Russia says will veto Syria sanctions over chemical weapons

2017-02-24 21:56

Russia says it will use its veto to block a proposed UN resolution drafted by the United States, France and Britain that would impose sanctions on Syria for the use of chemical weapons.

UN alarmed by upsurge in Syria fighting

2017-02-21 18:45

The United Nations has expressed alarm over escalating fighting in the Damascus area as the world body prepared to launch a new round of peace talks.

Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo

2017-02-13 14:10

Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of a Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.

Syria opposition picks group for new peace talks

2017-02-13 06:24

Syria's opposition has announced its 21-member delegation, including 10 rebel representatives, for a new round of UN-sponsored peace talks.

Why are Islamist armed groups clashing in Syria?

2017-01-30 19:12

Rebel alliances in Syria fluctuate frequently, mirroring the ever-changing complexities of the region.

UN aid chief accuses Syria of blocking help to neediest

2017-01-27 14:49

The UN humanitarian chief is accusing the Syrian government of blocking aid to hundreds of thousands of the country's neediest people despite the nationwide cease-fire which has given "a glimmer of hope" that the conflict might be coming to an end.

No sign of breakthrough on first day of Syria talks

2017-01-24 09:22

Peace talks with Syrian rebels and the war-torn country's government got off to a rocky start, while Washington said President Donald Trump was open to joint operations with Russia against Islamic State jihadists 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.

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.

Car bomb in Syria coastal regime bastion kills 14

2017-01-05 18:13

At least 14 people have died in a car bombing in Syria's coastal city of Jableh, a bastion of the regime, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says.


McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US troops

2017-02-23 13:32

Sen. John McCain has made a secret trip to northern Syria to meet with U.S. forces stationed there and discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State extremists

24 civilians killed in bombing on Syria town: monitor

2017-02-16 16:37

Turkish bombardment of an Islamic State group-held town in Syria has killed 24 civilians, a monitor said Thursday, but Turkey's army said only "terrorists" died in the operation.

Erdogan: Troops entered ISIS stronghold

2017-02-13 07:07

Turkey's president says his troops and allied Syrian opposition fighters have entered the centre of the northern town of al-Bab that is a stronghold of ISIS.

Syria warns of setting up safe zones for civilians as unsafe

2017-01-30 20:18

Syria has warned of safe zones for civilians that the administration of US President Donald Trump has expressed interest in creating, saying it would have to come in co-ordination with the Syrian government.

Syrian Christians denied entry at Philadelphia: official

2017-01-30 05:53

Six Syrians including Christians were turned away from Philadelphia International Airport in the United States and sent back to Lebanon, an official at Beirut airport told AFP on Sunday.

Syrian civil war map: Who controls what?

2017-01-24 15:32

A map of the Syrian civil war that shows who controls what after five years of fighting.

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.

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.

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.

Syria army presses fight near Damascus despite truce

2017-01-03 08:44

Syria's army advanced Monday as it battles to capture a rebel region that is key to the capital's water supply, launching strikes and artillery fire threatening a fragile nationwide truce.

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