Syria


Up to 30 000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria - UN report

2018-08-14 15:00

A UN report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20 000 to 30 000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat.

Children among 39 civilians killed in Syria arms depot blast - monitor

2018-08-12 22:01

An explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children, a monitor has said.

'I will be a true woman', says transgender Syrian Katia after finding safe haven in Berlin

2018-07-29 05:39

Gay Pride in Berlin welcomed thousands of people, among them a Syrian transgender refugee, Katia, who now calls the famously open-minded city a safe haven.

More than 150 dead in ISIS attacks on southern Syria

2018-07-25 17:52

A string of suicide blasts and raids claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 150 people in southern Syria, in one of the jihadists' deadliest ever assaults in the country.

Sisters recount years of horror in Syria's Palestinian camp

2018-07-19 20:06

Four Palestinians sisters have lived through seven years of conflict and siege in the refugee camp of Yarmouk in the capital Damascus.

Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike in Syria - monitor

2018-07-14 07:10

An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor says.

WATCH: Syria's 'catman' gives dozens of kittens in Aleppo a home

2018-07-05 16:05

Ambulance driver Mohamad Alaa Al-Jalil has opened a shelter for 80 cats abandoned by families fleeing Syria's war.

Netanyahu: Syrians fleeing war will not be allowed in Israel

2018-07-02 05:36

Civilians fleeing Syria's war will not be allowed to enter Israel, says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, adding however that his government will continue providing them with humanitarian aid.

UN expresses alarm at reports of warring parties forcing fleeing Syrians to pay for safe passage

2018-06-30 08:09

The United Nations' human rights chief has warned of a looming "catastrophe" in southern Syria as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive in rebel-held areas after the ending of a 12-hour truce in the strategic province of Deraa.

Air strikes kill five in southern Syria - monitor

2018-06-25 06:25

A wave of air strikes on rebel towns in southern Syria have killed at least five civilians and put a hospital temporarily out of service, a monitor has said.

 

Death toll in blast in rebel town rises to 67 - Syria

2018-08-13 17:06

A Syrian search-and-rescue group says the death toll from an explosion that destroyed two apartment buildings in a rebel-held town in the country's northwest the previous day has risen to 67.

Damascus: Syria's first lady starts breast cancer treatment

2018-08-09 08:16

Syria's presidency says first lady Asma Assad has begun treatment for breast cancer.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

2018-07-28 15:59

Hundreds of Syrian refugees have started crossing the border from Lebanon - the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbour.

Hundreds of rescuers still stuck in south Syria after evacuation

2018-07-24 05:32

Several hundred Syrian rescuers remain trapped in the country's south with no escape from approaching regime troops.

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.

WATCH: Syria army enters and raises flag in Daraa, cradle of revolt

2018-07-12 22:25

Syria's army has entered rebel-held parts of Daraa city, raising the national flag in the cradle of the uprising that sparked the country's seven-year war.

Islamic State says leader's son killed in Syria

2018-07-04 19:10

The Islamic State group says the son of its leader has been killed fighting Syrian government forces.

Married at 14: Syria's refugee child brides

2018-07-01 06:48

Child marriage among Syrian refugee children is on the rise. Two girls open up about their lives as wives and mothers.

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.

WATCH: The girls who defied ISIS

2018-06-19 12:21

The story of how a group of girls in Syria defied the Islamic State Group to get the education it denied them.

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