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.

Bid for ceasefire near Syrian capital collapses

2015-11-19 21:04

The Syrian regime and opposition rebels have failed in a bid to reach a ceasefire near the capital Damascus, a monitoring group reports.

Syria regime fears diaspora vote could tip the balance

2015-11-04 14:22

An international bid to ensure Syrians abroad are allowed to vote in potential future elections is being seen by the regime in Damascus as an attempt to ensure it loses.

35 killed in strikes on Syria hospitals - MSF

2015-10-29 11:13

A "significant increase" of air strikes on Syrian hospitals recently has killed at least 35 patients and medical staff and wounded 72, Doctors Without Borders says.

Syria's Assad makes surprise visit to Moscow

2015-10-21 17:01

Beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad has travelled to Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in his first trip abroad since 2011.

UK says Syria's Assad must go 'at some point'

2015-10-20 16:43

Britain wants Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power "at some point" as part of any deal bu world powers to end the conflict, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

ISIS fighters advance in Aleppo outskirts – monitor

2015-10-09 14:12

ISIS fighters have captured several Syrian villages from rival insurgents near Aleppo, a monitoring group says, despite Russian air strikes that Moscow says have targeted the hardline group.

British PM urges Putin to change course in Syria

2015-10-04 21:06

British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "change direction" in Syria and recognise that its President Bashar al-Assad must be replaced.

Saudi Arabia insists Assad must go or be overthrown

2015-09-30 12:01

Syrian leader Bashar Assad must leave office or face being turfed out by force, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says, rejecting Russia’s bid to build support for its ally.


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.

Assad must go to end Syria civil war - Obama

2015-11-19 13:36

US President Barack Obama says Syria’s civil war would not end unless Bashar Assad leaves power, discounting suggestions the Middle Eastern leader could take part in future elections.

Russian airstrikes in Syria kill 183 civilians - monitor

2015-10-30 11:29

Russian airstrikes on rebel-held areas in Syria have killed 183 civilians over one month, including 48 children, a monitoring group reports.

Syria's Assad ready to stand in new election - Russian MP

2015-10-25 11:02

Syria’s president Bashar Assad is ready to stand in a new presidential election, a Russian lawmaker says.

Syrian president thanks Putin for Russia's support

2015-10-21 13:38

Syrian President Bashar Assad thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for his military support during a visit to Moscow, according to a transcript of their meeting published on the Kremlin website.

Tens of thousands flee new Syria offensives

2015-10-20 14:06

Tens of thousands have fled new regime offensives in Syria, the UN warns, as Russian air strikes were reported to have so far killed 370 people, many of them civilians.

Turkey warns Russia after airspace violated

2015-10-05 16:16

Turkey has issues a sharp warning after a Russian warplane, apparently operating inside Syria, violated Turkish airspace.

Cameron: Russian military action in Syria a terrible mistake

2015-10-04 16:30

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that Vladimir Putin's decision to take military action in Syria to support Syrian President Basha Assad is a “terrible mistake”.

France opens war crimes inquiry against Assad regime

2015-09-30 10:22

French authorities have launched a probe into Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime for alleged war crimes, sources say, as world powers sparred at the UN over the embattled leader's fate.

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