Hundreds wait on Syria-Turkey border amid Kobane clashes

Hundreds of Syrians from the region of Kobane were on Friday waiting at the fence on the Syria-Turkey border as clashes continued between Kurdish fighters and Islamist jihadists, an AFP photographer reported.

Kurds in near full control of Syria`s Tal Abyad
Kurds in near full control of Syria`s Tal Abyad

Kurdish forces seized nearly full control of the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on Monday, fighting only pockets of jihadists on a vital supply line for the Islamic State group.

Syrian helicopter crashes; activists say militants downed it

A Syrian military helicopter crashed on Sunday at the northern air base of Kweiras, killing all its crew, state TV said, as an activist group said it was shot down by Islamic State militants.

Syrian army officer wounded in Damascus blast

A senior Syrian army officer was wounded in an explosion in a northern Damascus district on Monday, a monitoring group reported.

Syrian-born former imam found shot dead in London: Reports

A Syrian man living in Britain described as a prominent activist opposed to President Bashar al-Assad was found shot dead in his car in north-west London, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Police were called by paramedics after a man was found with what were thought to be bullet wounds to the chest, the broadcaster said.

'Islamic State blows up Syrian church'

Islamic State insurgents blew up an 80-year-old church in Syria`s northeastern province of Hassaka on Easter Sunday, Syrian state news agency SANA said.

Syrian regime helicopter crew captured by rebels, 1 killed: Monitor
Syrian regime helicopter crew captured by rebels, 1 killed: Monitor

Islamist rebels in Syria captured four crew members Sunday when a regime helicopter crashed in the northwest province of Idlib, a monitor said, while a fifth serviceman was killed.

Sporting Clube de Goa sign up Marcus, Mohmoud
Sporting Clube de Goa sign up Marcus, Mohmoud

Ahead of the second phase of the I-League football tournament, Sporting Clube de Goa have increased their attacking options with the signings of Goan striker Marcus Mascarenhas and Syrian international midfielder Mahmoud Al Amna on Thursday.

Syrian army kills an Islamic State commander: State media

The Syrian air force has killed an Islamic State commander in an air strike in an area of central Syria, Syrian state media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.

Six killed in fresh mortar attack in Syria

At least six people were killed and 10 others wounded by a fresh mortar attack against government-controlled districts of the country`s northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group reported.

Clashes, attacks kill at least 22 people: Iraq

Clashes between Iraqi government forces and militants along with attacks in the capital Baghdad on Wednesday killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens, officials said.

Syria keeps food, electricity subsidies despite war: PM

Despite a raging war, Syria has kept in place subsidies for electricity and basic foods, the prime minister said Monday, as the regime tries to drum up support in areas its control.

Four killed as rockets rain down on Syrian capital: Monitor

Four civilians were killed and dozens wounded when rebels fired a barrage of rockets and mortar rounds Sunday at central Damascus, a monitoring group said.

Four children dead in Syria school bus strike: Monitor

At least four Syrian school children were killed and 10 wounded on Monday when a regime air strike hit their bus in the northwest of the country, a monitor said.

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.

Five nuclear engineers murdered near Damascus: Monitor

Unknown assailants killed five nuclear engineers Sunday while they were on a bus just north of Damascus, near the research centre where they worked, a monitor said on Sunday.

Lebanon army arrests Syria rebel commander

The Lebanese army on Sunday arrested a Syrian rebel commander who was trying to enter Lebanon using fake documents, a security source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Syrian al Qaeda forces amass near Turkey crossing

Syrian activists say al Qaeda fighters are amassing in a Syrian border town in what appears to be an attempt to seize a nearby Turkish border crossing from Syrian rebels.

Turkey allows Iraqi Kurdish forces in Syria to fight IS
Turkey allows Iraqi Kurdish forces in Syria to fight IS

Turkish government Tuesday said the Iraqi Kurdish forces could cross its territory into Syria at any moment to fight against Islamic State (IS).

Kobane ground fighting toll tops 800: Monitor

More than 800 people have been killed in ground fighting for Kobane since Islamic State group militants attacked the Syrian Kurdish enclave on September 16, a monitoring group said on Sunday.