World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 28, 2015
A UN envoy arrived in the Syrian capital today for talks with the regime to try to finalise a deal to freeze fighting in the war-ravaged second city of Aleppo.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 25, 2015
A US-based human rights group accused the Syrian government on Tuesday of launching aerial attacks that have killed or injured thousands of civilians in the past 11 months of the country's four-year civil war.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 22, 2015
Rebels took Syria's civil war to the ruling Assad clan's hometown for the first time on Saturday, killing four people in a car bomb attack on a hospital, state television and a monitor said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 27, 2015
Syrian opposition figures met in Moscow on Monday as part of a new Russia-coordinated bid to wind down the war in Syria, although there was little hope of a breakthrough.
World News | Reuters | Saturday January 3, 2015
Islamic State militants holed up in the Qalamoun mountains on the Syrian-Lebanese border are seeking to gain control of nearby Lebanese villages to support their fighting positions, the head of Lebanon's main security apparatus told Reuters.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday January 3, 2015
The European Union plans to set up a cell of advisors in Belgium that member governments can tap to fight jihadist propaganda, a top EU official told a newspaper today.
World News | Reuters | Monday December 29, 2014
The Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organisation said today.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday October 5, 2014
Syrian President Bashar Assad made a rare public appearance on Saturday by attending prayers for a key Muslim holiday at a mosque in the capital, Damascus, hours after the US-led coalition carried out new airstrikes against Islamic State group milita...
World News | Reuters | Friday September 5, 2014
Eighteen foreign fighters from the Islamic State, including an American jihadist, were killed in a Syrian air raid on a town near the militant group's main stronghold city of Raqqa in eastern Syria, a human rights monitoring group said on Thursday.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday September 4, 2014
For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about somethin...
World News | Associated Press | Saturday June 28, 2014
The Syrian rebels that the US now wants to support are in poor shape, on the retreat from the radical al Qaeda breakaway group that has swept over large parts of Iraq and Syria, with some rebels giving up the fight. It is not clear whether the new US...
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 11, 2014
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today left on a crucial two-day visit to Iran, aiming to improve the frayed relations and balance its ties with the neighbouring country and Saudi Arabia.
World News | Reuters | Monday May 5, 2014
The four main host countries for Syrian refugees said at a meeting on Sunday that only the wider distribution of aid inside Syria could curb an exodus that is putting huge strains on neighbouring states.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 4, 2014
Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda franchise in Syria, has seized a moderate rebel commander in the southern province of Daraa, a monitoring group said on Sunday.
World News | Reuters | Sunday April 13, 2014
For three years, residents of Syria's Mediterranean provinces have watched from their coastal sanctuary as civil war raging further inland tore the country apart, killing tens of thousands of people and devastating historic cities.
World News | Agence France Press | Saturday March 15, 2014
Syria's civil war enters a fourth year Saturday, with at least 146,000 people dead, millions more homeless, cities and historical treasures in ruins, the economy devastated and no end in sight.
World News | Agence France Press | Friday March 7, 2014
The brutal war in Syria could grind on for a decade as Iran and Russia prop up President Bashar al-Assad's regime and jihadist groups flood the battlefield, experts warned Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 4, 2013
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned Turkey it will "pay dearly" for supporting rebels fighting to overthrow his regime, in an interview broadcast today on Turkish television.
World News | Associated Press | Friday August 16, 2013
Top US and Iraqi diplomats warned Thursday of a rising threat in Iraq from al Qaeda, which is carrying out suicide and car bombings with greater frequency nearly two years after US troops withdrew from the country.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday August 8, 2013
Mortar rounds hit an upscale district of Damascus on Thursday as Syrian state TV broadcast images of President Bashar Assad attending prayers in the capital to mark the start of a Muslim holiday.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday August 1, 2013
Syria's embattled president already has a Facebook page, Twitter account and a YouTube channel. Now Bashar Assad is turning to the popular photo-sharing service Instagram in the latest attempt at improving his image as his country burns, posting pict...
World News | Associated Press | Thursday June 6, 2013
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has urged Sunni Muslims to spare no effort to join the battle in Syria, overthrow President Bashar Assad and set up Islamic rule in the country.
World News | Reuters | Thursday May 23, 2013
Five people were killed and more than 50 wounded in overnight clashes in Tripoli between Lebanese gunmen backing rival factions in Syria's civil war, doctors and security sources said today.
World News | Reuters | Monday May 20, 2013
Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a Syrian rebel-held town alongside Syrian troops on Sunday and Israel threatened more attacks on Syria to rein the militia in, highlighting the risks of a wider regional conflict if planned peace talks fail.