Aid reaches Syria's Yarmouk camp after 9 months

2016-02-14 08:59

Humanitarian aid has reached residents of the Yarmouk area on the outskirts of Damascus for the first time in nine months, according to the United Nations agency for Palestine refugee.

Syrian army advances towards Turkish border

2016-02-07 21:37

Syrian government troops are advancing to a rebel town near the Turkish border with the help of a Russian-backed offensive.

Syria aid conference seeks record $9bn for 2016

2016-02-03 14:22

International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organisers of the annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9bn for 2016.

US warns Russian strikes in Syria killing civilians

2015-12-30 09:38

The United States has expressed concern on at what it said was the heavy civilian toll of "indiscriminate" Russian air strikes in Syria.

Iraq demands withdrawal of Turkish troops near Mosul

2015-12-05 14:47

Iraq has called on Turkey to immediately withdrawal Turkish troops operating in the country's north, saying the deployment was a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

Syria war linked to climate change: Prince Charles

2015-11-23 14:44

Britain's Prince Charles, who is to give a speech at the start of the UN climate summit in Paris next week, says the war in Syria could be linked to global warming.

Rebels retake two Syrian towns from ISIS

2015-11-21 17:24

Syrian opposition rebels have regained two northern villages close to the Turkish border from Islamic State, a monitoring group has reported.

Saudi Arabia to host conference to unite Syrian opposition

2015-11-20 10:47

Saudi Arabia will host a conference in mid-December to try to unite the Syrian opposition ahead of new peace talks, a key issue in stepped up efforts to end the nearly five-year civil war, the country’s UN ambassador says.

Kerry says ceasefire in Syria potentially weeks away

2015-11-18 10:26

A ceasefire between Syria's government and opposition could be just weeks away from reality, US Secretary of State John Kerry says as he visited Paris to show solidarity with France after last week's attacks.

Iran says 44 terror suspects arrested at border, in cities

2015-11-10 14:05

Iran's state TV says the country's intelligence agency has arrested 44 suspects charged with terrorist activities.


UAE says it's prepared to send ground forces to Syria

2016-02-08 05:35

A top official in the United Arab Emirates says his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants.

Turkey will not 'abandon Syrian refugees'

2016-02-07 20:05

Turkey will continue to let in Syrian refugees instead of "abandoning them to their deaths", says the country's deputy premier.

Syrians backed by Russian jets clash with rebels

2015-12-30 20:17

The Syrian army, backed by Russian warplanes, have engaged in fierce fighting with rebels close to the border with Jordan, reports say.

Syrian man whose plight spurred Obama's support arrives in US

2015-12-18 09:53

A Syrian scientist whose story spurred supporting words from President Barack Obama and a fundraising effort by actor Edward Norton has arrived as a refugee into the Detroit area.

Hollande, Obama vow unity against ISIS, appeal to Russia

2015-11-25 11:50

France and the US have pledged to step up the fight against the ISIS group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict.

Saudi Arabia to bring Syria armed groups to talks

2015-11-21 21:30

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting that will see Syrian armed factions join the political opposition to build a common platform ahead of peace talks.

Heavy Syria air strikes kill 8, destroy oil tankers

2015-11-20 19:57

At least eight people have been killed in at least 50 air strikes on Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, during which dozens of oil tankers were destroyed, a monitor says.

Assad must go to end Syria civil war - Obama

2015-11-19 13:36

US President Barack Obama says Syria’s civil war would not end unless Bashar Assad leaves power, discounting suggestions the Middle Eastern leader could take part in future elections.

US air strike targets 'Jihadi John' in Syria

2015-11-13 07:43

The US military has conducted an air strike in Syria targeting 'Jihadi John,' the masked, British-accented ISIS militant seen in videos executing hostages, the Pentagon says.

400 000 Syrian refugee children not in school in Turkey

2015-11-09 13:10

More than 400 000 Syrian children living in Turkey are not in school, largely because of financial hardship, a plight which could push more refugees into making a desperate journey to Europe.

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