Syrian army extends Damascus ceasefire

2016-05-02 21:35

Syrian state media say the army has extended its ceasefire around Damascus and opposition strongholds as a humanitarian convoy delivered aid.

ISIS beheads four young 'spies' in Syria's Raqa

2016-05-01 18:05

The Islamic State group has beheaded four teenagers and young men in its Syria stronghold of Raqa for allegedly providing intelligence to the US-led coalition.

Residents flee as air strikes shake Syria's Aleppo

2016-04-30 21:01

Terrified residents have fled a new wave of air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria's divided city of Aleppo, as key regime backer Russia rejected calls to rein in its ally.

Carnage in Aleppo

2016-04-28 22:19

Airstrikes and artillery have killed more than 60 people in Aleppo in the past 24 hours, including dozens at a hospital.

14 killed in Syrian regime strike on Aleppo

2016-04-28 08:42

At least 14 civilians have been killed in a Syrian regime strike on a hospital and nearby residential building in the city of Aleppo, civil defence volunteers known as the White Helmets says.

Syrian opposition group urges unity in peace talks

2016-04-26 18:56

A Syrian opposition group tolerated by Damascus, says it has asked the UN to merge all opposition factions into one delegation at the next round of peace talks.

Obama to send up to 250 more troops to Syria

2016-04-25 10:26

US President Barack Obama will announce plans to send up to 250 more military personnel to Syria, according to a senior administration official, intensifying US assistance to rebels as a ceasefire falters.

Turkish town hit by Syria rocket fire

2016-04-24 20:02

Two rockets fired into Turkey from an area of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group have hit the border town of Kilis.

Aid reaches besieged Syrian towns

2016-04-21 20:57

The UN special envoy has lauded "real but modest" progress in Syria's humanitarian situation despite a stumbling ceasefire as one of the largest international aid convoys made it into a government-besieged opposition stronghold.

Damascus pushing on with peace talks

2016-04-20 21:05

The Syrian government has pushed on with peace negotiations in Geneva despite the main opposition's withdrawal, presenting its vision for a new unity government.


US in desperate bid to save Syria truce

2016-05-02 10:58

Renewed air strikes are pummelling the Syrian city of Aleppo as US Secretary of State John Kerry made a desperate bid to salvage a two-month ceasefire.

US forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

2016-05-01 16:12

Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for its desired outcome.

Second medical facility hit by strike in Syria

2016-04-29 16:03

An air strike has hit a clinic in a rebel-held district of Aleppo, the civil defence said, the second time this week a medical facility in Syria's second city has been hit.

MSF condemns attack on Aleppo hospital

2016-04-28 18:17

Doctors Without Borders has condemned an air strike on a hospital it was supporting in the war-torn northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Aid enters besieged central Syria town: Red Cross

2016-04-27 22:31

An aid convoy for besieged civilians has entered a rebel-held town in central Syria for the first time in a year, the Red Cross says.

Violence keeps chipping away at Syria cease-fire

2016-04-25 22:42

Media and activists say that violence in Syria has killed at least 28 people, further damaging a cease-fire that has effectively collapsed.

More deaths in Aleppo

2016-04-24 21:20

A regime and rebel bombardment has killed 26 civilians in Syria's second city Aleppo as US President Barack Obama urged the parties to 'reinstate' a troubled ceasefire.

Russia: Syria's ancient Palmyra cleared of mines

2016-04-21 20:57

Russia's military says it has completely de-mined the Unesco world heritage site of Palmyra in Syria after it was recaptured by government forces from ISIS fighters last month.

US deploys legendary B-52 bombers against ISIS

2016-04-21 05:43

The US Air Force has started using its hulking B-52 bombers against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, but the enormous aircraft are only conducting precision strikes, a military spokesperson says.

NATO, Russia to hold highest-level talks since Crimea annexation

2016-04-20 11:37

NATO and Russia begin their highest level talks for nearly two years, in a bid to ease military tensions over the Baltic Sea and the simmering violence still gripping eastern Ukraine.

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