UN begins evacuation of Syria wounded as peace talks fray

The UN began evacuating hundreds of wounded people from besieged Syrian towns today in a rare sign of humanitarian progress amid faltered peace talks and a fraying ceasefire.

UN tells Syrian government to go faster, get specific in Geneva talks

Geneva Syria`s government must do more to present its ideas about a political transition and not merely talk about principles of peacemaking, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Friday after a fifth day of peace talks. 

United Nations tells Syrian government to go faster, get specific in Geneva talks

Syria`s government must do more to present its ideas about a political transition and not merely talk about principles of peacemaking, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Friday after a fifth day of peace talks. 

Russia can make powerful Syria comeback within hours, says Putin

Speaking in Kremlin, Putin sought to dampen any talk of a rift with Damascus, saying Moscow's partial withdrawal from Syria had been agreed with President Bashar al-Assad.

Russia, Syrian army pound rebels ahead of fighting halt

Russia, Syrian army pound rebels ahead of fighting halt

The "cessation of hostilities" agreed by the US and Russia is due to take hold on Saturday morning from midnight.

Syria govt accepts ceasefire deal: Foreign Ministry

Syria govt accepts ceasefire deal: Foreign Ministry

The Syrian government on Tuesday accepted the terms of a ceasefire deal announced by the United States and Russia, a foreign ministry statement said.

Tens of thousands flee Aleppo, gather at Turkish border: UN

The Syrian government`s military offensive around the city of Aleppo has prompted at least 15,000 people to flee and involved a reported 13 airstrikes on medical facilities in January, the United Nations said on Friday.

Syria says Saudi, Qatar, Turkey told opposition to quit Geneva talks

The head of the Syrian government`s delegation on Wednesday accused the opposition of wanting to withdraw from peace talks under pressure from regional power

Premature for Syrian opposition to join talks in Russia: US

 The US State Department said on Tuesday that it was premature for Moscow to invite Syrian opposition to attend talks in Russia.

Islamic State enters Palmyra city limits in Syria: Monitor

Islamic State enters Palmyra city limits in Syria: Monitor

Jihadists from the Islamic State group entered the northern city limits of ancient Palmyra Wednesday, seizing a state security building after intense fighting, a monitor said.

Amnesty slams 'crimes against humanity' in Syria's Aleppo

Syrian government forces are committing "crimes against humanity" by indiscriminately bombing Aleppo, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as it also criticised rebels for abuses including "war crimes".

Syria talks in Moscow yield no results

Talks in Moscow between the Syrian government and members of the domestic opposition tolerated by President Bashar al-Assad broke up on Friday with no progress made towards ending the war.

Syria exiled opposition to snub Moscow peace talks

Syria`s exiled opposition announced Saturday that it had declined an invitation from Russia to attend peace talks in Moscow with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad`s government.

Israeli strikes kill Hezbollah fighters in Syria

An Israeli strike in southern Syria today killed the son of a slain top Hezbollah commander and four other fighters from the Lebanese Shiite militant group, which has been fighting alongside Syrian government forces, an official said.

US blacklists UAE company for helping Syrian regime

The US Treasury placed a United Arab Emirates company on its sanctions blacklist today for selling speciality oil products to the Syrian government.

Syrian government seeks to boost cooperation with Red Cross

Syrian Minister for Social Affairs said Tuesday that the government is keen to cooperate with the International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC), state media reported.

UN fears major Syrian government assault on town of Yabroud

The United Nations voiced concern on Friday at a military build-up near the rebel-held Syrian town of Yabroud, saying it feared a "major assault" by government forces and stressed that Damascus had a legal duty to allow civilians to leave.

Syria foes in first face-to-face meet at Geneva talks

Syria`s government and opposition finally met face-to-face on Saturday as difficult UN-sponsored peace talks inched forward in Geneva.

Air blitz death toll in Syria`s Aleppo passes 400

The death toll from a 10-day Syrian regime air offensive on Aleppo rebels passed 400 on Wednesday.

Nobody can stop Assad from running again: Syria

The Syrian government said that nobody can prevent the country`s embattled President Bashar al-Assad from running for re-election next year.