World News | Reuters | Thursday August 27, 2015
Warring sides in Syria have agreed to extend a ceasefire in a rebel-held town near the border with Lebanon and two Shi'ite villages in the northwest, and to evacuate wounded, sources close to talks said.
World News | Anne Barnard, New York Times | Tuesday August 25, 2015
Islamic State militants have razed a fifth-century Roman Catholic monastery and blown up one of the best-preserved first-century temples in Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city that is one of the world's most important archaeological sites, according to government officials and local activists.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 7, 2015
More than 240,000 people, including 12,000 children, have been killed in Syria's conflict which broke out in March 2011, a monitoring group said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 3, 2015
Iran's president said Sunday his country's nuclear deal with the West would create better prospects for faster solutions in Syria and Yemen, two of the Middle East's worst conflict zones.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 31, 2015
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Europe today of not doing enough to help refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and Iraq, suggesting it was responsible for people "drowning in the sea".
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Turkish fighter jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, a government official said, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 24, 2015
Turkish fighter jets early today bombed positions of Islamic State jihadists inside Syria for the first time, in a dramatic escalation of fighting after the killing of a Turkish soldier in cross-border clashes, the prime minister's office said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 22, 2015
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will chair a cabinet meeting today on bolstering security along the country's porous border after a devastating bombing blamed on Islamic State jihadists.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 5, 2015
Two alliances of Syrian rebels battled to advance in government-held western Aleppo on Saturday, seizing an army barracks in one district but losing ground in others, in some of the fiercest fighting in the city since the conflict began.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 28, 2015
The Islamic State group has executed more than 3,000 people in Syria, including hundreds of civilians, in the year since it declared its self-described "caliphate," a monitor said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 24, 2015
At least 19 Islamic State group fighters were killed today in a failed attack on an Alawite village in the central Syrian province of Homs, a monitor said
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 23, 2015
Six Syrian migrants were killed and dozens more rescued today when their overloaded boat capsized off Turkey's Aegean coast while on its way to Greece, the Dogan news agency reported.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 19, 2015
Britain will take in "several hundred more" vulnerable Syrian refugees, a government source said today, after Prime Minister David Cameron said London was expanding a resettlement programme for the conflict-ravaged country.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 16, 2015
Rebel rocket fire killed at least 34 civilians in Aleppo in one of the bloodiest days of the conflict for government-held areas of Syria's second city, a monitoring group said today.
World News | Agece France-Presse | Sunday June 14, 2015
Kurdish militia advanced today to the gates of a strategic jihadist-held town on Syria's northern border with Turkey amid fierce fighting with the Islamic State group, a local commander told AFP.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 9, 2015
Syria's brutal conflict has left more than 230,000 people dead including almost 11,500 children since it broke out in 2011, a monitoring group said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 8, 2015
Syrian opposition representatives met in Cairo today in a bid to forge a new, broader alliance against President Bashar Al-Assad's regime and agree on a roadmap for ending the conflict.
World News | Reuters | Thursday June 4, 2015
The head of al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front said he saw no solution soon to a conflict with the rival Islamic State group in Syria that has killed hundreds of fighters, according to an interview with Al Jazeera aired on Wednesday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday May 28, 2015
Islamic State militants shot dead around 20 men in an ancient amphitheatre in the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, accusing them of being government supporters, a group monitoring the conflict said.
World News | Reuters | Saturday May 2, 2015
The death toll from an air strike by US-led forces on the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Friday has risen to 52 including seven children, a group monitoring the conflict said today.
World News | Reuters | Saturday May 2, 2015
An air strike by US-led forces on the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Friday killed at least 17 civilians including two children, and wounded dozens more, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said.
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 30, 2015
France will open a centre late this year to help reintegrate young French citizens who return from conflict zones such as Syria but are not subject to prosecution, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 16, 2015
The conflict in Syria has left more than 220,000 dead since it began four years ago with an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, a key monitoring group said today.
World News | Written by Um-E-Kulsoom Shariff | Tuesday April 7, 2015
Jordan's Petra has been a tourist delight for decades. But the conflict and violence that plague Jordan's neighbours have meant that fewer tourists are willing to risk travelling to Petra, or anywhere else in Jordan.