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Raids set rebel areas of Syria's Aleppo ablaze as fighting rages

Raids set rebel areas of Syria's Aleppo ablaze as fighting rages

An AFP correspondent in the rebel-held east of the city reported that his entire street had been in flames following the pre-dawn strikes.

Syria truce teeters on brink after US-led raid kills troops

Syria truce teeters on brink after US-led raid kills troops

The ceasefire's co-sponsors, Russia and the United States, have traded accusations over the fraying deal, with relations strained even further after the US-led raid killed scores of Syrian soldiers on Saturday. 

Syria truce extended, but aid deliveries still on hold

Syria truce extended, but aid deliveries still on hold

US State Department said that US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov agreed to prolong the ceasefire which began on Monday.

Syria regime accepts US-Russia truce as opposition wavers

Syria regime accepts US-Russia truce as opposition wavers

The landmark deal, reached after marathon talks in Geneva yesterday, could also lead to the first joint military operations by Moscow and Washington against jihadists.

Syria regime cuts off rebel-held Aleppo, renewing siege: Monitor

Syria regime cuts off rebel-held Aleppo, renewing siege: Monitor

A Britain-based monitor, said government forces backed by Syrian and Russian air strikes had now severed the alternate route into the rebel east that opposition forces opened up in August.

Syria regime advances south of Aleppo, threatens new siege

Syria regime advances south of Aleppo, threatens new siege

Government forces have already recaptured the air force academy and rebels "are now besieged in the artillery academy," a military source said.

Barrel bomb attack kills 11 children in Syria: Monitor

Barrel bomb attack kills 11 children in Syria: Monitor

The Minotor also reported eight civilians, including two children, were killed on Thursday in rebel fire on the government-held west of the city.

2 medics among 31 dead in Syria army reprisal for slain pilot

2 medics among 31 dead in Syria army reprisal for slain pilot

The bombardment struck the town of Jayrud, 60 kilometres northeast of Damascus, where the army says Islamist rebels killed the pilot after he was forced to eject on Friday.

At least 15 civilians dead in strikes on Syria`s Aleppo: Monitor

Syrian government air strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods of divided second city Aleppo killed at least 15 civilians on Wednesday, a monitor said.

UN begins evacuation of Syria wounded as peace talks fray

The UN began evacuating hundreds of wounded people from besieged Syrian towns today in a rare sign of humanitarian progress amid faltered peace talks and a fraying ceasefire.

UN tells Syrian government to go faster, get specific in Geneva talks

Geneva Syria`s government must do more to present its ideas about a political transition and not merely talk about principles of peacemaking, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Friday after a fifth day of peace talks. 

United Nations tells Syrian government to go faster, get specific in Geneva talks

Syria`s government must do more to present its ideas about a political transition and not merely talk about principles of peacemaking, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Friday after a fifth day of peace talks. 

Russia can make powerful Syria comeback within hours, says Putin

Speaking in Kremlin, Putin sought to dampen any talk of a rift with Damascus, saying Moscow's partial withdrawal from Syria had been agreed with President Bashar al-Assad.

Russia, Syrian army pound rebels ahead of fighting halt

Russia, Syrian army pound rebels ahead of fighting halt

The "cessation of hostilities" agreed by the US and Russia is due to take hold on Saturday morning from midnight.

Syria govt accepts ceasefire deal: Foreign Ministry

Syria govt accepts ceasefire deal: Foreign Ministry

The Syrian government on Tuesday accepted the terms of a ceasefire deal announced by the United States and Russia, a foreign ministry statement said.

Tens of thousands flee Aleppo, gather at Turkish border: UN

The Syrian government`s military offensive around the city of Aleppo has prompted at least 15,000 people to flee and involved a reported 13 airstrikes on medical facilities in January, the United Nations said on Friday.

Syria says Saudi, Qatar, Turkey told opposition to quit Geneva talks

The head of the Syrian government`s delegation on Wednesday accused the opposition of wanting to withdraw from peace talks under pressure from regional power

Premature for Syrian opposition to join talks in Russia: US

 The US State Department said on Tuesday that it was premature for Moscow to invite Syrian opposition to attend talks in Russia.

Islamic State enters Palmyra city limits in Syria: Monitor

Islamic State enters Palmyra city limits in Syria: Monitor

Jihadists from the Islamic State group entered the northern city limits of ancient Palmyra Wednesday, seizing a state security building after intense fighting, a monitor said.

Amnesty slams 'crimes against humanity' in Syria's Aleppo

Syrian government forces are committing "crimes against humanity" by indiscriminately bombing Aleppo, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as it also criticised rebels for abuses including "war crimes".