UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

2017-12-10 19:37

The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege that reportedly killed five because of lack of medical care.

Syria rebels take down regime chopper: monitor

2017-12-01 21:29

Rebels shot down a Syrian regime helicopter Friday in a southwestern region near the borders with Israel and Lebanon, killing its two crew members, a monitoring group said.

Russia to reduce Syria presence by year's end

2017-11-24 16:02

Russia's military plans to reduce its involvement in Syria as it is nearing the completion of its goals there, the General Staff chief tells journalists.

Toll in Syria market strikes rises to 61: monitor

2017-11-14 12:52

Air strikes that ripped through a market in a rebel-held Syrian town have killed 61 people, mostly civilians, an updated toll from a monitor has said.

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.

ISIS militants evacuate last stronghold in Syria to government

2017-11-10 08:21

Syria's military has declared it is in control of the last stronghold of Islamic State militants along the border with Iraq.

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.

Russia fires missiles at ISIS base in Syria

2017-11-01 07:33

Russia says one of its submarines fired three ballistic missiles to destroy a command post of the Islamic State group in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province.

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.

Hot water for dinner in hunger-hit besieged Syria town

2017-10-25 12:02

Manal boils water on the stove in the besieged Syrian town of Hamouria, hoping to convince her four children that she is cooking, but she has no food.


US-backed Syria Kurdish force says east Euphrates free of ISIS

2017-12-03 19:45

Syria's main Kurdish forces say it has successfully cleared areas east of the Euphrates river of Islamic State militants.

21 children among 53 civilians killed by Russian strikes in Syria

2017-11-27 12:03

Russian air strikes have killed at least 53 civilians, including 21 children, in a village held by the ISIS group in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor has said in a new toll.

Artists find their voice in Turkey's 'difficult' climate

2017-11-20 17:12

A mute Syrian boy, using just body movements, gives a harrowing description of life under the Islamic State group in Syria.

Air raids kill 21 civilians in Syria's Aleppo - monitor

2017-11-14 05:15

At least 21 civilians, including five children, have been killed in air strikes on Syria's northern Aleppo province, despite a "de-escalation zone" in place there, a monitor has said.

Israel shoots down drone over Golan Heights

2017-11-12 09:13

The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace from neighbouring Syria.

US, UK and France urge UN to maintain Syria chemical experts

2017-11-09 06:58

The top US, British and French diplomats are urging the UN Security Council to renew the mandate of experts investigating chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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.

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.

UN report finds Syrian regime responsible for sarin attack

2017-10-26 23:23

A UN report says the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for a deadly sarin gas attack in 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.

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