Syria


Russia says it will support 48-hour truce in Syria's Aleppo

2016-09-29 16:06

A top Russian diplomat says a United States' threat to halt cooperation with Russia in the Syria conflict constitutes an "emotional breakdown" and says Russia is willing to support a 48-hour cease-fire around Aleppo

Key dates since Russian intervention in Syria

2016-09-29 12:23

Russia one year ago carried out its first air strikes in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in a major turning point in a multi-sided civil war.

Aleppo bombers will have to 'answer before God' - pope

2016-09-28 17:54

Pope Francis has said those behind the bombing of Aleppo, where Syrian and Russian forces have conducted days of deadly airstrikes, will have to "answer before God".

As Syria diplomacy fails, Russia opts for 'total war' - analysts

2016-09-27 19:01

Convinced that negotiations with Washington are now futile, Russia has decided to throw its military might behind the Syrian regime's drive to recapture Aleppo, analysts say.

What is a war crime? How are suspects tried?

2016-09-26 21:47

As Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has warned the use of bunker bombs and other advanced munitions against Syria civilians may constitute a war crime.

Fresh strikes hit Aleppo as supplies dwindle

2016-09-26 13:33

Warplanes again pounded rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo as residents warned of increasing shortages of food and medicine.

Worst surge of bombing in years hits Aleppo

2016-09-25 19:05

The UN Security Council has met for urgent talks as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held east Aleppo in the worst surge of bombing to hit the devastated city in years.

Syrian troops advance near Aleppo, water cut off across city

2016-09-24 20:03

Syrian government forces have captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighbourhoods in the northern city as an ongoing wave of airstrikes destroys more buildings.

WATCH: Little girl pulled out alive from rubble after air raids pound Aleppo

2016-09-23 13:32

A small girl has been pulled out alive from the rubble after Syrian and Russian aircraft pounded rebel-held areas of Aleppo. Watch the incredible rescue here.

Obama: Syria 'haunts me constantly'

2016-09-22 22:16

President Barack Obama has admitted his inability to end Syria's brutal civil war still haunts him, but insists his refusal to put his hand on the scales was the right choice.

 

Kidnapped German woman, baby freed in Syria

2016-09-29 15:25

A German woman who was kidnapped in Syria last year while she was pregnant has been freed along with her baby, the German foreign ministry has said.

Kerry threatens to end Syria talks with Russia over Aleppo

2016-09-28 22:22

Secretary of State John Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over Syria, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end.

Syrian army retakes Aleppo district as bombs rain down

2016-09-28 08:06

Syria's army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes.

Aleppo battered as Russia slams 'unacceptable' rhetoric

2016-09-27 08:17

Syria's Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages and warplanes again pounded the city as Russia condemned what it called "unacceptable" Western rhetoric after allegations of war crimes.

Kurdish rebel attacks on soldiers in Turkey kill 10

2016-09-26 19:56

Kurdish rebels have staged two attacks against security forces in southeast Turkey killing 10 security force members and wounding eight others, the country's state-run news agency reports.

Aid convoys reach 4 long-besieged Syrian towns

2016-09-25 21:01

The International Committee for the Red Cross says it has delivered food and medical supplies to four besieged Syrian towns that have been inaccessible to aid organisations in nearly six months.

Syria's Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief 'appalled'

2016-09-25 13:13

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says he is "appalled" by the military escalation in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo where air strikes have killed at least 45 civilians.

Five things to know about Syria's Aleppo

2016-09-23 18:42

Once an economic powerhouse, Aleppo and its surrounding countryside have suffered some of the bloodiest violence in Syria's five-year conflict that has cost more than 300 000 lives.

Kerry admits diplomacy at impasse as Syrian truce collapses

2016-09-23 12:19

Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomacy over Syrian is at an impasse after this week's cease-fire collapse and the Syrian government's announcement of a new offensive on Aleppo.

Syria's White Helmets win Swedish rights prize

2016-09-22 19:13

The White Helmets, a Syrian civil organisation of emergency responders in rebel-held areas, has won the Right Livelihood Award, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize has announced.

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