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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Ready for cease-fire, says Syrian President Assad

Ready for cease-fire, says Syrian President Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was ready for cease-fire in Syria on condition that the "terrorists" don`t exploit it.

Turkish intervention in Syria risks Turkey-Russia war: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande today said Ankara's escalating involvement in the Syrian conflict was creating a risk of war between Turkey and Russia.

Assad `confident` of Russian support for Syria regime

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressed "strong confidence" Tuesday that Russia will continue supporting his embattled regime, speaking in an interview with Hezbollah`s Al-Manar television network. 

'More than 240,000 killed in Syria conflict'

More than 240,000 people, including 12,000 children, have been killed in Syria`s conflict which broke out in March 2011, a monitoring group said Thursday.


Rebels, Qaeda launch assault on Syria`s Daraa

 Rebels including Al-Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate on Thursday launched a fresh offensive on the major southern city of Daraa, saying their aim was to "purify" the area.

Syrian conflict forces children to provide for families: Unicef

In four years of the civil war in Syria, many children have become the backbone of many families who fled the conflict and are living as refugees in neighbouring countries, the Unicef said on Thursday.

UN panel says will share names of Syria war crimes suspects

UN investigators for human rights violations in Syria today offered to share "some information" from secret lists of alleged war criminals with prosecutors to aid investigations and help bring perpetrators to justice.

Nine killed in Syria blast

At least nine people were killed Monday when a car bomb blast hit a gas factory in Syria`s central province of Homs, a monitoring group said.

Iran says ready to help Iraq fight IS jihadists

Iran said on Monday that it was at Iraq`s disposal to help its neighbour battle the Islamic State jihadist group, media reported.

Jordan jails four over links with IS group

A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced four men to jail on charges of membership of the Islamic State group and for promoting the jihadist organisation on the Internet.

Assad says ready to study UN plan to `freeze` Aleppo fighting

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Monday he was ready to study a UN plan to "freeze" fighting in the northern city of Aleppo, a statement from his office said.

Local ceasefires 'best hope' for Syria, say report

Local ceasefires in Syria could prove the "best hope" for alleviating civilian suffering and provide a basis for a larger resolution to the country`s conflict, a new report said Monday.

Bomb attack kills 2 troops on Syria border: Lebanon army

A bomb attack on a Lebanese military patrol killed two soldiers and wounded three others Friday near the border with war-torn Syria, the army said.

Rebels advance in Syria's southern province

Armed militant groups, including Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, advanced in Syria's southern province of Qunaitera, as the Syrian troops stripped the rebels of key towns in the central province of Hama, activists said Saturday.

OPCW claims evidence of toxic chemical use in Syria

OPCW claims evidence of toxic chemical use in Syria

The fact-finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claimed Wednesday that it has found compelling evidence that a toxic chemical was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in villages in northern Syria earlier this year.