Suleiman Al-Khalidi

Isis abducts at least 90 from Christian villages in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants carried out raids on villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority west of Hasaka.

Jordanian pilot captured by Isis after aircraft brought down over Syria

This is the first hostage taken from the US-led coalition battling Isis, but the group is divided over whether or not the plane was shot down by Isis.

Syria’s war-battered pound floats on rebel funds

The value of the Syrian currency has plummeted over the last year, but those with an interest in keeping it afloat are cushioning the fall.

Assad troops crackdown in Syria ahead of Annan’s visit

Ahead of Kofi Annan's visit to Syria for the UN and Arab League, President Bashar al-Assad's troops have spread across Dera'a after overnight clashes.

Army storms Syrian town after demonstration

Syrian forces entered the town of Tafas near Dera'a in the south-western Hauran Plain on Sunday, residents said.

Twelve killed in pro-democracy protests in Syria

Syrian forces killed at least 12 people on Saturday when they fired on mourners calling for the end of President Bashar al-Assad's rule.

Syria mourners call for revolt

Thousands of mourners called on Saturday for "revolution" at the funeral of protesters killed by Syrian security forces.

Gunman kills UK tourist, wounds six in Jordan

A lone gunman opened fire on a group of foreign tourists in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on Monday, killing a British man and wounding six, an official and a witness said. Jordanian government spokesperson Nasser Joudeh denied earlier reports that the attack was carried out by two men, one of them an Iraqi.

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