World | Reuters | Thursday September 18, 2014
At least one unmanned surveillance aircraft has been seen over Islamic State-controlled areas of the Syrian province of Aleppo, where the militants have evacuated most of their bases, a group which tracks the war in Syria reported on Thursday.
World | Associated Press | Thursday September 18, 2014
Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country, an international charity group said on Thursday.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday September 16, 2014
As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of atrocit...
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 16, 2014
Jihadists shot down a Syrian warplane conducting strikes on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqa on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.
World | Associated Press | Saturday September 13, 2014
Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now seems to have followed them across th...
World | 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 somethin...
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.