US weighs more special forces troops for Syria: Official

An official said no determination has been made about the number of troops who could be sent or whether they will be sent at all.

Kerry to visit Moscow as Russian pullout boosts Syria peace hopes

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Russia next week to discuss the Syria crisis, Washington said on Tuesday, after Moscow began withdrawing most of its forces from the country.

Kerry in Paris for allies` meeting on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry held meetings with allies in Paris on Monday over the Syria crisis ahead of possible wider talks in New York later this week.

 

Turkey's military plane shoots down Russia's Sukhoi jet on Syria border

Turkey's military plane shoots down Russia's Sukhoi jet on Syria border

Russia on Tuesday said that the military plane Turkey shot down at the Syrian border was a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet, adding that the jet did not enter Turkish space.

Turkey's fighter jets shoot down mysterious warplane on Syria border

Turkey's fighter jets shoot down mysterious warplane on Syria border

Turkish fighter jets on Tuesday shot down a warplane of unknown origin after it ignored warnings and violated national airspace close to the Syrian border, media reports said.

Bashar al-Assad can run for presidency in Syria's future election: Iran

Any qualified person, including Syrian President, is entitled to stand as a candidate, Amir-Abdollahian said.

Sarkozy says 'don't isolate Russia' as powers meet on Syria

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy today urged the West not to "isolate" Russia, as international powers including Moscow gathered for crunch talks in Vienna on the future of Syria.

Vienna talks offer 'most promising opportunity' for Syria's future: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that this week's international talks on Syria in Vienna will be the best chance to save the war-torn country, Xinhua reported.

Putin, Saudi King seek solution to Syria crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held phone talks with King Salman of Saudi Arabia focused on seeking a solution to the Syria crisis, the Kremlin said.

US, Russia 'progress' in talks over Syria air safety: Pentagon

Progress was made during the talks and the US agreed to another discussion with Russia.

Fierce battles in central Syria amid Russian airstrikes

The fighting is concentrated in Hama and the northern Idlib provinces, where a consortium of mainstream rebels as well as al-Qaida's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, are operating.

Israel, Russia seek mechanism to coordinate army activities

Israeli and Russian military officials have met in Tel Aviv to sort out a mechanism that would prevent accidents between their forces as Russia continues its operations in Syria, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has said.

US expresses concern over Russia's military action in Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed concern over Russia's military action in Syria especially against non-Islamic State targets.

Syria rebels insist no role for Assad despite Western overtures

 Syrian opposition forces say they will never accept President Bashar al-Assad`s rule, after signs that Western powers may be willing to work with the embattled leader to end the war.

Syrian refugee's photo selling pens goes viral, raises over $70,000 in donations

Syrian refugee's photo selling pens goes viral, raises over $70,000 in donations

When activist Gissur Simonarson posted the heartbreaking picture of Syrian refugee selling pens in Beirut while carrying his sleeping daughter on social media, little did he know that people across the world will come forward to help the man.

Putin meets Erdogan for closed-door talks

Putin meets Erdogan for closed-door talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday met Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks expected to touch on energy issues and the Syria crisis, Russian news agencies reported.

Dying 3-year-old Syrian boy says, 'I will complain to God about you'

“I will complain about you to God; I will tell him everything!” said a 3-year-old Syrian boy on his deathbed in the hospital. He was injured in a bomb blast and had received numerous severe injuries that led to internal bleeding.

Time for UN Security Council to work to end Syrian conflict: Angelina Jolie

Actress Angelina Jolie Pitt has strongly criticised the UN Security Council for its lack on unity and political will on resolving the Syrian crisis, stating that the powerful body has the power to address the dire situation but "those powers lie unused".

'Obama seeks review of Syria strategy, sees Assad removal as necessary'

President Barack Obama wants his advisers to review the administration`s Syria policy after determining it may not be possible to defeat Islamic State militants without removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Doors closing for Syrians seeking refuge abroad: Humanitarian agencies

Syria`s neighbours Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq are cutting back sharply on the number of Syrians they allow onto their soil as they can no longer cope with the influx of refugees, two prominent humanitarian agencies said on Thursday.