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Turkey and IS: Heading for all-out war?

Birut - The Turkish authorities have accused the Islamic State group of carrying out the attack on Istanbul's international airport that killed 41 people.

Car bomb 'kills 10' in Kurdish-held Syrian border town

Birut - A car bomb killed at least 10 people on Wednesday in a Syrian town near the Turkish border held by US-backed Kurdish-led forces, a monitoring group said.

Suicide bombings hit Lebanon village near Syria

Birut - Two waves of suicide bombings struck a mainly Christian village near Lebanon's border with war-ravaged Syria on Monday, killing and wounding several people before dawn and in the evening.

Multiple suicide bombings kill five in eastern Lebanon

Birut - A string of suicide bombings early Monday killed at least five people in a Lebanese village near the volatile border with war-ravaged Syria.

Russia, regime strikes 'kill 47 in east Syria'

Birut - Russian and regime air strikes killed 47 people, most of them civilians, and wounded dozens more on Saturday in a jihadist-held town in eastern Syria, a monitor said.

Fight for Aleppo 'greatest battle' in Syria: Hezbollah chief

Birut - The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement said Friday that the offensive on the city of Aleppo was the "greatest battle" in Syria, pledging to dispatch more fighters to support Syrian regime forces.

US-backed forces enter key IS bastion in north Syria

Birut - US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters advanced Thursday into the Islamic State jihadist group's bastion of Manbij in northern Syria, sparking fierce street fighting as they push to take the city.

Air raids over Syria kill 25 civilians in IS stronghold

Birut - Warplanes have bombed the Islamic State group's de facto Syrian capital Raqa, killing at least 25 civilians, after the jihadists drove pro-government forces out of their bastion northern province.

Dozens dead as IS expels Syria regime from Raqa province

Birut - Jihadists of the Islamic State group drove Syrian regime troops out of Raqa province on Monday, killing dozens of fighters in a lightning counter-attack, a monitoring group said.

Turkish border guards fire on fleeing Syrians, 8 dead: Monitor

Birut - Eight displaced Syrians, including four children, were killed by Turkish border guards while trying to flee their war-torn country Sunday morning, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Russia announces new ceasefire for Syria's Aleppo

Birut - Russia announced a last minute 48-hour ceasefire for Syria's war-torn Aleppo, just hours after Washington warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his ally Moscow that they must respect the nationwide truce agreed in February.

Syrian activists accuse UN of 'capitulating' to regime on aid

Birut - Dozens of activist groups opposed to Syria's regime accused the United Nations on Wednesday of "capitulating" to Damascus on aid access to desperate civilians.

US warns Russia, Assad to respect 'frayed' Syria truce

Birut - US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia and the Syrian government on Wednesday to respect a "frayed" ceasefire, as vicious fighting south of second city Aleppo left dozens dead.

At least 70 fighters dead in clashes around Syria's Aleppo

Birut - At least 70 fighters have been killed in less than 24 hours of fierce clashes between pro-regime forces, jihadists and rebels in Syria's Aleppo province, a monitor said Wednesday.

Explosion rocks bank HQ in Lebanese capital

Birut - A bomb blast rocked the western part of the Lebanese capital late Sunday, with the interior minister saying the target was a major bank.

Raids on Syria market kill 21, hundreds flee IS bastion

Birut - Air strikes on a market in Syria's Al-Qaeda-held city of Idlib killed at least 21 civilians Sunday, as hundreds fled a besieged Islamic State group bastion near the Turkish border.

Hundreds escape besieged IS Syria stronghold

Birut - Hundreds of civilians escaped a besieged jihadist bastion in north Syria on Sunday helped by a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance surrounding the town, a monitor said.

Aid enters besieged area of central Syria: Red Cross

Birut - A convoy carrying food aid entered a rebel-controlled area under regime siege in central Syria on Saturday, the Red Cross said, in the second such delivery there in months.

Suicide bombers 'kill 20' outside Syria shrine

Birut - Suicide bombers struck outside a Shiite shrine near Syria's capital Saturday, leaving at least 20 people dead, a monitor said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

West slams Syria's regime over Daraya bombings

Birut - Western powers lashed out at Syria's government, accusing regime forces of dropping barrel bombs on the town of Daraya hours after it received its first food aid in almost four years.
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