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US and Russia fail to close deal on ending violence in Syria

The United States and Russia failed on Friday to reach a breakthrough deal on military cooperation and a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria, saying they still have issues to resolve before an agreement could be announced.

Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syria towns

Hundreds of sick or wounded Syrians and their families were being evacuated from besieged rebel- and regime-held towns for treatment today as relief efforts intensified even as peace talks falter.

Syria rebels vow armed response to regime ceasefire violations

Syria rebels vow armed response to regime ceasefire violations

Several of Syria's key opposition factions said Monday they were launching an armed response to what they alleged were regime "violations" of a ceasefire agreement in the war-torn country.

Jihadi Jack, the first British boy who joined ISIS

Jihadi Jack, the first British boy who joined ISIS

The first white British man to join terror group ISIS has been identified, according to The Sunday Times report.

Bomb explosions in Syria's Homs kill 32, wound 90: Monitoring group

At least 32 people were killed and 90 wounded in two bomb explosions in the Syrian city of Homs on Monday.

Damascus ready to enter Geneva peace talks: Minister

Damascus ready to enter Geneva peace talks: Minister

Syria is ready to take part in peace talks in Geneva and hopes that the dialogue will help the country form a national unity government, Syrian Foreign Minister said.

UN says 10.8 million Syrians need aid

The number of Syrians in urgent need of humanitarian aid has jumped to 10.8 million -- nearly half of Syria`s population of 22 million -- United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

`Syria committed to Iran`s participation in Geneva II meet`

Syria is committed to Iran`s participation in the upcoming Geneva II peace conference, the Syrian government said Sunday.

Sensex falls 651 pts as rupee drops on Syria tension, rating fears

Sensex Monday fell 651 points as the rupee once again breached the 68-mark to the dollar after a spate of negative news, including escalating tension in Syria.

Three million people in Syria in need of assistance: UN

Almost three million people in Syria are in need of assistance as the country's civil war has devastated food production, according to a joint study by two UN organisations.