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Hezbollah shifts tactics, narrative for Syria fight

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 15:24

Lebanon`s Hezbollah movement is gaining new combat experience in Syria, shedding its guerrilla tactics to fight alongside an army, and shifting its narrative to explain the battle against "Sunni extremists".

Hezbollah chief says danger to Syria regime over

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 12:31

Syria`s regime is no longer in danger of being toppled and the risk of the country being divided has passed, the head of Lebanon`s Hezbollah said in remarks published Monday.

`US finalizing plan to boost support for Syrian rebels`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 09:14

The US government is finalizing a plan to increase training and small-arms shipments for Syrian rebels, two US security sources said on Friday, as Syrian government troops gain momentum following the collapse of US-backed peace talks.

Islamist rebels fight to take Syria crossing with Turkey

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 15:49

Three Syrian Islamist opposition groups, including al Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, were battling for control of a regime-held border crossing with Turkey on Friday, a monitoring group said.

Syrian troops recapture key town

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:48

Syrian troops have recaptured a key town in the central province of Homs, media reported.

Australian killed in Syria was former soldier: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 13:57

An Australian man killed in the Syrian conflict was a former soldier who went absent without leave several years ago, a senior official revealed on Wednesday.

Lebanon army opens road near Syria border after tensions

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 13:38

Lebanon`s army deployed in the town of Arsal along the border with Syria early Wednesday, reopening the main road out of the town after a night of tension.

UN refugee chief warns world powers not to forget Syria conflict

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:49

The head of the United Nation`s refugee agency said on Tuesday it must be ready in case Ukraine`s crisis causes refugees to flee Crimea, but his biggest worry is that "a total disaster" could occur if the international community diverts its attention away from Syria`s conflict.

Syria opposition `not yet ready for Arab League seat`

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 02:43

Syria`s seat at the Arab League will remain vacant until the opposition completes the formation of its institutions, the pan-Arab group`s secretary general Nabil al-Arabi said on Sunday.

France convicts 3 for wanting to fight in Syria

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 00:27

Three young men were convicted and handed prison sentences today for trying to travel to Syria, a magnet for foreign fighters, even though they never left France.

Syria `increasing pace` in chemical removal: Watchdog

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 00:24

Syria was removing its chemical arsenal at "an increased pace" with almost a third of its stockpile having been taken out of the war-torn country, the world`s chemical watchdog said on Friday.

US restricts movements of Syria`s UN ambassador

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 03:11

The United States is restricting the movement of Syria`s UN ambassador, limiting him to a 25-mile radius around New York City, the State Department said Wednesday.