Damascus hikes fuel prices by more than 50 percent
Damascus has raised petrol prices in government-held parts of Syria by more than 50 per cent after the Syrian pound hit record lows in the black market.
Iranian commander killed near Damascus
An Iranian commander has been shot dead south of the Syrian capital, a war monitor reported Saturday.
Russian air strike kills six civilians in Syria
An air strike Saturday by key Damascus ally Russia killed six civilians including a child in the embattled opposition bastion of Idlib in northwestern Syria, a war monitor. The strike hit the village of Jabala in the south of the Idlib region, taking the lives of all six from the same family, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
After Damascus raid, Israel says working to keep weapons from foes
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday his country is taking action to stop its foes from acquiring sophisticated arms, hours after Damascus said Israeli missiles targeted its airport. Israel has not officially confirmed or denied a report by Syrian state news agency SANA of an attack late Saturday on Damascus international airport. "Israel is…
In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics
Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani Ghayyana carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year. "I want to be able to stand on my own two feet again," says the 48-year-old veterinarian, his anxious son trailing him…
IS fighters being evacuated from south Damascus
A first batch of Islamic State group fighters left their final stronghold in the south of Syria's Damascus early Sunday under a deal struck after weeks of fierce combat, a monitor said. Six buses carried fighters and their families out of the IS-controlled Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp and neighbouring Tadamun district, said Rami Abdel Rahman,…
Damascus shelling, blast kill two: state TV
Shelling and a blast in Syria's capital Damascus killed two people and wounded several others on Wednesday, state television said.
Thousands of Syrians flee raging assaults on two fronts
Thousands of terrified Syrian civilians fled for their lives on Saturday, as they sought to escape two raging offensives in a rebel bastion outside Damascus and a northwestern Kurdish enclave. Syria's civil war this week entered its eighth year with world powers unable to stem a complex conflict that has killed more than 350,000 people…
Deadly suicide bombings hit Damascus police station
A double suicide bomb attack hit a police station in Syria's capital Damascus on Monday, state media said, with a monitor saying at least 11 people were killed.
1,500 evacuate rebel-held Damascus district
At least 1,500 civilians and rebels evacuated an opposition district in Damascus on Sunday, state media said, bringing the government closer to cementing its control over the Syrian capital.