ISIS wreaks new destruction in Syria's ancient Palmyra

2017-01-21 14:30

The Islamic State group has demolished more treasured monuments in Syria's ancient Palmyra, a month after recapturing it from government forces, the country's antiquities chief says.

Vigil held for kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed

2017-01-18 23:33

More than 200 friends, family, community members and journalists have gathered for a vigil in support of the release of photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed who is being held in Syria.

At Syria retirement home, elderly left behind by war

2017-01-18 13:52

Alone in her room at an overcrowded retirement home in Damascus, Naz Ashiti thumbs through photographs of her daughters overseas, her eyes lingering on features she has not seen in years.

Journalism committee calls for release of SA photographer in Syria

2017-01-18 09:49

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the immediate release of South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, who was kidnapped in Syria.

Al-Qaeda-linked group to help find abducted photographer

2017-01-15 20:15

Al-Qaeda-linked group An Nusra has offered to help in the search for South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, who was apparently kidnapped by armed men as he was leaving Syria.

South African photojournalist kidnapped in Syria

2017-01-14 12:01

A South African photojournalist has been kidnapped in Syria and has still not been heard from, according to disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers.

Jordan needs billions for Syria refugees

2017-01-13 06:14

Jordan seeks $7.6bn through 2019 to deal with Syria crisis' fallout, including hosting 655 000 refugees.

Syria regime strikes kill six civilians: monitor

2017-01-12 13:23

Syrian government air strikes killed at least six civilians, including four children, in Aleppo province, despite a fragile two-week-old truce, a monitor said.

Syrian President Assad says Aleppo bombardment was justified

2017-01-09 13:12

Syrian President Assad says his military was justified in the deadly bombardment of eastern Aleppo, retaken last month.

Tanker truck bomb kills at least 43 in Syria

2017-01-07 19:28

A huge truck bomb has killed at least 43 people and wounded dozens more in the Syrian rebel-held town of Azaz, a monitor says.

Messages of support and pleas for Shiraaz Mohamed's safe return

It's been over a week since photographer Shiraaz Mohamed was kidnapped in Syria.

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Istanbul nightclub suspect 'received orders from ISIS'

2017-01-18 22:30

The man suspected of killing 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve has claimed he received the order to attack from Islamic State jihadists in Syria, local media reported Wednesday.

'We are paralysed with worry' – family of Shiraaz Mohamed

2017-01-18 11:10

The family of a South African photojournalist, Shiraaz Mohamed, who was kidnapped in Syria last week, say they are paralysed with worry.

Obama doesn't regret 'red line' over Syria conflict

2017-01-16 09:22

US President Barack Obama says he does not regret his speech drawing a "red line" over Syria's use of chemical weapons, a phrase critics say symbolises the US failure to act over the country's conflict.

Mystery surrounds kidnapping of SA journo in Syria

2017-01-15 12:23

Details about the kidnapping of South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed in Syria remain obscure, the Department of International Relations says.

Syria warns Israel after rockets hit air base

2017-01-13 10:20

Large plumes of smoke rise over the capital with the Syrian army accusing Israel of targeting Mazzeh military airport.

Dear Donald Trump: A letter from a Syrian refugee

2017-01-12 15:03

"We started the revolution holding roses and hoping for support ... the roses turned into guns but the hope remains."

Syria's Assad ready to 'negotiate everything' with rebels

2017-01-09 16:25

Syrian President Bashar Assad has said he is prepared "to negotiate everything" at planned talks in Kazakhstan, seeking to cast himself as a peacemaker after his forces' recapture of Aleppo.

Tunisians protest against returning jihadists

2017-01-09 08:01

At least 1 000 people have protested in central Tunis against allowing Tunisians who had fought with jihadists abroad back into the country.

Russia starts Syrian drawdown with aircraft carrier

2017-01-06 12:31

Russia has announced that it is withdrawing its aircraft carrier and some other Russian warships from the waters off Syria as the first step in a drawdown of its forces in the war-torn Mideast country.

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