Syria


Syria state media says US-led coalition hit regime position in east

2018-06-18 11:15

Syrian state media says that US-led coalition aircraft had carried out a deadly strike on a regime position in the country's east near the Iraqi border.

Air strike kills 10 civilians in northeast Syria - monitor

2018-06-13 07:02

An air raid on a village in northeast Syria held by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least 10 civilians including three children, a Britain-based monitor says.

In war-torn Syria, 'cat man' starts rare animal clinic

2018-06-04 13:15

At an unlikely cat shelter in rebel-held northern Syria, Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel gently holds a feline patient on her back as an ultrasound probe is rolled across her pregnant belly.

Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts

2018-05-24 13:02

Syrian government-run media outlet is reporting that US-led coalition airstrikes have struck Syrian army positions in eastern Syria near the front lines with the Islamic State group.

Reports: Islamic State surrendering in Syria's capital

2018-05-20 16:36

A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours amid reports that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave

Israeli strikes used 28 planes, fired 70 missiles - Russia

2018-05-10 13:48

Israel's strikes on Syria saw 28 planes take part in raids with a total of around 70 missiles fired, Russia's defence ministry says.

Rebels begin departing from Syria's central Homs province

2018-05-08 20:43

A Syrian war monitoring group says the first convoy of buses carrying opposition fighters and civilians from the central province of Homs has reached the gates of a region controlled by Turkish troops.

Red Cross 'flooded' by requests from Syrians looking for missing family members

2018-04-26 10:19

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says it has been "flooded" with about 13 000 requests in the last six months from Syrians looking for missing family members.

Syrian troops target ISIS tunnels, trenches in Damascus

2018-04-24 19:17

Syrian state TV is reporting that government forces have launched a new operation targeting underground tunnels used by the Islamic State group in the capital, Damascus.

Western air strikes in Syria illegal - German parliament experts

2018-04-20 21:00

The air strikes unleashed in Syria by Western allies in mid-April were a violation of international law, jurists at the German parliament said in a report.

 

Watchdog: Sarin, chlorine likely used in Syria in March 2017

2018-06-13 22:16

The global chemical weapons watchdog says the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were "very likely" used as weapons in two attacks in central Syria.

UN: Worse may still come in Syria, after airstrikes in Idlib

2018-06-12 05:33

The UN humanitarian agency's top official for Syria is expressing concern about recent airstrikes in rebel-held Idlib province, warning that "we may have not seen the worst of the crisis" in Syria even after seven years of war.

North Korea state media says Syria's Assad wants to meet Kim

2018-06-03 14:38

North Korea's state-run news agency says Syria's President Bashar Assad is interested in visiting North Korea and meeting leader Kim Jong Un.

Russia calls for international aid to rebuild Syria

2018-05-23 17:53

Senior Russian military officials has called for the United Nations and other international organisations to help rebuild Syrian territory recaptured by government forces, in order to consolidate the "successes" of the military campaign.

New confirmation of chlorine use in Syria

2018-05-17 05:21

Global arms experts have confirmed chlorine was used in a Syrian town leaving residents fighting for breath, as the world awaits the results of a probe into last month's alleged poison gas attack on Douma.

Israel hits dozens of 'Iranian' targets in Syria after rocket fire

2018-05-10 09:17

Israel's army says it had hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces which it blamed on Iran, marking a sharp escalation between the two enemies.

Syrian troops capture 4 villages east of Euphrates river

2018-04-29 19:41

Syria's state news agency says government forces have captured four villages east of the Euphrates River in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour.

Bring Syria to peace talks, EU tells Russia, Iran

2018-04-25 18:58

EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Moscow and Tehran, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's key supporters, had a duty to help wind down the war, now in its eighth year.

Western powers amend UN draft resolution on Syria

2018-04-21 07:03

The original draft, which failed to get the support of Russia, expressed outrage and condemnation of the April 7 chemical attack in the town of Douma, where more than 40 people were killed.

HRW denounces eviction of Syria refugees in Lebanon

2018-04-20 18:04

Human Rights Watch has criticised Lebanese municipalities for what it called the unjustifiable expulsion of hundreds of Syrians from their homes since 2016, as sentiment against refugees simmers.

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