World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 29, 2014
More than three million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees a million of them in the past year alone, the United Nations said on Friday.
World | Reuters | Thursday August 28, 2014
French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should get more Western support but ruled out seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an ally.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 27, 2014
The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday August 26, 2014
Signs the United States may strike Islamic State militants in their Syrian stronghold reveal a shift in the politics of foreign war in Washington, after the trauma of the post-Iraq era.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 21, 2014
More than 180,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict broke out in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a new toll published on Thursday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday August 19, 2014
Thousands of new fighters joined Islamic State in Syria last month in its fastest expansion to date, a body monitoring the war said on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Sunday August 17, 2014
The Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group said on Saturday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 5, 2014
The UN Security Council has backed Lebanon's military action against extremist groups but urged it to stay out of the conflict in neighbouring Syria, as Beirut vowed no leniency for the "terrorist killers".
World | Associated Press | Wednesday July 30, 2014
At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighbouring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 26, 2014
Jihadists from the Islamic State group killed at least 50 Syrian soldiers in an ambush on Friday, summarily executing most of them after their capture, a monitoring group said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 17, 2014
Child marriages double among Syria refugees in Jordan The number of child marriages has doubled among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan because of poverty and fear of sexual violence, international agencies said on Wednesday.
World | Agencies | Wednesday July 16, 2014
President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new seven-year term on state television on Wednesday after an election victory that underlined his grip on power more than three years into Syria's civil war.
World | Reuters | Tuesday July 15, 2014
The U.N. Security Council on Monday authorized humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebel-held areas at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, even though Syria has warned it deems such deliveries incursions into it...
World | Reuters | Monday July 14, 2014
Seven fighters from the Lebanese group Hezbollah were killed in fighting with Sunni Islamist insurgents in a mountainous area on the Syria-Lebanon border in which at least 16 rebels were also killed, a monitoring group reported on Monday.
World | Associated Press | Monday July 7, 2014
Activists say Syrian troops are advancing inside Aleppo in what appears to be an attempt to lay siege to rebel-held parts of the country's largest city.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 6, 2014
Syrian warplanes bombed gunmen inside Lebanese territory on Sunday on the border between the two countries, Lebanon's official National News Agency reported.
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 2, 2014
The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the "caliphate" it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 25, 2014
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said in a letter to Bashar al-Assad that his election as Syrian president will help to end the country's three-year war, Damascus said on Wednesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 23, 2014
Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes".
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 22, 2014
The teenage son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed on the Golan Sunday in the most serious incident on the plateau since the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011.