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Aleppo crisis: Evacuation halted as blasts heard at site where civilians are fleeing the Syrian city

Aleppo crisis: Evacuation halted as blasts heard at site where civilians are fleeing the Syrian city

Syria's government and rebels have accused each other of violating terms of an already shaky ceasefire.

Britain, US consider more sanctions against Bashar al-Assad, supporters over Syria war

Britain, US consider more sanctions against Bashar al-Assad, supporters over Syria war

Britain and the United States said on Sunday they were considering imposing additional sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters for their actions in Syria`s war.

In internal document, US diplomats demand Syria action

Dozens of State Department employees have endorsed an internal document that advocates US military action to pressure Syria's government into accepting a cease-fire and engaging in peace talks, officials have said.

World and regional powers set immediate, modest Syria goals

Outlining other results, US Secretary of State John Kerry said participants set a June 1 deadline for the resumption of humanitarian aid to areas cut off from the outside world.

Russia-US cooperation will lead to fundamental changes in Syria: Putin

Russia-US cooperation will lead to fundamental changes in Syria: Putin

According to the president, the situation in Syria "remains complicated," with the Russia-US-backed ceasefire still not fully implemented.

EU to give emergency aid to help Greece cope with migrants

The European Union will Wednesday announce plans for emergency aid to Greece which is struggling to cope with an influx of migrants with thousands stuck in misery at its border after Balkan states tightened their frontiers.

Donors face record request of USD 9 billion to aid Syrians

International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organisers of tomorrow's annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to USD 9 billion for 2016.

John Kerry tries to ease concerns about warning US-Iran relations

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Gulf Arab officials today to ease their concerns about warming US-Iranian ties and seek consensus on which Syrian opposition groups should be represented at upcoming peace talks.

Syria's Assad must leave or be forced out: Saudi FM

 Syrian President Bashar Assad has two choices, "either to leave through negotiations" or be forcibly removed from power, the Saudi foreign minister said on Thursday, arguing that the Syrian people would not accept any other outcomes.

US 'will not relent' in Islamic State campaign: Barack Obama

US 'will not relent' in Islamic State campaign: Barack Obama

French President Francois Hollande is due to meet with Obama at the White House on Tuesday to discuss ways to bolster the international coalition fighting the Islamic State.

Syrian troops break siege imposed by Islamic State on base since 2013

Syrian troops break siege imposed by Islamic State on base since 2013

Syrian government forces today broke a siege imposed by the Islamic State group on a northern military air base since 2013, marking the first major achievement by President Bashar Assad's troops since Russia began its airstrikes in late September, state media said.

Russia warns against pressing demands for Assad's ouster

Russia's foreign minister says the next round of Syria talks expected to be held this weekend must not focus squarely on demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad's resignation.

Iran invited to next round of Syria talks: US officials

Iran has been invited to participate for the first time in international talks over Syria's future, US officials said Tuesday, a shift in strategy for the United States and its allies as they seek to halt the four-year civil war and eventually ease President Bashar Assad out of power.

CIA-backed Syrian rebels under Russian blitz: Officials

CIA-backed rebels in Syria, who had begun to put serious pressure on President Bashar Assad's forces, are now under Russian bombardment with little prospect of rescue by their American patrons, US officials say.

Russia expanding major Syrian airport: Syria group

Russian forces are expanding the tarmac of a major airport in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad and his minority sect, a prominent Syrian monitoring group said on Sunday.

Hezbollah chief 'proud' of US sanctions on members of group

The leader of the Hezbollah militant group says he is "proud" of US sanctions targeting three members of the group.

Saudi, Egypt downplay reports of discord over Syria

Egypt and Saudi Arabia sought today to downplay reports of discord among the close allies over Syria during a visit of the Saudi foreign minister to Cairo.

Hezbollah says 3 of its fighters killed in border clashes

The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah says three of its fighters have been killed fighting against Islamic militants near the border with Lebanon this week.

Rebels launch new offensive in northwestern Syria

Several hard-line Syrian rebel groups pushed a new offensive against government forces in northwestern Syria on Thursday, less than a month after seizing control of the provincial capital there.

Syria's Assad calls chemical attack allegations 'propaganda'

Syrian President Bashar Assad rejected allegations that his military had used barrel bombs or chlorine gas against opposition-held areas, calling the accusations "malicious propaganda."