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Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets Putin

2017-11-21 17:04

The Kremlin has announced that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was asked to travel to Russia to get him to agree to potential Russia-Iran-Turkey peace initiatives.

At least 75 dead in IS attack in Syria's Deir Ezzor - new toll

2017-11-05 20:05

At least 75 civilians have been killed in an Islamic State group car bombing that struck a gathering of people displaced by fighting in eastern Syria, a monitor has announced.

Syria rejects report blaming it for chemical weapons attack

2017-10-28 20:21

Syria's government has categorically rejected a report by UN experts and the chemical weapons watchdog blaming its government for a sarin nerve gas attack.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on extending Syria gas attacks probe

2017-10-24 22:36

Russia has vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have granted a one-year extension to the mandate of a panel investigating who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

US-allied force takes Syria's largest oil field from ISIS

2017-10-22 13:12

US-allied forces say they have captured Syria's largest al-Omar oil field from the Islamic State and are now in full control.

Syrian commander says Raqqa is free from ISIS

2017-10-17 20:14

The commander of US-backed Syrian forces says the city of Raqqa is free from Islamic State militants and clearing operations are underway.

Moscow says US 'pretending' to fight ISIS in Iraq

2017-10-10 20:36

Moscow has accused the Washington of reducing its air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq to allow jihadists to enter Syria and fight the Russian-backed Syrian army.

Russia strikes kill 120 ISIS fighters, over 60 'foreign mercenaries' in Syria

2017-10-07 13:44

About 120 Islamic State fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries have been killed in a series of Russian air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defence ministry in Moscow says.

UN chief: Over 8 000 children killed, hurt in conflicts

2017-10-06 12:42

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it's unacceptable and appalling that more than 8 000 children were killed or injured in conflicts last year and is urging combatants to do more to protect boys and girls.

3 000 killed in Syria in deadliest month of 2017

2017-10-01 14:01

Syria's war killed at least 3 000 people, including 955 civilians, in September, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says.

 

Syrian regime guilty of crimes against humanity: Amnesty

2017-11-13 09:11

The Syrian regime's sieges of its population ahead of reaching "reconciliation" agreements with the opposition amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes, Amnesty International has said.

Russia wants UN report on Syria sarin attack shelved

2017-11-03 13:33

Russia has demanded that the UN Security Council shelve a report blaming the Syrian government for a sarin gas attack and that a new probe be conducted into the use of the deadly nerve agent, according to a draft resolution obtained by AFP.

Experts blame Syria for chemical weapons attack in April

2017-10-27 12:38

Experts from the UN and the chemical weapons watchdog are blaming Syria's government for a sarin nerve gas attack that killed over 90 people last April.

At least 67 civilians found dead in Syria town taken from ISIS

2017-10-23 21:01

Syrian activists: Bodies of at least 67 civilians found in a town retaken by government troops, many believed have been killed by ISIS.

Fighters in Syria's Raqqa prepare for civilian handover

2017-10-20 12:56

US-backed forces who captured Raqqa from the Islamic State group prepared to hand the Syrian city over to a civilian authority, with some of their fighters already headed to the next battle.

Dozens of ISIS fighters surrender in Syria

2017-10-14 16:36

Dozens of ISIS fighters have surrendered in their former Syrian stronghold of Raqa, says the US-led coalition, as the fall of the one-time jihadist bastion nears.

At least 11 dead in Syria market air strike: monitor

2017-10-08 21:01

At least 11 civilians, including two children, have been killed in air strikes on a market in northwestern Syria, a monitor says.

UN chief: Over 8 000 children killed, hurt in conflicts

2017-10-06 13:43

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it's unacceptable and appalling that more than 8 000 children were killed or injured in conflicts last year and is urging combatants to do more to protect boys and girls.

Russia accuses US-led forces of 'bloody provocations' in Syria

2017-10-04 09:13

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has accused US-led forces of carrying out "bloody provocations" against Russian troops in Syria.

Putin in Turkey for talks on weapons, Syria

2017-09-28 09:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Turkish counterpart for talks on Syria and a key weapons deal.

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