Syria


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.

Deadliest month for Syria civilians in US-led strikes: monitor

2017-05-24 06:15

US-led air strikes on Syria killed a total of 225 civilians over the past month, a monitor says, the highest 30-day toll since the campaign began in 2014.

Syria regime regains total control of Homs city

2017-05-22 07:38

The Syrian regime has regained total control of the central city of Homs with the evacuation of rebels from the last area they had controlled.

Campaigners say kids in war zones need education

2017-05-20 13:13

Campaigners plead for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school.

ISIS kills more than 50 in central Syria attack - monitor

2017-05-18 16:33

The Islamic State group kills more than 50 people in an attack on two government-held villages in central Syria's Hama province.

UN: Sexual violence increasingly used as 'terrorism' tactic

2017-05-16 15:01

A top UN official says sexual violence is increasingly being used as "a tactic of terrorism" from Iraq, Syria and Yemen to Somalia, Nigeria and Mali.

Syria regime nears total recapture of Damascus

2017-05-15 20:01

Syria's regime is close to cementing its control over the entire capital under local deals with rebels after a six-year war that has ravaged suburbs of Damascus.

Aid officials report spike in Jordan deportations of Syrians

2017-05-12 17:05

Aid officials report spike in Jordan's deportations of Syrian refugees, a violation of international norms

US-backed forces seize Syria's Tabqa, dam from IS: monitor

2017-05-10 19:23

A US-backed alliance of Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters captures the key city of Tabqa and the nearby dam from Islamic State group jihadists.

 

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.

Syrian rebel leader faces 'war crimes' trial in Germany

2017-05-23 07:37

A German court put on trial for war crimes a suspected former Syrian rebel commander accused of having tortured civilians.

Assad vows to continue working with Iran

2017-05-21 15:01

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has lauded his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani's election victory and vowed to continue co-operating with Tehran.

Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution

2017-05-19 06:17

In the first results from talks on ending Syria's conflict, the UN says the warring sides had agreed to set up expert committees to discuss "constitutional issues."

Syria denies US allegations of mass killings

2017-05-16 15:38

Syria's government says it 'categorically' denies US accusations of mass killings at a prison where bodies were sent to a crematorium to eliminate evidence.

US: Syria using 'crematorium' to hide mass killings

2017-05-16 05:25

The US alleges that the Syrian regime has installed a crematorium in a military prison to destroy the remains of thousands of murdered prisoners.

US-backed forces prepare for final push on IS-held Raqa

2017-05-13 07:26

US-backed fighters say they are preparing for a final assault on the IS group's Syrian bastion Raqa, with new weapons and armoured vehicles promised by Washington.

US offers $10 million reward for Syria rebel leader

2017-05-10 20:06

The Trump administration is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information about the whereabouts of the military leader of Syria's al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front.

Mexico the world's bloodiest country after Syria: report

2017-05-10 13:32

Mexico's ruthless drug cartels left the country with the world's highest murder rate last year, second only to Syria, a report released by the London-based IISS said.

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