Assad vows to retake whole country, warns could `take long time`

Assad vows to retake whole country, warns could `take long time`

 Syria`s President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake the entire country but warned it could take a "long time," in an exclusive interview with AFP that comes as international pressure grows for a ceasefire.

Turkey says 100,000 refugees in border camps inside Syria

Some 100,000 Syrian refugees are being looked after in camps inside Syria close to the Turkish border, including 35,000 who this month fled a Russian-backed regime offensive in northern Aleppo province, a top Turkish official said on Friday.

Suspected PKK militants attack Turkey pro-govt dailies

Suspected militants from the Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK) attacked the offices of two strongly pro-government Turkish newspapers, throwing Molotov cocktails and opening fire on their editorial headquarters, reports said Thursday. 

Erdogan threatens to send refugees outside Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday slammed EU and UN pressure to open Turkey`s borders to more refugees, threatening to send the millions already in the country to other states.

Turkish soldiers clash with Kurdish militants crossing from Syria

 One Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded when security forces clashed with Kurdish militants crossing over from Syria, the army said on Wednesday, hours after Ankara summoned the US ambassador over Washington`s support for Syrian Kurds.

Kurdish militants kill three Turkish security force members: Army, media

Kurdish militants killed two Turkish soldiers and one police officer, Turkey`s military and state-run media said on Wednesday, with the rebels in one incident trying to cross the border into Turkey from neighbouring Syria.

UN urges Turkey to open borders, end to bombing of Aleppo

The United Nations urged Turkey to let in tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a regime offensive around Aleppo on Tuesday, adding to calls for Russia to end air strikes ahead of fresh peace efforts.

Syrians recount `hell` of Aleppo life under air strikes

 Syrian farmer Mahmud Turki was sitting on his couch at sunset watching the news with his family after eating supper. Then an air strike hit his home and turned his life upside down.

UN urges Turkey to open border, warns Aleppo could lack aid

Turkey, already home to 2.5 million Syrian refugees, insists that it has an open-door policy toward Syrians escaping conflict.

Over 76,000 refugees, migrants reach EU in 2016

Over 76,000 refugees, migrants reach EU in 2016

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said 76,263 maritime refugee and migrant arrivals were recorded in Europe through the first six weeks of 2016.

'Horrified' by Russian bombings in Syria, says Angela Merkel

Turkey and Germany agreed on Monday on a set of measures to try to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis, including a joint diplomatic initiative aimed at halting attacks against Syria's largest city.

Turkey cannot be expected to shoulder refugee burden alone: PM

Turkey`s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country cannot be expected to shoulder the burden of refugees alone as 30,000 Syrians massed at the Turkish border after fleeing a Russia-backed regime offensive on the northern region of Aleppo.

33 migrants killed as two boats capsize off Turkish coast

Eleven other migrants were drowned off Izmir`s Dikili coast in another capsizing. Three migrants were rescued.

At least 35 migrants drown in two accidents off Turkey

At least 35 migrants drown in two accidents off Turkey

At least 35 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea on Monday as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Turkish media said.

Syria rebels lose new ground to Kurds, regime: Monitor

Damascus: Syrian rebels have withdrawn from three villages threatened by Russian strikes in the northern province of Aleppo that borders Turkey, allowing Kurdish fighters to overrun them, a monitor said on Monday.

Russia holds Islamic State group suspected of planning attacks: Report

Russia`s FSB security police has arrested seven Islamic State militants in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg who were planning terrorist attacks in Moscow and St Petersburg, Interfax news agency quoted the FSB as saying on Monday.

Turkey delivers aid across border as Syrian forces step up Aleppo assault

Aid trucks and ambulances entered Syria from Turkey on Sunday to help tens of thousands of people who have fled an escalating government assault on Aleppo, as air strikes targeted villages on the road linking the city to the Turkish border. Rebel-held areas in and around Aleppo, Syria`s largest before the war, are still home to 350,000 people, and aid workers have said they could soon fall to the government.

IS terrorists entered UK with Paris attacks ringleader: Report

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Paris ringleader, had boasted in a recent video: "We are already in your lands".

Syrians flee to Turkish border in thousands as Aleppo assault intensifies

Syrians flee to Turkish border in thousands as Aleppo assault intensifies

The assault around Aleppo, which aid workers have said could soon fall to government forces, helped to torpedo Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

Syria regime warns against any foreign ground `aggression`

Syria`s government warned Saturday against any foreign ground intervention in its war after reports that Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which both support rebel forces, could send in troops.