16 dead in Hezbollah-Syria rebels battle on Lebanon border

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.

Four dead as Hezbollah battles Syria rebels on Lebanon border: Security

Clashes between Syrian rebels and Lebanon`s Shiite militant group Hezbollah on the Lebanese border have killed at least four fighters, a security official said Sunday.

Deal breakdown leaves 270 rebels trapped in Syria`s Homs

Around 270 Syrian rebels granted safe exit under a complex deal with President Bashar al-Assad`s forces are being held in Homs by the army after insurgents elsewhere failed to uphold their side of the agreement, Syrian officials said on Friday.

Syria rebels in final retreat from heart of Homs

The last rebels were leaving the centre of the battleground city of Homs, handing a symbolic victory to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ahead of a controversial election.

Syria rebel infighting forces over 60,000 to flee homes: Monitoring group

Fighting between al Qaeda`s Syria branch and a splinter group in eastern Syria has forced more than 60,000 people to flee their homes, emptied villages and killed scores of fighters, a monitoring group said. 

Syria rebels get US-made missiles: Source

Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad for the first time received at least 20 US-made TOW anti-tank missiles from a "Western source," a rebel official told AFP on Tuesday.

Syrian forces enter rebel stronghold near Lebanese border: TV

Syrian soldiers entered eastern districts of the town of Yabroud, the last rebel bastion near the Lebanese border north of Damascus, on Saturday and advanced towards the main street, Al Mayadeen television said.

`Assad holding kin of opposition peace talks team`

The United States on Wednesday accused the Syrian government of undermining the Geneva peace talks by rounding up and arresting the relatives of opposition delegates.

Syria Army, rebels agree new Damascus area truce

Syria`s Army and rebels agreed a truce in the capital`s southern suburb of Babbila on Monday, the latest in a series of local ceasefires in Damascus flashpoints.

Congress secretly approves US weapons flow to ``moderate`` Syrian rebels

Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and US funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according US and European security officials.

Syria talks in disarray before they begin

Syrian and international delegates were arriving in Switzerland on Tuesday on the eve of peace talks that few believe can succeed as the three-year-old civil war and geopolitical acrimony it has brought show no sign of abating.

Bashar al-Assad regime likely to face war crime charges

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s regime could face war crimes charges in international court, after top war crime prosecutors claimed to have direct evidence of "systematic torture and killing" of about 11,000 detainees by his forces.

Syria opposition to decide on attending crucial peace talks in Geneva

Ahead of the crucial peace talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry has made an appeal to the Syrian rebels to be a part of the Geneva II talks.

Assad`s forces kill dozens of rebels in Homs city

Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed dozens of rebel fighters who tried to break an army siege of the central city of Homs, state media and a monitoring group said.

US and UK suspend Syria non-lethal aid as winter bites

The United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to rebel-held parts of northern Syria today.

Syria rebels capture Christian town of Maalula: NGO

Syrian rebels, including jihadist groups, have captured the historic Christian town of Maalula north of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syria rebel chief killed in regime strike: Sources

The head of the Syrian rebel Liwa al-Tawhid Brigade has died of wounds he suffered in a regime air strike last week, the rebels and a monitor said on Monday.

Syria crisis: Barack Obama to provide chemical weapon aid to rebels

US President Barack Obama will now send assistance to Syrian rebels to protect them from any such future attack that might take place in the war-torn country.

Half of Syrian rebels are hardline Islamists: British study

Jihadists and members of hardline Islamist groups make up almost half of forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to extracts from a British defence study published in today`s Daily Telegraph.

Rebels accuse Assad, Russia of deceit in chemical plan

Syria`s top rebel commander in a television interview today accused President Bashar al-Assad`s regime and Moscow of deceit after Syria welcomed a Russian proposal to hand over its chemical weapons.