Syria most dangerous place for health workers: WHO

2016-05-26 22:01

Syria is the most dangerous place for health care workers to operate last year, ahead of other conflict zones like the Palestinian territories and Yemen, the World Health Organisation says.

Man arrested over Australia 'terror' plot

2016-05-26 15:53

A Sydney-based man was arrested on charges of planning a terrorist attack in Australia, which reportedly involved targeting a naval base close to the capital's famous opera house, police say.

Russia ready to assist Kurds and US on Raqa offensive

2016-05-24 18:29

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow iss ready to co-ordinate with a Kurdish-Arab alliance and the US-led coalition in an assault on the ISIS Syrian bastion of Raqa.

WHO: hospital bombing in Syrian coastal city kills 43

2016-05-24 15:12

The World Health Organization says a suicide attack at a hospital in Syria's coastal city of Jableh has killed 43 people.

Syria government strongholds attacked, 100+ dead

2016-05-23 20:16

Activists and state media says a series of explosions, including suicide bombings have rocked two coastal government strongholds in Syria, killing at least 80 people.

Syria rebels set truce brokers 48 hour deadline

2016-05-22 21:37

Rebel groups have set a 48-hour deadline for the US and Russian sponsors of a February ceasefire in Syria's conflict to halt a regime offensive in the Damascus area.

UN chief urges talks to end Syria 'nightmare'

2016-05-21 22:24

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged regional and international powers to push Syrian warring parties to engage in talks on a political transition to end their country's "nightmare".

ISIS blasts rock Syria gas field

2016-05-16 21:57

Powerful blasts have rocked a key gas field in central Syria with a monitor saying they were caused by the Islamic State group blowing up pumping stations.

ISIS captures Syria hospital, kills 20, takes hostages

2016-05-14 22:26

The Islamic State jihadist group has overrun a government-controlled hospital in eastern Syria, killing 20 members of pro-regime forces and taking medical staff hostage.

Aid to Syria's Daraya refused entry

2016-05-13 06:30

An aid convoy was refused entry to Syria's Daraya dashing hopes for the first such delivery since regime forces began a siege of the rebel-held town in 2012.


UN: Syrian situation 'horrendously critical'

2016-05-26 19:58

Many Syrian civilians will face starvation if Damascus and armed rebel groups do not allow greater access to humanitarian convoys carrying life-saving supplies, the UN envoy to the war-ravaged country says.

Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on ISIS

2016-05-24 23:06

Kurdish-Arab forces have launched a major assault against ISIS in Syria's Raqa province and Iraqi forces advanced on it in Fallujah, piling pressure on the jihadists in two strongholds.

Russian base in Syria attacked by ISIS

2016-05-24 17:22

Satellite imagery appears to show extensive damage to an air base in Syria used by Russian forces following an attack by ISIS fighters.

The Syrian civil war explained

2016-05-24 14:02

The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far.

Single day of bombings kill over 100 in Syria

2016-05-23 11:15

A spate of bombings in two Syrian regime stronghold cities killed over 100 people and wounded at least 120 on Monday, with IS claiming responsibility to the attacks.

ISIS leader urges attacks in Europe and US

2016-05-22 20:00

An ISIS spokesperson has urged sympathisers in Europe and the US to launch attacks on civilians there, if they are unable to travel to the group's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

US rejects Russian airstrikes proposal

2016-05-20 20:01

The Pentagon has rejected a Russian proposal to launch joint airstrikes against jihadists from next week in Syria, where they have been conducting separate bombing campaigns.

Students leave besieged Syrian town for exams

2016-05-15 21:00

Activists say the Syrian government has allowed about 70 students to leave a besieged town near Damascus to take their year-end exams.

Top Lebanese Hezbollah military commander killed in Syria

2016-05-13 11:18

Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group says its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed in Syria.

Over 8 million people displaced by conflict in 2015

2016-05-11 22:06

Over 8.6 million people were internally displaced due to violence and conflict in 2015, with Yemen, Syria and Iraq accounting for more than half the total number, according to a new report.

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