Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at ISIS in Syria

2017-06-23 10:09

Russia's Defence Ministry says it has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on ISIS positions in Syria.

US shoots down Syria warplane that 'hit allies'

2017-06-19 14:29

An American fighter jet has for the first time downed a Syrian warplane that Washington accused of attacking US-backed fighters, in a new escalation between the US and regime forces.

Russia says 180 ISIS fighters killed in Syria

2017-06-18 05:56

Russia says about 180 Islamic State jihadists in Syria, including two field commanders, have been killed in airstrikes in recent days. .

Rights group warns US-led force on white phosphorus use

2017-06-15 10:35

The Human Rights Watch organisation has urged the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq to protect civilians from the effects of white phosphorus.

Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

2017-05-31 12:53

Russian military says its warships in Mediterranean fired 4 cruise missiles at Islamic State group's positions in Syria.

Deadliest month for Syria civilians in US-led strikes: monitor

2017-05-24 06:15

US-led air strikes on Syria killed a total of 225 civilians over the past month, a monitor says, the highest 30-day toll since the campaign began in 2014.

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.


Unicef names first goodwill ambassador who is a refugee

2017-06-20 13:03

The UN children's agency has appointed its youngest goodwill ambassador - Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan.

Syria, Iraq troops link at border for first time in years

2017-06-19 06:05

Syrian troops and allied militias have met up with Iraqi forces at one crossing point along their shared border for the first time in years, in a step described as a major achievement by the Syrian military in their fight against ISIS.

UN says aid to 9 million Syrian children in peril

2017-06-17 12:22

Unicef is warning that a critical funding shortfall is threatening aid to nine million Syrian children, both in their country and in neighbouring states.

Report: ISIS chemical weapons capability degraded

2017-06-13 14:33

A London-based military analysis group says the siege of Mosul and targeted killings of experts in US-led airstrikes have significantly degraded the Islamic State group's ability to produce chemical weapons.

UN: chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack

2017-05-24 07:27

The new UN disarmament chief says a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure "to sarin or a sarin-like substance" in samples from an April 4 attack in northern Syria that killed over 90 people.

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.

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