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Russia launches first Syria raids from Iran base

The strikes destroyed jihadist targets including weapons depots and command centres, "killing a large number of fighters," Moscow said.

DNA: Vladimir Putin's gigantic, triple-decker war room revealed

Russia's strongman Vladimir Putin has been overseeing the daily airstrikes in Syria from a colossal three-floor war room in Moscow.

WH defends Obama's decision to send special forces to Syria

The White House today defended US President Barack Obama's decision to send special operations forces to Syria to counter the Islamic State, saying they would be involved in train-and-advise operations only.

DNA: Russia might launch airstrikes against ISIS with or without US

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has said that if U.S will not join hands with Russia to defeat ISIS, then Russia has potential to defeat ISIS alone and they don't any help or assistance of any other country to achieve the aim of defeating ISIS.

Toll from Syria regime strikes near Damascus now 34: Monitor

 The toll from heavy government bombardment of a rebel stronghold outside the Syrian capital rose on Sunday to 34 civilians including 12 children, a monitoring group said.

US widens sanctions on Syria

The United States widened sanctions on Syria on Monday, targeting individuals and entities it says are providing energy products used by the Assad regime in fighting its own people. 


Syria Army seizes Alawite `massacre` village: Report

The Syrian Army recaptured on Monday an Alawite village in central Hama province where rebels "massacred" civilians earlier this month, state news agency SANA said.

Assad warns Turkey for supporting rebels

While accusing Turkey of supporting the rebels in Syria to oust his government, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned the neighbouring country on Friday that it will face severe consequences.

Britain claims UN report clearly implicates Assad regime in chemical attacks

Britain has said the United Nations report on the chemical weapons attack in Syria is abundantly clear in blaming the Bashar al-Assad regime for the incident in the suburbs bordering capital Damascus.

US, Russia strike deal on Syria chemical weapons

Russia and the United States put aside bitter differences over Syria to strike a deal on Saturday that by destroying President Bashar al-Assad`s chemical arsenal may avert U.S. military action against him.

Obama wants to try diplomacy, but backs targeted strike

US President Barack Obama told the Congress that he wants to give diplomacy a chance on the issue of Syria, but backed a limited and targeted military strike against the Assad regime with Congressional authorisation.

Obama, Kerry push for military action on Syria

President Barack Obama on Sunday tried to rally Congressional support for possible US military action against Syria ahead of a vote expected over the issue as his top diplomat launched parallel efforts to drum up support from key European allies and Arab leaders.

`India must take principled stand on Syria`

India must abandon its policy of neutrality and take a principled stand on Syria to allow the Syrian people to democratically decide on their political, economic and social future, London-based V K Krishna Menon Institute said on Sunday.

US to send military support to Syrian rebels

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons in the strife-torn country, prompting the US to send military support to rebels for the first time, a top American official said.

Assad regime used chemical weapon in Syria: US

The United States has said that the Assad regime in Syria has used chemical weapons on a small scale resulting in death of between 100 to 150 people.

`Iran, Hezbollah build strong force to help Assad`

Iran and Hezbollah have built a 50,000-strong parallel force in Syria to help the regime of President Bashar-al Assad in its fight against rebels demanding his ouster, Israel`s military intelligence chief has claimed.

Defected Syrian Gen accuses Assad regime of murder

He becomes the latest in a string of leading military advisers to abandon the government and join the disparate rebels.

Is it the beginning of the end in Syria?

There is little doubt that Syria has descended into civil war.

Do not support Assad regime: US tells Russia

The United States has repeatedly made it clear that the Syrian government has a responsibility to safeguard its stockpiles of chemical weapons.

Syria says revolt over, but Army still shooting

Rebels said they would not cease fire until tanks, artillery and heavy weapons are withdrawn.