Syria unrest

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

US mulls `diplomatic and military` options for Syria

 US agencies are considering "diplomatic, military, intelligence and economic options" to deal with the crisis in Syria, an official said Tuesday, while stressing the need for a "political resolution."

Oct 05, 2016, 01:01 AM IST

Suicide attack hits Syrian wedding, kills 22: Monitor

A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people Monday in an attack targeting a party in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and medics said.

Oct 04, 2016, 03:58 AM IST

Afghan hospital bombing reenacted in protest as bombs fall on Aleppo

Geneva`s main hospital became a fiery inferno on Monday night in a simulation to commemorate the deadly U.S. air strike on a Kunduz hospital in Afghanistan a year ago and to condemn alleged Syrian and Russian bombing of health centres in Aleppo.

Oct 04, 2016, 03:48 AM IST

UN council weighs measure to impose Syria ceasefire

The UN Security Council on Monday was weighing a draft resolution aimed at imposing a ceasefire in Aleppo and halting all military flights over Syria`s war-battered city.

Oct 04, 2016, 01:34 AM IST

France slams Russian, regime 'cynicism' in Syria

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault attacked on Monday the "cynicism" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s regime and its Russian ally, while urging support for a new ceasefire.

Oct 04, 2016, 01:17 AM IST
At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

At the start of that meeting the UN's top envoy to Syria accused the government of unleashing "unprecedented military violence" against civilians in Aleppo.

Sep 26, 2016, 03:42 AM IST

30 army deserters killed in Syria ambush

Syrian government forces have killed over 30 deserters from the army in an ambush on the road to Damascus airport, opposition activists have alleged.

Mar 12, 2013, 23:30 PM IST

Syria regime opens attack on flashpoint Homs neighbourhood

Syrian forces on Monday fired heavy machine guns and launched at least one airstrike on a neighbourhood in the central city of Homs that rebels claimed to have seized a day earlier.

Mar 11, 2013, 23:57 PM IST

West calls Syrian referendum a `sham`

Even as some cast ballots for what the government has tried to portray as reform, the military kept up shelling Homs.

Feb 26, 2012, 21:35 PM IST

Jordan says has hosted 100 Syrian deserters

In September, officials said privately that Jordan had received 60 Syrian army and police deserters, who ranged in rank from corporal to colonel.

Nov 27, 2011, 15:19 PM IST

Syria buries security forces as sanctions loom

Many of the attacks against Syrian security forces are believed to be carried out by a group of army defectors known as the Free Syrian Army.

Nov 27, 2011, 10:34 AM IST

Sanctions on Syria effective: US treasury

A US embassy statement said they discussed possible Syrian attempts to bypass the sanctions by using the Jordanian financial sector.

Nov 14, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Lebanese leader denies inciting unrest in Syria

Jamal Jarrah is accused of financing, arming anti-government Syrian protests.

Apr 14, 2011, 11:34 AM IST