US official warns Assad not to target US planes

US forces will target Syrian anti-aircraft systems if they take aim at American planes conducting strikes inside Syria against Islamic State rebels, a senior US official warned Monday.

Key bridge destroyed in IS-held eastern Syria

Islamic State militants lost a vital supply route in eastern Syria on Monday with the destruction of the last bridge in the city of Deir Ezzor, a monitoring group said.

US sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

Syria air strike on jihadist camp kills 18: New toll

 A Syrian air strike on an Islamic State (IS) training camp in the jihadist-held east killed 17 militants and a child, a monitoring group said in a new toll Sunday.

US insists no anti-jihadist coordination with Assad

With momentum building for international military action against Islamist extremists in Syria, the United States reiterated Friday it will not coordinate with strongman Bashar al-Assad in the effort.

Syria must be in anti-jihadist coalition: Assad aide

Syria must be part of the coalition against jihadists because the country is a key victim of "terrorism", an adviser to President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday.

Fijian joy as Syrian rebels release peacekeepers

Jubilant Fijians celebrated on Friday the release of 45 UN peacekeepers from the South Pacific nation who were kidnapped by al Qaeda linked rebels on the Golan Heights, hailing them as heroes after their two-week ordeal.

Arabs back anti-IS move as Syria warns on `attacks`
Arabs back anti-IS move as Syria warns on `attacks`

Arab nations rallied Thursday behind US President Barack Obama`s call to expand operations against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as Damascus warned it would consider any action on its territory as an attack.

Syria opposition backs US anti-IS plan, urges action on Assad

 Syria`s opposition National Coalition welcomed a US plan to tackle the jihadist Islamic State group on Wednesday, but also urged action against President Bashar al-Assad`s regime.

US `deeply troubled` by Syria chlorine report

The United States said it was "deeply troubled" Wednesday after the world`s chemical watchdog confirmed the systematic use of chlorine as a weapon in war-torn Syria.

UN's Ban urges Assad to seek political solution to Syria crisis

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged President Bashar al-Assad to seek a political solution to Syria`s war, saying this would help international efforts against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, al-Hayat newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Syria regime pounds rebels near Damascus

Syrian regime forces on Monday launched an offensive to retake a strategic rebel-held area near Damascus and also pressed a campaign against jihadists elsewhere in the country, a monitor said.

US 'not serious' in fight against IS: Iran

Iran on Sunday accused the US of not taking the threat from Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria seriously, and charged that US aid had previously helped the jihadists.

Assad welcomes Iran's support to Syrian reconstruction

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday lauded Iran`s readiness to help with the reconstruction process in Syria, media reported.

Fighting erupts between Syrian army, rebels on Golan Heights

Heavy fighting between Syrian army forces and rebels erupted on the Golan Heights on Monday, a Reuters photographer said, but it was unclear if either of the two sides had gained an advantage to control a key frontier crossing.

New Syrian government sworn in

Ministers of Syria`s newly-formed government were sworn in Sunday before President Bashar al-Assad, media reported.

Over three million people have fled Syria: United Nations
Over three million people have fled Syria: United Nations

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Friday announced that over three million Syrians have been registered as refugees and the crisis is only getting worse, BBC reported.

IS executes `dozens` of Syria troops in new atrocity

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

Assad is no anti-terrorism partner but a jihadist ally: France

Syria's Bashar al-Assad is not the West's partner in the fight against terrorism but an ally of Islamic extremists wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, French President Francois Hollande warned on Thursday.

Assad is no anti-terrorism partner but a jihadist ally, France warns

Syria`s Bashar al-Assad is not the West`s partner in the fight against terrorism but an ally of Islamic extremists wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, French President Francois Hollande warned Thursday.