Syria


Russian army says 'eliminated' those behind Syria attack

2018-01-12 22:03

The Russian army says it has "eliminated" the militants behind a mortar attack on a base in Syria on New Year's Eve that killed two Russian soldiers.

'Proof of life' of kidnapped SA photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed received

2018-01-09 09:39

The Gift of the Givers says they have received proof that South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed is still alive.

Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria

2018-01-06 19:49

Syria and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital have killed at least 17 civilians, a war monitor says.

Evacuations completed from Syria enclave

2017-12-30 07:08

Aid workers have completed a series of medical evacuations from a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus as part of a controversial deal that saw patients swapped for hostages and prisoners.

Jerusalem tensions cast shadow over Holy Land Christmas

2017-12-24 21:21

Palestinian scouts played drums and bagpipes as Christmas celebrations begins in Bethlehem, but many tourists stayed away with tensions still simmering following Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Activists: Airstrikes in rebel-held Syrian village killed 17

2017-12-21 10:54

Syrian activists, rescuers: At least 17 people killed in overnight airstrikes in rebel-held village in Idlib province.

UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

2017-12-10 19:37

The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege that reportedly killed five because of lack of medical care.

Syria rebels take down regime chopper: monitor

2017-12-01 21:29

Rebels shot down a Syrian regime helicopter Friday in a southwestern region near the borders with Israel and Lebanon, killing its two crew members, a monitoring group said.

Russia to reduce Syria presence by year's end

2017-11-24 16:02

Russia's military plans to reduce its involvement in Syria as it is nearing the completion of its goals there, the General Staff chief tells journalists.

Toll in Syria market strikes rises to 61: monitor

2017-11-14 12:52

Air strikes that ripped through a market in a rebel-held Syrian town have killed 61 people, mostly civilians, an updated toll from a monitor has said.

 

Children dead in Syria bombardments as UN aid chief visits

2018-01-09 22:41

Ten children are among 24 people killed in strikes on a rebel enclave near the Syrian capital, a monitor said as the UN's humanitarian chief paid his first visit to the country.

Explosion at Syria jihadist base kills 18: monitor

2018-01-07 22:30

An explosion at a base for Asian jihadists in northwestern Syria's Idlib city has killed 8 people including civilians, a monitor says.

French jihadist wives 'should face trial in Syria'

2018-01-04 22:00

Female French jihadists arrested in Kurdish-held parts of Syria should face justice there so long as they can be guaranteed a fair trial, the French government says.

Putin extols Russia's 'principal' role in defeating Islamic State

2017-12-28 13:35

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow has made the key contribution to defeating the Islamic State group in Syria, adding its military campaign also boosted morale in the armed forces.

Anger with China drives Uighurs to Syrian war

2017-12-23 10:39

Thousands of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority from China, have travelled to Syria to train and fight alongside al-Qaeda, playing key roles in several battles.

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.

US-backed Syria Kurdish force says east Euphrates free of ISIS

2017-12-03 19:45

Syria's main Kurdish forces say it has successfully cleared areas east of the Euphrates river of Islamic State militants.

21 children among 53 civilians killed by Russian strikes in Syria

2017-11-27 12:03

Russian air strikes have killed at least 53 civilians, including 21 children, in a village held by the ISIS group in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor has said in a new toll.

Artists find their voice in Turkey's 'difficult' climate

2017-11-20 17:12

A mute Syrian boy, using just body movements, gives a harrowing description of life under the Islamic State group in Syria.

Air raids kill 21 civilians in Syria's Aleppo - monitor

2017-11-14 05:15

At least 21 civilians, including five children, have been killed in air strikes on Syria's northern Aleppo province, despite a "de-escalation zone" in place there, a monitor has said.

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