Islamic State partially destroys ancient Roman temple in Syria's Palmyra
Islamic State partially destroys ancient Roman temple in Syria's Palmyra

The Islamic State (IS) militants destroyed parts of a famous ancient Roman temple in the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, a monitor group reported on Sunday.

Syrian border guards confiscate weapons shipment

 Syrian border guards have confiscated a large shipment of weapons and ammunition, including missiles, in a town on the Syrian-Lebanese border, state-run TV said on Monday.

Syrian Army secures oil field perimeter, kills militants: TV
Syrian Army secures oil field perimeter, kills militants: TV

 Syrian state television said on Wednesday the army and allied militia had secured the perimeter of an oil field near the central city of Palmyra which had been the focus of recent heavy fighting with Islamic State militants.

Two bombs hit central Syria city of Homs, wounding at least 32

Syrian state television and an official say two bombs have exploded in government-held neighborhoods in the central city of Homs, wounding more than two dozen people.

Pianist looks to Syria`s musical past to spread peace

Malek Jandali may only have been alive for four decades but the award-winning composer insists he feels ancient, having revived some of the oldest melodies from his war-torn Syrian homeland.

Seventy Syrian troops killed, 40 militants killed in fighting

Islamic State fighters killed at least 70 government troops in a major assault by the militant group on Syrian army-held areas in the central Syrian province of Homs, and at least 40 militants also were slain, a human rights monitor said on Wednesday.

48 dead as IS fights army in Syria`s Homs: Monitor

 The Islamic State jihadist group has seized large parts of a strategically located town in central Syria`s Homs province in clashes that killed 48 soldiers and militants, a monitor said Wednesday.

Regime barrel bomb attack kills 20 in Syria`s Aleppo: Monitor

At least four people were killed and 17 wounded in a double bomb blast in Syria's central city of Homs today, the provincial governor said.

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.