Gulf Times - Qalamoun
Islamic State submits to ceasefire in Syria-Lebanon border fight

Islamic State submits to ceasefire in Syria-Lebanon border fight

A ceasefire took effect on Sunday in an Islamic State pocket straddling the Syria-Lebanon border, where the jihadists have been fighting the Lebanese army on one front and Hezbollah with the Syrian army on the other.

Hezbollah, Syria army launch offensive at Syrian-Lebanese border

Hezbollah, Syria army launch offensive at Syrian-Lebanese border

The Lebanese group Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched an offensive on Friday to clear militants from an area of the Syrian-Lebanese frontier, a commander in the military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad said.

 China’s parliament to juggle reform drive, slower growth

China’s parliament to juggle reform drive, slower growth

China’s slowing economy will be at the forefront as parliament convenes for its annual meeting this week, with a weekend interest rate cut a reminder of the challenge..