Johnson: UK likely to strike Syria if asked by US

2017-04-27 16:02

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the UK will probably join the US in further military action against Syria if asked to do so.

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport

2017-04-27 07:46

A massive explosion hit near the Damascus International Airport in the early hours of Thursday morning, a monitoring group says, without specifying the cause.

Nations team up to protect ancient heritage from terrorism

2017-04-24 20:49

Ten countries have formed a new group aimed at protecting ancient heritage from extremism of the kind that saw the Islamic State group lay waste to Syria's historic Palmyra.

From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow: one woman's Syria story

2017-04-24 12:36

Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria.

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay

2017-04-21 22:40

Thousands of evacuees from besieged Syrian towns have reached their destinations after a delay that left some stuck for 48 hours at the site of a devastating bomb attack.

Israel: Assad has up to 3 tons of chemical weapons

2017-04-20 07:53

Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defence officials have said in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar Assad's weapons capabilities since a deadly chemical attack earlier this month.

Syria evacuations resume after deadly bombing

2017-04-19 15:47

The evacuation of civilians and fighters from besieged Syrian towns has resumed after a weekend bombing at a transit point killed 126 people, 68 of them children, an AFP correspondent reports.

US failed to protect civilians in Syria mosque strike: HRW

2017-04-18 22:30

The US military failed to take "necessary precautions" to prevent civilians deaths in a strike on a Syrian mosque, says Human Rights Watch.

Airstrike in eastern Syria kills at least 10 people

2017-04-18 14:19

Syrian opposition activists say an airstrike likely carried out by the US-led coalition on an eastern Syrian town held by the Islamic State group has killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens.

Death toll in bomb attack on Syria evacuees rises to 112

2017-04-16 12:07

The death toll in a suicide car bomb attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns has risen to at least 112, a monitoring group says.


Blast near Damascus 'probably' caused by Israeli strike

2017-04-27 13:46

A huge explosion hit near Damascus International Airport setting off large fires, with Syrian regime ally Hezbollah saying it was "probably" the result of an Israeli air strike.

France: Proof that Syrian regime launched chemical attack

2017-04-26 17:32

French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 87 people, a report says.

Algeria summons Morocco envoy over Syrian migrant row

2017-04-24 13:38

Algeria's foreign ministry summoned the Moroccan ambassador to deny accusations by his country that Algiers had expelled 55 Syrians across their shared border, a statement has said.

Airstrikes knock out hospital in Syria's north: Report

2017-04-22 18:34

An opposition war monitor and media platform say airstrikes have knocked out a medical centre in Syria's rebel-held northern province.

'No doubt' Syria has retained chemical weapons: Pentagon chief

2017-04-21 17:07

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis has said during a visit to Israel that there can be "no doubt" that Syria has retained some chemical weapons.

New tests indicate sarin used in Syria attack

2017-04-19 20:43

Britain's delegation to the chemical weapons watchdog says its director has told a meeting that tests indicate that sarin or a similar toxin was used in an April 4 attack in Syria that killed nearly 90 people.

Difficult time for Shiraaz Mohamed’s family

2017-04-19 10:22

Missing South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed's 39th birthday on Tuesday was a particularly difficult time for his family.

Still no word on Shiraaz Mohamed on his 39th birthday

2017-04-18 20:38

There are no updates on the whereabouts of South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed since his kidnapping three months ago, says his former wife, Shirley Govender.

Pope urges end to Syria 'horror' in Easter address

2017-04-16 14:39

Pope Francis urged an end to "horror and death" in Syria on Sunday as he celebrated the traditional Easter Day mass in Rome.

Syria car bombing kills at least 39 evacuees

2017-04-15 17:51

A suicide car bombing has killed at least 39 people in an attack near buses for Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns, a monitor says.

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