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Damascus bombings: Dozens of Iraqi pilgrims killed

Damascus bombings: Dozens of Iraqi pilgrims killed

At least 40 Iraqi Shiite pilgrims were killed and around 120 were injured in the twin blasts that rocked in Damascus, Syria, said Iraq's Foreign Ministry.

Consequences of Syria war 'too dangerous' for everyone: UN chief

The global threats caused by Syria's civil war have become "too dangerous" to go unresolved, the new UN chief said Wednesday, underlining the need for progress at peace talks next week.

Cristiano Ronaldo joins campaign to help children in war-stricken Syrian cities - Video

Cristiano Ronaldo joins campaign to help children in war-stricken Syrian cities - Video

Ronaldo also called Syrian war-affected kids `the true heroes`.

Frustrated Western powers call for talks to end Syria war

Western powers called Saturday for talks between the Syrian regime and the opposition in a bid to end a war that has cost more than 300,000 lives, but desperation hung over a meeting in Paris.

Russia opposes Syria sanctions after UN gas attacks probe

Russia opposes Syria sanctions after UN gas attacks probe

Russia dismissed as "unconvincing" the findings of a UN-led investigation showing that Syrian forces had carried out three chemical attacks, and said no sanctions should be imposed.

Pope Francis calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Syria

Pope Francis, in his strongest appeal to date on the conflict in Syria, on Wednesday called for an "immediate ceasefire" to allow for the evacuation of civilians.

US accuses Russia of cyber attacks to disrupt election

US officials formally accused the Russian government Friday of trying to "interfere" with the American presidential election, and vowed to respond at an undisclosed time and place.

Syrian Army announces new offensive on rebel-held Aleppo

Syrian Army announces new offensive on rebel-held Aleppo

The Syrian army has announced a major new offensive on rebel-held eastern Aleppo after international powers with a stake in country`s civil war failed to revive a collapsed ceasefire during diplomatic talks in New York.

US says no swift victory in battle for Syria's Aleppo

US says no swift victory in battle for Syria's Aleppo

"The longer the fighting drags on, the more civilians will be caught in the middle, the more they will pay the highest price," US told the Security Council which met to discuss the crisis in Aleppo.

`Crisis` in Lebanon for Syrian children out of school

`Crisis` in Lebanon for Syrian children out of school

Mariam Khatib, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, says she has just one wish in life -- to be able to go back to school.

US weighs more special forces troops for Syria: Official

An official said no determination has been made about the number of troops who could be sent or whether they will be sent at all.

Nearly 1,400 civilians killed in Russia's Syria air strikes: Monitor

Nearly 1,400 civilians killed in Russia's Syria air strikes: Monitor

Russian air strikes on Syria have killed nearly 1,400 civilians since Moscow started its aerial campaign nearly four months ago, a group monitoring the war said on Saturday.

Three months of Russia raids on Syria kill more than 2,300

Three months of Russia raids on Syria kill more than 2,300

Three months of Russian air strikes in Syria have killed more than 2,300 people, a third of them civilians, a monitoring group said today.

Body of Syrian child found in Bosphorus off Istanbul

Body of Syrian child found in Bosphorus off Istanbul

Turkish authorities have found in the Bosphorus Strait off Istanbul the body of a four-year-old Syrian child who went missing two weeks ago, media reports said Wednesday.

Damascus ready to enter Geneva peace talks: Minister

Damascus ready to enter Geneva peace talks: Minister

Syria is ready to take part in peace talks in Geneva and hopes that the dialogue will help the country form a national unity government, Syrian Foreign Minister said.

Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA

Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the CIA, the group's commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in a Middle East conflict for the first time since the Cold War.

Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA

Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the CIA, the group's commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in a Middle East conflict for the first time since the Cold War.

In rich Gulf Arab states, some feel shamed by refugee response

When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, fellow Gulf states raced to shelter thousands of displaced Kuwaitis. Fast forward 25 years, and the homeless from Syria`s nearby war have found scant refuge in the Arab world`s richest states.

UN probe blames international community for raging Syria war

 The UN on Tuesday warned that if international stakeholders do not cut their military and other logistic support to the warring factions in strife-torn Syria, then the world will continue to suffer from the brunt of this raging conflict which has already claimed over 2,20,000 lives.

Hezbollah says will attack Nusra Front inside Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah`s leader said on Tuesday his Lebanon-based militant group will launch an attack inside Syria against al Qaeda-linked insurgents in the mountain region along the countries` border.