UN envoy Staffan de Mistura decries Syria regime raids as dozens killed

 The UN envoy to Syria condemned regime bombing of civilian areas as "totally unacceptable" after more than 140 people were killed in a day of heavy air raids.

Turkish daily accuses government of sending arms to Syrian rebels

Images and video footage allegedly showing trucks belonging to Turkey`s state intelligence service carrying weapons to rebels in Syria were published Friday in a Turkish daily.

Syria says wants more Iraqi coordination in Islamic State fight

 Damascus wants more coordination with Baghdad to combat Islamic State fighters who control land in both countries, Syria`s foreign minister said on Wednesday, days after the group seized a border crossing and overran a central Syrian city.

Syrian dissidents to form new coalition at Cairo meet

A number of Syrian opposition factions will gather in Cairo next month to form a new coalition as an alternative to an exiled West-backed alliance, officials said Saturday.

Syria`s Assad pays tribute to soldiers despite setbacks

Syria`s President Bashar al-Assad has paid tribute to his army and a group of soldiers who escaped an almost month-long rebel siege, in comments which follow a series of regime losses.

Islamic State raises flag over citadel in Syria's Palmyra: Supporters
Islamic State raises flag over citadel in Syria's Palmyra: Supporters

 Islamic State fighters have raised their flag over an ancient citadel in Syria`s historic city of Palmyra, pictures posted online overnight by the group`s supporters showed.

Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

 With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby.

Turkey opposition accuses government of sending arms to Syria

Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu on Wednesday accused the government of delivering arms to Islamist rebels in Syria, pledging to seal the border to such traffic if he came to power.

Top aide to Iran's leader meets Syria's Assad, pledges support

 A top aide to Iran`s leader met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday, footage on Syrian state television showed, underlining firm Iranian support for Damascus as it faces mounting pressure from insurgents in a four-year-old civil war.

Jordan rejects Syria charge of training `terrorists`

 Jordan on Tuesday rejected Syrian accusations that "terrorists" were being given military training on its soil, insisting Amman favoured a political solution to its neighbour`s conflict.

Army kills 5 Islamic State leaders in eastern Syria: Syrian state TV

The Syrian army has killed five Islamic State leaders in an attack in eastern Syria, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday.

Turkey detains soldiers in 'Syria arms interception' case

 Turkish police have detained eight serving members of the army in the latest wave of arrests in a hugely controversial case over the interception last year of an alleged consignment of arms bound for Syria, reports said today.

Syria war crimes justice unlikely despite evidence: Experts

The chances of anyone being prosecuted for Syrian war crimes are today smaller than ever, experts say, as realpolitik smothers an increasingly solid mountain of evidence accumulated during the often barbaric four-year conflict.

Iranian official criticises Saudi, stresses support for Assad

A senior Iranian official branded Saudi Arabia`s King Salman a traitor to Islam on Thursday and equated the Gulf state`s military assault on Iranian-allied fighters in Yemen with Israeli actions against Palestinians.

Investigators say have war crimes case on Syria`s Assad

Investigators and lawyers said Wednesday that they have built war crimes cases against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and key institutions of his regime with documents smuggled out of the country.

Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

Lebanon`s Hezbollah and Syria`s army made big advances against insurgents in mountains north of Damascus on Wednesday, Hezbollah and Syrian state media said, shoring up President Bashar al-Assad`s grip on the border zone.

Soccer eases life in Jordan refugee camp, until goal dispute
Soccer eases life in Jordan refugee camp, until goal dispute

As Hiba`s shot beats the goalkeeper and nestles in the back of the net she turns away, her arms raised in triumph, her face beaming with joy while her team mates scream in delight.

72 dead as Syria army battles to free loyalists: Monitor

At least 72 fighters were killed in a single day as the Syrian army battled to relieve some 250 besieged regime loyalists under rebel assault, a monitoring group said Monday.

Syria rebels storm besieged regime loyalists: Monitor

Rebels including al Qaeda loyalists stormed a complex in northwestern Syria on Sunday where some 250 regime loyalists have been trapped for two weeks, a monitoring group said.

Turkey's PM denies plan to intervene in Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has rejected claims that Ankara is preparing to intervene militarily in neighbouring Syria, local media reported on Saturday.