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Jordanian air force fighter jets have destroyed a number of combat vehicles trying to cross into the kingdom from neighboouring Syria, according to the army.
Syrian opposition activists said Wednesday that President Bashar al-Assad's forces used poison gas once again in the Damascus suburb of Harasta, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
Jihadist militants of the Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant have killed the head of the Al-Nusra Front and his family in northern Syria, a monitoring group said Wednesday.
A combo picture of three Al-Manar TV journalists, cameraman Mohammed Mantash, left, reporter Hamza al-Haj Hassan, center, and technician Halim Allaw, right, who were killed while covering the battle between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in the Syrian town of Maaloula, Syria, Monday, April 14, 2014.
Salwa Hannan sits on a torn, brown plaid couch beside her daughters Roqyyah, 8, and Ameena, 12, and she cries.
Syrian refugees wait with their luggage outside a hotel in Beirut to be transported by buses to Beirut international airport for resettlement in Germany, yesterday.
But as state television hailed what it called the liberation of Maaloula _ where rebels abducted 12 nuns from a monastery in December and released them in a hostage swap in February _ and the broader Qalamoun region, Syria's allies in Hezbollah were mourning the loss of three journalists killed in the fighting.
A deadly gas not on the list of chemical weapons Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was made to relinquish to the international community last year was used twice in a northern Syrian village this weekend, prompting accusations that both the government and the Syrian opposition used the gas on civilians.
Syrian forces tried to seize rebel-held areas of Homs on Tuesday, with fighters weakened by defections and cut supply lines, in some of the fiercest fighting in the central city for months, activists said.
Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria.
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Tuesday said the "grave news" that President Bashar al-Assad 's forces had carried out two poison gas attacks last week was a challenge to "international will".
The Syrian regime and the opposition agree that an attack took place in Kfar Zeita, but they each blame each other.
It's the sort of thing expected of a port nicknamed "The Cathedral of the Mafia," the place through which an estimated 80 percent of Europe's cocaine flows.
But he's getting old , and he's a freelancer, and he won't even disclose the name of his key informant.
Three Lebanese journalists working for Hezbollah's al-Manar television were killed on Monday after coming under attack in the historic Christian town of Maaloula, north of Damascus.
Last year, the Armenian Communities Department pledged a total of 612,415 in aid to Armenians affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria.