World News | Reuters | Monday March 23, 2015
Insurgent groups in Syria have carried out scores of indiscriminate attacks that have killed and maimed civilians in violation of the laws of war, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report said today.
World News | Reuters | Thursday March 19, 2015
After allowing the United States to use its air space to bomb Islamic State fighters for six months, the Syrian army appears to have imposed a "red line" by shooting down a US drone over territory of critical importance to Damascus.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday March 17, 2015
A group monitoring the Syrian civil war said today government forces carried out a poison gas attack that killed six people in the northwest, and medics posted videos of children suffering what they said was suffocation.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 17, 2015
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will never be part of peace negotiations to halt the brutal civil war, US officials vowed on Monday, adding they were taking every step to bring an end to his rule.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 17, 2015
US officials Monday denied there were any plans to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would "never" be part of any peace negotiations to end the brutal civil war.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday March 13, 2015
Exhausted by four years of war and economic hardship, Syrians are suffering from an epidemic of mental illness, from suicidal adults to children plagued by recurring nightmares.
World News | Reuters | Friday March 13, 2015
Suspected war criminals in Syria will face justice for gross violations against civilians someday as the evidence against all sides grows, the UN human rights chief said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 12, 2015
Syria's war has killed more than 210,000 people, uprooted half the population and left the country in ruins since erupting four years ago.
World News | Reuters | Thursday March 12, 2015
Syrian government forces have killed nearly 600 doctors and medical workers with bomb attacks, sniper fire and torture over the past four years of war, Physicians for Human Rights said in a hard-hitting report released Wednesday.
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 | Reuters | Tuesday March 10, 2015
Around 95 captives have escaped an Islamic State-run prison in northern Syria, a group monitoring the war said today, saying the escapees included about 30 Kurdish fighters.
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.