National tipple arak takes a hit in Syria`s war

Once a source of national pride, Syria`s national tipple arak has fallen victim to the country`s conflict, with a shrinking customer base, supply routes severed and cheap counterfeits aplenty.

Islamic State moves west to attack Syrian army in Homs: Monitor

Islamic State fighters attacked a military airport in Syria`s Homs province on Monday as they pushed on with an offensive against government strongholds towards the west, a monitoring group said.

More than 100 killed in Syria attacks

More than 100 people were killed in Syria in 24 hours of violence after Islamic State fighters attacked regime troops and a suicide bomber caused carnage at Kurdish new year celebrations, a monitor said Friday.

Islamic State beheads four men for blasphemy in Syria: Monitor

Islamic State`s self-declared police force in western Syria decapitated four men after accusing them of blasphemy, a rights group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Saturday.

Rebel holdout in Syria`s Homs gets first aid in 6 months

UN aid has reached the last rebel holdout in the central Syrian city of Homs for the first time in six months, activists and a monitoring group said Thursday.

Clashes rage between Syrian forces, IS militants in Homs

 Intense clashes raged Tuesday between the Syrian government troops and the Islamic State (IS) militants near a military base and gas wells in the country`s central province of Homs, a monitoring group said.

Islamic State says seizes second gas field in Syria
Islamic State says seizes second gas field in Syria

Islamic State fighters in Syria said on Monday they had taken control of a gas field in the central province of Homs, the second gas field seized in a week after battles with government forces.

25 killed in Syrian airstrikes

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Sunday said that 25 people were killed during Syrian airstrikes in Homs province.

Hundreds protest in Syria's Homs after school bombing

Hundreds of people took to the streets of the Syrian city of Homs on Thursday, demanding its governor resign after a suicide bomber killed 47 schoolchildren, a monitoring group said.

31 killed in attack near school in Syria

Several children were among the 31 people killed in a pair of bombings near a school in the central Syrian city of Homs, a Syrian official said.

Blasts in Syria`s Homs kill 18, most children: Report

Twin car bomb explosions in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday killed at least 18 people, mostly children, and wounded 40 others, state news agency SANA reported.

Deadly twin blasts near school in Syria`s Homs: TV

Two blasts near a school in the government-controlled central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday left a number of people dead and injured, including children, state media said.

Jihadists kill 270 in anti-regime raid on Syria gas field: NGO

Jihadists have killed 270 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and staff since seizing a gas field in Homs province, most of whom were executed, a monitoring group said Saturday.

Syrian troops, rebels agree on ceasefire ahead of Ramadan

Syrian troops and armed rebels in a central Syrian district have agreed on a truce during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, media reported Friday.

Car bomb in Syria`s Homs kills 6: Monitor

A car bomb in Homs in central Syria today killed six people in an Alawite-majority neighbourhood of the city, a monitoring group said as state media gave a lower toll.

Truck bomb attack kills 10 in Syria`s Homs province

A bomb-laden truck killed at least 10 people when it exploded in a village of the central Syrian province of Homs Friday, state television said.

Car bomb in Syria`s Homs kills 10: Governor

At least 10 people were killed in a car bomb attack on Sunday targeting a regime-held area of the city of Homs in central Syria, the province`s governor said.

Syria troops enter Homs as last rebels pull out

Syrian troops Friday entered the Old City of Homs on Friday and began clearing the ex-rebel bastion of mines as the opposition fighters prepared to pull out.

Deal breakdown leaves 270 rebels trapped in Syria`s Homs

Around 270 Syrian rebels granted safe exit under a complex deal with President Bashar al-Assad`s forces are being held in Homs by the army after insurgents elsewhere failed to uphold their side of the agreement, Syrian officials said on Friday.

Syria rebels in final retreat from heart of Homs

The last rebels were leaving the centre of the battleground city of Homs, handing a symbolic victory to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ahead of a controversial election.