Envoy retracts 'Indian Jihadis' remark
Sep 5, 2013
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 19, 2014
Rivalry between jihadist groups fighting in Syria has sharply divided global militant ranks once loosely allied under Al Qaeda, sparking infighting which experts say has hampered efforts to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
World | Reuters | Thursday February 13, 2014
A standoff between Russia and the Western powers left their rival Syrian allies deadlocked in talks at Geneva on Thursday as fighting went on that has left tens of thousands under siege and hoping for relief from abroad.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 12, 2014
Fierce fighting between jihadists and rival rebel groups in Syria has killed at least 700 in more than a week while hundreds more have gone missing, a monitoring group said on Sunday.
World | Associated Press | Thursday December 26, 2013
The shadowy leader of a powerful al-Qaida group fighting in Syria sought to kidnap United Nations workers and scrawled out plans for his aides to take over in the event of his death, according to excerpts of letters obtained on Wednesday by The Assoc...
World | Reuters | Saturday December 21, 2013
A Syrian photographer who took pictures for Reuters on a freelance basis has been killed while covering fighting in Aleppo, activists said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 16, 2013
The Syrian air force was today accused of killing 76 people by unleashing barrels packed with explosives on Aleppo, a focal point for fighting between regime and rebel forces.
World | Reuters | Sunday November 24, 2013
Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days.
World | Reuters | Tuesday October 22, 2013
The rise of Islamist groups fighting Syria's Western-backed rebels has emboldened the Syrian government and will make it harder to extract concessions from Damascus at any peace talks, a US official said on Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 4, 2013
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned Turkey it will "pay dearly" for supporting rebels fighting to overthrow his regime, in an interview broadcast today on Turkish television.
World | Associated Press | Monday September 30, 2013
Syria's foreign minister has claimed at the UN that his regime is fighting a war against Al Qaeda-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 17, 2013
Al-Qaeda loyalists attacked a mainly Kurdish town in northeastern Syria sparking fighting in which 17 people were killed, two of them ambulance crew, a watchdog said on Saturday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 6, 2013
Rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have captured a key air base in the northern province of Aleppo after a months-long battle, a monitoring group reported on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Monday August 5, 2013
Syrian rebels battled forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the Jabal Akrad mountains overlooking the Mediterranean on Sunday and a monitoring group said at least 30 people were killed.
World | Reuters | Monday July 22, 2013
The local commander of a Syrian rebel group affiliated to al Qaeda was freed on Sunday after being held by Kurdish forces in a power struggle between rival organisations fighting President Bashar al-Assad, activists said.
World | Reuters | Friday July 19, 2013
Britain has abandoned plans to arm Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad and believes he might survive in office for years, sources familiar with government thinking say.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 14, 2013
Shelling killed at least 13 people on Sunday in the Damascus district of Qaboon, where fierce fighting between the army and rebels has trapped hundreds of families, a monitor said.
World | Reuters | Tuesday July 9, 2013
At least 18 people were wounded by a car bomb blast in Beirut's southern suburbs on Tuesday, a stronghold of the Lebanese Shi'ite Hezbollah militant group that has been fighting in Syria's civil war, security sources said.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday June 26, 2013
The Syrian information minister has lashed out at Saudi Arabia, saying Riyadh is responsible for his country's conflict. Omran al-Zoubi says Saudi Arabia is providing weapons and money to "terrorists," the government's term for rebels fighting to top...
World | Associated Press | Monday June 24, 2013
Lebanese army units battled followers of a hard-line Sunni cleric holed up in a mosque complex in a southern port city on Monday, the second day of fighting that has left at least 16 soldiers dead, the military said.
World | Associated Press | Friday June 14, 2013
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the clashes concentrated in the eastern neighborhood of Sakhour.