Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at ISIS in Syria

2017-06-23 10:09

Russia's Defence Ministry says it has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on ISIS positions in Syria.

Unicef names first goodwill ambassador who is a refugee

2017-06-20 13:03

The UN children's agency has appointed its youngest goodwill ambassador - Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan.

US shoots down Syria warplane that 'hit allies'

2017-06-19 14:29

An American fighter jet has for the first time downed a Syrian warplane that Washington accused of attacking US-backed fighters, in a new escalation between the US and regime forces.

Syria, Iraq troops link at border for first time in years

2017-06-19 06:05

Syrian troops and allied militias have met up with Iraqi forces at one crossing point along their shared border for the first time in years, in a step described as a major achievement by the Syrian military in their fight against ISIS.

Rights group warns US-led force on white phosphorus use

2017-06-15 10:35

The Human Rights Watch organisation has urged the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq to protect civilians from the effects of white phosphorus.

'Surf Syria' - a refugee in Lebanon finds a dream at sea

2017-06-12 12:09

Ali Kassem had never seen the sea before he fled his home in Syria for Lebanon, but now he's a regular in the waves and dreams of his own surf school.

19 dead in blast, shelling in south Syria - monitor

2017-06-01 23:03

A roadside bomb and government shelling kill at least 19 people, most of them rebel fighters, in southern Syria's Daraa province.

UN aid chief accuses Syria of using suffering as war tactic

2017-05-31 15:39

The UN humanitarian chief is accusing Syria's government of increasingly using civilian suffering as 'a tactic of war'.

Macron vows reprisals if chemical weapons used in Syria

2017-05-29 22:05

French President Emmanuel Macron says the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be a 'red line' that would draw an 'immediate response' from France.

Syria refugees stuck between Morocco and Algeria: NGOs

2017-05-25 12:00

A group of around 50 Syrian refugees trapped between Morocco and Algeria face a "catastrophic situation" as they are unable to move in either direction, rights watchdogs warn.


Bloody battle for Raqa continues

2017-06-22 22:02

The bloody battle for Syria's Raqa is continuing unabated with the toll of casualties putting pressure on medical facilities.

UN stats reveal over half of refugees are under 18

The United Nations has revealed that the number of refugees worldwide has increased to 65.6 million people. Watch.

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Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

2017-06-19 08:36

Iran says it has launched a series of missiles into Syria in revenge for deadly attacks on its capital that were claimed by the Islamic State group.

Russian army says may have killed ISIS chief

2017-06-16 12:09

The Russian army on Friday said it hit Islamic State leaders in an airstrike in Syria last month and was seeking to verify whether ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed.

Report: ISIS chemical weapons capability degraded

2017-06-13 14:33

A London-based military analysis group says the siege of Mosul and targeted killings of experts in US-led airstrikes have significantly degraded the Islamic State group's ability to produce chemical weapons.

Feeling war is winding down in Damascus

2017-06-02 22:30

In Syria's capital these days, people are breathing a little easier.

Algeria to take in Syrian refugees stranded at border

2017-06-01 20:56

Algeria has agreed to take in 41 Syrian refugees trapped since mid-April in a desert area that borders neighbouring Morocco, the foreign ministry says.

Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

2017-05-31 12:53

Russian military says its warships in Mediterranean fired 4 cruise missiles at Islamic State group's positions in Syria.

Russian ministers in Egypt discuss Libya and Syria conflicts

2017-05-29 20:32

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry discussed the conflicts in Libya and Syria as they met in Cairo, the foreign ministry there has said.

UN: chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack

2017-05-24 07:27

The new UN disarmament chief says a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure "to sarin or a sarin-like substance" in samples from an April 4 attack in northern Syria that killed over 90 people.

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