Syrian wine: From war zone to Europe's top restaurants

2015-08-03 19:29

A devastating civil war has not discouraged two Syrian brothers from continuing to give the world quality wine.

100s of civilians die in strikes against ISIS

2015-08-03 16:26

Hundreds of civilians have been killed in air strikes by the United States-led coalition against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, a research group reports.

Turkey's Erdogan says Putin may 'give up' on Assad

2015-08-03 14:33

Russian President Vladimir Putin is having a change of heart on the Kremlin's wholehearted support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad and may 'give up on him' in the future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been quoted as saying.

Al-Qaeda in Syria attacks US-trained rebel base

2015-08-01 11:57

Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate has launched a fierce assault on the headquarters of a US-trained rebel group, while claiming responsibility for capturing members of the 'moderate' force earlier this week.

Australian reality TV stars 'shot at by ISIS' in Syria

2015-07-28 12:01

Australian public broadcaster SBS has defended a reality show where participants were shot at by ISIS in Syria as part of a trip retracing refugees' journeys, saying they had extensive security preparations.

Pope calls for release of priest, bishops abducted in Syria

2015-07-26 14:32

Pope Francis has appealed for the release of an Italian Jesuit priest and two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria two years ago, asking leaders to work for the freedom of all those abducted there.

Al-Assad announces amnesty for army deserters

2015-07-25 12:12

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country's compulsory military conscription law, state television reports.

Turkish warplanes bomb ISIS targets in Syria

2015-07-24 10:42

Turkish fighter jets have bombed positions of ISIS jihadists inside Syria for the first time, in a dramatic escalation of fighting after the killing of a Turkish soldier in cross-border clashes.

US hails the killing of top Qaeda leader in Syria

2015-07-22 07:47

A US-led coalition air strike earlier this month killed the leader of an al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria that American officials accuse of plotting attacks against the United States and its allies, the Pentagon says.

At least 20 dead in Turkey border town blast

2015-07-20 16:02

At least 20 people have been killed in an explosion in a cultural centre in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria, local television report.


Syria army jet crashes into market

2015-08-03 18:19

A Syrian army aircraft has crashed during a bombing run over rebel-held Ariha, killing at least 31 people and destroying a vegetable market.

US to defend Syrian rebels with airpower

2015-08-03 14:34

The US has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the US military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashir Assad, US officials say.

At least 12 killed as Syrian jet crashes into market

2015-08-03 13:40

At least 12 people have been killed after a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy market place in the rebel-held north-western town of Ariha, a monitor says.

Looted in Mosul, sold in Munich?

2015-07-31 05:36

Fears that Germany has become a trade hub for looted antiquities from the Middle East, has prompted the government to put forward a draft law on artistic imports.

Turkey wants Nato meeting to discuss security threats

2015-07-26 22:36

Turkey has called for a meeting of its Nato allies to discuss threats to its security and its air strikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

Turkey strikes ISIS, Kurdish militants in drive for 'safe zone'

2015-07-25 17:17

Turkish fighter jets and ground forces have hit ISIS militants in Syria and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in Iraq, in a campaign to create a "safe zone" across swathes of northern Syria.

Australian nurse who aided ISIS heading home

2015-07-24 13:14

An Australian nurse alleged to have given medical assistance to ISIS militants fighting in Syria could face arrest for violating tough new security laws when he lands in Sydney, police and officials say.

12 locals dead in Syrian raid on ISIS village

2015-07-22 22:03

At least 12 civilians, including four children and a pregnant woman, have died in Syrian government air raids on a jihadist-held village in the northern province of Aleppo.

ISIS fingered in Turkey border town attack

2015-07-20 17:31

Twenty-eight people have been killed in a suicide attack in a Turkish town on the Syrian border blamed on ISIS.

UK's Cameron seeks to nix threat of homegrown extremists

2015-07-20 14:37

David Cameron will set out a five-year strategy to tackle extremism in Britain, an issue he will describe as the "struggle of our generation".

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