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.

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".

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.

SA government condemns recent attacks in Syria

2018-04-16 13:19

The South African government says the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot justify military airstrikes in a territory of a sovereign state without the authorisation of the UN Security Council.

Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain

2018-04-15 09:23

US President Donald Trump has declared "Mission Accomplished" following a missile strike launched against Syria by US and allies France and Britain.

Turkish-led forces seize centre of Syria's Afrin

2018-03-18 14:29

Turkish-backed rebels have seized the centre of Afrin city in northern Syria, as they made rapid gains in their campaign against Kurdish forces.

Aid convoy enters Syria's battered Ghouta - Red Cross

2018-03-09 16:19

An aid convoy has entered Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta, the International Committee of the Red Cross has said.

Syrian capital, its suburbs calm after UN cease-fire vote

2018-02-25 17:14

Syrian activists and residents say Damascus and its suburbs are relatively calm after the UN Security Council's cease-fire resolution.

Tillerson says US, Turkey 'will work together' in Syria

2018-02-17 07:20

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said NATO allies Turkey and the US would work together in Syria after a spike in tensions over the conflict.

Russia slams 'criminal' US-led strikes in Syria

2018-02-09 17:49

Russia's UN ambassador has slammed as "criminal" the US-led coalition strikes against pro-regime forces in Syria that left more than 100 dead.

 

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.

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.

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.

Russia faces fresh sanctions for Syria chemical attack, says US ambassador

2018-04-16 06:45

The US is set to announce fresh sanctions on Russia related to its involvement in Syria’s use of chemical weapons, according to its UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

UN weighs measure to rid Syria of chemical weapons

2018-04-13 11:00

Sweden has circulated a draft UN resolution on sending a UN mission to Syria to rid the country of chemical weapons "once and for all," according to the text obtained by AFP.

Syrians evacuated from Ghouta fear for family left inside

2018-03-13 08:00

At a shelter outside Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta, civilians evacuated by the army from the rebel enclave are wracked with anguish over the loved ones they left behind.

UN tested with elusive Syria truce

2018-03-09 11:20

A ceasefire resolution for Syria has failed to take hold as Syrian forces, backed by Russia, make gains in Eastern Ghouta.

77 dead as Syria enclave pounded ahead of expected ground assault

2018-02-20 10:01

Heavy Syrian bombardment have killed at least 77 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor says, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault.

US pushes for home countries to take back detainees in Syria

2018-02-12 15:08

The US wants to see foreign fighters being held by Syrian Democratic Forces turned over to their home countries.

Two British ISIS 'Beatles' fighters captured in Syria

2018-02-09 14:57

Two British Islamic State fighters, members of a kidnapping cell dubbed "The Beatles" that was notorious for videotaping beheadings, have been captured in Syria, a US defence official has confirmed.

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