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Syrian rebels expected to reach Astana for peace talks tonight: Kazakhstan

Syrian rebels expected to reach Astana for peace talks tonight: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan`s Foreign Ministry said Syria`s rebel delegation was expected in Astana on Wednesday night for peace talks this week aimed at ending the six-year civil war, a spokesman for the ministry said.

Syrian government is ready for prisoner swap with rebels: Report

The Syrian government is prepared to swap prisoners in its jails for people "kidnapped by terrorist groups", state television reported on Monday, citing an official source.

Russia, Iran, Turkey reach agreement on Syria peace talks, back expanding ceasefire in country

Russia, Iran, Turkey reach agreement on Syria peace talks, back expanding ceasefire in country

Russia, Iran and Turkey on Tuesday agreed to guarantee Syria peace talks and backed expanding a ceasefire in the war-torn country, the Russian foreign minister said after talks with counterparts.

Syria rebels to leave Aleppo under evacuation deal

Syria rebels to leave Aleppo under evacuation deal

Civilians and rebel fighters were to start evacuating from Syria's Aleppo "within hours" under a deal that would end years of opposition resistance in the city.

Hundreds missing after fleeing east Aleppo, rebels block others from leaving: UN

The UN voiced concern Friday that hundreds of men may have gone missing after fleeing into government-controlled parts of Aleppo and said armed groups were reportedly blocking civilians from leaving the shrinking areas under their control.

Syria rebels renew Aleppo attack before Russia ceasefire

Syria rebels renew Aleppo attack before Russia ceasefire

State media said at least 12 people had been killed in rebel rocket and gunfire on regime-controlled neighbourhoods, after an assault that began with a double car bomb attack.

Syria rebels capture emblematic IS stronghold Dabiq

Syria rebels capture emblematic IS stronghold Dabiq

The defeat for IS came as John Kerry was due to meet European allies in London as part of a new diplomatic push to end Syria's conflict.

Syria rebels take key positions near Aleppo: Monitor

A Syrian coalition of jihadists and Islamist rebels on Saturday seized key positions south of Aleppo as they press a major offensive to break the government siege of the city, a monitor said.

Syria rebels in failed bid to reopen Aleppo route

 Syrian rebels fought fierce battles with regime forces in a failed bid to reopen their only supply route into Aleppo city overnight, losing at least 29 combatants, a monitor said Sunday.

Russian air strikes continue on rebel bastions ahead of ceasefire

Russian warplanes carried out intense air strikes on rebel strongholds in Syria today hours before a ceasefire is due to come into force, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Obama urges Russia to stop bombing 'moderate' Syria rebels

Obama urges Russia to stop bombing 'moderate' Syria rebels

U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russia on Sunday to stop bombing "moderate" rebels in Syria in support of its ally Bashar al-Assad, a campaign seen in the West as a major obstacle to latest efforts to end the war.

Syria regime forces cut rebel supply route in Aleppo

Syria regime forces cut rebel supply route in Aleppo

The Syrian army on Wednesday cut the last supply route linking opposition forces in the northern city of Aleppo to the Turkish border, a military source said, in a major blow to the rebels.

Syria rebels insist no role for Assad despite Western overtures

 Syrian opposition forces say they will never accept President Bashar al-Assad`s rule, after signs that Western powers may be willing to work with the embattled leader to end the war.