Yara Abbas, a reporter for Syria's official television station Al-Ikhbariya. Photo: AFP

TV reporter shot dead by sniper in Syria hailed as 'martyr'

A reporter for Syrian state television has been killed while covering an army assault on the rebel stronghold of Qusayr. "The ministry of information... announces that colleague Yara Abbas has been added to the ranks of the martyrs, killed by terrorists near Dabaa airport," north of Qusayr, state media said.