Associated Press in Beirut

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Islamic State group losing ground in symbolic battle for Kobani
Syria conflict death toll reaches 150,344, human rights group says
Hundreds evacuated as truce extended in besieged Syrian city of Homs
Syria signs oil exploration deal with Russian firm
Syria hits record death toll as new UN envoy urges change
Syrian opposition urges rebels to join key battle
Turkish man kidnapped in Lebanon set free
Syrian forces, rebels clash near Turkey
Death toll in Lebanon bombings rises to 47
Helicopter clipped tail of passenger jet
Hezbollah says Syria will supply it weapons

Syria will supply “game-changing” weapons to Hezbollah, the chief of the Lebanese militant group, Hassan Nasrallah, said on Thursday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM

Syria will supply “game-changing” weapons to Hezbollah, the chief of the Lebanese militant group, Hassan Nasrallah, said on Thursday.

Hezbollah says Syria will supply it weapons
Syrian chaos deepens as rebels, Palestinians fight
Syrian government agrees to Eid holiday ceasefire

The UN-Arab League envoy to Syria said the government in Damascus and some rebel leaders have agreed to a cease-fire during a four-day Muslim holiday that starts on Friday.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

The UN-Arab League envoy to Syria said the government in Damascus and some rebel leaders have agreed to a cease-fire during a four-day Muslim holiday that starts on Friday.

Syrian government agrees to Eid holiday ceasefire
Hezbollah chief pledges victory in Syria, Assad's fall will lead to 'dark period'

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah's comments offered the clearest public confirmation yet that the Iranian-backed group is directly involved in Syria’s war.

26 May 2013 - 2:47PM

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah's comments offered the clearest public confirmation yet that the Iranian-backed group is directly involved in Syria’s war.

Hezbollah chief pledges victory in Syria, Assad's fall will lead to 'dark period'
Syrian Foreign Minister calls on rebels to disarm, engage in national 'dialogue'

Syria’s foreign minister invited the country’s rebels on Saturday to lay down their weapons and take part in a national dialogue, saying everyone who participates will be included in a new Cabinet with wide executive powers.

20 Jan 2013 - 1:48PM

Syria’s foreign minister invited the country’s rebels on Saturday to lay down their weapons and take part in a national dialogue, saying everyone who participates will be included in a new Cabinet with wide executive powers.

Syrian Foreign Minister calls on rebels to disarm, engage in national 'dialogue'
Syria air strikes kill 20 people including civilians, activists say

President Bashar al-Assad’s air force has been one of his biggest assets in the two-year-old civil war and he has used warplanes and helicopters to try to check rebel advances, although the regime also frequently hits civilian areas.

14 Apr 2013 - 10:30AM

President Bashar al-Assad’s air force has been one of his biggest assets in the two-year-old civil war and he has used warplanes and helicopters to try to check rebel advances, although the regime also frequently hits civilian areas.

Syria air strikes kill 20 people including civilians, activists say
More than 100,000 killed in Syrian war, says human rights group
Top Syrian general defects to rebel side

The defection of Brigadier General Mohammed Nour Ezzedeen Khallouf comes a day after the rebels' top military commander again called for members of the armed forces to join the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, now entering its third year.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:03AM

The defection of Brigadier General Mohammed Nour Ezzedeen Khallouf comes a day after the rebels' top military commander again called for members of the armed forces to join the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, now entering its third year.

Top Syrian general defects to rebel side
Syrian rebels attack checkpoints and kill 78 soldiers
Syria sees deadliest month yet, 6,000 killed

March was the bloodiest month yet in Syria’s two-year-old conflict with more than 6,000 documented deaths, a leading anti-regime activist group said on Monday, blaming the increase on heavier shelling and more violent clashes.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM

March was the bloodiest month yet in Syria’s two-year-old conflict with more than 6,000 documented deaths, a leading anti-regime activist group said on Monday, blaming the increase on heavier shelling and more violent clashes.

Syria sees deadliest month yet, 6,000 killed