Russia proposes humanitarian corridors for Aleppo: UN

2016-12-01 18:42

Russia has proposed setting up four humanitarian corridors to Syria's battered eastern Aleppo to allow in aid and for hundreds of desperately needed medical evacuations, the United Nation says.

Amnesty urges long-term solution for trapped Syrians

2016-10-12 07:28

Amnesty International has welcomed Jordan's move to allow aid deliveries to thousands of Syrians trapped on its desert border, but called for a long-term solution to the crisis.

UN: Syrian families plagued by disappearances

2016-02-13 12:47

UN experts have raised the alarm over enforced disappearances in Syria, which has been ravaged by conflict for nearly five years.

UN delivers first aid to besieged Syrian town since 2012

2014-07-18 19:52

The UN has delivered life-saving aid to thousands of people in the besieged Syrian town of Mouadamiya for the first time since early 2012, humanitarian agencies say.

Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

2014-04-15 21:44

France's ambassador says the members of the UN Security Council fell silent after viewing a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims.

Ceasefire falters in Syrian city

2014-02-09 09:05

There have been reports of fresh fighting in the central Syrian city of Homs.

Assad forces kill dozens of rebels in Homs

2014-01-10 11:31

Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have killed dozens of rebel fighters who tried to break an army siege of the central city of Homs, state media and a monitoring group say.

WikiLeaks party under fire for Assad talks

2013-12-31 17:09

Whistleblowing group WikiLeaks says it had no knowledge of and did not approve a delegation to Syria which met President Bashar Assad and included members of Australia's WikiLeaks Party.

160 killed in Syria

2013-11-24 13:33

At least 160 rebel fighters and Syrian troops have been killed in two days of clashes in the Eastern Ghouta region just outside Damascus.

Checkpoint bombing in Syria

2013-10-20 12:44

Syria's state media and activists say a suicide truck bomb attack on a government checkpoint on the edge of the central city of Hama has left 30 dead.


Intel errors led to coalition strike on Syria forces: US

2016-11-30 08:43

The Pentagon says intelligence errors resulted in a US-led coalition air strike in Syria in September that reportedly killed around 90 Syrian government forces.

New programme offers aid to Syrian amputees

2016-09-17 13:03

The Human Hope Team helps to connect injured Syrians in Eastern Ghouta with ever-declining medical resources.

Syrian women, children held hostage for a year

2014-08-06 15:14

Syrian fighters have held 54 women and children hostage for an entire year, a rights group says, urging they be freed and warning that holding civilians can amount to a war crime.

Homs ceasefire reached, say reports

2014-05-02 14:10

Syrian activists and a Lebanese TV channel that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad's government say a ceasefire agreement has been reached in Homs.

Ship to destroy chemical arms docks in Spain

2014-02-13 18:43

The American ship MV Cape Ray, which is to destroy some of Syria's chemical weapons, has arrived in Spain to collect toxic substances.

Syria govt bombs city

2014-01-19 08:02

Government warplanes have launched raids on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo and the surrounding countryside, killing 34 people, including five children.

US: Iran may play a role in Syria peace talks

2014-01-06 12:19

The US has for the first time hinted that Iran may be able to play some kind of role at proposed talks to end the war in Syria.

Snow, rain lash Syria refugees in Lebanon

2013-12-11 12:16

Thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift camps in Lebanon have been weathering a winter storm that brought snow, rain and freezing temperatures to the country.

Gaza jihadists take their fight to Syria

2013-11-06 14:52

More young men from Gaza each day are diverting their attention to fight in the Syrian conflict, in what some analysts are saying is the search for "jihad".

Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16 - activists

2013-10-19 10:35

Syrian activists say a suicide vehicle bombing of an army checkpoint outside Damascus has killed 16 soldiers.

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