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Three months on, landless IS still a threat in Syria

Beirut - The Islamic State group may have lost its "caliphate", but three months later, experts have warned the jihadists are still attacking fighters and fields in Syria to show they remain relevant.

Regime strikes kill 5 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Beirut - Regime air strikes on an anti-government stronghold in northwest Syria Saturday killed five civilians including three children, a war monitor said, as a two-month flare-up showed no let-up.

130 fighters killed in 48 hours in northwest Syria: monitor

Beirut - Fighting raged in northwest Syria on Thursday with clashes between regime forces and jihadist-led fighters killing 130 combatants in two days, a war monitor said.

Syria clashes kill 45 fighters: monitor

Beirut - Clashes between pro-government forces and jihadist-led groups that control Syria's northwest killed at least 45 combatants on Tuesday, a war monitor said.

Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, 10 civillians: monitor

Beirut - At least 10 civilians and 35 combatants, mostly pro-regime forces, were killed Saturday in clashes and air strikes that erupted at dawn in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said.

Syria Kurds hand over 6 Belgian orphans from IS families: official

Beirut - Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon camp forced to destroy homes

Fakieh - Abu Mohamed lost his house in Syria early in the civil war. Six years on, it's happening again -- only this time in Lebanon and he has to destroy it himself.

2 women, 6 children from IS families repatriated to US: Syria Kurds

Beirut - Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members were repatriated to the United States on Wednesday in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria.

Lone attacker kills four in Lebanon's Tripoli

Tripoli - A lone gunman killed four members of the security forces in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli overnight before blowing himself up, officials said Tuesday.

Ten killed in Israeli attack in Syria following rocket fire

Beirut - Israel carried out air strikes in Syria on Sunday in response to rare rocket fire from the neighbouring country, its military said, with a war monitor reporting 10 killed including Syrian soldiers and foreign fighters.

Hezbollah chief warns any war against Iran would engulf region

Beirut - The head of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah warned on Friday that if there was a war against Iran the whole Middle East region would "erupt", amid escalating US-Iranian tensions.

US-led coalition says 1,300 civilians killed in air war on IS

Beirut - The US-led coalition said Friday it had unintentionally killed more than 1,300 civilians in air strikes during its fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since 2014.

Is the Syrian regime about to retake Idlib?

Beirut - Syria's regime has increased its deadly bombardment of Idlib in recent weeks, but analysts say that is unlikely to signal an all-out offensive on the jihadist bastion.Why the alarm?

Fresh strikes on Syria jihadist enclave kill 15

Beirut - The latest strikes in the fiercest wave of regime bombardment on a jihadist enclave in northwestern Syria killed at least 15 civilians on Wednesday, a war monitor said, despite calls to halt the attacks.

Fresh strikes on Syria jihadist enclave kill 10

Beirut - The latest in an unprecedented wave of regime bombardment on a jihadist enclave in northwestern Syria killed at least 10 civilians on Wednesday, a war monitor said.

21 civilians dead as regime pounds Syria's northwest: monitor

Beirut - At least 21 civilians were killed on Tuesday as Syria's regime intensified its bombardment of the last jihadist stronghold in the country's northwest, a monitor said.

HRW accuses Egypt forces, militants of Sinai 'war crimes'

Beirut - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused both Egyptian security forces and insurgents of committing "war crimes" in North Sinai, the scene of a bloody years-long insurgency and military crackdown.

Lebanon arrests Saudi at airport with 10 kg of captagon drug

Beirut - Lebanon has arrested a Saudi man at Beirut airport carrying about 10 kilograms of the amphetamine-like drug captagon, said authorities cited in local media.

Hezbollah warns US plan could naturalise Palestinian diaspora

Beirut - The head of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah warned Saturday that a long-delayed US peace plan could see Palestinian refugees permanently settled in host countries across the region.

Lebanon deports 16 Syrians: rights groups

Beirut - Lebanon has "summarily deported" at least 16 Syrians, some of them registered refugees, by forcing them to sign "voluntary repatriation forms," human rights groups said on Friday.
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