Kremlin says it aims to 'liberate' Syria

2016-10-22 22:05

The Kremlin says its military intervention in Syria aims to liberate the war-torn nation's territory from jihadists.

Syrian 'Toy Smuggler' faces fraud accusations

2016-10-22 08:18

Finnish police say they will probe fraud accusations against Rami Adham, a Finnish-Syrian dubbed the "Toy Smuggler" for his campaign to collect funds for orphans in Aleppo.

Nearly 500 dead, food running out in Aleppo

2016-10-21 12:36

The Russian and Syrian bombing raids in Aleppo have had horrific results with nearly 500 dead, while food rations are expected to run out by the end of the month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.

Syrian army urges residents to quit Aleppo

2016-10-20 21:56

A "humanitarian pause" in the Syrian army's Russian-backed assault on Aleppo has taken effect, but despite a drop in violence there is little sign residents are heeding calls to leave.

Satellite images show devastation in Aleppo

2016-10-20 09:45

Amnesty International released new satellite imagery showing that more than 110 sites were hit in two weeks of bombing raids in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo.

Russia accuses US-led coalition strike of killing 6 in Syria

2016-10-19 12:49

Russia's military says a US-led coalition airstrike on a Syrian village in the province of Aleppo has killed six civilians.

Moscow announces 8-hour Aleppo ceasefire

2016-10-17 21:31

Russia says its forces and Syrian regime troops will briefly halt fire in Aleppo on Thursday, as criticism mounted of the ferocious Moscow-backed assault on the Syrian city.

Iraq launches operations to liberate Mosul from ISIS

2016-10-17 06:03

Iraqi forces have launched operations to retake Mosul, a city whose capture by the Islamic State group two years ago left the country on the brink of collapse.

Rescuers exhausted as air strikes batter Syria's Aleppo

2016-10-14 21:47

Overwhelmed rescue workers have combed rubble for victims of intense air strikes on Syria's battleground city Aleppo, ahead of fresh diplomatic efforts to end the country's intractable conflict.

Germany bomb plot suspect found dead in cell

2016-10-13 11:06

A Syrian man arrested on suspicion he had planned a jihadist bomb attack on a Berlin airport was found dead in his cell after an apparent suicide, authorities said.


UN: Syrian army used chemical weapons on Qmenas village

2016-10-22 16:07

The Syrian army attacked the village of Qmenas with chemical weapons in March 2015, UN experts have said.

Moscow extends Aleppo truce

2016-10-21 17:19

Russia's defence ministry says Moscow was extending the truce in Aleppo until 16:00 GMT on Saturday.

Israel indicts couple who travelled to Mosul to join ISIS

2016-10-21 06:30

An Israeli court has indicted an Arab Israeli couple for joining the extremist Islamic State group with their three young children.

UK sends warships to watch Russian ships in English Channel

2016-10-20 17:56

Britain is sending warships to watch a Russian aircraft carrier group and other vessels as they sail through the North Sea and the English Channel.

Pause in Aleppo bombing holds into second day

2016-10-19 16:36

A pause in Russian and Syrian strikes on Aleppo held into a second day Wednesday, ahead of a brief ceasefire aimed at allowing civilians and rebels to quit the devastated city.

Russian, Syrian planes halting airstrikes on Aleppo

2016-10-18 10:41

Russia has announced that Russian and Syrian warplanes are halting their airstrikes on the besieged city of Aleppo.

Russian student faces 'terrorist' trial for following ISIS lover

2016-10-17 12:23

Police in bulletproof vests guard a military court for the terrorism trial of Varvara Karaulova, a slim 20-year-old with braided hair who clutches a page of handwritten notes.

Syria rebels capture emblematic ISIS stronghold Dabiq

2016-10-16 20:16

Syrian rebels have dealt a major symbolic blow to the Islamic State group by capturing the town of Dabiq where the jihadists had promised an apocalyptic battle.

Fresh wave of airstrikes hit Syria's Aleppo

2016-10-14 13:57

Syrian opposition activists are reporting intense airstrikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods of the northern city of Aleppo amid clashes between government forces and rebels.

World powers to try again for Syria ceasefire

2016-10-13 08:59

Moscow and Washington have pledged to try again to negotiate a lasting ceasefire for war-ravaged Syria, committing to multilateral weekend talks in Europe, after the last attempt collapsed amid bitter recriminations.

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