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".

Russia, Iran army chiefs vow to continue Syria fight

2017-04-08 22:21

The army chiefs of Russia and Iran have discussed the US strikes in Syria and vowed to continue the fight against "terrorists".

Israel says Assad ordered 'chemical attack'

2017-04-06 15:52

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman says he is "100% sure" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered a suspected chemical attack this week that provoked international outrage.

US will take action on Syrian chemical attacks if UN doesn't

2017-04-06 10:05

US Ambassador Nikki Haley warns the Trump administration will take action against chemical attacks in Syria that bear "all the hallmarks" of President Bashar Assad's government if the UN Security Council fails to act.


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.

Israel remains committed to treating Syrian wounded

2017-04-09 23:01

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel remains committed to treating war wounded from Syria and reaffirmed his support for the US air strike.

Analysis: Syria gas attack is enormous political gamble

2017-04-06 16:57

Syria's chemical attack a huge political gamble, with significant risks for President Assad.

Syria's civil war explained from the beginning

2017-04-06 14:46

The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far.

Trump blames Assad and Obama for chemical attack in Syria

2017-04-05 06:34

President Donald Trump is splitting the blame for Syria's worst chemical weapons attack in years between its Russian-backed leader and former President Barack Obama.

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