Fighting raged for a third day between the Islamic State group and Kurdish forces in Syria after IS attacked a prison housing jihadists, with the violence killing nearly 90 people. The jihadists seized weapons and freed several fellow IS fighters, said a Britain-based monitor, which relies on sources inside war-torn Syria.
However, U.S.-backed forces on the ground have not confirmed the claim.
65-year-old Haitham Tabbakha has turned his home in Damascus in a museum, displaying over 2,500 antiques he has collected in nearly 50 years.
Using a hooked metal rod, he stabs at acrid household waste in the village of Kafr Lusin, looking for plastic to trade for a few dollars to feed his 11-member family.
Christmas decorations light up the Syrian capital Damascus, as the city marks its first holiday season since regime forces ousted rebels and jihadists from its doorstep earlier this year.
President Donald Trump has begun withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, declaring on Wednesday they have succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State and were no longer needed in the country.
Ambulances have been intentionally and repeatedly targeted in Syria, researchers said this week, calling for more efforts to protect medical workers caught up in the conflict.
This Delhi restaurant, specializing in Middle-Eastern cuisine, is run by refugees who are from Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen.
With help from charities, ambulance driver Mohamad Alaa al-Jalil is providing around 80 cats with shelter, food and medical care.
According to UNHCR data, there are 68.5 million refugees in the world as of 2017.
The Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox church Ignatius Aphrem II speaks at a press conference in Kochi. The Patriarch is visiting the country on the invitation of the church synod.
British Prime Minister Theresa May defended airstrikes on Syria in parliament on Monday
The DOD released video on Saturday it said showed a tomahawk missile launching from a submarine in the Mediterranean as part of "a multi-national strike operation against the Syrian government".