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.

Syria opposition says Russia `not clinging` to Assad

After talks with Moscow`s top diplomat, Syria`s main opposition group insisted Friday that Russia is "not clinging" to President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian opposition in Russia meet amid diplomatic push

Syria`s main opposition group on Thursday insisted President Bashar al-Assad must go and rejected calls to join forces against Islamic State jihadists as it met with Russia`s foreign minister. 

Two dead as rebel rockets hit Syria regime bastion

Two people were killed and 14 wounded Thursday in a rare rebel rocket attack on the provincial capital of President Bashar al-Assad`s coastal heartland, a monitoring group said.

Iran`s FM, Syria`s Assad discuss fight against `terror`

 Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Wednesday, and called on regional countries to "fight terrorism and extremism".

Opposition heads for Russia cold on anti-IS coalition with Assad

Syrian opposition figures head to Moscow this week although they are unlikely to welcome Russia`s plan for a new anti-jihadist coalition that would include embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria regime raids kill 37 civilians near Damascus: Report
Syria regime raids kill 37 civilians near Damascus: Report

At least 37 civilians were killed in Syrian government air strikes Wednesday on the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus as a barrage of deadly rebel rocket fire hit the capital, a monitor said.

Syria rebels, pro-regime forces agree 48-hour truce in flashpoint towns: Report
Syria rebels, pro-regime forces agree 48-hour truce in flashpoint towns: Report

Islamist groups and pro-regime forces agreed late Tuesday on a 48-hour ceasefire in flashpoint towns in northwest Syria and along the border with Lebanon, a monitoring group said.