Cameron: Russia backing butcher Assad

2015-10-03 21:43

Russia is backing "butcher" President Bashar Assad with airstrikes that are often not aimed at Islamic State fighters in Syria, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Obama warns Putin on 'recipe for disaster'

2015-10-03 15:01

US President Barack Obama has warned that Russia's aggressive military campaign in Syria supporting strongman Bashar Assad is a "recipe for disaster".

Russia targets ISIS in new airstrikes

2015-10-02 19:22

Russian aircraft have launched new airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist militia in Syria.

US, Russia hold military talks on Syria strikes

2015-10-01 22:54

US and Russian defence officials have held talks aimed at preventing "misunderstandings" between their forces over Syria.

Iran enters Syria war, Russia bombs CIA group

2015-10-01 18:39

Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar Assad's government.

Disasters lead to 'dramatic' increase in child marriages - group

2015-10-01 11:23

Natural and humanitarian disasters lead to a dramatic increase in child marriages as families struggle to cope, a campaign group says, urging governments to accelerate their efforts to end the practice.

Kerry: Grave concerns if Russian strikes don't target ISIS

2015-09-30 21:15

Secretary of State John Kerry says the US will have "grave concerns" if Russian military strikes in Syria are not targeting ISIS.

Saudi Arabia insists Assad must go or be overthrown

2015-09-30 12:01

Syrian leader Bashar Assad must leave office or face being turfed out by force, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says, rejecting Russia’s bid to build support for its ally.

Obama says Assad must go, revs up coalition against ISIS

2015-09-30 08:43

US President Barack Obama says that Syrian leader Bashar Assad must go if ISIS is to be defeated, as he rallied world leaders to revitalise the coalition campaign against the jihadists.

Over 520 000 migrants crossed the Mediterranean this year

2015-09-29 21:14

More than 520 000 migrants have made the dangerous crossing across the Mediterranean so far this year, the International Organisation for Migration says.


Russia says 600 militants flee Syria

2015-10-03 18:58

Russian air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Syria have sown "panic", forcing some 600 "militants" to abandon their positions.

No school for 400 000 Syrian refugee children

2015-10-03 08:59

Out of 640 000 Syrian children in Turkey, 400 000 are not at school.

31 migrants found in a refrigerated truck in France

2015-10-02 18:02

Police have found 31 migrants, 30 of them Syrian refugees, hidden inside a refrigerated truck outside the northern French town of Dunkirk.

Russia has sent 50 military aircraft to Syria

2015-10-01 18:39

Russia has sent more than 50 military aircraft as well as marines, paratroopers and special forces into Syria.

Russia strikes rebels in Syria

2015-10-01 17:44

Russian aircraft have mounted airstrikes against rebels in Syria for the second straight day.

Swimming to Europe

2015-09-30 21:15

Syrians are racing to beat winter, causing a bottleneck in Greece but some are swimming round the problem.

Russia launches strikes in Syria - report

2015-09-30 15:19

Russian warplanes have carried out strikes against rebels in Syria, unnamed US government officials say.

France opens war crimes inquiry against Assad regime

2015-09-30 10:22

French authorities have launched a probe into Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime for alleged war crimes, sources say, as world powers sparred at the UN over the embattled leader's fate.

Study finds increase in foreign fighters for Syria, Iraq

2015-09-29 22:29

Nearly 30 000 people, including more than 250 Americans, have left their countries to join militant Islamists fighting in Syria and Iraq, many with the ISIS.

Germany beefs up asylum rules

2015-09-29 18:00

Germany has toughened rules for asylum seekers from the Balkans as Europe struggles to cope with a record surge in migrants.

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