Syria car bomb kills key anti-regime Druze cleric: Monitor

A prominent Druze cleric known for criticising Syria`s regime and Islamist extremists was assassinated in a car bomb attack outside the southern city of Sweida Friday, a monitoring group said.

Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls
Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls

 Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was willing to hold early parliamentary elections and share power with the "healthy" opposition.

Europe migrant crisis was to be `expected`: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called Europe`s migrant crisis a predictable result of its policies in the Middle East and said he had personally warned of the consequences.

New approach to old alliance for Saudi King and Obama

Saudi Arabia`s King Salman will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday, aiming to push him for more support in Riyadh`s efforts to counter Iran after it agreed to a nuclear deal that will relieve Tehran of some international pressure.

Iran submits peace plan to Syria`s Assad: Official

Iran submitted last month a peace plan to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to try and end his country`s four-year war, a senior Iranian official said on Thursday.

Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia

 Ten people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, the coastal bastion of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said.

Car bomb in Assad stronghold Latakia kills at least 10: State TV

At least 10 people were killed and scores wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Syrian city of Latakia on Wednesday, state television said, in a rare attack in a coastal stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad.

IS in Syria executes over 90 people in month: Monitor

The Islamic State group has executed more than 90 people, a third of them civilians, over the past month in areas of war-torn Syria it controls, a monitor said Sunday.

Islamic State in Syria executes over 90 people in month: Monitor

 The Islamic State jihadist group has executed more than 90 people, a third of them civilians, over the past month in areas of war-torn Syria under its control, a monitoring group said Sunday.

Syria regime, rebels agree new truce for three towns
Syria regime, rebels agree new truce for three towns

A new 48-hour truce between Syrian regime forces and rebels in three towns entered into force on Thursday after negotiations, a mediator and a monitoring group said.

Syrian rebel commander killed in Turkey car bomb attack: Official

A commander of a Syrian rebel group fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad was killed Wednesday in a car bomb attack in southern Turkey, local officials said.

Iran enlists Afghan refugees as fighters to bolster Syria`s Assad

The fate of two brothers from Kabul, one grievously wounded, the other killed fighting in Syria, spotlights Iran`s covert but active recruitment of Afghan refugees to buttress President Bashar al-Assad`s steadily depleting forces.

Assad `confident` of Russian support for Syria regime

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressed "strong confidence" Tuesday that Russia will continue supporting his embattled regime, speaking in an interview with Hezbollah`s Al-Manar television network. 

France sees Assad`s `neutralisation` as pre-condition for peace

 French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that the "neutralisation" of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was a pre-condition to resolving the crisis in the war-torn country.

Toll from Syria regime strikes near Damascus now 34: Monitor

 The toll from heavy government bombardment of a rebel stronghold outside the Syrian capital rose on Sunday to 34 civilians including 12 children, a monitoring group said.

20 civilians dead in Syria regime bombardment near Damascus: Report
20 civilians dead in Syria regime bombardment near Damascus: Report

Shelling and air raids by Syrian government forces killed at least 20 civilians and wounded or trapped 200 on Saturday in rebel-held Douma east of Damascus, a monitoring group said.

Syria regime retakes villages near stronghold: Monitor

Syria`s armed forces on Tuesday wrested back control of a series of key villages near the regime`s coastal bastion that had been overrun by a rebel alliance, a monitor said.

Assad`s ouster `unacceptable` as Syria peace precondition: Russia

Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday insisted Moscow did not accept the departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a prerequisite for launching any peace process in the war-torn country.

Deadliest regime attacks in Syria conflict

Regime air raids killed almost 100 people, many of them civilians, in rebel-held Douma near Syria`s capital, in carnage coinciding with a visit to the war-torn country by the UN humanitarian chief.

Shelling hits Syrian towns as ceasefire breaks down

Shelling resumed on Saturday in two government-held villages in northwest Syria and a rebel town near Damascus, state media and a monitor said, as a ceasefire for the areas collapsed.