US urges Syria co-operation with Russia after strike

2017-09-18 11:05

Washington and Moscow have held high-level talks aimed at shoring up military "deconfliction" zones in eastern Syria after Russia was accused of targeting US-backed forces battling the Islamic State group in an air strike.

History of Syria's war at risk as YouTube reins in content

2017-09-13 15:15

Syria's civil war played out on YouTube, but now that history is at risk of disappearing as tech giant reins in content.

ISIS holds 11 100 blank Syrian passports - report

2017-09-10 14:16

German authorities believe the Islamic State group holds around 11 100 blank Syrian passports that can be completed with any individual's details, it has been reported.

Russia claims airstrike kills 4 IS leaders in Syria

2017-09-08 10:25

Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Friday it has killed four Islamic State group leaders in an airstrike outside the eastern Syria city of Deir el-Zour.

First food to Syria's Deir Ezzor after siege

2017-09-07 19:10

Trucks carrying food have entered Syria's Deir Ezzor city, the first time supplies have been delivered via a newly opened road after government troops broke a jihadist siege.

ISIS convoy treks ahead despite US strikes threat

2017-09-02 18:05

Syrian opposition activists say dozens of ISIS members and their families have crossed into areas controlled by the extremists despite US threats to bomb the convoy.

US strikes ISIS militants heading toward evacuees

2017-08-30 20:26

The US-led coalition says it has struck an Islamic State convoy coming from militant-held territory in Syria to meet ISIS evacuees being transferred there under a controversial deal.

Netanyahu rips UN, says Iran building missile sites in Syria

2017-08-28 20:55

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has greeted visiting UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with blistering criticism of the international body's treatment of Israel.

Dozens killed in Syria city airstrikes

2017-08-22 18:46

Syrian state media and opposition activists are reporting that airstrikes on the northern city of Raqqa have killed dozens of civilians.

Third of Syrian refugee kids not in school, despite pledges

2017-08-14 20:18

A third of Syrian refugee children in the region's host nations are not in school, despite a 2016 pledge by donor countries.


52 killed, scores injured in Iraq attacks by ISIS

2017-09-14 19:26

Gunmen and suicide car bombers have killed at least 52 people and wounded almost 100 others, making it the deadliest ISIS attack since July.

3.5 million refugee children don't attend school: UN

2017-09-12 11:32

More than half the world's refugee children - some 3.5 million altogether - do not attend school, the UN refugee agency says, urging greater and steadier funding for their education.

Police: 305 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus on 2 boats

2017-09-10 12:11

Cyprus police say a 36-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving one of a pair of boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the island's northwestern coast

Israel hits Syria chemical weapons site

2017-09-07 20:18

Syria's army has accused Israeli warplanes of hitting one of its positions, killing two people in an attack that a monitor said targeted a site where the regime allegedly produces chemical weapons.

UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack

2017-09-07 06:57

UN-mandated investigators say Syrian President Bashar Assad's air force conducted a sarin gas attack in April that killed at least 83 civilians and sparked a retaliatory US strike.

In new shift, France urges Syria transition without Assad

2017-09-01 14:58

Bashar Assad "cannot be the solution" for Syria after six years of conflict, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said, returning to a position questioned by President Emmanuel Macron.

After deal, ISIS allowed to leave Syria-Lebanon border area

2017-08-28 21:27

ISIS militants and their families have begun to evacuate from a border area between Lebanon and Syria as part of a negotiated deal to end the group's presence there.

Tal Afar residents who fled are back to battle ISIS

2017-08-27 19:25

Iraqi Turkmen fighter Abbas Yussef is all smiles, clutching his Kalashnikov near the front lines in Tel Afar after his unit retook his home neighbourhood from Islamic State group jihadists.

UN says nearly 50 000 stranded at unsafe Jordan-Syria border

2017-08-15 08:49

The United Nations says nearly 50 000 people - mainly women and children - are stranded at Syria's southern border with Jordan where air strikes have been reported and the area is reported to be increasingly unsafe.

Hezbollah says Syrian government 'will stay on'

2017-08-13 20:09

The head of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says it is time for political leaders to accept the survival of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government

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