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.

Syria's 4-year march toward destruction

2015-03-09 22:01

It began in March 2011 with a few words spray-painted on a schoolyard wall: "Your turn is coming, doctor." The doctor in question was Syrian President Bashar Assad.

France sceptical of fighting freeze in Aleppo

2015-03-04 15:05

France has expressed “scepticism” that a freeze in fighting could ever happen in parts of Syria’s largest city Aleppo and is blaming President Bashar Assad’s government.

UN: Syrian refugee crisis is reaching tipping point

2015-02-27 09:20

The Syrian refugee crisis is reaching a tipping point as humanitarian appeals remain under funded, and neighbouring countries are struggling to keep up with the flood of refugees, a UN official says.

Ban seeks action on Syria sieges, barrel bombs

2015-02-20 12:31

Denouncing a business-as-usual approach to Syria, the UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for urgent action to lift sieges on civilians and to end barrel bomb attacks.

Syria army seeks to cut Aleppo rebel supply line

2015-02-17 15:49

Syrian government forces have gained ground in a new push north of the divided city of Aleppo, seeking to cut a vital rebel supply line, a monitoring group says.

Assad dismisses US plans to train rebels

2015-01-26 14:16

President Bashar Assad says the US's plans to train vetted rebels to fight ISIS is 'illusory' as they would eventually defect to the jihadists, in an interview.

19 killed in rebel fire on Syria's Aleppo

2015-01-02 22:30

At least 19 people have been killed overnight by Syrian rebel fire on government-controlled parts of the northern city of Aleppo.


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.

Syria's civil war eclipsed by ISIS terror

2015-03-11 12:43

As Syria's civil war rages into a fifth year, the daily suffering of its people has been overshadowed by atrocities committed by the Islamic State group that have sparked international horror.

At least 34 dead as Syria rebels attack regime intel HQ

2015-03-05 08:35

Syrian rebels have launched a fierce attack on an intelligence headquarters in Aleppo, leaving at least 34 dead, days after the opposition rejected a ceasefire plan for the city.

No role for Assad in Syria: Britain, France

2015-02-28 08:25

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad cannot "credibly" be part of any future government combating the threat from ISIS, say Britain and France.

French PM slams MPs for meeting 'butcher' Assad

2015-02-26 12:06

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls says that he is 'condemned with the greatest strength' a decision by three French lawmakers to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom he described as 'a butcher'.

UN: Syria willing to suspend Aleppo strikes

2015-02-18 12:01

The UN envoy to Syria says he has received a commitment from the Syrian government to suspend airstrikes and artillery shelling on the city of Aleppo for six weeks.

Assad 'part of the solution' in Syria - UN envoy

2015-02-14 11:30

Any resolution to the fighting in Syria must involve President Bashar al-Assad, the United Nations envoy to Syria has said in the first such acknowledgement by the UN.

Chlorine gas used in Syrian villages – inspectors

2015-01-07 14:50

Chemical weapons investigators have concluded "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas was used as a weapon against three opposition-controlled villages in Syria last year, a report says.

76 000 killed in Syria war in 2014, deadliest year yet

2015-01-01 20:01

More than 76 000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict in 2014, including thousands of children, making it the deadliest year yet in the war.

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