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Syria death toll from rebel infighting jumps to 68

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 16:43

Activists say the death toll from infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria has jumped to 68.

Arab summit opens with calls to arm Syria rebels

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 23:50

Syria`s opposition called for "sophisticated" arms at an Arab summit in Kuwait on Tuesday while Saudi Arabia stressed the need for a change in military balance to "end the impasse".

Syrian forces enter rebel stronghold near Lebanese border: TV

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 15:23

Syrian soldiers entered eastern districts of the town of Yabroud, the last rebel bastion near the Lebanese border north of Damascus, on Saturday and advanced towards the main street, Al Mayadeen television said.

`Assad holding kin of opposition peace talks team`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:19

The United States on Wednesday accused the Syrian government of undermining the Geneva peace talks by rounding up and arresting the relatives of opposition delegates.

Syria Army, rebels agree new Damascus area truce

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 21:41

Syria`s Army and rebels agreed a truce in the capital`s southern suburb of Babbila on Monday, the latest in a series of local ceasefires in Damascus flashpoints.

Congress secretly approves US weapons flow to ``moderate`` Syrian rebels

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 05:51

Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and US funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according US and European security officials.

1,400 dead since Syria rebel-jihadist clashes began

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 01:36

Nearly 1,400 people have been killed in Syria since clashes between rebels and the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) erupted this month, a monitor said Thursday.

Syria talks in disarray before they begin

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 23:43

Syrian and international delegates were arriving in Switzerland on Tuesday on the eve of peace talks that few believe can succeed as the three-year-old civil war and geopolitical acrimony it has brought show no sign of abating.

Bashar al-Assad regime likely to face war crime charges

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 11:25

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s regime could face war crimes charges in international court, after top war crime prosecutors claimed to have direct evidence of "systematic torture and killing" of about 11,000 detainees by his forces.

Syria opposition to decide on attending crucial peace talks in Geneva

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 09:20

Ahead of the crucial peace talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry has made an appeal to the Syrian rebels to be a part of the Geneva II talks.

Assad`s forces kill dozens of rebels in Homs city

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 13:50

Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed dozens of rebel fighters who tried to break an army siege of the central city of Homs, state media and a monitoring group said.

US and UK suspend Syria non-lethal aid as winter bites

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 12:28

The United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to rebel-held parts of northern Syria today.