Turkey, US to begin training Syria rebels from Sunday

The United States and Turkey will begin training and equipping thousands of moderate Syrian rebel forces on Sunday as part of a deal the two NATO allies signed last week, an official said.

Syria rebels call for help against Assad as death toll rises

A Syrian opposition leader called on world leaders to take "immediate action" to end government attacks on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, amid reports that some 150 people have been killed in government airstrikes in the past 10 days.

Syria rebels overtake strategic base in south

Syrian insurgents including fighters from al Qaeda`s Nusra Front, seized an important government army base in the southwestern Deraa province on Sunday, fighters who took part in the battle said.

UN envoy holds `constructive` talks with Syria rebels

 The UN envoy to Syria held "constructive" talks with rebel groups on a plan to suspend fighting in the country`s second city of Aleppo, his spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday.

US strikes kill 35 IS fighters in Syria

 At least 35 fighters of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group were killed Saturday by the strikes of the US-led anti-terror coalition in northern Syria, media reports said.

UN denies Golan peacekeepers ordered to hand arms to Syria rebels

The U.N. peacekeeping chief strongly denied on Wednesday allegations from the Philippines` army chief that Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were ordered to surrender their weapons to Islamist militants who had trapped them.

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.