Aid convoys reach 4 long-besieged Syrian towns

2016-09-25 21:01

The International Committee for the Red Cross says it has delivered food and medical supplies to four besieged Syrian towns that have been inaccessible to aid organisations in nearly six months.

Syria's Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief 'appalled'

2016-09-25 13:13

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says he is "appalled" by the military escalation in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo where air strikes have killed at least 45 civilians.

Five things to know about Syria's Aleppo

2016-09-23 18:42

Once an economic powerhouse, Aleppo and its surrounding countryside have suffered some of the bloodiest violence in Syria's five-year conflict that has cost more than 300 000 lives.

Pentagon draws sharp questions from GOP on Syria

2016-09-22 18:27

The nation's top military officials are drawing sharp questions from Republicans angry that the Obama administration is not taking more aggressive steps to end the 5-year-old-civil war in Syria.

Assad blames US for Syria truce collapse

2016-09-22 15:44

Syrian President Bashar Assad says US airstrikes on Syrian troops in the country's east were "definitely intentional" and blamed the US for the collapse of a ceasefire deal brokered with Russia.

US, Russia say Syria's truce not dead

2016-09-20 17:41

The United States, Russia and more than a dozen other countries have declared that Syria's ceasefire isn't dead, despite increasing violence on the ground.

US is willing to extend Syria truce despite violations

2016-09-19 22:08

The United States says it is prepared to extend the window for Syria's fractured week-old cease-fire despite numerous violations and the Syrian military's announcement that the truce is over.

World leaders to focus on refugee crisis, Syria at UN

2016-09-19 10:14

World leaders meeting at the UN will be trying to make progress on two intractable problems at the top of the global agenda - the biggest refugee crisis since WWII and the Syrian conflict, now in its sixth year.

'Coalition raid' hits Syrian army as truce wavers

2016-09-17 22:55

Airstrikes blamed by Moscow and Damascus on the US-led coalition, have hit a Syrian army position in the east, killing dozens of soldiers, the Russian army and a monitor say.

Russia warns US over Syria ceasefire

2016-09-17 17:45

A Russian general says the situation in Syria is getting worse and the US will be responsible for a breakdown of the ceasefire reached in Geneva.


Worst surge of bombing in years hits Aleppo

2016-09-25 19:05

The UN Security Council has met for urgent talks as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held east Aleppo in the worst surge of bombing to hit the devastated city in years.

Syrian troops advance near Aleppo, water cut off across city

2016-09-24 20:03

Syrian government forces have captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighbourhoods in the northern city as an ongoing wave of airstrikes destroys more buildings.

Obama: Syria 'haunts me constantly'

2016-09-22 22:16

President Barack Obama has admitted his inability to end Syria's brutal civil war still haunts him, but insists his refusal to put his hand on the scales was the right choice.

Syria's Aleppo set ablaze ahead of fresh diplomatic efforts

2016-09-22 17:16

Huge blazes have erupted in Syria's Aleppo as the city was rocked by fighting and airstrikes ahead of last-ditch efforts by world powers to salvage a failed ceasefire.

UN chief vents frustration in last GA speech

2016-09-20 22:03

Taking the world stage for the last time as secretary general, Ban Ki-moon unleashed years of pent-up anger at leaders who keep "feeding the war machine" in Syria, violate human rights and prevent aid deliveries to starving people.

UN suspends all humanitarian convoys in Syria after attack

2016-09-20 15:08

The UN says it has suspended all humanitarian aid convoys in Syria after a deadly air raid hit trucks delivering aid near Aleppo, killing a Red Crescent staff member and civilians.

Russia says rebel violations make Syria truce 'pointless'

2016-09-19 20:19

Russia's defence ministry has appeared to bury a week-long Syria ceasefire brokered with the United States, saying rebel violations made it "pointless" for government troops to uphold the truce.

Syria truce teeters after US-led raid kills troops

2016-09-18 16:34

Syria's ceasefire was hanging by a thread on Sunday, after tensions escalated between Moscow and Washington over a US-led coalition air strike that killed dozens of Syrian soldiers battling jihadists.

Israeli missile downs rocket fired from Syria: army

2016-09-17 21:52

An Israeli military spokesperson says the Iron Dome missile defence system has destroyed a rocket fired from Syria at the Israeli-held zone of the Golan Heights.

Fragile Syria truce tested by violence, US-Russia tensions

2016-09-17 09:58

Aleppo - Air strikes and clashes tested a fragile ceasefire in Syria into Saturday as civilians waited for aid and tensions mounted between the deal's brokers Russia and the United States.

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