US imposes sanctions on Syrian mogul for aiding Assad

2019-06-12 06:23

The United States has imposed sanctions on Samer Foz, a Syrian industrialist behind high-end developments, including the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, for allegedly enriching President Bashar al-Assad.

Bloodiest day yet in south Syria offensive

2018-06-29 11:40

A barrage of Russian strikes on rebel-held towns in southern Syria killed 22 civilians, the bloodiest day yet of the government's offensive in the strategic region.

7 years on, Syria war shifting gears but still deadly

2018-03-13 21:53

Syria enters its eighth year of war, free of the jihadist "caliphate" but torn apart by an international power struggle as the regime presses its blistering reconquest.

Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets Putin

2017-11-21 17:04

The Kremlin has announced that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was asked to travel to Russia to get him to agree to potential Russia-Iran-Turkey peace initiatives.

Russia fires missiles at ISIS base in Syria

2017-11-01 07:33

Russia says one of its submarines fired three ballistic missiles to destroy a command post of the Islamic State group in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province.

Macron, Trump vow 'joint response' if chemical attack in Syria

2017-06-27 21:00

US President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron have agreed on the need for a "joint response" in the event of another chemical attack in Syria.

Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution

2017-05-19 06:17

In the first results from talks on ending Syria's conflict, the UN says the warring sides had agreed to set up expert committees to discuss "constitutional issues."

Putin slams Trump ties as top diplomats spar on Syria

2017-04-12 16:43

Russian president says ties with US worsened in recent months as top diplomats lock horns over Syria conflict.

No G7 consensus on fresh Syria sanctions: Italy's Alfano

2017-04-11 15:11

G7 foreign ministers have failed to agree on whether fresh sanctions should be imposed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or his ally Russia, says Italy's Foreign Minister.

Britain urges Putin to end support for 'toxic' Assad

2017-04-10 14:56

Russia should end its support for "toxic" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says ahead of a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Italy.


Damascus raises flag in Daraa, but tough battles ahead

2018-07-14 10:38

The rapid fall of Daraa city, the cradle of Syria's uprising, is an important victory for President Bashar al-Assad's regime, but the country's devastating war is far from over, analysts say.

Russia calls for international aid to rebuild Syria

2018-05-23 17:53

Senior Russian military officials has called for the United Nations and other international organisations to help rebuild Syrian territory recaptured by government forces, in order to consolidate the "successes" of the military campaign.

War against ISIS in Syria will be won by February, says France's Macron

2017-12-18 09:23

French President Emmanuel Macron predicted the Islamic State group would be crushed in Syria by February, pushing for the Syrian government and opposition to come together for fresh peace talks early next year.

Syria not invited to Paris climate talks despite joining accord

2017-11-09 08:30

Despite signing up to the Paris climate accord Syria has not been invited to a summit on the pact in the French capital in December, says the French foreign ministry.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on extending Syria gas attacks probe

2017-10-24 22:36

Russia has vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have granted a one-year extension to the mandate of a panel investigating who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Assad vows to continue working with Iran

2017-05-21 15:01

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has lauded his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani's election victory and vowed to continue co-operating with Tehran.

Trump asks Russia to rein in Syria's Assad, Iran

2017-05-10 22:25

US President Donald Trump has called on Russia to rein in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his key ally Iran.

Tillerson: No place for Assad in Syria's future

2017-04-11 15:36

President Bashar al-Assad should not be part of Syria's future, says US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as G7 allies rejected a call for new sanctions.

US strike wiped out fifth of Syria air force - Pentagon

2017-04-11 13:26

The US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of the Damascus regime's remaining warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis has said as Washington fired a fresh salvo of warnings at President Bashar Assad.

US steps up pressure on Syria ahead of Russia talks

2017-04-10 05:15

The US is stepping up pressure on Russia to regin in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warning that any further chemical attacks would be "very damaging".

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