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Rami Anis (Photo: Youtube)
July 31, 2016 - 04:41 GMT
The team of refugees (ROA) at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics wants to send a signal of hope around the world, and its athletes said Saturday they hope to compete for their own countries again at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
An Ahrar al-Sham fighter in Damascus. Ahrar al-Sham is one of many rebel groups to use
July 30, 2016 - 18:33 GMT
Nusra Front’s rebranding as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham sounds similar to several other Islamist groups’ names.
An image grab taken from a video broadcast Thursday by Dubai-based Orient News satellite television shows the head of Nusra Front in Syria, Abu Mohamad al-Jolani, giving a speech from an undisclosed location, in the first-ever video showing his face to be released. Jolani said his group was breaking ties with al-Qaida and changing its Arabic name to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Conquest of Syria). (Courtesy photo)
July 30, 2016 - 11:42 GMT
The announcement coming from leader Mohamad al-Golani, in the first known video statement to show his face.
UN says it wants control of Aleppo humanitarian corridors. (AFP/File)
July 30, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The Syrian government said Thursday it had opened three humanitarian corridors in Aleppo to help civilians leave the rebel-held neighbourhoods in the city's east.
Nusra Front fighters back in the day before Thursday when they became Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (AFP/Fadi al-Halabi)
July 29, 2016 - 15:49 GMT
Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammed al-Jolani announced the formation of a new, independent group called Jabhat Fatah al-Sham.
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at an outpost near Manbij in the north of Syria. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 12:14 GMT
Daesh extremists have executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed alliance, a monitor says.
Young Syrians party at Wadi Qandeel beach in the Latakia region (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 11:43 GMT
Photos by AFP in India Times show a wild beach party on the Mediterranean at a time of intense fighting.
People walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held area of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 09:33 GMT
An estimated 250,000 to 300,000 civilians are thought to remain in Aleppo's opposition-held sector where government forces have imposed a tight siege after blocking all supply routes.
Deir Ezzor, Syria. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Daesh executed four men accused of smuggling civilians out of the militant-controlled Deir Ezzor.
Ahmed Muhannad at-Tala' of the New Syrian Army as featured in a recent video from Daesh (Twitter/@LinaArabii)
July 28, 2016 - 13:09 GMT
In a video released by Daesh, an American voice appears to help a Syrian rebel struggling to remember his lines.
A Syrian mother and her children walk through their refugee camp in Arsal, Lebanon. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
With almost a third of the country's population being refugees, Lebanon appeals for more international, long-term financial support.
A Syrian man reacts as rescuers look for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in Aleppo on July 19, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
July 28, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Over 160 civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike near Manbij in northern Syria.
Taim just loves to puff away on that ciggie. (Instagram)
July 28, 2016 - 09:32 GMT
We recommend going cold turkey.
YPG fighters in Syria (AFP/File)
July 27, 2016 - 19:18 GMT
Hussein Omer criticizes the PYD’s rule in Kurdish areas of Syria in Iraqi-Kurdish outlet Rudaw.
USAID has received 116 complaints of abuse since February 2015. (AFP/File)
July 27, 2016 - 16:11 GMT
The government agency put a hold on over $200 million in aid.
Qamishli, which is predominantly inhabited by Kurds, has regularly been targeted by bombings, many of which were claimed by Daesh. (AFP/File)
July 27, 2016 - 15:56 GMT
The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, originally estimated the number killed to be 48, with more than 140 wounded.