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Regime strikes in Syria enclave despite ceasefire call: monitor

Beirut - Syria's regime carried out new air strikes Sunday on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a monitor said, despite a UN Security Council demand for a ceasefire "without delay".

Both suspects in Kuwait murder of Filipina held: Lebanon

Beirut - The employers of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait were both arrested in the Syrian capital Damascus, a Lebanese judicial official said on Saturday.

New strikes hit Syria enclave after UN delays truce vote

Beirut - Air strikes and rocket fire hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a seventh straight day on Saturday after the United Nations again delayed a vote on a ceasefire.

Fresh rocket fire on Syria enclave kills 13: monitor

Beirut - Rockets fired by Syrian regime forces killed at least 13 civilians in the besieged rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Thursday, a monitor said.

Russia blamed as key clinic in Syria enclave bombed out of service

Beirut - A key hospital in Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta was put out of service on Tuesday, a medical group said, with a monitor blaming Russian air strikes.

New raids on Syria rebel enclave kill 45 civilians: monitor

Beirut - Fresh air strikes hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing 45 civilians as a ferocious regime bombing campaign entered its third day, a monitor said.

Syria bombardment of rebel enclave kills 18 civilians: monitor

Beirut - Heavy Syrian regime bombardment of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta killed at least 18 civilians on Monday, a monitor said, as government forces appeared to prepare for a ground assault.

Kurd militia says three foreign members killed in Syria

Beirut - The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said Sunday that three of its foreign members were killed in Syria, including two in the northern enclave of Afrin.

Syria Kurds claim striking positions in Turkey

Beirut - A Kurdish-led alliance in northern Syria said late Saturday it had targeted military positions in Turkey, which is leading an offensive against a Kurdish-controlled enclave.

Top jihadist commander killed by rival Syria rebels: monitor

Beirut - A prominent jihadist commander was killed by a rival hardline group in northern Syria early Friday, a monitor said, in a new sign of fierce intra-rebel tensions in the area.

Tillerson meets Lebanese PM, offers US support

Beirut - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks with Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday in Beirut where he offered Washington's support for a "free and democratic" Lebanon.

First aid convoy this year enters Syria's Ghouta: UN

Beirut - The first aid convoy since November entered the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta Wednesday, the UN said, after intensive bombardment by the army killed more than 250 civilians last week.

Syria's Idlib IS-free after 'surrender': spokesman, monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State group has been ousted from northwestern Syria's Idlib province after a final group of the jihadists surrendered to hardline rebels on Tuesday, a spokesman and monitor said.

Egypt presidential poll not 'free or fair': rights groups

Beirut - Egyptian presidential elections expected to be dominated by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi next month will be "neither free nor fair", more than a dozen human rights groups said Tuesday.

Syria regime strikes kill six civilians in Ghouta: monitor

Beirut - Syrian regime air strikes killed six civilians including two children overnight in Eastern Ghouta after a day of respite from deadly bombardment of the rebel enclave, a monitor said Sunday.

Aid group warns of crisis in battered Syria rebel enclave

Beirut - Relentless bombardment by the Syrian military of the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta is hampering vital relief operations, an international aid group warned on Friday.

US-led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100: US official

Beirut - The US-led coalition said Thursday it killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its allies in eastern Syria, in one its deadliest confrontations yet with forces backing Damascus.

US-led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100: US official

Beirut - The US-led coalition killed at least 100 regime and allied fighters in retaliation for an attack in eastern Syria, a US official said, in one of the deadliest incidents of its kind.

Key facts on suspected chemical attacks in Syria

Beirut - The latest fighting in Syria has seen an uptick in the alleged use of chemical weapons by the regime, including on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

New raids on battered Syria rebel enclave kill 7: monitor

Beirut - A fresh round of Syrian air strikes on rebel-held towns near the capital killed seven civilians on Wednesday, a monitor said, the third consecutive day of ferocious bombing.
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