Syria: Bread prices by province

Bread prices in Syria vary widely from province to province: In Damascus, a standard 1kg bag of bread costs between SP35-75 ($.20-.40). To the south, in Daraa province, the price doubles.

Jabhat a-Nusra, FSA, seek to break regime cordon in Homs

Jabhat a-Nusra reportedly won control of two villages and an air base from regime forces in east Hama province on Wednesday as part of a joint effort with Free Syrian Army brigades to break the blockade entrapping rebels in north Homs.