Lebanon soldier held by jihadists freed: Army

A Lebanese soldier kidnapped two weeks ago by jihadists near the Syrian border was freed late Tuesday, a military spokesman told AFP.

Army supporters storm Jazeera`s Beirut office: Agency

Lebanese Army supporters protested outside and then stormed the Beirut offices of Qatar-owned satellite channel Al-Jazeera Sunday, after a journalist published tweets ridiculing the military, the National News Agency said.

UNHCR preparing for 400,000 exodus from Syrian town into Turkey

The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans in case all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fled into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants.

Islamic State goes underground in Syrian stronghold

Islamic State has gone underground in its Syrian stronghold since President Barack Obama authorised US air strikes on the group in Syria, disappearing from the streets, redeploying weapons and fighters, and cutting down its media exposure.

7 killed in bomb attack near Syria-Turkey border

At least seven people were killed and many others wounded Tuesday when an explosives-laden vehicle exploded near a rebel-held Syrian-Turkish border, activists and al-Mayadeen TV reported.

America to destroy Baghdadi ?

America supports the Iraqi forces and the moderate Syrian opposition who are facing Islamist Militants on the front lines.

IS executes 'more than 160' Syria troops in new atrocity

 Islamic State jihadists have executed more then 160 fleeing Syrian soldiers, a monitor said today, the latest in a string of brutal abuses alarming Western powers who fear a global spread of the terror.

Syria ready to work with any state to fight Islamist militants

Syria said on Monday it would cooperate in any international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the country, after Washington signalled it was considering extending the battle against the group into Syrian territory.

20 jihadis killed in Syria airstrikes

As many as 20 fighters from the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, were killed Wednesday morning in Syrian airstrikes on the northern city of al-Raqqa, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Syrian opposition to elect new president

The Western-backed Syrian opposition group will begin a three-day meeting in Istanbul later on Sunday to elect a new president.

Syrian air raid kills four near Lebanese border town

At least four people were killed and seven wounded in overnight air raids by Syrian forces on mountains and valleys near the Lebanese town of Arsal, security sources said on Friday, the latest spillover of violence into the border area.

Shell kills Syrian actress in capital: State media

A Syrian television actress has been killed and several people wounded in shelling of residential areas of the capital Damascus, the official SANA news agency reported on Thursday.

Toll from Syria rebel attack on Daraa rally up to 37: NGO

The death toll from an attack by Syrian rebels on a campaign rally for President Bashar al-Assad`s re-election bid has risen to 37, a monitor said on Monday.

Syria activists brave war to watch World Cup

Young Syrian opposition activists living with the constant dangers of more than three years are war are braving bombardment by government forces and jihadists` threats to watch their favourite World Cup teams.

Lebanon warns refugees against returning to Syria

Lebanon`s interior ministry Saturday warned all Syrian refugees registered in the country not to go back to Syria as of Sunday, threatening that those who leave "will be deprived of their refugee status".

Thousands flee Syrian cities ahead of election

Thousands of people have fled government-held Syrian cities after opposition fighters warned they will attack during next week`s presidential election to disrupt the vote, opposition activists said Friday.

Iran says Syria vote will boost legitimacy of ally Assad

Iran said Friday that next week`s presidential election in Syria, branded a farce by Western governments, will boost the legitimacy of its ally Bashar al-Assad.

Air raids on Syria`s Aleppo kill almost 2,000 in 2014

Barrel bombings and other Syrian government air raids on rebel districts of Aleppo and surrounding areas have killed 1,963 civilians since January, including 567 children, a monitoring group said Friday.

Syrians stream to embassies to vote in controversial poll

Syrian expats streamed to their embassy in Beirut Wednesday to vote in a controversial presidential election, as war raged at home and bombs killed more than 40 people in the city of Aleppo.

US slaps sanctions on Syrian officials, supporters

The US Thursday imposed sanctions on six Syrian officials, two refineries, and a Russian bank, in a move to raise pressure on Damascus and its supporters.