UN authorises cross-border aid to Syrians

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution authorising cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in rebel-held areas in desperate need of food and medicine, without government approval.

Three million Syrians need drinking water

Three million Syrians in Aleppo city have been deprived of drinking water for nine straight days as the rebels have cut off water supplies, Syrian foreign ministry said Monday.

UN official asks if one million Syrians must die before world acts

A top U.N. aid official, frustrated by obstacles to humanitarian aid in Syria, asked on Friday if a million people needed to be killed and neighbouring states collapse before the world would take action to stop the conflict.

UN urges end to Syria`s `convoluted` aid restrictions

The United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Friday urged Syria`s government to end needless restrictions on access to areas where besieged Syrians are in desperate need of aid after three years of civil war.

Syrians are main asylum seekers in rich world: UN

For the first time, Syrians were the biggest group seeking asylum in industrialised countries last year, as the impact of fighting in the country spread beyond the turbulent region, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

Malala Yousafzai sympathises with Syrians

A teenage Pakistani activist who came to the international limelight when she was shot by the Taliban said on Tuesday that the plight of Syrian refugee children deprived of proper education was a stark reminder of the "dark days" Pakistani children under their hard-line rulers.

Syrians evacuated from Homs reveal eating worms, cats

Syrians stuck in the besieged city of Homs have been evacuated.

Syria crisis: Many trapped in Homs evacuated, says UN

Nearly 80 civilians have been evacuated from the war-ravaged town of Syria after being trapped for around two years without aid, as reported by the United Nations.

UN issues distress call over war-affected Syrians

The UN sent out a distress signal on Wednesday, warning that nearly half Syria`s population needs urgent humanitarian assistance and that some 245,000 Syrians living in besieged areas are facing severe food shortages.

Greek coastguard arrests 78 migrants

Greece`s coastguard arrested 78 migrants, believed to be Syrians, on the eastern island of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea, port authorities said on Friday.

Syria`s Assad: Early to say if he`ll run for re-election again

Syrian President Bashar Assad has said it`s still too early to say whether he`ll run for re-election next year, but that he would refrain from seeking a third term if he feels that`s what most Syrians want him to do.

Syrians among 230 boat people landed in Italy

Scores of Syrian asylum seekers landed in southern Italy on Saturday on two boats carrying a total of around 230 people, officials said.

US to give additional $155 mn aid to Syrians

The US Tuesday announced it was providing the conflict-hit Syrian people an additional $155 million in humanitarian aid.

Assad’s peace plan would do no good, say Syrians

Syrians battled clashes across the country on Monday even as President Bashar al-Assad unveiled a "peace plan".

Pope decries slaughter of `defenseless` Syrians

While wishing peace to everyone, Pope Benedict XVI in his Christmas message on Tuesday condemned the killing of the "defenseless" in Syria.

Eastern European wives of Syrians fleeing war

They forged lives of promise in an unfamiliar land. Now war is tearing those lives apart.

Jordan opens new refugee camp for Syrians

Jordan opened a new refugee camp near the border with Syria to accommodate the growing number of people fleeing the deadly violence.

Syrians resist army in Hama; several killed

Syrian security forces shot dead 11 people on Tuesday as residents erected roadblocks to prevent the advance of tanks ringing the city of Hama.

Turkey offers Syrians refuge, West pushes UN vote

Britain and France asked the UN Security Council to condemn Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrians pour out of protest town as assault threatens

Some of those fleeing the town of Jisr al-Shughur sought sanctuary in neighbouring Turkey.