Gulf Times - Eastern-Ghouta
Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

The Syrian army bombarded jihadists in the last area outside government control near Damascus on Friday, as President Bashar al-Assad accelerated his push to retake remaining enclaves.

Syria regime forces shell Damascus IS bastion

Syria regime forces shell Damascus IS bastion

Syrian regime forces shelled the last pockets in Damascus controlled by the Islamic State group, preparing the ground for a possible assault on the jihadist stronghold, a monitor said Wednesday.

Syrian army hails full recapture of Ghouta rebel enclave

Syrian army hails full recapture of Ghouta rebel enclave

The Syrian army has declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, after a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave on the outskirts of the capital.

Syria chemical attack evidence must be preserved, says UN

Syria chemical attack evidence must be preserved, says UN

International chemical weapons experts were travelling to Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack by government forces on Douma which killed dozens of people.

As US response looms, Russia and Syria urge inspection of attack site

As US response looms, Russia and Syria urge inspection of attack site

President Bashar al-Assad's government has invited international inspectors to send a team to Syria to investigate an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma in a move apparently aimed at averting possible Western military action over the incident.

Qatar calls for urgent probe into gas attack in Syria

Qatar calls for urgent probe into gas attack in Syria

Qatar has strongly condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime in the town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, calling for an urgent international investigation and bringing war criminals in Syria to international justice.

Iran condemns Syria chemical charges as 'conspiracy'

Iran condemns Syria chemical charges as 'conspiracy'

Iran on Sunday condemned allegations of a chemical attack on Syria's Eastern Ghouta rebel holdout as a "conspiracy" against its ally President Bashar al-Assad and a pretext for military action.

Qatar Charity provides emergency aid to 23,000 in Ghouta

Qatar Charity provides emergency aid to 23,000 in Ghouta

Qatar Charity (QC) has distributed blankets to 23,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Eastern Ghouta to alleviate their suffering, especially in the bitter winter.

First strikes on Syria's Ghouta in days as talks sputter

First strikes on Syria's Ghouta in days as talks sputter

Deadly air strikes slammed into the last opposition-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Friday for the first time in over a week, after talks sputtered over a rebel withdrawal.

 27 civilians dead in air strikes on Syria's Douma

27 civilians dead in air strikes on Syria's Douma

Air strikes on the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta killed 27 civilians on Friday, a monitor said, after talks sputtered over a deal for the battered town.

UN seeks access to Syrians "on their knees" in eastern Ghouta

UN seeks access to Syrians "on their knees" in eastern Ghouta

The UN humanitarian adviser for Syria called on Wednesday for access to the eastern Ghouta town of Douma, where he said some 80,000-150,000 civilians were "on their knees" after years of siege and fighting.

Fighters start to quit last rebel pocket of Syria's Ghouta

Fighters start to quit last rebel pocket of Syria's Ghouta

Syria's regime drew closer to taking full control of Eastern Ghouta on Monday as state media reported that fighters began evacuating the last rebel-held pocket of the former opposition stronghold near Damascus.