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Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold Latakia

Damascus - A car bomb exploded Tuesday in the Syrian regime's coastal stronghold of Latakia, killing one person and wounding four others, state news agency SANA reported.

Israel says strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Damascus - Israel's military said it carried out strikes on Iranian targets in Syria early Monday after it intercepted a rocket fired from Syrian territory hours before.

Bomb blasts rock Syria's Damascus and Afrin

Damascus - A bomb blast hit Damascus on Sunday, in a rare attack in the Syrian capital that has been largely insulated from violence during nearly eight years of war.

Syria says air defence responds to Israeli raids

Damascus - Syrian air defences on Sunday responded to Israeli air raids in the south of the country, state news agency SANA reported quoting a military source.

'Huge explosion' in Syria capital causes fatalities: monitor

Damascus - A "huge explosion" near a military intelligence office in Damascus Sunday left a number of dead and wounded, a war monitor said, after state TV reported early indications suggested a "terrorist act".

Deadly attack on US forces leaves Syria town fearful for future

Sham - Charred walls, shattered windows, uncooked kebabs still on the counter -- the blast that hit US forces at this small restaurant in northern Syria has left residents fearful for the future.

Deadly IS-claimed suicide attack hits US forces in north Syria

Kamishli - A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria Wednesday, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw.

New envoy in Syria to revive UN mediation efforts

Damascus - The new special UN envoy to Syria began his first trip to Damascus on Tuesday, facing the daunting task of rekindling moribund peace talks and succeeding where his three predecessors failed.

New UN envoy arrives in Damascus on first Syria trip: AFP

Damascus - The United Nations' new envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, arrived in Damascus on Tuesday on his first trip since being appointed, an AFP correspondent reported.

Syria take field in Asian Cup with fans divided by war

Damascus - Syria take the field this weekend for their first international football tournament in eight years of war, but not all fans are happy.

Syria regime says Kurdish fighters withdraw from Manbij

Damascus - The Syrian regime said Wednesday hundreds of Kurdish fighters had withdrawn from Manbij near the border with Turkey, days after the Kurds appealed to Damascus for support against a threatened Turkish offensive.

Syria army allows more pre-2011 conscripts home

Damascus - Syria's army has issued demobilisation orders for a new round of men conscripted for compulsory service in 2010, a year before the civil war started.

US flag flies in Syria's Manbij despite pullout notice

Sham - The Stars and Stripes fluttered above four US armoured vehicles driving through drizzle in the Syrian city of Manbij Sunday, each visibly carrying an armed soldier on lookout duty.

Despite regime troops nearby, Syrians in Manbij still fear Turkey

Sham - Syrian forces have deployed around the city of Manbij at the request of the Kurds, but Abu Azeez Jaber still fears a US military withdrawal will see Turkish troops enter.

UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven years

Damascus - The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus Thursday, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian government back into the Arab fold.

UAE to reopen Damascus embassy after 7 years: official

Damascus - The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus Thursday, an official said, seven years after it severed ties with Syria over the violent repression that triggered the war.

Christmas joy missing in rubble of Syria town

Harasta - With Christmas approaching, Nabil al-Aash dusts off religious books as he attempts to tidy up the war-scarred Saint George Church in the town of Arbin, northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus.

Syria security chief makes rare visit to Egypt

Damascus - Syrian security services chief Ali Mamluk held talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo over the weekend on a rare visit to the country, Syrian state media said Sunday.

Op-Ed: US Syria withdrawal — What happens next?

Washington - The United States military withdrawal from Syria has drawn universal condemnation from everyone but Vladimir Putin. The odd, mistimed strategy may have some very strange, and hideous, consequences.

Sudan's Bashir visits Damascus, meets Assad: Syrian presidency

Damascus - Sudan's President Omar al-Bachir visited Damascus on Sunday, the Syrian presidency said, in his first such visit to the war-torn country since the start of the conflict."President Omar Hassan al-Bashir...
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