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War crimes commission takes aim at Islamic State

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 08:08

The head of the independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said that commanders of the Islamic State extremist group are "good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged perpetrators.

US denies John Kerry said Syria policy failing

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 03:46

US administration Monday stood by its policy on Syria denying that Secretary of State John Kerry had called for a change of strategy and to arm opposition rebels.

‘Syrian war will yield a generation of illiterate children’

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 20:02

Underlining the after-effects of the ongoing civil tussle in Syria, a UN envoy on Thursday said the war would lead to a generation of illiterate and hatred-filled children.

No foreign meddling, Syrian war over in two weeks: Assad

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 17:27

The conflict in Syria can be over in two weeks if foreign fighters and weapons stop trickling in through the border with Turkey.

UN panel warns Syrian war becoming ‘overtly sectarian’

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 18:32

Violence in Syria has become openly sectarian and threatens communities as the 21-month conflict continues in the country, UN investigators have reported following a visit to the region.