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 | Reuters | Friday February 20, 2015
United Nations war crimes investigators announced a radical change of strategy today, saying they would publish names of suspects involved in Syria's four-year war and push for new routes towards international justice.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 18, 2015
Battles in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo have killed at least 70 pro-government fighters and more than 80 insurgents after the army started an offensive there, a monitoring group said today.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday February 17, 2015
The Syrian army backed by allied militia have captured several villages near Aleppo in battles aimed at encircling the northern city and cutting off insurgent supply lines, a monitoring group said on today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 16, 2015
Syrian refugees make up the majority of children living and working on the streets of Lebanon, with many of them illiterate and surviving by begging, according to a study released today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 11, 2015
The White House revealed to lawmakers on Tuesday details of its request to Congress for a three-year war authority to battle Islamic extremists that would prohibit "enduring" offensive combat operations.
World News | Thomson Reuters | Saturday February 7, 2015
The death toll after nearly four years of civil war in Syria has risen to 210,060, nearly half of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today.
World News | Reuters | Friday February 6, 2015
Rocket attacks killed three people in Damascus and wounded at least 35 on Thursday, state news agency SANA said, in what appeared to be the second heavy bombardment by insurgent group Islam Army in less than two weeks.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday February 1, 2015
A bomb exploded on a bus near Damascus' medieval city center today, killing at least seven people, including Lebanese Shiite pilgrims, according to Syrian activists and Lebanese media.
World News | Thomson Reuters | Friday January 30, 2015
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said today his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks at any time and place.
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 | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 21, 2015
The United Nations on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 20, 2015
Syria has begun destroying its remaining chemical weapons production sites, despite being hampered by bad weather and logistical problems, the world's chemical watchdog said on Monday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 16, 2015
Jihadists have executed 17 men in recent days in areas they control in eastern and northern Syria to avenge a string of assassinations targeting their fighters, a monitor said today.
World News | Reuters | Friday January 16, 2015
Italian politicians welcomed the liberation of two Italian aid volunteers held hostage in Syria but their release drew criticism over a possible ransom payment.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 8, 2015
US-led aircraft have dropped nearly 5,000 bombs in the air war against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, damaging or destroying more than 3,000 targets including tanks, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday January 7, 2015
The long-awaited coalition program to train the Syrian moderate opposition could begin by early spring, and officials are beginning to identify individual fighters who could participate, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday January 7, 2015
The latest report on Syria by the global chemical weapons watchdog offers further evidence that the Syrian government repeatedly attacked its own citizens with poison gas, US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said on Tuesday.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday January 7, 2015
Countries around the world must do more to help Syria's neighbours cope with the millions of people who have fled the civil war, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 6, 2015
Overwhelmed by a massive influx of desperate refugees, Lebanon began imposing unprecedented visa restrictions on Syrians on Monday, including those fleeing their country's civil war.
World News | Associated Press | Monday January 5, 2015
Lebanon began limiting the flow of Syrians entering the country today, placing unprecedented restrictions on their entry, as it struggles to cope with a flood of asylum seekers fleeing the civil war next door.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 1, 2015
More than 76,000 people were killed in Syria's conflict in 2014, including thousands of children, making it the deadliest year in the nearly four-year war, a monitoring group said on Thursday.