Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat

2016-08-29 20:47

Turkey's foreign minister has ordered predominantly Kurdish Syrian forces to withdraw east of the Euphrates River or face more strikes.

Barrel bombs kill at least 15 civilians in Syria's Aleppo

2016-08-27 18:46

At least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria's Aleppo city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says.

Rebels, families start evacuating Syria's Daraya

2016-08-26 15:34

Syrian rebels and their families have begun evacuating the town of Daraya, outside the capital Damascus, under a deal agreed with the government after a four-year army siege.

Deal struck for rebels, civilians to quit Syria's Daraya

2016-08-25 21:24

Thousands of rebel fighters and civilians are to evacuate the besieged town of Daraya near the Syrian capital under a new accord, state news agency SANA reports.

Report: Syria and Islamic State blamed for chemical attacks

2016-08-25 15:09

An international team has concluded that the Syrian government and ISIS militants carried out chemical attacks in the conflict-wracked nation during 2014 and 2015.

Russian raids from Iran airbase 'over for now': Tehran

2016-08-22 20:28

Iran has said that Russian raids on jihadists in Syria from one of its airbases had ended, after having accused Moscow of "showing off" when it had revealed the bombing runs.

'Likely ISIS attack' kills at least 30 at wedding

2016-08-21 09:55

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ISIS was the "likely perpetrator" of a bomb attack on a wedding in the city of Gaziantep near the Syrian border that left at least 30 dead and dozens more wounded.

Survivors of Libyan shipwreck report 7 Syrians dead

2016-08-21 06:55

The UN refugee agency has said that survivors of a shipwreck off Libya have reported at least seven people, including three children, has died when the small wooden boat carrying 27 people capsized.

Russia denies involvement in Aleppo attack that wounded boy

2016-08-20 15:54

The Russian defence ministry has denied responsibility for an attack on a neighbourhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo which has wounded a young boy whose rescue has been filmed and shared widely on social media.

Syria's civil war: Russia 'ready' for Aleppo pause

2016-08-19 16:09

Moscow has agreed to UN envoy's plea for 48-hour aid access but is not willing to go back to weekly truces in battered city.


Dozens killed as Turkey ramps up Syria offensive

2016-08-28 20:28

Dozens of people have been killed in a Turkish bombardment in Syria as Ankara ramps up its unprecedented offensive inside the country against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.

Erdogan, Putin agree to step up aid for Syria's Aleppo

2016-08-26 20:22

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have agreed to step up efforts to ensure humanitarian aid reaches citizens in Syria's conflict-torn northern Aleppo province.

Changing mood in Europe a year after Austria migrant disaster

2016-08-26 10:54

The gruesome discovery of 71 dead migrants in a truck in Austria last August shocked Europe and led countries to open their borders to a massive influx of people fleeing war and poverty. But a year on, the mood in Europe has changed.

Barrel bomb attack kills 11 children in Syria's Aleppo - monitor

2016-08-25 18:47

Eleven children have been killed in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor says.

Besieged Syrians bury dead in makeshift catacombs

2016-08-24 12:32

When a besieged Syrian town had run out of space and materials to bury the dead, its residents got creative. Now, Douma's dead have been laid to rest in an elaborate eight-storey mud catacomb.

Turkey says Syria border region must be 'cleansed' of ISIS jihadists

2016-08-22 19:32

Turkey has said ISIS jihadists must be totally pushed out of the Syrian border region, after a weekend suicide bombing in the city of Gaziantep blamed on the group, left at least 54 dead.

Brother of Syrian boy in haunting picture dies of wounds

2016-08-21 08:22

The older brother of the little Syrian boy who was pictured sitting an ambulance dazed and covered in blood after an air strike has died from wounds sustained in the attack on the family's apartment.

300+ civilians dead in recent Aleppo violence - monitor

2016-08-20 17:10

More than 300 civilians have been killed in a three-week surge of fighting and bombardment in Syria's devastated Aleppo city, a monitoring group said.

Syrian boy in haunting photo reunites with parents

2016-08-20 15:54

The Syrian boy who became a symbol of Syria’s suffering in an iconic photograph has been reunited with his parents after being separated in an air strike.

50 migrants rescued after being stranded off Greece

2016-08-19 13:40

Around 50 migrants were rescued after their boat ran aground off Greece's southwest coast, police said, after an uptick in arrivals.

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