Syria

August 27, 2014

Picture distributed by the Islamic State, showing militants including a commander known as Abu Waheeb. [Mashable]
16:57 GMT

ISIL militants have reportedly threatened to attack Saudi Arabia during Eid-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) that marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a report says.

Heavy fighting is continuing in the surrounding area. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT

Syrian rebels seized control of the Syrian crossing with the Golan Heights Wednesday.

Syrian actor Tayem Hasan
12:40 GMT

Ramadan 2015 line up: Tayem has taken the place of famous Syrian actor Abid Fahed in the drama after the latter suddenly announced the breaking of his contract with the company 'Al Sabah' during a television interview.

Syrian artists Mohammad Kheir Al jarrah & Shadi Aswad feasting on Mansaf in Los angeles. (Image: Facebook)
11:42 GMT

Syrian artists Mohammad Kheir Al jarrah & Shadi Aswad feasting on Mansaf in Los angeles (Image: Facebook).

The air strikes were targeting militants hiding out along the border. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT

Syrian warplanes launched air strikes on Arsal, Lebanon Wednesday.

Western countries are deeply concerned about the growing number of westerners traveling to Iraq and Syria to fight. (AFP/File)
10:43 GMT

At least fifteen Australian citizens were killed fighting alongside terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.

Mass poverty and poor living conditions have perhaps contributed to the rise of the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT

The best way to stop the Islamic State is to put an end to policies in the Middle East that demean the Arab population and prevent them from achieving their full human potential.

August 26, 2014

ISIS is also demanding the release of neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui. (AFP/File)
18:28 GMT

A 26-year-old American woman is reportedly being held captive by Islamic State militants in Syria who are demanding $6.6 million random for her release.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest remarked on Syria during a press conference this week. (AFP/File)
17:04 GMT

U.S. officials said Tuesday that the American government has no plans to coordinate with the Assad regime over ISIS.

Jumana says that she has no intention of quitting her acting job! (Image: Facebook)
14:54 GMT

Rumor has it that Jumana Murad is quitting acting. Could her new hubby have anything to do with it?

President Obama has authorized spy plane operations inside Syria, possibly paving the way to extend the current airstrike mission in Iraq into Syria. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT

While President Barack Obama mulls over extending the current Iraqi airstrike operation into Syria, U.S. officials confirm the launch of investigative air operations inside the country.

Qamar and Mehiar are still in love after many years of marriage and romance. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:31 GMT

Syrian actors Qamar Khalaf & Mehiar Khodoor are now the proud parents of a baby girl - and it's their first child!

August 25, 2014

 ISIS took the Syrian government´s last stronghold in Raqqa province, the airbase in Taqba.(File Archive, AFP).
15:38 GMT

Islamic State of Syria and Iraq militants in Syria have taken a the government´s last stronghold in Raqqa province, the airbase in Taqba.

The Jordanian Armed Forces opened fire at the infiltrators who were aboard a wheeled armoured personnel carrier (AFP/ File/ Archive).
13:42 GMT

Jordanian border guards on Sunday killed two infiltrators who attempted to cross the border from Syria

The Assad regime is currently battling militants from the Islamic State as well as Syrian opposition fighters. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT

The Syrian government said it is ready to cooperate with international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the region.