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European government put 10 more people under sanctions over the crisis in Syria

European governments put 10 more people under sanctions over the crisis in Syria, targeting high-ranking military officials and senior figures linked to President Bashar al-Assad, the bloc said in a statement on Thursday.

Russia criticises Turkey's military operation in Syria for first time

Russia criticised for the first time the Turkish military operation in Syria, joined by militias opposing the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria opposition warns of Aleppo starvation amid siege fears

Hundreds of thousands of civilians in rebel-held areas of Aleppo risk starvation.

Syrian President says ''real'' negotiations not on in Geneva

Assad made his remarks in his first address to the newly elected parliament, when he also congratulated lawmakers on an record turnout during the election in April.

Iran says US ally Saudi the real 'terrorism sponsor'

Ansari said Washington's support for Israel despite its decades-old occupation of the Palestinian territories made it the "biggest sponsor of state terrorism".

Russia pledges more Syria raids, opposition sets truce terms

Russia pledges more Syria raids, opposition sets truce terms

Moscow pledged Saturday to continue backing the Syrian government in its fight against "terrorism", dashing hopes for a ceasefire the opposition said it would only back if the regime and its supporters hold fire.

Syria peace talks hit trouble after Damascus blast kills 60

The United Nations is aiming for six months of negotiations, first seeking a ceasefire, later working toward a political settlement to the civil war.

Only a third of Russia's air strikes in Syria targeting IS: US official

Only a third of Russia's air strikes in Syria targeting IS: US official

Of the 5,000 air strikes carried out by Russia, about 70 percent hit rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, rather than supporting the efforts of the U.S-led coalition: US official. 

Assad needs to leave for stability in Syria: Obama

Obama said the long-term US goal was to to stabilise lawless regions so that IS does not have any safe haven.

UK's Syria strikes 'illegal', will encourage terror: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said terrorism is like a cancer which needed to be tackled with a "comprehensive" strategy, involving working with troops on the ground.

Russia critical of US plan to give rebels air cover in Syria

Russia on Monday criticised US plans to provide together with Turkey air cover for Syrian rebels, saying any support for rivals of Russian ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hampered Damascus` fight against Islamic State. 

Syria exiled opposition to snub Moscow peace talks

Syria`s exiled opposition announced Saturday that it had declined an invitation from Russia to attend peace talks in Moscow with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad`s government.

Syria`s Assad dismisses US plans to train rebels

 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said US plans to train vetted rebels to fight the Islamic State group were "illusory" as they would eventually defect to the jihadists, in an interview published Monday.

20 killed in Syria mortar attack

At least 20 people were killed and many wounded Thursday evening when a mortar shell struck a gathering of President Bashar al-Assad supporters in the Daraa province, a pro-government radio reported.

Iran`s Rouhani says `terrorists` must be expelled from Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told visiting UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Sunday that part of a solution to the Syria crisis is to expel "terrorist groups" from that country, a report said.

Barack Obama strike threat is butt of Syrian jokes

A Syrian caricature shows US President Barack Obama smile and pluck the petals of a daisy, as he wonders, "Should I bomb? Or shouldn`t I bomb?"

`Syria warplanes bombard outskirts of Damascus`

Syrian warplanes launched a series of strikes on the outskirts of Damascus on Saturday as President Bashar al-Assad`s regime pressed a bid to drive back rebels, a monitoring group said.

Syrian cabinet to discuss implementation of Assad’s ‘peace proposal’

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s proposal to resolve the country`s crisis has evoked mixed reactions from within and outside Syria.

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.

Internet, phone services restored after two-day black-out in Syria

According to rebels, the blackout is likely a sign that Assad`s forces are due to launch a concerted offensive in the capital.