Samaha, Mamlouk Charged with Planning Attacks in Lebanon

the Military Court Judge Sami Sader charged on Saturday ex-Information Minister Michel Samaha and Syrian security Chief Maj. Gen. Ali Mamlouk with forming a group to commit crimes in Lebanon.

Regime forces inflict heavy losses on rebel fighters in Aleppo

Rebel fighters continue to repel regime’s ground assault on the Saladin neighbourhood in Aleppo, shooting down an MIG fighter jet

Assad Appoints Wael al-Halqi as New Syrian Premier


President Bashar Assad has appointed Wael al-Halqi as Syria's new premier, state television reported on Thursday

Syria Regime Claims Control of Aleppo District, Rebels Deny

FSA Colonel Abdel Jabbar al-Oqaidi told AFP via Skype that "it is not true the regime army has seized control of the district."

"It is true that there is a barbaric and savage attack."

Saudi Accuses Myanmar of 'Ethnic Cleansing' against Muslims Rohingya

Saudi Arabia accused authorities in Buddhist-majority Myanmar on Monday of "ethnic cleansing" against the Muslim Rohingya minority in the west of the country

Bomb Rocks Syria TV Headquarters in Damascus, Causing Casualties

A bomb blast rocked the headquarters of Syrian state television in the heart of Damascus on Monday wounding several people

Syrian Premier Defects to Opposition


Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has defected to the opposition, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

Sayda Says U.N. Vote Confirms Syrian Regime Illegitimate

A U.N. General Assembly resolution condemning Syria's use of heavy weapons and the Security Council's failure to act means the Syrian regime has lost legitimacy

U.N. General Assembly Votes 133 to 12 to Slam Security Council's Inaction on Syria

The resolution, which condemned President Bashar Assad's use of "heavy weapons" in his battle against the rebellion against his rule, was passed by 133 votes with 12 countries against and 31 abstaining

Shelling of Yarmuk Camp in Damascus Kills 15 Civilians

Shelling of the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital killed at least 15 civilians, including two children

Annan Quits Saying Syria Peace Deserved More Support

Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan said on Thursday he was stepping down as international envoy for Syria

Lebanon Deports Syrians, Drawing Human Rights Watch Criticism


Lebanon deported 14 Syrians on Wednesday despite the raging violence over the border, drawing criticism from human rights activists

Rebel fighters brace for a decisive battle

Various rebel groups in Aleppo announced their unification under the Al-Fateh Brigade in preparation for a decisive battle with regime forces

First Army-Rebel Clashes near Two Damascus Districts

Fighting between soldiers and rebels broke out on Wednesday for the first time near two Christian districts of Damascus

40 Syrian Policemen Killed as Rebels Overrun Aleppo Posts

Rebels overran two police stations in Aleppo on Tuesday killing at least 40 policemen

Regime forces repelled again from Aleppo

Regime forces failed, for the second consecutive day, in its military campaign to retake control of the city of Aleppo

Rebel fighters held their ground and also gained control of additional neighbourhoods

Fighting Rages as Syria Troops Assail Rebels in Aleppo

Troops backed by helicopters pushed an offensive against rebels in Syria's commercial capital Aleppo into a second straight day on Sunday

UNHCR: 34,000 Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Nearly 34,000 Syrian refugees had fled the crackdown in their country to Lebanon according to a report issued on Saturday by the United Nations High Commissioner

Tripoli Clashes Leave 12 Wounded

Twelve people were injured in gunbattles between rival neighborhoods in the northern city of Tripoli as sniper fire prevented motorists from using the Tripoli-Akkar highway

The Syrian Observatory: Syria Army Launches Aleppo Counter-Offensive

The Syrian army launched a threatened counter-offensive against rebel fighters in Aleppo on Saturday