Australia close to resettling nearly 12 000 Syrian refugees

2017-03-22 12:57

Australia is close to resettling the 12 000 refugees from the war in Syria and Iraq it promised to urgently take more than a year ago.

Israeli army chief: Hezbollah leader killed by rivals

2017-03-21 17:27

Israel's military chief Gadi Eisenkot says Israel believes Hezbollah's top military commander has been killed by rivals in Syria.

Israel threatens to 'destroy' Syrian air defence systems

2017-03-19 22:47

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes.

Syrian rebels begin to leave Homs

2017-03-18 20:05

Scores of Syrian opposition fighters and their families have begun leaving the last rebel-held neighbourhood in the central city of Homs.

US claims deadly Syria strike, denies targeting mosque

2017-03-17 10:11

The US military said it carried out a deadly air strike on an al-Qaeda meeting in northern Syria and would investigate reports that more than 40 civilians were killed when a mosque was struck in the raid.

US plans for Syria include another 1 000 troops: US official

2017-03-16 14:30

Up to 1 000 additional US troops could deploy to northern Syria under provisional plans drawn up by the Pentagon

Suicide bombers strike Syrian capital

2017-03-15 21:03

Suicide bombers have hit the judicial building and a restaurant in Damascus, killing at least 30 people as the country marks the sixth anniversary of its bloodletting.

UN: Syria regime intentionally bombed Damascus water source

2017-03-14 19:04

The Syrian government intentionally bombed the Ain al-Fijeh spring in December, leaving more than five million people in Damascus without access to water, a UN probe has found.

This Syrian car lover wants to revive his 'wounded' classics

2017-03-14 08:54

Car enthusiast Mohammed Mohiedin Anis is desperately trying to save his collection of vintage cars 'wounded' in battles that have ravaged the Syrian city of Aleppo.

UNICEF says 2016 was worst year yet for Syria's children

2017-03-13 10:44

The U.N. child relief agency says at least 652 children were killed in Syria last year, making 2016 the worst year yet for the country's rising generation


At least 33 dead in US-led raid on north Syria school

2017-03-22 09:52

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said.

Israel says it has foiled a Syrian missile threat

2017-03-20 18:58

A senior army officer says Israel fired its Arrow missile at a Syrian rocket which posed a "ballistic threat" during clashes over the weekend.

Syrian refugees head to Italy 'pronto'

2017-03-19 13:22

Just before midnight in a sleepy district of Beirut, dozens of Syrian refugees huddle in small groups around bulging suitcases, clutching their pinging cellphones and one-way tickets to Italy.

Israeli warplanes hit targets in Syria as tensions flare

2017-03-17 13:43

Israeli warplanes struck several targets in Syria early Friday, prompting retaliatory missiles launches, in the most serious incident between the two countries since the Syrian civil war began six years ago.

Air strikes on north Syria mosque kill dozens

2017-03-17 06:46

At least 42 people were killed and dozens more wounded on air strikes on a village mosque in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Doctors describe horrific conditions in war-torn Syria

2017-03-16 06:46

Doctors who worked in Syria are describing horrific conditions in the war-torn country and pleading with US lawmakers to protect and save millions of Syrians.

Suicide bomber strikes Damascus justice building

2017-03-15 14:42

Syrian TV says a suicide bomber has struck inside main judicial building in Damascus, causing casualties.

UN rights chief: Syria has become 'torture chamber'

2017-03-14 13:50

The UN rights chief has warned that a "tidal wave of bloodshed" over more than six years of war in Syria has effectively turned the country into a "torture chamber".

Agreement reached to evacuate rebels from Syria's Homs

2017-03-13 20:37

The governor of the central Syrian province of Homs says an agreement has been reached to evacuate the remaining opposition fighters form the last rebel-held neighbourhood in the city of Homs

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims deadly Damascus attack

2017-03-12 19:35

An al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for twin blasts near holy shrines frequented by Shi'ites in the Syrian capital Damascus that killed more than 70 people.

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