Syria


Syria reopens two border crossings, but many escape regime control

2018-10-16 07:06

Two border crossings in Syria's south have reopened, after the government's capture of the entire frontier there allowed for the gates to be opened for the first time in years.

US warns Russia over missile defence for Syria

2018-09-25 05:38

The Trump administration is warning Russia that supplying Syria with an advanced missile defence system would be a "major mistake" and should be reconsidered.

Netanyahu and Putin defuse crisis after Syria downs Russia warplane

2018-09-19 08:49

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have sought to defuse a crisis after Syrian defences mistakenly downed a Russian warplane after Israeli air strikes.

Leaders of Russia, Turkey meet to discuss Syria's Idlib

2018-09-17 19:27

The presidents of Russia and Turkey are meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi in a bid to find a diplomatic resolution to the crisis around a rebel-held region in Syria.

30 000 flee in Syria as UN fears century's 'worst' crisis

2018-09-11 09:32

Violence in Syria has displaced more than 30 000 people this month alone, the United Nations has said, warning that a looming assault could create the century's "worst humanitarian catastrophe".

Counting Islamic State members, an impossible task

2018-08-24 08:07

Dramatically weakened on the ground, the Islamic State group faces military defeat in its one-time "caliphate" - but experts say it is almost impossible to know how many members it still has.

WATCH: A tour of Syria - with the Russian military

2018-08-16 22:26

Syria's civil war isn't over, but Russia is keen to show that life is gradually returning to normal.

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.

 

Does the UN's Syria peace process still have a purpose?

2018-09-25 14:00

When your job has been labelled "mission impossible", failure may be the most likely outcome.

2 militant groups reject demilitarised zone in Syria

2018-09-24 08:01

Two insurgent groups have rejected a deal reached this month between Russia and Turkey to establish a demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib region with one saying the agreement aims to "bury the revolution".

Russia, Turkey agree demilitarised zone around Idlib - Putin

2018-09-17 20:48

The presidents of Russia and Turkey say they had agreed to create a "demilitarised zone" around Syria's Idlib, in a move aimed at preventing a military assault on the rebel-held province.

Syria war has killed more than 360 000 - monitor

2018-09-14 18:02

More than 360 000 people have been killed across war-ravaged Syria in seven years, a monitoring group says, in a new toll for the brutal conflict.

Bombings and air raids kill 4 in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

2018-09-08 17:16

Activists and a war monitoring group say Syrian government and Russian warplanes have targeted the southern edge of Idlib province with a series of airstrikes

US to act 'very strongly' if Syria uses chemical arms: Bolton

2018-08-22 18:11

US President Donald Trump's national security adviser has warned that the US would respond "very strongly" if Syrian President Bashar Assad uses chemical weapons.

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.

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