Syrian army captures new rebel bastion in Aleppo

Syrian army captures new rebel bastion in Aleppo

In its latest victory against militant groups, the Syrian army has fully captured the town of Ratyan in Aleppo province, the media reported on Friday.

Syria regime forces enter besieged villages after Aleppo advance

Syria regime forces enter besieged villages after Aleppo advance

Once Syria`s economic powerhouse, Aleppo city has been divided between government control in the west and rebel control in the east since shortly after fighting there began in mid-2012.

Over 76 killed in Damascus triple bombings; Islamic State claims responsibility

Over 76 killed in Damascus triple bombings; Islamic State claims responsibility

The Islamic State terror group on Sunday claimed responsibility for three deadly bombings that rocked a Shiite district south of the capital Damascus earlier in the day killing over 76 people.

'17 dead in blasts at Army checkpoint in Syria`s Homs'

'17 dead in blasts at Army checkpoint in Syria`s Homs'

At least 17 people were killed in a double suicide bomb blast at an Army checkpoint in the Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday, the provincial governor said.

Syria regime forces capture key southern rebel town: Report

Syria regime forces capture key southern rebel town: Report

Syrian pro-government forces captured a strategic southern rebel town close to the Jordanian border after weeks of fighting, a monitor said on Tuesday.

Lebanon speaker says Christian tie-up not enough to secure presidency: Report

The influential speaker of Lebanon`s Parliament has cast doubt on whether the reconciliation of the country`s rival Christian leaders will help the country install a new president after nearly two years with the post empty.

Syrian Army enters rebel bastion in Latakia province: Monitor

Syrian regime forces advanced on Tuesday into the main bastion of rebels in the northwestern province of Latakia, the coastal heartland of President Bashar al-Assad`s clan, a monitor said.

Kuwait court sentences two to death for spying for Iran, Hezbollah

A Kuwaiti court sentenced two men accused of spying for Iran and Hezbollah to death on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said.

Hezbollah to avenge Samir Qantar's death in an Israeli strike

Hezbollah leader said on Monday that his group will retaliate for the killing of Lebanese militant Samir Qantar in an Israeli strike in Syria at a time and place of its choice.

Lebanese militant leader killed in Israeli raid in Syria: Hezbollah

Lebanese militant leader killed in Israeli raid in Syria: Hezbollah

 An Israeli air strike killed Samir Qantar, a Hezbollah militant leader, in Damascus on Saturday evening, the Lebanese group and Syrian state media said on Sunday.

Police arrest Suriname president's foster son in robbery

 A foster son of President Desi Bouterse has been arrested for his alleged participation in a botched armed robbery that resulted in two people being killed and five wounded, Suriname police said.

Hezbollah chief denounces Paris attacks

Hassan Nasrallah said that the Middle East was also suffering "the earthquake" of jihadist groups.

Twin blasts claimed by Islamic State kill 41 in Beirut Hezbollah bastion

Twin blasts claimed by Islamic State kill 41 in Beirut Hezbollah bastion

Twin bomb blasts claimed by the Islamic State group killed 41 people on Friday on a busy shopping street in a Beirut stronghold of the Shiite movement Hezbollah, the worst such attack in years.

35 killed in suicide bombings in Beirut, Lebanon

 At least 35 people were killed and over 180 others injured in two suicide bombings that rocked the Burj el-Barajneh region here in Lebanon on Thursday, Xinhua reported.

Kuwait bails four suspects in Iran-linked cell

 Kuwait`s lower court Tuesday bailed four suspected members of a 26-member cell accused of plotting attacks on the Gulf state in collaboration with Iran and the Shiite group Hezbollah.

Israel hits Syrian army on Golan after "errant" cross-border fire

Israel struck Syrian army targets on the Golan Heights on Sunday, sources on both sides said, and Israel said it was retaliating for cross-border rocket fire from the Syrian war next door.

Russia builds up Syria airbase as US policy suffers setback

Moscow pressed its military buildup at a new airbase in Syria on Saturday, as Washington admitted that rebels it trained handed ammunition and equipment to al Qaeda in a fresh setback for US policy.

Hezbollah welcomes Russian buildup in Syria, says US has failed

Lebanese Shi`ite group Hezbollah on Friday welcomed Russia`s military buildup in Syria in support of common ally President Bashar al-Assad, saying it was the failure of a U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State that had forced Moscow`s hand.

Netanyahu in Moscow for Putin Syria talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday as Israel frets over a Russian military buildup in war-torn Syria.

Donald Trump accuses talk-show radio host of ''gotcha'' question

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not take kindly in a radio interview on Thursday to being asked to identify the affiliations of various militant leaders in the Middle East, saying the host was asking "a gotcha question".