'Horror' in Syria: UN cites deliberate attacks on civilians

2020-02-18 18:00

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is "horrified" by the surge in fighting in northwest Syria and called for humanitarian corridors to assist the largest exodus of civilians since World War II.

Turkey says has 'neutralised' 101 Syrian troops

2020-02-10 21:10

Turkey says it had "neutralised" 101 Syrian regime soldiers following a bombardment which killed five Turkish soldiers in northwestern Syria's Idlib region, the last major rebel bastion.

Syria death toll tops 380,000 in almost nine-year war: monitor

2020-01-04 15:21

Almost nine years of civil war in Syria has left more than 380,000 people dead including over 115,000 civilians, a war monitor said in a new toll Saturday.

Tens of thousands of civilians flee renewed Syria violence

2019-12-21 13:11

Tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing bombardment in Syria's Idlib region, the UN said, as fighting flares in the jihadist bastion fuelling an already dire humanitarian situation.

Gift of the Givers founder denies he put kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed in danger

2019-12-20 05:36

The founder of humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, has denied he put kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed's life in danger.

Air strikes kill 19 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

2019-12-07 22:29

Syrian regime and Russian air strikes on Saturday killed 19 civilians, eight of them children, in the country's last major opposition bastion, a war monitor said.

8 children among 11 killed in Turkish shelling on Syria: monitor

2019-12-02 21:05

Eight children are among 11 civilians killed in a Turkish artillery attack that hit near a school in a northern Syrian town in Aleppo province, a war monitor says.

ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea by US military

2019-10-29 13:21

US officials says that the body of Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was buried at sea as fresh details surfaced about the US special forces operation that led to his death over the weekend.

More than 100 ISIS prisoners have escaped in Syria: US envoy

2019-10-23 19:01

More than 100 prisoners of the Islamic State extremist movement have escaped in Syria in the chaos since Turkey's incursion, a senior US official says.

Turkey, Kurds trade accusations even as Syria truce takes hold

2019-10-19 14:43

Turkish and Kurdish leaders accused each other of violating a US-brokered truce in northeastern Syria even as it appeared to be taking hold on its second day.


Syrian chopper downed in NW Syria, killing crew: state media

2020-02-14 19:42

A Syrian military helicopter has been shot down over the last major rebel bastion in northwest Syria, killing all crew on board, state media says, in the second such incident this week.

PICS: Russian strikes kill 10 civilians in Syria's Idlib as army advances

2020-01-30 13:07

Russian air strikes near a bakery and a medical clinic in Syria's rebel-held Idlib region killed 10 civilians Thursday as government forces kept up a ground offensive.

Shiraaz Mohamed safely back in SA after escaping captors in Syria

2020-01-03 10:57

South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed is back in the country after almost three years in captivity in Syria.

WATCH | White Helmets pull little girl from air strike rubble in Syria

2019-12-20 12:06

Rescue workers from the White Helmets pull a girl from the rubble after a reported regime air strike hit a building in the town of Tal Mardikh, near Saraqeb, in the rebel-held Idlib province in northwestern Syria.

Shiraaz Mohamed: SA photojournalist's family cautious over claims he has escaped Syrian captors, GoG says he is with Turkish officials

2019-12-15 10:58

South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, who has been held hostage in Syria since 2017, has apparently escaped from his Syrian captors, humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers announced on Sunday, however, his family says they are still awaiting official confirmation.

From protests to Paris - the year that was 2019

2019-12-06 05:56

The year 2019 saw an explosion of demonstrations across the world as people demanded an overhaul of entrenched political systems and action on climate change.

WATCH | Witness claims Turkey troops fired on Syria protesters

2019-11-13 13:35

Turkish forces are said to have fired live ammunition at protesters during a joint patrol with Russian troops on the Syrian border. WATCH NOW.

Erdogan says will clear 'terrorists' from Syria border if Sochi deal fails

2019-10-26 17:17

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey would "clear terrorists" on its border in northern Syria if Syrian Kurdish militia did not withdraw by the end of a deadline agreed with Russia.

Brexit letter passed on to EU | Facebook political ads come under fire: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-10-21 07:24

Brussels passes UK's Brexit delay letter to EU parliament | Warren takes swipe at Mark Zuckerberg over political ads; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

McConnell slams Syria withdrawal as scattered fighting flares

2019-10-19 08:09

US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has attacked President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria as "a strategic nightmare" as scattered fighting flared in the north of the country despite a ceasefire deal.

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