Hollande, Obama vow unity against ISIS, appeal to Russia

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France and the US have pledged to step up the fight against the ISIS group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict.

Saudi Arabia to bring Syria armed groups to talks

2015-11-21 21:30

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting that will see Syrian armed factions join the political opposition to build a common platform ahead of peace talks.

Heavy Syria air strikes kill 8, destroy oil tankers

2015-11-20 19:57

At least eight people have been killed in at least 50 air strikes on Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, during which dozens of oil tankers were destroyed, a monitor says.

Assad must go to end Syria civil war - Obama

2015-11-19 13:36

US President Barack Obama says Syria’s civil war would not end unless Bashar Assad leaves power, discounting suggestions the Middle Eastern leader could take part in future elections.

US air strike targets 'Jihadi John' in Syria

2015-11-13 07:43

The US military has conducted an air strike in Syria targeting 'Jihadi John,' the masked, British-accented ISIS militant seen in videos executing hostages, the Pentagon says.

400 000 Syrian refugee children not in school in Turkey

2015-11-09 13:10

More than 400 000 Syrian children living in Turkey are not in school, largely because of financial hardship, a plight which could push more refugees into making a desperate journey to Europe.

Trudeau: Canada ready to settle 25 000 Syrian refugees

2015-11-06 12:24

Canada’s new PM has vowed to make good on campaign promises to resettle 25 000 Syrian refugees by the beginning of next year and bring home fighter jets battling the ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

US gives Syrian opposition nearly $100m in aid

2015-10-31 21:51

US promises $100 million in aid to Syrian opposition to support civil society, local services

US to deploy special forces to Syria

2015-10-30 19:36

US President Barack Obama plans to deploy dozens of special operations forces to northern Syria to advise opposition forces in their fight against ISIS, a report says.

Nearly 600 killed in Russian strikes in Syria - monitor

2015-10-29 16:35

Nearly 600 people have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria nearly a month into Moscow’s campaign, two-thirds of them opposing fighters, a monitor says.


Syria war linked to climate change: Prince Charles

2015-11-23 14:44

Britain's Prince Charles, who is to give a speech at the start of the UN climate summit in Paris next week, says the war in Syria could be linked to global warming.

Rebels retake two Syrian towns from ISIS

2015-11-21 17:24

Syrian opposition rebels have regained two northern villages close to the Turkish border from Islamic State, a monitoring group has reported.

Saudi Arabia to host conference to unite Syrian opposition

2015-11-20 10:47

Saudi Arabia will host a conference in mid-December to try to unite the Syrian opposition ahead of new peace talks, a key issue in stepped up efforts to end the nearly five-year civil war, the country’s UN ambassador says.

Kerry says ceasefire in Syria potentially weeks away

2015-11-18 10:26

A ceasefire between Syria's government and opposition could be just weeks away from reality, US Secretary of State John Kerry says as he visited Paris to show solidarity with France after last week's attacks.

Iran says 44 terror suspects arrested at border, in cities

2015-11-10 14:05

Iran's state TV says the country's intelligence agency has arrested 44 suspects charged with terrorist activities.

ISIS accused in Syria mustard gas attack as rebels push back regime

2015-11-07 07:32

Activists have accused the Islamic State group of being behind a deadly gas attack in northern Syria this past summer, as the global chemical weapons watchdog has confirmed it was mustard gas.

Russia deploys anti-aircraft missile systems in Syria

2015-11-05 17:31

Russia has deployed anti-aircraft missile systems in Syria to defend against potential airstrikes against its forces, state news agency TASS has reported, citing a Russian general.

Kerry says US troops in Syria will only fight ISIS

2015-10-31 20:16

US Secretary of Sate John Kerry says American special operations troops being sent to Syria will be deployed only to fight ISIS militants.

Russia backs Syrian rebel participation

2015-10-30 16:35

A Russian deputy foreign minister says Moscow is ready to support the Western-backed Free Syrian Army's participation in a political settlement in Syria.

35 killed in strikes on Syria hospitals - MSF

2015-10-29 11:13

A "significant increase" of air strikes on Syrian hospitals recently has killed at least 35 patients and medical staff and wounded 72, Doctors Without Borders says.

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