ARTICLES RELATING TO SYRIA CONFLICT

Syria regime regains total control of Homs city

2017-05-22 07:38

The Syrian regime has regained total control of the central city of Homs with the evacuation of rebels from the last area they had controlled.

Syria denies US allegations of mass killings

2017-05-16 15:38

Syria's government says it 'categorically' denies US accusations of mass killings at a prison where bodies were sent to a crematorium to eliminate evidence.

Trump asks Russia to rein in Syria's Assad, Iran

2017-05-10 22:25

US President Donald Trump has called on Russia to rein in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his key ally Iran.

Relative calm in Syrian safe zones after deal implemented

2017-05-06 16:08

A plan worked out by Russia, Turkey and Iran to set up "de-escalation zones" in mostly opposition-held parts of Syria has gone into effect with limited success.

Trump, Putin signal new effort to co-operate on Syria

2017-05-03 07:38

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have signalled the prospect of increased co-operation in Syria Tuesday, in what the White House called a "very good" phone discussion that included a focus on setting up safe zones.

Chemical weapons allegedly used 45 times in Syria: OPCW chief

2017-04-29 07:05

Experts from the world's watchdog tasked with destroying chemical weapons are probing reports that toxic arms have been used 45 times in Syria since late last year.

40 dead in fighting near Damascus - monitor

2017-04-28 19:20

Fierce clashes between jihadists and Islamist rebels near Damascus have left at least 40 dead and 70 wounded, a monitoring group says.

From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow: one woman's Syria story

2017-04-24 12:36

Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria.

Airstrikes knock out hospital in Syria's north: Report

2017-04-22 18:34

An opposition war monitor and media platform say airstrikes have knocked out a medical centre in Syria's rebel-held northern province.

Israel: Assad has up to 3 tons of chemical weapons

2017-04-20 07:53

Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defence officials have said in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar Assad's weapons capabilities since a deadly chemical attack earlier this month.

 

US hits Syria with new sanctions

2017-05-16 23:00

The Trump administration has hit a new group of Syrian companies and people with sanctions over human rights abuses.

US: Syria using 'crematorium' to hide mass killings

2017-05-16 05:25

The US alleges that the Syrian regime has installed a crematorium in a military prison to destroy the remains of thousands of murdered prisoners.

Russia seeks UN backing for deal on Syria safe zones

2017-05-08 22:40

Russia faces resistance from Western powers to win UN Security Council backing for an agreement over establishing safe zones in Syria.

ISIS attack kills dozens at Syria camp

2017-05-03 19:00

A jihadist assault by suicide bombers kills dozens at a camp for the displaced near Syria's border with Iraq.

Syrian forces used nerve gas in four recent attacks - HRW

2017-05-02 08:36

Syrian government forces used deadly nerve gas in Khan Sheikhun and in three other recent attacks, Human Rights Watch has said.

Reports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

2017-04-28 22:06

A Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists say US armoured vehicles have deployed in areas in northern Syria along the border with Turkey.

Johnson: UK likely to strike Syria if asked by US

2017-04-27 16:02

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the UK will probably join the US in further military action against Syria if asked to do so.

Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

2017-04-23 13:05

An Israeli attack on a Syrian camp for pro-government forces has killed three fighters near the Golan Heights.

'No doubt' Syria has retained chemical weapons: Pentagon chief

2017-04-21 17:07

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis has said during a visit to Israel that there can be "no doubt" that Syria has retained some chemical weapons.

New tests indicate sarin used in Syria attack

2017-04-19 20:43

Britain's delegation to the chemical weapons watchdog says its director has told a meeting that tests indicate that sarin or a similar toxin was used in an April 4 attack in Syria that killed nearly 90 people.

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