invited Syria’s government and opposition groups to talks in Geneva, set to start on May 4.  (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
April 24, 2015 - 12:05 GMT
The talks, set for May 4, are the latest to attempt a resolution to the civil war.
Jordan’s 20-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday called on the world to prevent youth recruitment to Islamic extremist groups. (Tumblr)
April 24, 2015 - 08:27 GMT
Jordan’s 20-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday called on the world to prevent youth recruitment to Islamic extremist groups.
Guards man the Iran-Iraq border, 2008.  (AFP/Ali Yussef)
April 24, 2015 - 07:19 GMT
Officials from Iran and Iraq sign border security agreement, while Iraq officials pledge to beef up security along border with Syria.
The army raided a northern town and arrested three suspected militants connected to a soldier who joined Nusra Front, a security source said Thursday. (Screenshot: YouTube)
April 23, 2015 - 15:00 GMT
The army raided a northern town and arrested three suspected militants connected to a soldier who joined Nusra Front, a security source said Thursday.