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Dozens killed in Syria city airstrikes

2017-08-22 18:46

Syrian state media and opposition activists are reporting that airstrikes on the northern city of Raqqa have killed dozens of civilians.

Third of Syrian refugee kids not in school, despite pledges

2017-08-14 20:18

A third of Syrian refugee children in the region's host nations are not in school, despite a 2016 pledge by donor countries.

7 White Helmets medics killed in Syria's Idlib

2017-08-12 22:20

A Syrian paramedic group active in opposition-controlled areas says gunmen have stormed one of its offices in Syria killing seven of its members and stealing two vehicles and other equipment.

UN study: Extremist fighters lack good education and jobs

2017-08-04 11:20

A UN study of 43 people who left their countries to become "foreign terrorist fighters" in Syria has found that most came from disadvantaged backgrounds, lacked good education and decent jobs.

UN struggles to deliver humanitarian aid in Syria

2017-07-28 12:33

The UN has delivered aid to only a few hard-to-reach areas in Syria and not a single besieged location this month.

Deadly strike hits Syria rebel town despite truce

2017-07-25 10:21

An air strike killed eight civilians late Monday in a rebel-held town east of Damascus where a truce was supposed to have taken effect at the weekend, a monitor said.

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Syria truce crumbles as air raids hit Eastern Ghouta

2017-07-23 14:15

Syrian government forces have carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area outside of Damascus, a day after the Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the area.

Syria war has killed more than 330 000

2017-07-16 22:33

More than 330 000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it started six years ago, around a third of them civilians.

Former Occupy Wall Street protester killed fighting ISIS

2017-07-13 10:10

A former Occupy Wall Street protester and volunteer medic is one of two American volunteers killed while fighting against ISIS in Syria.

 

UN says nearly 50 000 stranded at unsafe Jordan-Syria border

2017-08-15 08:49

The United Nations says nearly 50 000 people - mainly women and children - are stranded at Syria's southern border with Jordan where air strikes have been reported and the area is reported to be increasingly unsafe.

Hezbollah says Syrian government 'will stay on'

2017-08-13 20:09

The head of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says it is time for political leaders to accept the survival of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government

Syria army takes last IS-held town in Homs

2017-08-06 12:01

Syria's army has seized the last Islamic State group stronghold in the country's Homs province, clearing their path to attack the jihadists in the country's east, a monitor says.

Delays, hesitation mark Syrians' return from Lebanon

2017-08-02 05:49

A committee of Syrian refugees in Lebanon's eastern border region says tens of thousands of them will remain where they are despite plans for them to return to Syria.

Trump won't let Assad get away with 'horrible' crimes

2017-07-26 06:40

US President Donald Trump accused Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of committing "horrible" crimes against humanity and vowed to prevent his regime from carrying out any more chemical attacks.

Russia deploys military police at 'safe zone' in Syria

2017-07-24 21:13

Russia's General Staff says it has deployed military police to monitor the cease-fire in a safe zone in the eastern suburbs of Syria's Damascus.

US-led coalition: More to do in Syria after ISIS loses Raqa

2017-07-24 05:16

The US-led coalition will have "a great deal more" to do in Syria even after defeating the Islamic State in its northern Raqa bastion, a deputy commander of the coalition says.

Fighting halt near Damascus

2017-07-23 06:17

Syria's army has announced a halt in fighting in parts of Eastern Ghouta after rebels and regime ally Russia agreed on how a safe zone will function for the besieged opposition enclave.

Syria says shells hit Russian embassy

2017-07-16 16:06

Syrian state media say shells have hit the Russian embassy in Damascus causing material damage.

WFP expands food aid deliveries in Syria's Raqa

2017-07-12 21:20

The UN's World Food Programme says it has resumed aid deliveries in parts of Syria's Raqa province for the first time in three years using a newly-opened land route.

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