Syria crisis

Britain's deadly Tornado GR4s join Syria strikes: A factfile on Royal Air Force jets

Britain's deadly Tornado GR4s join Syria strikes: A factfile on Royal Air Force jets

The Tornados are set to retire in 2019 after four decades of service

Apr 15, 2018, 11:21 AM IST
US 'locked and loaded' if Syria tries chemical attack; Russian media warns of World War III

US 'locked and loaded' if Syria tries chemical attack; Russian media warns of World War III

The statement issuing World War III warning appeared on Russian state media after UNSC rejected a resolution against US aggression in Syria.

Apr 15, 2018, 09:05 AM IST
Esha Gupta's tweet on Syria crisis goes viral—Check inside

Esha Gupta's tweet on Syria crisis goes viral—Check inside

A week of intense attacks on Eastern Ghouta killed at least 510 people, including 127 minors, according to latest figures.

Feb 26, 2018, 14:10 PM IST

Vladimir Putin discusses Syria, economic ties with Iran's Rouhani: Kremlin

It clarified that the economic issues discussed included joint projects in the oil and gas sector and peaceful nuclear projects.
 

May 27, 2017, 18:18 PM IST

Russian lawmaker says Russia-US Syria coalition in doubt: Agencies

Russia's coalition with the United States on the Syria crisis is in doubt after Washington carried out air strikes on a Syrian airbase, news agencies quoted a senior Russian lawmaker as saying on Friday.

Apr 07, 2017, 11:14 AM IST
Hundreds left from Aleppo as UN observers to oversee evacuations

Hundreds left from Aleppo as UN observers to oversee evacuations

A convoy of around 20 buses crossed the front line in the early Monday morning headed for rebel-held territory elsewhere in northern Syria after around 350 people got out during the night.

Dec 19, 2016, 13:42 PM IST
Syria state TV: Evacuation deal reached for Aleppo and Shi'ite villages

Syria state TV: Evacuation deal reached for Aleppo and Shi'ite villages

According to al-Ikhbariya TV news, about 1,200 civilians would initially be evacuated from east Aleppo and a similar number from the two villages in Idlib province. 

Dec 18, 2016, 18:12 PM IST
Syrian rebels say Iran holding up Aleppo evacuation deal

Syrian rebels say Iran holding up Aleppo evacuation deal

The head of the political wing of the Ahrar al Sham rebel group involved in negotiations over the deal, said Iran was insisting people be allowed to leave two besieged Shi`ite villages before letting the Aleppo evacuation happen.

Dec 17, 2016, 20:52 PM IST
Aleppo evacuation: Thousands of trapped civilians and rebels in desperate wait for evacuation from opposition-held areas

Aleppo evacuation: Thousands of trapped civilians and rebels in desperate wait for evacuation from opposition-held areas

Families spent the night in freezing temperatures in bombed out apartment blocks in Al-Amiriyah district, which was the departure point for evacuations before they were halted on Friday.

Dec 17, 2016, 17:14 PM IST
Syrian rebel says new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation: Al-Arabiya al-Hadath

Syrian rebel says new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation: Al-Arabiya al-Hadath

The deal comprised an evacuation from the two Shi`ite villages besieged by insurgents, the evacuation of wounded people from two towns besieged by pro-government forces near the Lebanese border, and the full evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

Dec 17, 2016, 14:39 PM IST
US' John Kerry urges Russia to show 'grace' in Geneva Aleppo talks

US' John Kerry urges Russia to show 'grace' in Geneva Aleppo talks

US and Russian officials meet in Geneva to discuss the situation in Aleppo, Syria said John Kerry.

Dec 10, 2016, 20:21 PM IST
Syrian government says it rejects ceasefire in Aleppo if rebel remains

Syrian government says it rejects ceasefire in Aleppo if rebel remains

The Syrian government said no ceasefire in Aleppo if rebel factions remain in the city.

Dec 06, 2016, 17:18 PM IST
Air strikes on village of Syria's Idlib; killed 21 civilians

Air strikes on village of Syria's Idlib; killed 21 civilians

Russia began a military intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad in September 2015, saying it was carrying out strikes against "terrorists".

Dec 04, 2016, 18:09 PM IST
50,000 people have fled Syria Army`s east Aleppo advance: Britain-based monitor

50,000 people have fled Syria Army`s east Aleppo advance: Britain-based monitor

The Britain-based monitor said more than 20,000 people had fled to western neighbourhoods of the city held by the government, with another 30,000 moving to areas held by Kurdish forces.

Nov 30, 2016, 14:58 PM IST
United Nations says Mosul's poor struggling to get food

United Nations says Mosul's poor struggling to get food

"Key informants are telling us that poor families are struggling to put sufficient food on their tables," U.N Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Lise Grande, told Reuters. "This is very worrying."
 

Nov 29, 2016, 15:33 PM IST
Syria army urges rebels to quit Aleppo, let civilians out

Syria army urges rebels to quit Aleppo, let civilians out

The military airdropped leaflets with a picture of a green coach like those used in the past to transport civilians and rebels from areas retaken by the government.

Nov 22, 2016, 21:19 PM IST
Amnesty urges long-term solution for trapped Syrians

Amnesty urges long-term solution for trapped Syrians

More than 70,000 Syrians are trapped in "hellish conditions" in a remote, arid strip of no-man`s land on the Syrian side of the border, the rights group said.

Oct 11, 2016, 16:43 PM IST

Syria announces surprise easing of Aleppo assault

Syria`s military announced Wednesday it was scaling back its bombardment of rebels in devastated Aleppo, in a surprise move nearly two weeks after declaring an all-out assault to capture the city.

Oct 06, 2016, 05:43 AM IST

John Kerry calls Lavrov despite freeze on Syria talks

Secretary of State John Kerry called his Russian counterpart to talk about the fighting in Syria on Wednesday, two days after Washington suspended contacts on reviving a ceasefire there.

Oct 06, 2016, 01:35 AM IST

Russia sends missile system to Syria port

Russia said Tuesday it has sent an advanced missile system to the Syrian port of Tartus, as tensions escalate between it and the United States over the five-year conflict.

Oct 05, 2016, 01:20 AM IST