Syria

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Syrian jihadists captured over two dozen Lebanese soldiers earlier this year and are holding them near Arsal. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

Three people were injured in Arsal on Monday morning as the Army dispersed a protest over the decision to require special permits for anyone crossing into the northeastern border town's outskirts.

The Shaitaat people form "The Popular Resistance Front" against Daesh after the militants killed over 900 members of their tribe. (AFP/File)
08:57 GMT

Villagers and members of al-Shaitaat tribes in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr have reportedly joined the army in its fight against Daesh.

Earlier this year the National Coalition and other opposition groups met Syrian government representatives in Geneva. But the talks collapsed as the opposition demanded Assad’s resignation, while the regime insisted the main focus of the negotiations should be fighting “terrorism.” (AFP/Joseph Eid)
07:03 GMT

Following Assad's recent statement of being open to peace talks in Moscow, opposition leaders met in Cairo to discuss the future of Syria, proposing the end of the Baath party by forming a new transitional government as a way to end the crisis.

December 28, 2014

Anwar Muslim, Kobani's Prime Minister, declares, "[Daesh] can no longer control Kobani. We know we will win this battle but we need to be patient." (AFP/File)
07:59 GMT

Citizens of Kobani refusing to flee the fighting maintained high spirits in the ongoing battle to rid their land of Daesh.

Tensions were high as members of PKK blocked the roads at Cizre, in southeast Turkey near the Syrian border. (AFP/ILYAS AKENGIN)
06:00 GMT

Clashes between militant groups, Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Huda-Par, in southeast Turkey have left two people dead.

Moscow supports Assad in the war, and has pushed for a settlement that would keep the long-time ruler in power in Damascus. (AFP/Getty Images/Joseph Eid)
05:00 GMT

Source at foreign ministry said Syria is looking for a way out of the conflict that has plagued the country for well over three years.

December 27, 2014

Daesh recruits children and teenagers to carry out their atrocities. (AFP/Philippe Desmazes)
13:58 GMT

A teenager recruited by Daesh surrendered himself and his explosive belt to Iraqi authorities after refusing to carry out his mission to bomb a Shia mosque.

The regime was also blamed for the execution of medical staff and local media. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
08:53 GMT

The Syrian regime killed 32,507 individuals, 24,430 of whom were civilians, in 2014.

Locals report the regime dropped "crude barrel bombs" on residential and industrial areas. (AFP/Getty Images)
07:06 GMT

Airstrikes on Daesh-held towns resulted in at least 50 deaths, of whom the majority are suspected to be civilian.

December 26, 2014

Lebanon's army increased security in the border town of Arsal since it was briefly overrun by ISIL and Nusra Front militants. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Three militants including a member of Nusra Front were shot dead by Lebanon's army near the border with Syria overnight Thursday.

Palestinians in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp queue during a relief operation, February 24, 2014. (SANA/File)
13:13 GMT

Around 2,500 Palestinian refugees have been killed in the Syrian conflict while an equal number are believed to be missing.

Daesh had originally said the Jordanian fighter jet was shot down by its militants in northern Syria. (Image: Screenshot)
10:02 GMT

A Jordanian army general said an air force plane was not shot down by Daesh in northern Syria despite contrary reports.

December 25, 2014

A Daesh militant holds up parts of the Jordanian warplane, which was shot down in Syria. (Image: Screenshot)
20:00 GMT

A prisoner exchange could be an option for the captured Jordanian pilot who is being held by Daesh militants in Syria.

Syrian government airstrikes pounded the Bab town in Aleppo, killing at least 23 civilians. (AFP/File)
17:24 GMT

Over 23 civilians were killed Thursday in Aleppo after government airstrikes hit residential areas, according to an opposition group.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Daesh militants to release the captured pilot. (AFP/File)
12:28 GMT

UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on Daesh militants to release a Jordanian pilot, captured when his warplane was reportedly shot down in Syria.