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Syria regime forces take full control of key town: monitor

Beirut - Syrian regime forces took full control of the key northwestern town of Khan Sheikhun on Wednesday, surrounding Turkish forces at a nearby observation post, a war monitor said.

Anti-Assad fighters withdraw from key area of northwest Syria: monitor

Beirut - Jihadists and allied rebels withdrew from a key area of northwestern Syria Tuesday as President Bashar al-Assad's forces pressed an offensive against the jihadist-run Idlib region, a war monitor said.

Syria regime forces enter key town amid fierce clashes: monitor

Beirut - Syrian regime forces entered a key northwestern town on Sunday amid intense fighting with jihadists and their rebel allies which has left dozens of combatants dead, a war monitor said.

Syria regime forces inch closer to key jihadist-held town: monitor

Beirut - Syrian regime forces captured a string of insurgent-held villages in northwest Syria on Thursday, inching closer to a key jihadist-run town in the Idlib region, a war monitor said.

Lebanon demolishes more Syrian refugee shelters: NGOs

Halba - A coalition of international NGOs on Friday said the Lebanese army raided Syrian refugee settlements, destroying a number of tents, urging authorities to stop the demolitions.

Canadian man freed from detention by Syria authorities

Beirut - A Canadian man has been freed after being held for eight months by the Damascus authorities in war-torn Syria, the former detainee and Lebanon's security chief said Friday.

Regime advances after scrapping northwest Syria truce: monitor

Beirut - Regime forces captured a town and village from jihadists and allied rebels in northwest Syria Wednesday following deadly clashes, days after ditching a ceasefire for the area, a war monitor said.

How likely are the Turks to attack northeast Syria?

Beirut - After 18 months of threats, Turkey's president warned Tuesday that his troops could attack Kurdish-held areas of northeast Syria "very soon".

Regime fire kills civilian in northwest Syria: monitor

Beirut - Regime fire killed a civilian in a jihadist-dominated region of northwest Syria Sunday, a monitor said, the first such death since a truce to protect the area.

Strike cripples Lebanese TV station close to PM: employee

Beirut - A Lebanese TV station affiliated with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has stopped airing new programmes, with an employee at the channel saying Thursday a strike over unpaid wages was responsible.

Lebanon cancels gig by gay-friendly band for fear of 'bloodshed'

Beirut - A top Lebanese music festival Tuesday cancelled for security reasons a concert by a band accused of offending Christians, in a move activists decried as an attack on freedom of expression.

Coalition says strike kills 5 IS jihadists in Syria

Beirut - A US-led coalition air strike killed five jihadists in eastern Syria on Monday, a spokesman said, in the first such raid since the collapse of the Islamic State group's "caliphate".

'Slow war of attrition' on Syria's Idlib frontline

Beirut - For three months Damascus and its ally Russia have been pummelling hospitals, markets and schools in Idlib unleashing a deadly, ferocious campaign aimed at retaking Syria's last jihadist-run stronghold, analysts say.

More than 400,000 displaced in northwest Syria in 3 months: UN

Beirut - More than 400,000 people have been displaced in northwestern Syria over the past three months, the UN said Friday, as the government presses an intensified bombardment of the rebel-held region.

Bombardment kills 20 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Beirut - Bombardment by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally killed 20 civilians including five children Wednesday in the latest violence to hit northwest Syria.

Bombardment kills 18 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Beirut - Bombardment by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally killed 18 civilians including five children in northwest Syria Wednesday, a monitor said, in the latest violence to hit the jihadist-run bastion.

Israel fires missiles into south Syria: state media

Beirut - An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday, Syria's state news agency said.

Regime strikes kill seven civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Beirut - Regime bombardment on northwestern Syria killed at least seven civilians including children on Tuesday, a monitor said, a day after dozens were killed in raids targeting the opposition bastion.

Palestinians protest Lebanon crackdown on unlicensed foreign workers

Beirut - A couple of hundred Palestinian refugees protested Tuesday in the streets of Beirut against Lebanon's labour ministry cracking down on businesses employing foreign workers without a permit.

Hezbollah warns Iran able to bombard Israel if war started

Beirut - The head of Lebanon's Tehran-backed Hezbollah said Friday that US ally Israel would not be "neutral" if a war broke out between the United States and Iran.
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