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Syria rebels retake strategic base in north: NGO

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 18:51

Syrian rebels have regained control of a strategic base near Aleppo international airport in fierce fighting that left more than 50 people dead, a monitoring group said today.

Teen arrested after US teacher murdered

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 08:45

A 14-year-old boy was arrested today following the murder of a young math teacher whose body was found in the woods behind a US high school, officials said.

Oslo hunts for two teen girls bound for Syria to `help` rebels

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 19:23

Oslo has launched a global hunt for two Norwegian teenage girls of Somali origin who have allegedly travelled to Syria to support the rebels in the war-torn country, police said on Monday.

Russia, US on same page on Syria chemical weapons: Vladimir Putin

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 11:55

In a rare show of goodwill, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said that Washington and Moscow had a “common understanding” on Syria chemical weapons destruction.

Syria crisis: Barack Obama to provide chemical weapon aid to rebels

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 11:06

US President Barack Obama will now send assistance to Syrian rebels to protect them from any such future attack that might take place in the war-torn country.

Half of Syrian rebels are hardline Islamists: British study

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 09:05

Jihadists and members of hardline Islamist groups make up almost half of forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to extracts from a British defence study published in today`s Daily Telegraph.

Rebels accuse Assad, Russia of deceit in chemical plan

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 10:29

Syria`s top rebel commander in a television interview today accused President Bashar al-Assad`s regime and Moscow of deceit after Syria welcomed a Russian proposal to hand over its chemical weapons.

Syria rebels seize Christian town Maalula: NGO, residents

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:54

Syrian rebels, including jihadists, have taken control of the historic Christian town of Maalula, north of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog and a resident said on Sunday.

Syria rebels withdraw from Christian town: Coalition

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 15:08

Syrian rebels who seized an entry to a Christian town north of Damascus this week have now withdrawn to protect religious and archaeological sites there, an opposition statement said.

Nearly 90 Syria rebels killed in 48 hours: NGO

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 23:58

Nearly 90 rebels were killed near the Syrian capital over the past 48 hours, a watchdog said on Monday, as fighting raged ahead of possible foreign military action against the regime.

Syria forces launch deadly raids after rebel attack

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 08:54

Syrian government forces on Sunday launched air raids on rebel targets near Damascus after its positions came under attack, a watchdog said, reporting dozens of people killed in unrest across the country.

Syria rebels claim attack near Damascus mosque, Assad unharmed

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 13:47

Syria state television showed Assad unharmed and the government denied he had been attacked.