World News | Reuters | Wednesday June 24, 2015
Islamic State urged its followers on Tuesday to escalate attacks against Christians, Shi'ites and Sunni Muslims fighting with a US-led coalition against the ultra-radical group.
World News | Reuters | Monday June 22, 2015
Disruption of fuel supplies due to fighting between rebel groups in northern Syria is threatening the closure of hospitals and paralysing the work of ambulances and rescue services, an international medical charity said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 11, 2015
Pro-government forces repelled an attack on a key Syrian military airport by Islamic State group affiliated militants, losing 20 fighters but killing almost as many jihadists, a monitor said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday March 27, 2015
Syria would welcome an increased Russian military presence at its sea ports, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russian news channels published today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 14, 2015
An influential relative of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, once infamous for smuggling, has been assassinated in a dispute over control of a key government stronghold, a monitor said on Saturday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 11, 2015
As Syria's civil war rages into a fifth year, the daily suffering of its people has been overshadowed by atrocities committed by the Islamic State group that have sparked international horror.
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 militants in Syria.
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 something more ominous - that they could become the militants' next target.
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 promise to arm them will make a difference.
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.