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UN warns against new European, Arab extremist networks

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 01:13

New extremist networks in Europe and the Middle East may emerge from the war in Syria as thousands of foreigners fight alongside local militants, the UN Security Council heard Wednesday.

Terror threat still acute: EU police

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 16:23

The European Union`s police organisation says the threat of terrorism across the 28-nation bloc is "acute and diverse," despite a fall in the number of attacks last year.

Death toll in Syria`s war tops 160,000: Activists

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 16:09

An activist group says the number of people who have died in the Syrian conflict so far has exceeded 160,000.

Syria war forces a family to flee every minute: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 17:20

The war in Syria is driving one family from their home every minute, pushing the number of people internally displaced by conflict to record highs globally, a report said Wednesday.

More than 150,000 killed in Syria conflict: NGO

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 20:22

More than 150,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, a monitoring group said in a new toll released on Tuesday.

Syria says it freed 25 in exchange for nuns

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 20:01

The Syrian government says it freed only 25 prisoners in exchange for 13 Greek Orthodox nuns who had been held by al Qaida-linked rebels and not 150 as was reported earlier.

`Syrian forces committing war crimes in Yarmouk siege`

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 18:08

Amnesty International accused President Bashar al-Assad`s forces on Monday of perpetrating war crimes as part of a siege in southern Damascus which has killed nearly 200 people, mostly by starvation.

Senior al Qaeda fighter killed in Syria: Rebels

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 22:04

A spokesman for a rebel coalition says a suicide bombing has killed a senior al Qaeda operative in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

UN aid resolution must respect `sovereignty`, says Syria

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 22:00

Syria said on Sunday it is ready to cooperate with a rare UN Security Council resolution to allow humanitarian access, so long as it respects "state sovereignty."

UN sets up air bridge for aid to Syria city

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 01:51

The UN refugee agency said Thursday it has set up an air bridge to deliver 800 tonnes of aid to the city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria.

Russia, US move centrestage at Syria talks

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 21:34

UN`s mediator on the Syria conflict was to meet high-level Russian and US diplomats in Geneva in hope of breathing new life into the flagging peace talks.

Hundreds of civilians evacuated from Syria`s Homs

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 23:56

Aid teams evacuated hundreds of exhausted civilians from besieged districts of the city of Homs on Sunday, as Syria`s regime and rebels again accused each other of violating a truce.