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Will Syria gas attacks probe nail the Assad regime?

A yearlong investigation to determine who is behind deadly chemical attacks in Syria takes center stage at the United Nations this week when the panel presents its much-awaited findings.

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Russian traffic police

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a traffic police post outside Moscow on Wednesday in which both attackers were killed, calling it revenge for Russia`s aerial bombing campaign in Syria.

Chinese admiral visits Syria in show of support for Bashar al-Assad

During the early months of the 5-year-old civil war, China joined Russia in blocking motions at the United Nations calling for Assad to work for a resolution of the conflict.

Russia uses Iran to strike Syria militants again, rejects US censure

Russia uses Iran to strike Syria militants again, rejects US censure

Russia used an Iranian air base to launch air strikes in Syria for a second day running on Wednesday, rejecting U.S. suggestions its co-operation with Tehran might violate a U.N. resolution.

Hezbollah sees no immediate end to Syria war, partition in Iraq and Syria a possible outcome

Lebanon’s Hezbollah said the partition of Iraq and Syria was a possible outcome of sectarian fighting across the region and there was no prospect of any end to the war in Syria until after November`s US Presidential Election.

Rescuers say toxic gas dropped on Syrian town where Russian helicopter shot down

A Syrian rescue service operating in the rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter was shot down hours earlier.

Jihadists launch offensive to ease Aleppo siege

 Jihadist forces allied to rebels attacked regime forces south and southwest of Aleppo Sunday in a bid to ease the siege of Syria`s second city, rebels and a monitor said.

Assad offers amnesty to Syria rebels who surrender

The reprieve also includes any rebel who frees a hostage, according to the decree text.

Syria, Russia cluster munition use `relentless`: HRW

Human Rights Watch accused the Syrian regime and its ally Russia on Thursday of extensively using banned cluster munitions in their offensive against rebels in the war-torn country.

US sanctions target Assad regime's arms, finance networks

The US Treasury announced fresh sanctions on Wednesday targeting the arms and financial networks of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Al Qaeda in Syria executes 14 `government forces`

Al-Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front has executed 14 captured men it accused of fighting for President Bashar al-Assad, in retaliation for a regime advance near Damascus.

`Lock her up,` shout Republicans denouncing Clinton

`Lock her up,` shout Republicans denouncing Clinton

Republican delegates savaged Hillary Clinton Tuesday by breaking into angry chants of "lock her up" and "guilty" as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie laid out a criminal-style case against her.

John Kerry's Syria plan greeted with concern over Russian intentions

John Kerry's Syria plan greeted with concern over Russian intentions

Kerry`s proposal would create a new centre where US and Russian militaries would share intelligence and coordinate air strikes against Islamic State and the Nusra Front.

Russia has `never` discussed transition with me: Syria's Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview that his Russian ally has "never" discussed a political transition with him.

Rebels attack government lines in Syria's Aleppo after supply road cut

Fighting in Aleppo escalated after UN-brokered peace talks and a ceasefire unravelled earlier this year.

Syrian military declares 72-hour truce across Syria: Report

Syrian military declares 72-hour truce across Syria: Report

The Syrian government uses the term "regime of calm" to denote a temporary ceasefire.

Syria`s Assad makes rare appearance outside capital for Eid al-Fitr

Syria`s Assad makes rare appearance outside capital for Eid al-Fitr

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad joined Eid al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in third city Homs on Wednesday in a rare public appearance outside the capital for the end-of-Ramadan holiday.

Syrian regime pilot captured by rebels, says monitor

A Syrian air force pilot was captured by Islamist rebels after his plane crashed near Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

US, Russia discuss Syria cooperation if Assad halts some strikes

US, Russia discuss Syria cooperation if Assad halts some strikes

The Obama administration is considering a plan to coordinate air strikes on Nusra Front and Islamic State militants in Syria.

Assad's uncle under investigation in France: Report

A French judge earlier this month put an uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad under formal investigation for tax fraud and money-laundering, a source close to the case said on Tuesday.