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'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor

Birut - A massive explosion hit near the Damascus International Airport in the early hours of Thursday morning, a monitoring group said, without specifying the cause.

Turks, Kurds clash along northeast Syria border: monitor

Birut - Fighting broke out on Wednesday along the northeast Syria border between Turkish forces and Kurdish militiamen, a monitor said, a day after deadly Turkish air strikes on the area.

Death toll in Turkish raids on Syria Kurds hits 28: monitor

Birut - The toll in Turkish air raids on Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria rose to 28 killed, a monitor said Wednesday, a day after Ankara said it had targeted "terrorist havens" near its border.

Turkey bombs Kurdish forces in northeast Syria

Birut - Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria early Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a monitor said.

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

Birut - A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay: monitor

Birut - Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of their fellow townspeople, a monitor said.

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay: monitor

Birut - Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of their fellow townspeople, a monitor said.

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Israel boosting border defences

Naqoura - Lebanon's Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation.

Scared Syria evacuees stuck at site of deadly bombing

Birut - Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees from two besieged government-held towns were stuck at a rebel-held transit point on Thursday where dozens of their fellow townspeople were killed in a weekend bombing.

US-backed Syria forces set up post-IS Raqa council

Birut - The US-backed Kurdish-Arab force leading the fight for the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa announced Tuesday the creation of a "civilian council" to administer the city after its capture.

US-led coalition Syria strikes kill 20 civilians: monitor

Birut - Air strikes by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group killed 20 civilians in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said on Tuesday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths came in two separate incidents on Monday....

Syria car bombing kills at least 24 evacuees

Birut - A suicide car bombing killed at least 24 people Saturday in an attack near buses for Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns, a monitor said.

Thousands of Syria evacuees stuck on road as deal falters

Birut - Thousands of Syrians being evacuated from four besieged towns were still stuck on the road on Saturday a day after leaving their homes, as the hard-won deal ran into trouble.

Residents, fighters evacuate from four besieged Syria towns: AFP

Birut - Civilians and fighters began evacuating four towns besieged by rebels and government forces Friday under a deal brokered by opposition backer Qatar and regime ally Iran, an AFP correspondent and a local source said.

Evacuation of Syria towns begins with prisoner exchange

Birut - A deal to evacuate four besieged Syrian towns began on Wednesday with an exchange of prisoners between rebels and government forces, local sources and state media said.

US Syria strike 'doesn't address problem': Amnesty chief

Birut - A US strike on a Syrian air base is no substitute for a proper investigation and accountability after a devastating suspected chemical weapons attack, Amnesty International's chief said on Tuesday.

US envoy says Syria's Assad must go after 'chemical attack'

Birut - Washington's UN ambassador said that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad cannot stay in power after a suspected chemical attack that prompted the first direct US military action against his government.

Assad allies vow to keep battling 'terrorism' in Syria

Birut - The Russian and Iranian army chiefs vowed Saturday to keep battling "terrorists" in Syria, a day after a US missile onslaught on a Syrian airbase following a suspected chemical weapons attack.

One dead in raid on Syria 'chemical attack' town: monitor

Birut - One woman was killed in an air strike Saturday on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun, site of a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier this week, a monitor said.

Strike kills 15 near Syria's IS-held Raqa: monitor

Birut - At least 15 civilians, including four children, were killed in a suspected US-led coalition airstrike on Saturday near the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa, a monitor said.
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