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Syrian army takes town near Damascus in blow to rebels

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 20:47

Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon`s Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year.

Syria troops retake most of key Damascus suburb: NGO

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 18:43

Syrian government forces have retaken most of a key Damascus suburb they have been fighting for months to recapture from rebel forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.

Syria troops retake most of key Damascus suburb: NGO

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 14:16

Syrian government forces have retaken most of a key Damascus suburb they have been fighting for months to recapture from rebel forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syria president reappoints prime minister amid war

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 18:07

Syria`s state-run news agency is reporting that President Bashar Assad has reappointed premier Wael al-Halqi to form a new government.

Damascus shelling kills 16, wounds dozens: NGO

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 13:44

At least 16 people, including two children, were killed when rebels shelled many districts of the Syrian capital overnight, a monitoring group said today.

Air strikes in east of Syrian capital kill 64: Monitoring group

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 22:11

Air strikes by Syrian government forces in the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus killed at least 64 people at the weekend, a monitoring group said on Tuesday.

Attacks kill 44 in and near Damascus: NGO, agency

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 02:11

At least 44 people were killed in and near the Syrian capital in regime air strikes and rebel mortar fire, reports from a monitoring group and state media said.

Syria army shelling near Damascus kills 12: NGO

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 04:35

Twelve people were killed, among them a child, in Syrian army shelling late Wednesday on Douma, a rebel-held town near Damascus, a monitoring group said.

Damascus hails new UN envoy to Syria

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:40

The Syrian foreign ministry Wednesday hailed the appointment of Staffan de Mistura who replaced Lakhdar Brahimi as the new UN envoy to Syria.

Syria rebels kill 14 in Hama village: State media, NGO

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:29

At least 14 people, among them women, were killed by Syrian rebels in the village of Khatab in central Hama province overnight, state media and an NGO said today.

Syrian Army retakes industrial city in Aleppo province

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:27

The Syrian army has recaptured an industrial city in the northern province of Aleppo, a media report said Friday.

Mortar shells hit northern Syrian city, killing 14

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 02:00

A barrage of mortar shells hit government-held areas of the northern city of Idlib on Monday, killing 14 people and wounding at least 40, Syrian state media said.