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United Nation Syria envoy says Astana talks 'not far from final declaration'

The UN envoy for Syria said Tuesday that a final declaration was close to being achieved at indirect talks between Syrian rebels and Damascus in the Kazakh capital Astana.

Germany says helped broker ceasefire for valley near Damascus

German diplomats helped broker a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in a mountainous valley near Damascus, a deal designed to restore water supplies to the capital, the German foreign ministry said on Friday.

US congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard makes secret Syria trip

A US congresswoman made a rare secret visit to Syria as part of her effort toward ending the years-long conflict in the Middle Eastern nation, her office said on Wednesday.

Syrian troops capture rebel-held village near Damascus

The Syrian army and an opposition activist group say government forces have captured a village near the capital Damascus that has witnessed intense clashes for weeks.

Syria says Israeli missiles struck near military airport

Syria accused Israel of firing missiles early Friday that struck near a major military airport west of Damascus, sparking a fire, and warned Israel of repercussions without specifying whether it would retaliate for the attack.

Russia agrees US to attend Syria talks as ceasefire tested

Russia agrees US to attend Syria talks as ceasefire tested

Russia has agreed the United States should be involved in talks on Syria`s future planned for this month, Turkey`s top diplomat said, as a series of explosions rocked Damascus.

Islamic State posts snaps of major Syria gas factory being blown up

Islamic State posts snaps of major Syria gas factory being blown up

The Islamic State posted photos of what it said was bombing of Syria's largest gas factory, as sources in the Oil Ministry in Damascus said the photos seemed real but the bombing has not yet been confirmed.

Syria crisis: Nine including govt soldiers killed in fighting near Damascus despite truce

Syria crisis: Nine including govt soldiers killed in fighting near Damascus despite truce

At least nine people, among them seven government soldiers, were killed in fighting near the Syrian capital Damascus overnight, despite a fragile nationwide truce, a monitor said on Saturday.

Syria crisis: Children at high risk of waternorne diseases in Damascus, says UN

Syria crisis: Children at high risk of waternorne diseases in Damascus, says UN

Children are at risk of waterborne diseases in Syria`s capital Damascus where 5.5 million people have had little or no running water for two weeks, the United Nations said on Friday.

Syrian regime using chlorine gas near Damascus, says Opposition

One of Syria`s most prominent opposition factions on Thursday accused the government of using chemical weapons in an attack on rebel-held territory on the fringes of Damascus.

Clashes near Damascus despite Syria truce

Syrian pro-government forces clashed with rebels around the main water source for Damascus on Thursday, a monitor said, threatening a fragile ceasefire as it entered its seventh day.

Strikes, artillery fire near Damascus kill 15: Monitor

Strikes, artillery fire near Damascus kill 15: Monitor

Eastern Ghouta has long been a rebel stronghold, and is regularly targeted by government air strikes and artillery fire.

Russian embassy in Damascus shelled twice over day, claims Foreign Ministry

Russian embassy in Damascus shelled twice over day, claims Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry has said that the Russian embassy in Damascus has been shelled twice over the day.

Syrian parents prepare their minor daughters for 'jihad' suicide missions – Video goes viral

Syrian parents prepare their minor daughters for 'jihad' suicide missions – Video goes viral

A video showing a Syrian mother and father preparing their 7 and 9-year-old daughters for jihad suicide missions, has gone viral on social media.

Explosion in Damascus, casualties reported: Monitor

An explosion rocked a southeastern neighbourhood of Syria`s capital on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Donald Trump can be our natural ally: Syria's Assad

Donald Trump can be our natural ally: Syria's Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was encouraged by Donald Trump`s declarations during the election campaign about fighting violent Islamists.

Fierce fighting, bombardment shake Syria's Aleppo, seven civilians dead

Fierce fighting shook Syria's Aleppo today, killing at least seven people, as sources said a deal for the evacuation of civilians and fighters from remaining rebel-held areas was on hold.

Syrian Army seizes key areas in Aleppo

Syrian Army seizes key areas in Aleppo

Airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the country's northwestern city of Idlib killed 25 people on Tuesday.

Syrian troops capture new rebel district in Aleppo: Monitor

Syrian troops capture new rebel district in Aleppo: Monitor

The Syrian army continued to advance seizing Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo from rebels as they press an offensive to recapture all of the city, a monitor said on Saturday. 

Syrian rebels battling government forces in southeast Aleppo: Official

Syrian rebels battling government forces in southeast Aleppo: Official

Syrian rebels were fighting pro-government militias on the southeastern edge of east Aleppo's opposition-held enclave on Tuesday, a rebel official said, as Damascus and its allies try to build on major gains in the city in recent days.