Syria


'My children slipped through my hands' - father of drowned boy

2015-09-03 20:32

The father of a 3-year-old Syrian boy whose body was washed up on a Turkish beach, an image that shocked the world, says his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat was taking in water en route to Greece.

Islamic State worse than Nazis, says Abbott

2015-09-03 06:23

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Islamic State is worse than the Nazis were during World War II because they act like "medieval barbarians" and "boast about their evil".

Red Cross: Water a weapon of war in Syria

2015-09-02 18:59

Civilians in the city of Aleppo are undergoing enormous suffering because of deliberate cuts to water and electricity supplies, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

Trainful of migrants finally allowed into Austria

2015-08-31 17:33

A train carrying hundreds of migrants has headed to Vienna after being held for hours at Austria's border with Hungary amid a security clampdown.

Suffocated and squashed: how the truck migrants met their end

2015-08-31 11:40

The 71 people found dead in an abandoned refrigeration lorry in Austria had been crammed in, five to a square metre, as initial forensic tests indicated they had suffocated.

EU convenes emergency migration talks amid calls for more action

2015-08-30 21:03

European Union's interior ministers are to hold emergency talks on September 14 aimed at improving the bloc's response to the current migration crisis.

Local ceasefires in key Syrian towns collapse

2015-08-29 10:42

Syrian government forces and rebels have exchanged artillery fire as ceasefires around three key besieged towns collapsed despite an agreed one-day extension, activists say.

US teen gets 11 years for helping ISIS

2015-08-28 21:22

A US teen has been sentenced to more than 11 years for supporting ISIS.

Teen to be sentenced for helping ISIS

2015-08-28 11:00

A Virginia teenager is set to be sentenced for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and providing other aid to the militant group.

422 000 besieged Syrians need aid

2015-08-25 22:11

The UN chief has decried Syrian attacks and says 422 000 besieged people got no food from the UN in July.

 

Washed up body: Dad tells how he frantically tried to save boy

2015-09-03 18:19

The father of a Syrian boy who was washed ashore after dying at sea as the family tried to escape to Europe, has describes the painful journey. The photo of the 3-year-old's body has sparked global outrage.

Shocking picture of boy brings home refugee horror

2015-09-02 21:17

The image of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a migrant boat sank, has sparked horrified reaction as the tragedy of Europe's burgeoning refugee crisis hits home.

Palmyra's most famed temple destroyed: UN

2015-09-01 06:24

The most famed temple in Syria's Palmyra has been blown up, the UN has confirmed, showing satellite images of the damage as the Islamic State group presses a campaign to tear down the treasured heritage site.

2nd Palmyra temple appears intact after blast

2015-08-31 14:22

A blast rocked the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra on Sunday but the site's famed Temple of Bel appeared to be largely intact, Syria's antiquities chief says.

Activists say ISIS damages another ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

2015-08-31 07:36

ISIS militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion, activists say.

Syrian migrants: When there’s no going back

2015-08-30 17:18

Syrian migrants form part of the flood of refugees pouring into Europe in their desperation to find a new lifein a foreign country, whatever the cost.

Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction: UN

2015-08-29 08:08

Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's Palmyra.

Women, children among those found dead in Austria

2015-08-28 15:59

Among the 71 people found dead in an abandoned lorry, there were 59 men, eight women and four children including a young girl, says the Austrian police.

UK hacker for ISIS killed in US drone strike in Syria

2015-08-27 09:19

A British hacker who US and European officials say became a top cyber expert for ISIS in Syria has been killed in a US drone strike, a US source familiar with the matter says.

Middle Eastern leaders flood to Moscow for Syrian talks

2015-08-25 10:43

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to host the Jordanian King and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Moscow to discuss the Syrian crisis and take part in a showcase of Russia's military industry.

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