Syrian conflict

Where is our 'Thank you America?' Donald Trump denies saying US will attack Syria

Where is our 'Thank you America?' Donald Trump denies saying US will attack Syria

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to deny that he ever said his country will launch an attack on Syria. This after world security and peace suffered a damning blow in the past few days with US and Russia threatening each other over strong military action in Syria.

Apr 12, 2018, 16:41 PM IST
Islamic State left with just 8% of Syrian territory, claims Russia

Islamic State left with just 8% of Syrian territory, claims Russia

The Russian military has said less than eight percent of Syrian territory remains in the control of the Islamic State (IS) as Syrian government troops supported by Russian jets have freed most of the country.

Oct 14, 2017, 08:08 AM IST
Car bombs kill at least six in Syrian camp near Jordan border

Car bombs kill at least six in Syrian camp near Jordan border

Two car bombs killed at least six people and wounded several others in Syria`s sprawling Rukban refugee camp near the border with Jordan late on Monday, a rebel official and a resident said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group.

May 16, 2017, 12:52 PM IST
Islamic State beheads Russian spy in Syria, releases video, claims SITE

Islamic State beheads Russian spy in Syria, releases video, claims SITE

Islamic State has issued a video showing the beheading of what it described as a Russian intelligence officer captured in Syria, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring website reported on Tuesday.

May 09, 2017, 13:46 PM IST

New Syria war crimes panel to launch soon: UN

A new UN body tasked with identifying individuals guilty of atrocities in Syria should start work shortly, a key step towards holding war crimes suspects to account, the UN rights chief said on Monday. 

May 01, 2017, 18:33 PM IST

China urges avoiding 'further deterioration' in Syria: Govt

China urged calm in dealing with the Syrian conflict on Friday after the United States military attacked a Syrian airfield with cruise missiles.

Apr 07, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for peace in meeting with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Chinese President Xi Jinping called today for peace between Israel and an independent Palestine "as soon as possible" during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, state media reported.

Mar 21, 2017, 20:29 PM IST
Fresh round of Syria peace talks begin in Kazakhstan

Fresh round of Syria peace talks begin in Kazakhstan

Syrian rebel and government representatives met in Kazakhstan on Thursday for a fresh round of peace talks under the auspices of Russia, Iran and Turkey.

Feb 16, 2017, 16:07 PM IST
Russian jets bombard Syria's rebel-held Idlib city, 15 dead: Reports

Russian jets bombard Syria's rebel-held Idlib city, 15 dead: Reports

At least 15 people died in air strikes on the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib on Tuesday, in some of the heaviest raids there in months, residents and a rescue worker said.

Feb 07, 2017, 15:53 PM IST
Russia begins scaling down Syria military deployment: Reports

Russia begins scaling down Syria military deployment: Reports

Russia's military on Friday said that it has begun scaling down its deployment to Syria, with Moscow's sole aircraft carrier set to be the first to quit the conflict zone.

Jan 06, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
Syrian rebels announce peace talks with government

Syrian rebels announce peace talks with government

Several rebel groups have said they were freezing talks on planned peace negotiations with the Syrian government, citing "major violations" by the government forces to an ongoing ceasefire.

Jan 03, 2017, 10:27 AM IST

Syria truce holding despite isolated violence

A fragile calm was holding across Syria today after a truce brokered by Russia and Turkey came into effect, a potentially major breakthrough after nearly six years of conflict.

Dec 30, 2016, 15:41 PM IST
Russia, Turkey agree Syria ceasefire plan

Russia, Turkey agree Syria ceasefire plan

Turkey and Russia have agreed a ceasefire plan for all of Syria that should come into force this evening at midnight, Turkish state media said on Wednesday, as Ankara and Moscow tighten cooperation to find an end to the civil war.

Dec 28, 2016, 16:10 PM IST
Suspected Aleppo chlorine attack chokes dozens, rescue workers: Monitors

Suspected Aleppo chlorine attack chokes dozens, rescue workers: Monitors

A United Nations and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons inquiry found that Syrian govt forces were responsible for two toxic gas attacks in 2014 and 2015 involving chlorine.

Sep 07, 2016, 09:33 AM IST

US Air Force plane crashes after flying over Barack Obama speech

The accident occurred about six miles (nine kilometers) from Peterson Air Force Base.

Jun 03, 2016, 05:33 AM IST

Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syria towns

Hundreds of sick or wounded Syrians and their families were being evacuated from besieged rebel- and regime-held towns for treatment today as relief efforts intensified even as peace talks falter.

Apr 21, 2016, 14:50 PM IST

IS spreading like cancer, Ebola: UN

The war raging in Syria has "provided the perfect breeding ground for extremists and terrorists to take root in the society," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters in Geneva.

Apr 08, 2016, 21:09 PM IST

'ISIS has lost almost 1/4 of its territory in 15 months'

Cash-strapped Islamic State has lost almost a quarter of its territory in the last 15 months and the dreaded terror group is increasingly isolated and on the decline, according to a new study.

Mar 17, 2016, 16:26 PM IST

NATO says Russia in way of solving Syrian conflict

Syria's conflict, which spiralled from widespread anti-government protests into an all-out civil war, has forced millions of people to flee their homes.

Mar 05, 2016, 02:51 AM IST
US, Russia announce Syria ceasefire from Saturday

US, Russia announce Syria ceasefire from Saturday

The United States and Russia on Monday announced plans for a landmark "cessation of hostilities" to take effect in war-torn Syria on February 27, excluding the main jihadist factions.

Feb 23, 2016, 03:29 AM IST