2 rockets hit Russian embassy in Damascus

2015-10-13 11:00

Two rockets have struck the Russian embassy in Damascus, sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow's air war in Syria.

British PM urges Putin to change course in Syria

2015-10-04 21:06

British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "change direction" in Syria and recognise that its President Bashar al-Assad must be replaced.

Russia says 600 militants flee Syria

2015-10-03 18:58

Russian air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Syria have sown "panic", forcing some 600 "militants" to abandon their positions.

Trump gives Putin an 'A' on leadership

2015-09-30 12:01

One day after President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin made little headway in their standoff over Syria at their first formal meeting in more than two years, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is agreeing with Putin on his backing of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Obama says Assad must go, revs up coalition against ISIS

2015-09-30 08:43

US President Barack Obama says that Syrian leader Bashar Assad must go if ISIS is to be defeated, as he rallied world leaders to revitalise the coalition campaign against the jihadists.

Iran's Rouhani says Syrian regime must not be weakened

2015-09-28 13:24

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the Syrian government must be allowed to remain in power to prevent ISIS from taking over the country.

Venezuela offers to receive 20 000 Syrian refugees

2015-09-08 13:31

President Nicolas Maduro says that Venezuela is ready to receive 20 000 Syrians fleeing war in their homeland.

Middle Eastern leaders flood to Moscow for Syrian talks

2015-08-25 10:43

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to host the Jordanian King and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Moscow to discuss the Syrian crisis and take part in a showcase of Russia's military industry.

Air strikes near Damascus kill at least 80 people

2015-08-16 22:17

A Syrian government air strike northeast of Damascus has killed about 80 people, rescue workers and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

At least 12 killed as Syrian jet crashes into market

2015-08-03 13:40

At least 12 people have been killed after a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy market place in the rebel-held north-western town of Ariha, a monitor says.


Russian TV forecasts 'good weather for bombing' in Syria

2015-10-05 14:44

Russian TV has taken its gung-ho coverage of air strikes in Syria to another level by airing cheery weather forecasts for its fighter jets bombing Syria.

Cameron: Russia backing butcher Assad

2015-10-03 21:43

Russia is backing "butcher" President Bashar Assad with airstrikes that are often not aimed at Islamic State fighters in Syria, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Saudi Arabia insists Assad must go or be overthrown

2015-09-30 12:01

Syrian leader Bashar Assad must leave office or face being turfed out by force, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says, rejecting Russia’s bid to build support for its ally.

France opens war crimes inquiry against Assad regime

2015-09-30 10:22

French authorities have launched a probe into Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime for alleged war crimes, sources say, as world powers sparred at the UN over the embattled leader's fate.

Obama, Putin agree militaries to hold talks to avert conflicts in Syria

2015-09-29 08:28

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to direct their militaries to hold talks to avoid conflict over potential operations in Syria, a US official says.

Australian jets complete 1st attack against ISIS in Syria

2015-09-16 14:06

Australian fighter jets have destroyed an armoured personnel carrier belonging to ISIS, the first operation by Australian forces in Syria, Defence Minister Kevin Andrews says.

Brazil president criticises Europe over refugee crisis

2015-09-05 13:08

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has criticised European nations for creating "barriers" to the entry of migrants, saying the Syrian child found on a beach in Turkey had died because he was "not welcome."

Iran welcomes UN peace plan for Syria

2015-08-21 05:19

Iran has welcomed a UN peace plan aimed at ending the four-year war in its ally Syria, saying President Bashar al-Assad's regime needed to be directly involved.

Ceasefire under way in Syrian town, villages

2015-08-12 13:17

A 48-hour ceasefire is under way in the Syrian town of Zabadani and two villages in the north-western province of Idlib after an agreement was struck between pro-government forces and rebel groups.

At least 20 dead in Turkey border town blast

2015-07-20 16:02

At least 20 people have been killed in an explosion in a cultural centre in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria, local television report.

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