Mystery blast in Syria regime bastion Latakia kills 4

At least four people were killed in a blast in the Syrian government stronghold of Latakia on Monday, but there were conflicting reports about what caused the explosion.

Syria launches cigar business despite raging war

In Syria`s northeastern province of Latakia, workers roll the country`s first locally made cigars, a new product being launched despite the devastating civil conflict now in its fifth year.

Downed US drone spying in Islamic State-free area: Syria army source

Syria`s military downed a US drone in the country`s west because it was snooping in an area where Islamic State jihadists are not present, a military source said Wednesday.

Assad relative assassinated in Syria: Monitor

An influential relative of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, once infamous for smuggling, has been assassinated in a dispute over control of a key government stronghold, a monitor said Saturday.

Syria govt retakes strategic town on Turkey border: State TV

Syrian government forces on Sunday recaptured the strategic town of Kassab, near the only border crossing with Turkey in northwestern province of Latakia, state television reported.

Syrian army pounds rebels in Assad`s home province

Syrian government forces backed by militia fighters and warplanes pounded rebel units in Latakia province on Monday in a desperate effort to regain control of towns and villages in President Bashar Assad`s ancestral homeland recently lost to an opposition offensive.

Syria forces in heavy counterattack on rebels in Latakia

Syrian government forces intensified their shelling on Wednesday of positions seized by rebels in the coastal province of Latakia, focusing on the Kasab border crossing into Turkey, an Army officer said.

62 rebels killed by troops in Syria

The Syrian troops Tuesday killed 62 rebels in the countryside of the coastal city Latakia, northwest of the country, media reported.

Israel `strikes Syria military base`

Syrian rebels and a US official cited by CNN said Israel had mounted a new attack on a Syrian military base but the Israeli government declined to confirm any strike.

Syrian army routs rebels from Assad home province

President Bashar al Assad`s troops drove rebel fighters out of his Latakia home province on Monday as UN inspectors began probing the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict.

20 dead in air raids in Syria`s Latakia province

Air strikes by the Syrian military killed at least 20 people in the north-western province of Latakia overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group said on Saturday.

Syria activists say 20 killed in army airstrikes

Syrian activists say government airstrikes killed at least 20 people as the army presses ahead with its campaign to crush the rebellion against President Bashar Assad.

Syrian tanks shell Latakia, death toll reaches 34

The Assads have been repeatedly warned by the United States, European Union and Turkey.

Fresh gunfire in Syrian coastal city; people flee

Activists and residents are reporting a fresh outbreak of heavy gunfire in parts of Latakia.

Syria Navy shells port city of Latakia

The Syrian uprising was inspired by the revolts and calls for reform sweeping the Arab world.