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European Union sanctions more Syrian entities

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 00:21

European Union (EU) Tuesday expanded sanctions against Syria over the government`s "violent repression" of its civilian population.

Syria`s Assad to be sworn in, set out plans for new term

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:13

President Bashar al-Assad will be sworn in and set out his plans for a new seven-year term, state media reported, after his victory in an election that affirmed his grip on power more than three years into Syria`s civil war.

US Defence chief arrives in Saudi

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 18:21

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in the Saudi Arabia Tuesday, the first leg of a regional tour focusing on Iran`s nuclear programme and Syria`s civil war.

Al Qaeda chief calls for unity as jihadist schism deepens

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:44

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for unity in a new interview amid widening divisions with a rival jihadist organisation rooted in the Syrian civil war.

UN urges end to Syria`s `convoluted` aid restrictions

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11:45

The United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Friday urged Syria`s government to end needless restrictions on access to areas where besieged Syrians are in desperate need of aid after three years of civil war.

NGOs pledge $400 mn for Syrians affected by war

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 08:52

Kuwait`s International Islamic Charitable Organisation said Kuwaiti charities pledged $142 million, while dozens of NGOs attending the meeting promised the rest.

Two days of fighting kill 10 in Lebanon`s Tripoli

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 10:15

Tensions between the neighbouring areas date back to Lebanon`s 1975-1990 civil war but have been exacerbated by the conflict across the border in Syria.

Death toll up to 26 in Syrian strike: Activists

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 16:32

The death toll from a government helicopter strike on a rebel-held town near the northern city of Aleppo has risen to 26 people including four children, said Syrian activists.

Syrian PM, visiting ally Iran, says government winning civil war

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 13:18

Prime Minister Wael Halki said on Saturday Syrian government forces were winning the war with rebels and would not rest while a single enemy fighter remained at large.

Syria faces serious medicine shortage due to conflicts

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 10:11

The Syrian market is facing considerable shortage of some drugs as most pharmaceutical laboratories in northern Syria are out of service, Xinhua reported Sunday.

Polio outbreak in northeast Syria risks spreading, WHO says

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 16:36

A polio outbreak has been confirmed among young children in northeast Syria and risks spreading in the region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Assad re-election would extend Syria war: Kerry

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 11:57

US Secretary of State John Kerry said today that any attempt by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to be re-elected would extend the country`s civil war.