Gulf Times - Syria
Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

In Lebanon's eastern border town of Arsal, men, women and children of all ages piled into cars, minivans and tractors.

Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria

Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria

Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said.

Jordan takes in 'White Helmets' evacuated from Syria

Jordan takes in 'White Helmets' evacuated from Syria

The Israeli military said that it had completed "a humanitarian effort to rescue members of a Syrian civil organisation and their families".

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

The Syrian army and its allies made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, state television and rebels said on Saturday.

France, Russia send humanitarian aid to Syria for Ghouta victims

France, Russia send humanitarian aid to Syria for Ghouta victims

France and Russia on Saturday despatched a plane carrying humanitarian aid to the ravaged former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, which was retaken by government forces in April after a five-year siege.

UN calls for safe passage for 140,000 trapped in southwest Syria

UN calls for safe passage for 140,000 trapped in southwest Syria

The United Nations refugee agency appealed to all sides in Syria on Friday to provide safe passage for 140,000 civilians displaced by fighting in the southwest so that they can receive aid and shelter.

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

Syrian rebels have agreed with government backer Russia to the negotiated surrender of a sensitive southwestern zone bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor said Thursday.

Thousands set to be evacuated from north-western Syria

Thousands set to be evacuated from north-western Syria

More than 100 buses headed early Wednesday to two towns in north-western Syria to evacuate thousands of people under a deal reached between an al-Qaeda-linked group and the Syrian government

Air strikes kill seven civilians in southern Syria

Air strikes kill seven civilians in southern Syria

Air strikes on Tuesday killed seven civilians in a sensitive southwestern province of Syria bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor said.

Strikes blamed on Israel killed 9 pro-regime fighters in Syria

Strikes blamed on Israel killed 9 pro-regime fighters in Syria

At least nine pro-regime fighters died in an overnight strike in northern Syria blamed on Israel, a monitor said Monday.

Syrian forces seize village in SW, widening offensive

Syrian forces seize village in SW, widening offensive

Syrian government forces seized a village in Quneitra province on Sunday, their first advance against insurgents in the region adjoining the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights since launching a major offensive in the southwest, a war monitor reported.

Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike in Syria

Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike in Syria

An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday.