Gulf Times - Damascus
Syrians vote for new parliament amid war, economic turmoil

Syrians vote for new parliament amid war, economic turmoil

Syrians voted Sunday to elect a new parliament as the Damascus government grapples with international sanctions and a crumbling economy after retaking large parts of the war-torn country.

Syrian government set to retake key M5 highway: monitor

Syrian government set to retake key M5 highway: monitor

Syrian regime forces Sunday were set to retake a key motorway connecting the capital Damascus to second city Aleppo following weeks of battles in the rebel-held Idlib region, a monitor said.

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive

Dozens of fighters and civilians were killed in Syria's Idlib province as the government pressed a deadly offensive Thursday towards a key town in the country's last rebel bastion.

Two Killed, some wounded in Israeli attack on Damascus

Two Killed, some wounded in Israeli attack on Damascus

Two civilians were killed and a number of people were injured in an Israeli attack on the Syrian capital of Damascus.

7 civilians killed in Syria after failed Idlib truce: monitor

7 civilians killed in Syria after failed Idlib truce: monitor

Pro-government forces and opposition fighters exchanged fire in northwest Syria on Tuesday, killing seven civilians, a war monitor said, after Damascus scrapped a ceasefire.

Second bomb attack in days hits Damascus, no casualties

Second bomb attack in days hits Damascus, no casualties

A bomb attack hit near the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital Thursday but caused no casualties, in the second such blast in Damascus in less than a week.

'Bomb blast' rocks Syrian capital Damascus

'Bomb blast' rocks Syrian capital Damascus

A bomb blast hit the capital of war-torn Syria on Sunday and a "terrorist" was arrested, state media said, in a rare attack in the city that has been largely insulated from violence..

With border open, Jordanians visit Syria for first time in years

With border open, Jordanians visit Syria for first time in years

Jordanians are flocking to the Syrian capital Damascus for the first time in years for tourism and trade after the reopening of a border crossing that had been closed through years of war.

Syrian state media says electrical fault behind airbase blasts

Syrian state media says electrical fault behind airbase blasts

An electrical fault caused a series of loud blasts early on Sunday near a military airbase outside the Syrian capital Damascus, a Syrian military source cited by state media and an Iranian official said.

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami travelled to Damascus on Sunday for a two-day visit.

Syrians flee to makeshift camps as bombing escalates in south

Syrians flee to makeshift camps as bombing escalates in south

Their belongings piled nearby, elderly displaced Syrians struggled against the wind as they fastened a white tarpaulin on the metal frame of their makeshift new home in the country's south.

Air strikes kill at least 44 in Syria's Idlib - monitor

Air strikes kill at least 44 in Syria's Idlib - monitor

The death toll is expected to increase as some of the 60 injured in the strikes were in a critical condition, he said.