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Hitto: Coalition prevented me from working on the ground inside Syria

Hitto: Coalition prevented me from working on the ground inside Syria

The first prime minister for the Syrian opposition in exile, Ghassan Hitto, resigned this week after failing to form an interim government or establish a presence on Syrian soil. The Syrian National Coalition, a consortium of groups opposed to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,...

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Pakistan Taliban 'sets up a base in Syria'

Pakistan Taliban 'sets up a base in Syria'

The Pakistani Taliban have visited Syria to set up a base and to assess "the needs of the jihad", a Taliban official has told the BBC. He said that the base was set up with the assistance of ex-Afghan fighters of Middle Eastern origin who have moved to Syria in recent years. At least 12...

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In rural Syria, a rare peace threatened by sectarian war

In rural Syria, a rare peace threatened by sectarian war

For months, the western rural region of Homs was an unusual model of coexistence in Syria's brutal two-year-old civil war. Now, it risks becoming a dark episode in the country's deepening sectarian conflict. Syria's uprising-turned-war has forced most Syrians to take sides in a struggle that...

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New front opens in Syria as rebels say al Qaeda attack means war

New front opens in Syria as rebels say al Qaeda attack means war

Syrian rebels said on Friday the assassination of one of their top commanders by al Qaeda-linked militants was tantamount to a declaration of war, opening a new front for the Western-backed fighters struggling against President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Rivalries have been growing between...

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Egyptian Security arrests Syrian Artist

Egyptian Security arrests Syrian Artist

Egyptian security forces arrested Syrian artist, Hossam Malas, under charges of cooperating with Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and providing weapons. Heavily Armed patrol raided his House in al-Doukki suburb in Cairo. Activists said the allegation against Malas is...

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Islamic militia kills prominent FSA leader

Islamic militia kills prominent FSA leader

Crimes by Islamic militia 'State of Iraq an al-Sham' has been increasing,    amid an atmosphere of bewilderment among Syrians. The last crime was killing member of the revolutionary council in Lattakia and noble leader in Free Syrian Army. The commander of chief...

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 FSA denies Russian chemical attack allegation

FSA denies Russian chemical attack allegation

The opposition Syrian National Coalition on Wednesday denied a Russian charge that rebel fighters fired a projectile laden with the nerve agent sarin at a suburb of Aleppo in March, saying U.N. inspectors should be allowed to investigate the attack. Separately, Western diplomats said Russia...

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Assad says ousted Baathists made mistakes

Assad says ousted Baathists made mistakes

Ruling party leaders removed in a reshuffle this week had made mistakes while in office, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad told the Baath party’s mouthpiece in an interview published Thursday. The interview was published two days after the Baath party announced the names of 16 new...

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Syrian rebels receive weapons from Arab states

Syrian rebels receive weapons from Arab states

Syrian rebels say they have received weapons from Arab countries that could change the balance of power on the ground, Al Arabiya TV reported Thursday. The weapons are enabling the Free Syrian Army to launch counterattacks against regime forces, Al Arabiya TV added. The new supplies have...

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Shariah Authority breaks food siege on western Aleppo

Shariah Authority breaks food siege on western Aleppo

Syrian rebels have broken their intensified blockade of government-held areas in the northern city of Aleppo, where residents were facing severe food shortages, according to Reuters. Shariah Authority has released a statement circulated to all FSA check points to allow entry of...

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Syria jihadists lose support as abuses mount

Syria jihadists lose support as abuses mount

  In the early days of the Syrian uprising, when opponents of the regime were desperate for assistance from any quarter, jihadist fighters were welcomed but a spate of abuses is fuelling a backlash. Things have changed. "Out, out, out, the (Islamic) State (of Iraq and Syria) must...

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Ramadan brings no respite to Syria's Homs: activists

Ramadan brings no respite to Syria's Homs: activists

An army assault on Homs in central Syria entered its 13th day on Thursday, as the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan brought no relief to people in rebel areas, activists said. "There isn't a minute that goes by that we do not hear the sound of a rocket or a shell hit the besieged (rebel-held)...

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Assad appoints new cutthroat in Aleppo

Assad appoints new cutthroat in Aleppo

General Issam Zaher Eddine, known as a savage brute, is Assad new top man in Aleppo replacing Mohamed Khaddour, according to activists.   Pro- Assad's Social media pages have circulated a message addressed to Bashar al-Assad to oust the Commander of military special operations in...

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Field executions in Intelligence chambers against women activists

Field executions in Intelligence chambers against women activists

 Assad's regime committed a new crime against detainees by unknown number of Field executions in the Intelligence branches, activists said. More than 300 women and girls are detained in Palestine Branch of Military Intelligence, practiced the worst forms of torture....

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Breakfast in Ramadan exposes you 1 year in prison: Shariah Council

Breakfast in Ramadan exposes you 1 year in prison: Shariah Council

Unified Judicial Council in Aleppo  cautioned  the sanctity of breaking the fast in Ramadan for people are not excused by Shariah. Any violation will be subject to penalty,   1  year imprisonment . The Council stated in a statement congratulated the...

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  Assad's regime continues to kill and arrest Journalists Writers

Assad's regime continues to kill and arrest Journalists Writers

Syrian intelligence had killed a poet and dentist, Eyad Shaheen, under torture, two days after his arrest, Syrian activists said, The activists circulated that Shaheen was arrested on Monday according to his political views against the Assad regime. As the habit, phone call...

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PYD, Assad's proxy in war against FSA

PYD, Assad's proxy in war against FSA

  Asayesh militia, the security forces of PYD (democratic union party) killed 20 of the Free Syrian Army, FSA, during the fierce clashes in the Kurdish villages north Syria, according to the party website.     The Kurdish party that well-known by supporting...

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US revokes Syrian diplomat's visa

US revokes Syrian diplomat's visa

The United States has revoked the visa of a top Syrian diplomat who tried to enter the country to take up a post at the war-torn country's embassy, a US official said Wednesday.   Ali Daghman was stopped from entering the US when he arrived Tuesday at Dulles airport in Washington,...

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