Syria


Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees

2015-07-03 12:48

The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin says.

Child labour on the rise among Syrian children as crisis spirals

2015-07-02 11:28

The number of Syrian children being forced to work keeps growing as the conflict drags on, with those as young as six reportedly working in Lebanon, two aid agencies have warned.

Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 ISIS fighters

2015-07-01 12:26

A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of ISIS in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions.

UN slams fighting by Syria and rebels in Golan Heights

2015-06-30 13:10

The UN Security Council is condemning the fighting and use of heavy weapons by Syrian armed forces and opposition fighters in the area that has separated Syrian and Israel forces since 1974.

Putin urges all to fight ISIS group

2015-06-29 19:09

In a surprise meeting with Syria's foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged his support for Syrian President Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants.

France attacker's selfie sent to Syria - legal source

2015-06-28 18:58

The gruesome "selfie" taken by the man suspected of beheading his boss during an attack on a gas factory in France has been sent to Syria, sources close to the investigation have said.

ISIS executes over 3 000 in Syria in year-long 'caliphate' - monitor

2015-06-28 16:11

The Islamic State group has executed more than 3 000 people in Syria, including hundreds of civilians, in the year since it declared its self-described "caliphate", a monitor has reported.

ISIS raids kill 40 Syrian regime forces - monitor

2015-06-27 17:02

Islamic State group jihadists have killed at least 40 Syrian government forces in consecutive attacks on three checkpoints in central Syria, a monitor says.

Erdogan denies ISIS launched attack on Kobane from Turkey

2015-06-26 11:01

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed as “propaganda” accusations that ISIS fighters had been allowed to cross from Turkey into Syria to launch a fresh assault on the symbolic battleground town of Kobane.

ISIS sells 42 Yazidi women to fighters

2015-06-25 23:21

The ISIS has sold 42 Iraqi women it had abducted from the Yazidi religious minority to its fighters in eastern Syria.

 

Air strike kills ISIS leader in Syria - Pentagon

2015-07-03 10:46

A senior ISIS leader who co-ordinated suicide bombings and recruited funds and fighters for the jihadists has been killed in a coalition air strike in Syria, the Pentagon says.

UK family of 12 believed heading to Syria

2015-07-01 21:04

A British family of 12, including a baby and two grandparents one aged 75, are believed to have gone to Syria after the family reported them missing, police say.

Turkey tries to quell rumour over Syria invasion

2015-06-30 19:14

Turkey has sought to calm speculation that it is planning to invade Syria, saying it will not act unilaterally but has a right to protect its borders.

ISIS beheads 2 women in Syria for witchcraft

2015-06-30 11:10

ISIS has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of 'sorcery,' the first such execution of women in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says.

ISIS bombers hit Syrian city, oil tanks on fire

2015-06-29 14:08

ISIS suicide bombers have blown up two trucks in the heart of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka and a fire erupted at petroleum storage tanks and a textile firm after shelling by the militants.

3 killed in mortar attack on Damascus

2015-06-28 17:52

A mortar bomb has killed three people and wounded 12 more in a market place in northeast Damascus, Syrian state television has reported, after months of relative calm in the capital.

Assad confidante dies of illness

2015-06-28 14:10

Mohammed Nasif Khayrbik, a senior Syrian government security official close to President Bashar al-Assad, has died after a long illness, state media says.

Massacre in Syria's Kobane

2015-06-26 21:13

ISIS has killed at least 164 civilians in its attack on the Kurdish town of Kobane, in what a monitor called one of the jihadists' biggest massacres in Syria.

Syrian rebels launch Daraa offensive

2015-06-26 06:07

Syrian rebels have launched an offensive to capture government-held neighbourhoods in the southern city of Daraa.

20 people killed by ISIS south of Kobane

2015-06-25 12:21

ISIS fighters have killed 20 civilians, including some who took up arms against them, in an attack on Berxbutan village some 35im south of Kobane, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

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