Gulf Times - Eastern-Ghouta
Syrian jets pound rebel enclave as ground assault looms

Syrian jets pound rebel enclave as ground assault looms

Eastern Ghouta is now the last opposition-controlled pocket around Damascus and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has dispatched reinforcements there in an apparent bid to retake it.

Death toll tops 200 in Syria raids on rebel area: monitor

Death toll tops 200 in Syria raids on rebel area: monitor

Four days of ferocious Syrian government raids on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta have killed more than 200 civilians, a war monitor said on Thursday.

Air strikes kill 31, including children, in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Air strikes kill 31, including children, in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Air strikes killed 31 civilians including 12 children in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region near Syria's capital Damascus on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syria strikes kill 28 civilians in rebel area near Damascus

Syria strikes kill 28 civilians in rebel area near Damascus

Regime air strikes killed 28 civilians in a rebel enclave near Damascus on Monday as Syria's seven-year-old conflict raged on several fronts with non-combatants paying a heavy price.

Syria regime takes on two rebel bastions

Syria regime takes on two rebel bastions

Regime forces upped the pressure on two of the last rebel bastions in Syria on Monday, pounding the Eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus and the northern province of Idlib.

Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave

Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave

Regime and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital killed at least 17 civilians on Saturday, a war monitor said.

Air strikes kill 57 civilians including 19 children in Syria

Air strikes kill 57 civilians including 19 children in Syria

Syrian regime and Russian air strikes on Sunday killed 57 civilians, among them 19 children, in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region and in a village held by the Islamic State group in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said.

Six children among 10 killed in shelling near Damascus

Six children among 10 killed in shelling near Damascus

The deaths were the result of the latest bout in an escalating cycle of tit-for-tat attacks between regime forces and the rebels holding the enclave on the Syrian capital's eastern outskirts.

Shelling kills 6 schoolchildren in besieged Syria rebel enclave

Shelling kills 6 schoolchildren in besieged Syria rebel enclave

At least six schoolchildren were among 11 people killed in Syrian regime shelling on Tuesday in Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor said, despite a ceasefire in the hunger-hit rebel enclave.

Aid enters besieged Syria region hit by hunger crisis

Aid enters besieged Syria region hit by hunger crisis

Dozens of trucks carrying aid for 40,000 people on Monday entered the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, where residents and relief groups have warned a humanitarian crisis is escalating.

Nearly one million Syrians living under siege: UN

Nearly one million Syrians living under siege: UN

Nearly one million people are living under siege in Syria, the UN aid chief said Monday, announcing revised figures.

Global financial inclusion drive gathers speed: Seetharaman

Global financial inclusion drive gathers speed: Seetharaman

Global push towards financial inclusion has been gaining strength, which is reflected on the rising bankable population...