No peace deal in Syria without US: Opposition

2017-03-28 22:52

A political deal to end the Syrian conflict is not possible without a strong US role, the opposition's chief negotiator says.

At least 33 dead in US-led raid on north Syria school

2017-03-22 09:52

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said.

Syrian rebels begin to leave Homs

2017-03-18 20:05

Scores of Syrian opposition fighters and their families have begun leaving the last rebel-held neighbourhood in the central city of Homs.

Air strikes on north Syria mosque kill dozens

2017-03-17 06:46

At least 42 people were killed and dozens more wounded on air strikes on a village mosque in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Suicide bombers strike Syrian capital

2017-03-15 21:03

Suicide bombers have hit the judicial building and a restaurant in Damascus, killing at least 30 people as the country marks the sixth anniversary of its bloodletting.

Analysis: US troop increase risks tangling in Syria's war

2017-03-10 14:00

With around 200 Marines in northern Syria, US shifts role from behind-the-scenes to overt displays of American force.

Syrian children suffering 'toxic stress' in response to war

2017-03-07 14:47

Syrian children show symptoms of "toxic stress" and are attempting self-harm and suicide in response to prolonged exposure to war.

Desperate Syrians huddle among the trees

2017-03-04 22:00

Sheltering from the wind under a gnarled olive tree, young Jumana and her two children are among tens of thousands displaced by the fighting in Syria.

UN ramp up aid for Syrians stuck in desert near Jordan

2017-03-02 16:41

UN agencies are ramping up aid delivery to tens of thousands of war-displaced Syrians stuck in the desert on Jordan's sealed border after months of being denied access.

Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria sanctions

2017-03-01 07:47

Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons use, in the first clash at the Security Council since US President Donald Trump took office.


Syrian opposition calls on US to spare civilians in Raqqa

2017-03-26 23:29

A leading Syrian opposition group is calling on the U.S.-led coalition to stop targeting residential areas in and around Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital

Israeli army chief: Hezbollah leader killed by rivals

2017-03-21 17:27

Israel's military chief Gadi Eisenkot says Israel believes Hezbollah's top military commander has been killed by rivals in Syria.

US claims deadly Syria strike, denies targeting mosque

2017-03-17 10:11

The US military said it carried out a deadly air strike on an al-Qaeda meeting in northern Syria and would investigate reports that more than 40 civilians were killed when a mosque was struck in the raid.

Doctors describe horrific conditions in war-torn Syria

2017-03-16 06:46

Doctors who worked in Syria are describing horrific conditions in the war-torn country and pleading with US lawmakers to protect and save millions of Syrians.

UNICEF says 2016 was worst year yet for Syria's children

2017-03-13 10:44

The U.N. child relief agency says at least 652 children were killed in Syria last year, making 2016 the worst year yet for the country's rising generation

US deploys heavily armed Marines to Syria

2017-03-09 11:00

A couple hundred Marines have deployed into Syria with heavy artillery guns, as part of the ongoing preparation for the fight to push ISIL out of its self-declared headquarters of Raqqa.

Syrian fighters cut main road to ISIS-held areas

2017-03-06 21:04

US-backed Syrian fighters have cut the main road between the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, which is controlled by the Islamic State group and the eastern city of Deir el-Zour.

Kremlin says Syrian forces, with air support, take Palmyra

2017-03-02 19:48

The Syrian army backed by Russian jets has completed the recapture of the iconic ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group.

Syria regime, rebels committed war crimes in Aleppo - UN probe

2017-03-01 22:00

All Syrian sides that fought in the battle for Aleppo committed war crimes and the deal to evacuate civilians following the rebel defeat was a "crime of forced displacement', a UN probe said.

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.

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