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Syria's White Helmets: rescuers in rebel-held areas

Beirut - Syria's White Helmets rescue force said Sunday some of its volunteers had arrived in Jordan after being evacuated out of a southern region where rebels agreed to a regime takeover.

Air raids on last IS pocket in south Syria kill 26 civilians: monitor

Beirut - Twenty-six civilians were killed in air strikes Friday on areas controlled by the Islamic State jihadist group in southern Syria's Daraa province, a war monitor said.

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

Beirut - Syrian rebels have agreed to surrender a sensitive area bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor and opposition source said Thursday, the latest in a series of deals expanding regime control over key territory.

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan: monitor

Beirut - Syrian rebels have agreed with government backer Russia to the negotiated surrender of a sensitive southwestern zone bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor said Thursday.

Air strikes kill 12 civilians in south Syria rebel holdout: monitor

Beirut - Unidentified air strikes have killed 12 civilians in a rebel-held pocket of southern Syria as regime ally Russia presses talks for Damascus to retake the area, a monitor said Wednesday.

Deal reached to evacuate pro-regime Syria towns

Beirut - A deal was reached on Tuesday for the evacuation of two pro-regime towns in Syria, allowing thousands to leave after three years of encirclement by hardline rebels.

Activists hail Lebanon ruling that could protect gay rights

Beirut - Lebanese activists have celebrated a court ruling they say paves the way towards decriminalising homosexuality in the small Middle Eastern country.On Thursday, a Lebanese appeals court upheld the 2017 acquittal of nine people prosecuted over being gay....

Air strikes kill seven civilians in southern Syria: monitor

Beirut - Air strikes on Tuesday killed seven civilians in a sensitive southwestern province of Syria bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor said.

Syrian regime advances fast on rebels in south

Beirut - Syrian regime forces backed by Russia made sweeping advances on Monday against rebels holding out in the country's vital southern zone.

Syrian regime advances fast on rebels in south

Beirut - Syrian regime forces backed by Russia made sweeping advances on Monday against rebels holding out in the country's south, a monitor and state media said.

HRW urges Lebanon to investigate alleged torture of actor

Beirut - Lebanon must investigate the account of a prominent actor who says he was forcibly disappeared and tortured by state security forces last year, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Strikes blamed on Israel killed 9 pro-regime fighters in Syria: monitor

Beirut - At least nine pro-regime fighters died in a suspected Israeli missile strike overnight in northern Syria, a monitor said Monday.

Activists debunk war-torn Syria's fake news

Beirut - Old images, fiction films and even video games have all been used to spread fake news stories in war-torn Syria -- creating all the more work for a media collective debunking them.

Damascus raises flag in Daraa, but tough battles ahead

Beirut - The rapid fall of Daraa city, the cradle of Syria's uprising, is an important victory for President Bashar al-Assad's regime, but the country's devastating war is far from over, analysts say.

Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike in Syria: monitor

Beirut - An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday.

IS seizes village in south Syria: monitor

Beirut - An Islamic State group affiliate seized a village in southern Syria overnight from rebels who had agreed to a regime takeover, a Britain-based monitor said Thursday.

Air strikes, clashes hit IS pocket in south Syria: monitor

Beirut - Russian air strikes and fierce clashes on Wednesday rocked a sliver of territory in southwestern Syria held by the Islamic State group, a war monitor said.

Tens of thousands return home after south Syria ceasefire deal

Beirut - Tens of thousands have returned to their homes in southern Syria since a ceasefire deal between regime ally Russia and rebels to end more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitoring group said Sunday.

Syria regime pounds south, rebel evacuations postponed

Beirut - Regime forces bombarded southern Syria on Sunday, as the evacuation of rebel fighters under a ceasefire deal for the region was postponed, a monitor and an opposition official said.

Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal: monitor

Beirut - Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home Saturday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitor said.
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