Dozens killed as Turkey ramps up Syria offensive

2016-08-28 20:28

Dozens of people have been killed in a Turkish bombardment in Syria as Ankara ramps up its unprecedented offensive inside the country against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.

'Crucial moment' in Syria peace talks

2016-07-11 19:11

The UN envoy for Syria says a 'crucial moment' had been reached in attempts to broker a political settlement to end a five year war.

First aid in years reaches Daraya

2016-06-10 15:41

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent says it has delivered aid to Daraya for the first time since Damascus came under siege.

Syria's Assad willing to hold early presidential vote

2016-03-31 19:59

Syrian President Bashar Assad is willing to hold early presidential elections if the Syrian people want them.

Assad insists on unity government

2016-03-30 23:23

Syrian President Bashar Assad has reiterated his call for a national unity government.

US and Russia reach provisional deal on Syria truce

2016-02-21 20:11

A Syria peace truce announcement follows statements by opposition groups and President Assad setting terms for accepting a temporary truce.

Kerry dismisses posturing ahead of Syria talks

2016-01-25 16:11

US Secretary of State John Kerry is dismissing posturing from the Syrian government and opposition ahead of UN-led peace talks that are supposed to begin this week

Syrian government ready to attend peace talks in Geneva

2016-01-10 08:05

Syria is ready to attend peace talks later this month in Geneva but the government wants to see lists of the opposition groups who will attend and ensure that "terrorist" groups that will not, the country's foreign minister says.

Assad: Enemies boosting support for 'terrorists'

2015-11-29 22:36

Syrian President Bashar Assad says that his enemies abroad had increased support for the regime's armed opponents since the start of a major offensive to win back lost territory.

Syria troops advancing thanks to Russia strikes

2015-11-22 20:07

Syrian government troops are advancing on thanks to Russian air strikes that began in September, President Bashar Assad says.


Leaked proposal: US offering Russia military pact in Syria

2016-07-14 16:07

America is offering Russia a new military pact against ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria, according to a leaked US proposal.

US should bomb Assad - dissident diplomat cable

2016-06-17 22:00

Dozens of US diplomats think America should launch military strikes against the Syrian government, according to a State Department document, breaking ranks with President Barack Obama's policy on the bloody civil war.

Syrian official rules out Assad departure

2016-04-13 22:05

A top Syrian official is urging the opposition to let go of its dream of easing President Bashar Assad out of power in a transitional government.

Assad says he can form new Syria government with opposition

2016-03-31 11:10

President Bashar Assad says it would not be difficult to agree on a new Syrian government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office.

Russia turned war around for Syria regime - analysts

2016-03-16 06:21

Russia's surprise withdrawal from Syria came after Moscow helped President Bashar Assad's regime gain the upper hand in the conflict, analysts say, but the war is far from over.

Assad vows to retake whole country

2016-02-12 21:33

Syria's President Bashar Assad has vowed to retake the entire country, but warned it could take a "long time".

Putin: Russia could give asylum to Syria's Assad

2016-01-12 17:48

Russia could give asylum to Syrian leader Bashar Assad if he is forced to leave his country, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.

Arab League backs UN plan to end Syria war

2015-12-20 19:11

The Arab League has welcomed a UN-backed roadmap to end the Syrian war and vowed to support international efforts to implement a ceasefire.

Russia-backed Syrian army retakes strategic ISIS towns

2015-11-23 20:34

Syrian government forces backed by Russian airstrikes have regained control of two strategic towns, driving Islamic State jihadists away from the country's main north-south highway.

Saudi Arabia to host conference to unite Syrian opposition

2015-11-20 10:47

Saudi Arabia will host a conference in mid-December to try to unite the Syrian opposition ahead of new peace talks, a key issue in stepped up efforts to end the nearly five-year civil war, the country’s UN ambassador says.

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