Syria


WATCH: Yemen will need more aid than Syria in 2019

2018-12-06 20:54

The UN has warned of a "severe increase" in Yemen's hunger rate and cautioned the situation would deteriorate further in 2019, with an additional 4 million people expected to need food aid.

Hundreds of bodies exhumed from mass grave in Syria's Raqqa

2018-11-28 12:09

A local official in Raqqa says more than 500 bodies have so far been exhumed from one of the largest mass graves discovered near the Syrian city, once the capital of the Islamic State group's self-styled caliphate.

Government shelling in north Syria kills at least 8

2018-11-02 21:17

A Syria war monitor and an opposition paramedic group say government shelling of a rebel-held area in the country's northwest killed at least eight people.

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.

 

Parents of American kidnapped in Syria praise US efforts

2018-12-04 21:19

The parents of American journalist Austin Tice, who was abducted in Syria more than six years ago, say they were encouraged by US efforts and new details about their son's fate.

Stranded Syrian refugee leaves airport for Canada

2018-11-27 14:36

A Syrian refugee who spent several months in limbo in a budget terminal at a Malaysian airport has been granted permanent residency by Canada and is en route to Vancouver, his lawyer said.

Trump, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call: Turkish presidency

2018-11-01 22:52

US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the Syrian conflict during a phone call, the Turkish presidency says.

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.

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