Shell kills teacher, wounds 23 students in Damascus school

2015-05-20 16:10

A mortar shelled smashed into an elementary school in an upscale neighbourhood of the Syrian capital, killing a female teacher and wounding 23 students.

Syria air raids kill 48 civilians in Idlib

2015-05-16 21:31

At least 48 civilians, including nine children, have been killed in regime air raids on Syria's northwest province of Idlib.

Syria war crimes justice unlikely despite evidence - experts

2015-05-15 14:55

The chances of anyone being prosecuted for Syrian war crimes are today smaller than ever, experts say, as realpolitik smothers an increasingly solid mountain of evidence accumulated during the often barbaric four-year conflict.

Suicide bomber blows himself up in Damascus

2015-05-04 12:06

A suicide bomber has blown himself up in a central neighbourhood of the Syrian capital where major security compounds are housed, according to a Syrian army source.

60 Syria troops dead in battle for northwest town

2015-04-25 16:03

At least 60 Syrian government loyalists have been killed in fighting as rebels overran their last major foothold in the north-western province of Idlib, a monitoring group says.

HRW: Strong evidence of Syria regime chemical attacks

2015-04-14 21:15

Eyewitness accounts and evidence collected from Syria's northwestern Idlib province "strongly" suggest regime forces dropped toxic chemicals on civilians several times last month.

ISIS holding 50 civilians after raid on Syria village

2015-04-10 13:00

Jihadist fighters from the Islamic State group are holding hostage at least 50 civilians seized in a raid on a village in central Syria, a monitor said.

Heavy fighting erupts in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp

2015-04-07 13:09

Fresh fighting is taking place in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, on the southern outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Syrian insurgents 'mimicking ruthlessness' of army

2015-03-23 21:13

Insurgent groups in Syria have carried out scores of indiscriminate attacks that have killed and maimed civilians in violation of the laws of war, a Human Rights Watch report says.

Syria regime blamed for killing nearly 600 doctors

2015-03-11 19:14

Syrian government forces are responsible for killing nearly 600 doctors and medical workers during the four-year war, Physicians for Human Rights have said.


76 dead in fighting for Syria's Palmyra

2015-05-17 10:13

Syrian government troops and militia HAVE put up fierce resistance to an ISIS assault on one of the jewels of the country's heritage, ancient Palmyra.

Turkish jets shoot down Syria aircraft

2015-05-16 18:02

Turkish military jets shot down a Syrian aircraft after it violated Turkey's airspace, media have reported.

Major hospital in Syria shuts down because of bombings

2015-05-05 07:49

One of two major hospitals in Syria's violence-torn northern city, Aleppo, has suspended its operations after it was bombed at least twice, the international aid organisation Doctors Without Borders says.

Syrian TV says insurgents killed civilians

2015-04-26 13:16

Syrian television says Islamist insurgents who seized a key northwestern town have since slaughtered civilians, but monitors denied the claims.

UN envoys hear doctor's account of Syria chemical attack

2015-04-16 21:47

The UN Security Council went into a closed-door meeting to hear first-hand accounts of chemical attacks unleashed in Syria as it weighed possible action against those responsible.

35 dead as Syria forces repel ISIS attack

2015-04-11 14:45

Pro-government forces have repelled an attack on a key Syrian military airport by Islamic State group affiliated militants, losing 20 fighters but killing almost as many jihadists.

German, 21, admits in court he was a foreign fighter

2015-04-09 15:06

A 21-year-old German of Turkish origin has admitted on the first day of his trial in Munich court that he enlisted as a foreigner among Islamists battling Damascus.

Syrians feel abandoned as world focuses on ISIS - UN

2015-03-24 10:48

The people of Syria feel "increasingly abandoned by the world" as global attention focuses on ISIS militants, the UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.

Syrian military helicopter crashes, crew captured

2015-03-22 22:08

Syrian insurgents have captured several government airmen after their helicopter crashed in a rebel-held area of northwestern Syria, activists say.

Assad's atrocities laid bare

2015-03-11 14:10

The case against Syrian President Bashar Assad is much better than the one against Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia or Charles Taylor of Liberia, both of whom were indicted by international tribunals, an envoy says.

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