150 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS - Activists

2015-02-25 06:05

ISIS militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in raids in northeastern Syria, Christian Syrian activists say.

EU upholds sanctions against Assad’s uncle

2015-01-21 15:51

An EU court has upheld sanctions against the uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, dismissing his appeal against the measures.

Syria activists mourn 'death' of revolution

2014-11-28 14:09

With regime troops and jihadists battling for control of Syria, sidelined activists who led a pro-democracy uprising in 2011 say their revolution has died along with their dreams of freedom.

Iraq battles militant onslaught as Kerry presses unity

2014-06-24 20:00

Pro-government forces held off attacks on a key Iraqi town and oil refinery as John Kerry pushed for unity against a militant onslaught the UN says left over 1 000 dead.

Truck bomb kills at least 35 in Syria's Hama

2014-06-20 13:32

A massive truck bomb claimed by rebels has killed at least 35 people in a government-controlled village in the central Syrian province of Hama.

Assad allies profit from lucrative food trade

2013-11-14 17:30

As food begins to flow into Syria after months of disruption, some of the President Bashar al-Assad's allies stand to make substantial profits, a report states.

Europe urges US to await UN's Syria report

2013-09-07 21:30

European foreign ministers have urged the US to delay possible military action until UN inspectors report their findings.

Syrian regime shelling kills 16

2013-09-07 17:00

Heavy government shelling of rebel positions near the Syrian capital has killed 16 people, activists say.

Syria: It's complicated

2013-09-04 08:45

A Senate committee hearing has shown just how unpredictable a congressional "solution" in Syria could be.

Why Syria matters to oil markets

2013-08-27 18:15

Oil prices have surged to a six-month high as Western powers readied a military strike against Syria, amid concerns over stability in the Middle East.


Assad 'part of the solution' in Syria - UN envoy

2015-02-14 11:30

Any resolution to the fighting in Syria must involve President Bashar al-Assad, the United Nations envoy to Syria has said in the first such acknowledgement by the UN.

1 million wounded, diseases rife in Syria - WHO

2014-12-19 14:37

One million people have been wounded during Syria's civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the WHO’s Syria representative says.

Venezuela calls jihadists a Western 'Frankenstein'

2014-09-25 08:39

Venezuela's leftist president Nicolas Maduro has accused Western powers of helping create the jihadist crisis in the Middle East and said that the only solution involved respecting regional governments.

Syria rebels recruit teenage fighters

2014-06-23 12:11

Human Rights Watch has urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes".

Deal breakdown leaves 270 rebels trapped in Syria

2014-05-09 22:04

Around 270 Syrian rebels granted safe exit under a complex deal with President Bashar al-Assad's forces are being held in Homs by the army after insurgents elsewhere failed to uphold their side of the agreement.

Protest at White House against Syria strikes

2013-09-07 22:50

At least 200 protesters have gathered at the White House before marching to Capitol Hill in a demonstration opposing possible US military strikes against Syria.

Iran ex-president denies Syria comments

2013-09-07 18:30

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has rejected remarks attributed to him in which he allegedly criticised Syria for using chemical weapons against civilians.

Obama: US can't turn 'blind eye' to Syria

2013-09-07 15:30

Inaction is not an option for the United States in Syria after a horrendous chemical attack, US President Barack Obama says.

Food buyers shun Syria over sanctions

2013-09-02 11:41

Syria has cancelled a tender to buy tonnes of white sugar, its second major food tender failure in two weeks, as buyers continued to shy away from the country.

Brent oil strikes high on Syria fears

2013-08-27 15:11

Oil prices have surged, with Brent crude hitting a near six-month high on concern about possible military action against Syria after a warning from Washington.

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