Syria


Bring Syria to peace talks, EU tells Russia, Iran

2018-04-25 18:58

EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Moscow and Tehran, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's key supporters, had a duty to help wind down the war, now in its eighth year.

Western powers amend UN draft resolution on Syria

2018-04-21 07:03

The original draft, which failed to get the support of Russia, expressed outrage and condemnation of the April 7 chemical attack in the town of Douma, where more than 40 people were killed.

HRW denounces eviction of Syria refugees in Lebanon

2018-04-20 18:04

Human Rights Watch has criticised Lebanese municipalities for what it called the unjustifiable expulsion of hundreds of Syrians from their homes since 2016, as sentiment against refugees simmers.

Syrian state media report new missile attack in Homs region

2018-04-17 10:33

Syrian state-run media has reported that the country's air defences confronted a new "aggression", shooting down missiles over the central region of Homs.

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UK's May to face angry lawmakers over Syria airstrikes

2018-04-16 10:22

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face British lawmakers to explain her decision to launch airstrikes against Syria without a vote in Parliament.

Pope 'deeply disturbed' by lack of common response to Syria

2018-04-16 05:00

Pope Francis says he is "deeply disturbed" by the international community's failure to come up with a common response to the crisis in Syria and other parts of the world.

Trump defends 'mission accomplished' after strike on Syria

2018-04-15 20:08

US President Donald Trump has defended his use of "mission accomplished" in the aftermath of a missile strike launched against Syria by US and allies France and Britain

EU stands by allies over Syria strikes

2018-04-15 07:18

European Council President Donald Tusk says the European Union stood by the United States, France and Britain over their air strikes in Syria after alleged chemical attacks by the Damascus regime.

Trump staking claim of 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria

2018-04-14 20:30

Allied missiles have struck at the heart of the Syrian chemical weapons arsenal, aiming to punish the Assad government for a suspected poison gas attack against civilians and deter the possible future use of such banned weapons

 

Syrian troops target ISIS tunnels, trenches in Damascus

2018-04-24 19:17

Syrian state TV is reporting that government forces have launched a new operation targeting underground tunnels used by the Islamic State group in the capital, Damascus.

Western air strikes in Syria illegal - German parliament experts

2018-04-20 21:00

The air strikes unleashed in Syria by Western allies in mid-April were a violation of international law, jurists at the German parliament said in a report.

UK envoy: Russia and Syria must let inspectors visit Douma

2018-04-20 16:20

Britain's UN ambassador says the Russians and Syrians must uphold their promises to let chemical weapons inspectors visit the site of a suspected poison gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma.

France convinced Trump to stay in Syria, says Macron

2018-04-16 16:36

French President Emmanuel Macron said that Paris had convinced Donald Trump to stay engaged in Syria "for the long-term", but just a few hours later the White House said the US mission in the war-torn country "has not changed".

SA government condemns recent attacks in Syria

2018-04-16 13:19

The South African government says the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot justify military airstrikes in a territory of a sovereign state without the authorisation of the UN Security Council.

Russia faces fresh sanctions for Syria chemical attack, says US ambassador

2018-04-16 06:45

The US is set to announce fresh sanctions on Russia related to its involvement in Syria’s use of chemical weapons, according to its UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Chemical probe to begin in Syria after Western strikes

2018-04-15 22:20

International inspectors were to begin work at the site near Damascus of an alleged chemical attack that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes against Syria's regime.

Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain

2018-04-15 09:23

US President Donald Trump has declared "Mission Accomplished" following a missile strike launched against Syria by US and allies France and Britain.

Syria: evacuations from besieged, battered areas

2018-04-14 22:34

The evacuation of the last rebels out of Syria's Eastern Ghouta, placing the regime in full control of the last opposition bastion near Damascus, follows a string of similar operations in the seven-year war.

Russia demands UN Security Council vote on condemning Syria strikes

2018-04-14 17:44

Here is a roundup of key reactions to the strikes by the United States, Britain and France against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad:

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