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.

Water, power return to Syria's Aleppo after 3-week cut

2015-07-18 22:29

Mains water and electricity have returned to large parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo following a three-week cut after al-Qaeda’s local wing stopped water supplies to pressure the government, a group says.

Child labour on the rise among Syrian children as crisis spirals

2015-07-02 11:28

The number of Syrian children being forced to work keeps growing as the conflict drags on, with those as young as six reportedly working in Lebanon, two aid agencies have warned.

ISIS bombers hit Syrian city, oil tanks on fire

2015-06-29 14:08

ISIS suicide bombers have blown up two trucks in the heart of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka and a fire erupted at petroleum storage tanks and a textile firm after shelling by the militants.

20 people killed by ISIS south of Kobane

2015-06-25 12:21

ISIS fighters have killed 20 civilians, including some who took up arms against them, in an attack on Berxbutan village some 35im south of Kobane, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

Several injured after mass brawl at German asylum seekers' hostel

2015-06-19 13:27

Several people and one police officer were injured in the southern German town of Ellwangen after an altercation between Syrian and Algerian asylum seekers turned into a mass brawl, police say.

Syria rebels accuse Kurds of ethnic cleansing

2015-06-15 12:07

More than a dozen Syrian opposition factions and militant groups have accused the country’s main Kurdish militia of committing “ethnic cleansing” against Sunni Muslim Arabs and Turkomen in northern Syria.

Turkey's Erdogan threatens daily over Syria arms video

2015-06-01 14:58

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened an opposition daily which published footage allegedly showing trucks belonging to the state intelligence service carrying weapons to rebels in Syria, vowing it will pay a 'heavy price'.


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.

Syrian refugee numbers pass 4 million mark

2015-07-09 07:37

The intensifying Syrian crisis has pushed the number of refugees fleeing the country above 4 million, the UN Refugee Agency says in Geneva.

UN slams fighting by Syria and rebels in Golan Heights

2015-06-30 13:10

The UN Security Council is condemning the fighting and use of heavy weapons by Syrian armed forces and opposition fighters in the area that has separated Syrian and Israel forces since 1974.

Syrian rebels launch Daraa offensive

2015-06-26 06:07

Syrian rebels have launched an offensive to capture government-held neighbourhoods in the southern city of Daraa.

Huge explosion reported in northeastern Syrian town

2015-06-21 14:48

The official Syrian news agency and activists are reporting a huge explosion in the northeastern town of Qamishli near the Turkish border.

13 children among 16 killed in Syria regime raid - monitor

2015-06-16 23:01

At least 16 people, among them 13 children, have been killed in Syrian government air strikes on a town in southern Daraa province, a monitor says.

Nusra Front fighters kill 20 in Syrian village

2015-06-11 14:21

Members of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have killed 20 Druze villagers in northwestern Syria, a group monitoring the war reports.

Barrel bombs kill 45 in Syria

2015-05-30 14:26

A report says a series of barrel bombs dropped from Syrian regime helicopters have killed at least 45 and injured dozens in the northern province of Aleppo.

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