US lawmakers saw graphic images of the brutal conflict in Syria as an Army defector gave an eyewitness account of the horrors he was forced to photograph.
The Syrian army has recaptured an industrial city in the northern province of Aleppo, a media report said Friday.
Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have executed three officers of the Western and Arab-backed rebel Free Syrian Army, a monitor said Saturday.
Nearly half of Syria`s population has fled their homes since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad`s rule erupted in March 2011.
Government forces flushed opposition fighters from their last redoubts in northwestern Syria near the Turkish frontier on Sunday, capturing two villages and restoring government control over the border crossing, activists and state media said.
Less than 100 men evacuated from besieged, rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Homs earlier this month are still being held for questioning, governor Talal Barazi said Thursday.
Syria`s Army is preparing to assault a key rebel bastion near Damascus, a pro-regime newspaper said Thursday, as activists reported heavy shelling and fighting there.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of a Syrian prison on Thursday and rebels stormed in behind him, freeing hundreds of inmates.
United Nations confirmed on Thursday that there would be a "humanitarian pause" in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, allowing civilians to leave.
At least 246 people, including 73 children, have been killed in five days of Syrian Army barrel bombing of rebel-held held areas of second city Aleppo, an NGO said Thursday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was making gains on the ground, but denied US policy in Syria was failing.
Syria on Wednesday missed a deadline to hand over all the toxic materials it declared to the world`s chemical weapons watchdog.
Russia said Tuesday the Syrian government was poised to ship out a large stockpile of chemical weapons before the end of the month.
Men pull a girl from the rubble and haul her onto a dirty sheet of plastic, the grisly aftermath from the dropping of a crude "barrel bomb" by Syrian forces on the city of Aleppo.
At least 121 people died in bombardments using barrels of explosives dropped from helicopters on the weekend by the Syrian army over various sites in northern Aleppo province.
At least 11 people, including three children, were killed on Thursday by explosive-packed barrels dropped from Syrian army helicopters over the town of Daraya, a monitoring group said.
The airport in restive Aleppo in northern Syria resumed operations after the army recaptured its surrounding areas from rebel fighters.
Syrian Army has taken full control of a highway connecting Damascus to the coast which is needed to ship out chemical weapons from the country for destruction.
Smuggling of weapons across the Jordanian-Syrian borders rose by 300 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, according to the Jordan Border Guards department.
Syrian troops recaptured the strategic town of Deir Attiyeh on Thursday, less than a week after losing it, taking the advantage in its bid to crush rebels just north of Damascus.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon