Aleppo doctors finger UN over failed evacuation

2016-10-25 19:52

Syrian doctors in the besieged eastern half of Aleppo say a plan to evacuate sick and wounded residents failed because the UN was unable to guarantee the patients' safety.

Kremlin says it aims to 'liberate' Syria

2016-10-22 22:05

The Kremlin says its military intervention in Syria aims to liberate the war-torn nation's territory from jihadists.

Syrian army urges residents to quit Aleppo

2016-10-20 21:56

A "humanitarian pause" in the Syrian army's Russian-backed assault on Aleppo has taken effect, but despite a drop in violence there is little sign residents are heeding calls to leave.

Rescuers exhausted as air strikes batter Syria's Aleppo

2016-10-14 21:47

Overwhelmed rescue workers have combed rubble for victims of intense air strikes on Syria's battleground city Aleppo, ahead of fresh diplomatic efforts to end the country's intractable conflict.

Pope begs for immediate ceasefire in Syria

2016-10-12 15:55

Pope Francis appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, calling for "at least" a truce enabling civilians, especially children, to be evacuated, after Aleppo came under fierce air assault.

Hollande uncertain on Putin visit after Aleppo veto

2016-10-10 20:53

French President Francois Hollande is weighing up whether to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Paris after the Kremlin blocked a UN bid to end the bombing of Aleppo, the French government has said.

Unicef calls for end to 'dire' situation in Aleppo

2016-10-08 19:28

Unicef's representative in Syria is calling for an immediate end to the violence that has beset the northern city of Aleppo.

Syria announces surprise easing of Aleppo assault

2016-10-05 22:18

Syria's military has announced a surprise reduction in bombardment of rebel groups in devastated Aleppo, nearly two weeks after declaring an all-out assault to capture the city.

US still in 'pursuit of peace' in Syria - Kerry

2016-10-04 16:47

US Secretary of State John Kerry has insisted that Washington is still seeking peace in Syria, but said it had dropped ceasefire talks with Russia because of "outrage' over Moscow's support for the regime.

Tragic story behind rescued baby in Syria's Idlib

2016-10-02 19:32

The frail cries of 4-month-old Wahida made the rescue worker who carried her out of the rubble in Syria's Idlib break down in sobs. The full story is one of tragedy.


Fighting shakes Aleppo as ceasefire expires

2016-10-23 22:08

Clashes and air strikes have shaken the Syrian city of Aleppo as heavy fighting resumed after the end of a three-day ceasefire declared by government ally Russia.

UN: Syrian army used chemical weapons on Qmenas village

2016-10-22 16:07

The Syrian army attacked the village of Qmenas with chemical weapons in March 2015, UN experts have said.

Syria rebels capture emblematic ISIS stronghold Dabiq

2016-10-16 20:16

Syrian rebels have dealt a major symbolic blow to the Islamic State group by capturing the town of Dabiq where the jihadists had promised an apocalyptic battle.

New challenges in Syria as militants weaponise drones

2016-10-13 06:49

A US military official says militant groups like Hezbollah and ISIS have learned how to weaponise surveillance drones and use them against each other.

Heaviest Russian raids on Aleppo in days - monitor

2016-10-11 17:12

At least eight civilians have been killed in the heaviest Russian bombardment in days of rebel-held areas of Syria's second city Aleppo, a monitoring group says.

France seeks war crimes probe of Russian actions in Syria

2016-10-10 18:45

France's foreign minister is calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate Russia for possible war crimes in Syria.

UN envoy warns east Aleppo facing total destruction

2016-10-06 17:10

The UN's Syria envoy has made an impassioned appeal to save eastern Aleppo, warning the city faced total destruction and urging Islamist fighters to leave so civilians can get aid.

UN releases satellite images of damage in Syria's Aleppo

2016-10-05 17:13

The UN has released satellite images showing most recent destruction of Syria's embattled northern city of Aleppo.

UN Security Council discusses new Syria resolution

2016-10-04 13:42

The UN Security Council has begun negotiations on a draft resolution seeking an immediate truce in Aleppo and has called for an end to all military flights over the Syrian city.

Syrian army advances as 'Aleppo carnage' sparks fury

2016-10-02 16:03

Syrian forces and their allies are pushing forward in a major ground offensive to recapture Aleppo's rebel-held east, as international outrage grows over the fierce bombardment on the city's besieged areas.

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