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Ceasefire agreed in Lebanese border town battle: Source

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 23:02

A 24-hour ceasefire was agreed on Tuesday to halt fighting between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants who seized a border town at the weekend, in the most serious spillover into Lebanon from Syria`s three-year-old civil war.

Sunni jihadi group expels rivals from Syrian city

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 01:14

A Sunni extremist group in Syria took over opposition-held areas of a provincial capital near the border with Iraq on Monday after expelling rival fighters from an al Qaeda-linked group, activists said.

16 dead in Hezbollah-Syria rebels battle on Lebanon border

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 00:55

At least 16 fighters were killed in clashes between Syrian rebels and Lebanon`s Shiite militant group Hezbollah on the Lebanese border over the weekend, a monitoring group said on Monday.

Rocket from Syria hits Israel-held Golan, no injuries: Army

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 00:37

A rocket fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on Sunday, falling on open ground and causing no casualties, an army spokeswoman told AFP.

UK imams urge British Muslims to shun Syria and Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 03:36

More than 100 Islamic prayer-leaders from various denominations of Sunni and Shi`ite Muslims have signed a letter calling on British Muslims not to travel to Iraq or Syria to fight.

Qaeda merges with ISIL at Syria-Iraq border town: NGO

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 14:15

Al Qaeda`s Syrian offshoot on Wednesday made an oath of loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant at a key town on the Iraqi border, a monitor said.

`Systematic` chemical weapons use in Syria: Watchdog

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:57

Chemical weapons such as chlorine have likely been used in a "systematic manner" in Syria, according to a report by a team from the world`s watchdog investigating alleged attacks there.

The Dutch `Iron Lady` destroying Syria`s chemicals

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 09:17

The diplomat ridding the world of Syria`s chemical weapons is Sigrid Kaag, a statuesque and impeccably dressed mother of four who speaks six languages and is fearless in a war zone.

Presidential election in Syria is a disgrace: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 08:43

The United States has said the presidential election in Syria is a "disgrace" and its president Bashar al-Assad has lost his credibility which he had before the elections.

Syria elections a `farce`: NATO head

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 15:49

NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen dismissed presidential elections in Syria as a "farce" Tuesday, saying they did not meet international standards.

Key dates in Syria civil war

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 08:44

More than 162,000 deaths, millions displaced and a country in ruins.

Syria presidential elections: Bashar al-Assad casts vote in Damascus

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 08:39

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad voted in Damascus on Tuesday in an election expected to give him a sweeping win over two little-known challengers, state television reported.