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Syria chemical attack was provocation against Bashar Assad: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a chemical attack in Syria was a provocation against Syrian President Bashar Assad. 

Jun 02, 2017, 22:25 PM IST

US berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syrian chemical attack

Syrian authorities "abetted by Russia's continuing efforts to bury the truth" still possess and use chemical weapons, an American diplomat told the international chemical weapons watchdog on Thrusday.

Apr 13, 2017, 23:49 PM IST

Trump spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman: Agency

The official Saudi Press Agency is reporting that US President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with King Salman about the US missile strike on Syria.

Apr 08, 2017, 14:08 PM IST

Russian military says Syrian air defences to be 'strengthened'

Russia's military on Friday said a US strike on a regime air base in Syria was ineffective but announced Syrian air defences would be strengthened to shield the country`s key infrastructure.

Apr 07, 2017, 17:20 PM IST

Aleppo crisis: Evacuation halted as blasts heard at site where civilians are fleeing the Syrian city

Syria's government and rebels have accused each other of violating terms of an already shaky ceasefire.

Dec 16, 2016, 16:58 PM IST

Britain, US consider more sanctions against Bashar al-Assad, supporters over Syria war

Britain and the United States said on Sunday they were considering imposing additional sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters for their actions in Syria`s war.

Oct 17, 2016, 09:00 AM IST

In internal document, US diplomats demand Syria action

Dozens of State Department employees have endorsed an internal document that advocates US military action to pressure Syria's government into accepting a cease-fire and engaging in peace talks, officials have said.

Jun 17, 2016, 16:28 PM IST

World and regional powers set immediate, modest Syria goals

Outlining other results, US Secretary of State John Kerry said participants set a June 1 deadline for the resumption of humanitarian aid to areas cut off from the outside world.

May 17, 2016, 20:29 PM IST

Russia-US cooperation will lead to fundamental changes in Syria: Putin

According to the president, the situation in Syria "remains complicated," with the Russia-US-backed ceasefire still not fully implemented.

May 11, 2016, 07:16 AM IST

EU to give emergency aid to help Greece cope with migrants

The European Union will Wednesday announce plans for emergency aid to Greece which is struggling to cope with an influx of migrants with thousands stuck in misery at its border after Balkan states tightened their frontiers.

Mar 02, 2016, 12:10 PM IST

Donors face record request of USD 9 billion to aid Syrians

International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organisers of tomorrow's annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to USD 9 billion for 2016.

Feb 03, 2016, 21:53 PM IST

John Kerry tries to ease concerns about warning US-Iran relations

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Gulf Arab officials today to ease their concerns about warming US-Iranian ties and seek consensus on which Syrian opposition groups should be represented at upcoming peace talks.

Jan 24, 2016, 00:33 AM IST

Syria's Assad must leave or be forced out: Saudi FM

 Syrian President Bashar Assad has two choices, "either to leave through negotiations" or be forcibly removed from power, the Saudi foreign minister said on Thursday, arguing that the Syrian people would not accept any other outcomes.

Dec 10, 2015, 21:31 PM IST

US 'will not relent' in Islamic State campaign: Barack Obama

French President Francois Hollande is due to meet with Obama at the White House on Tuesday to discuss ways to bolster the international coalition fighting the Islamic State.

Nov 22, 2015, 16:27 PM IST

Syrian troops break siege imposed by Islamic State on base since 2013

Syrian government forces today broke a siege imposed by the Islamic State group on a northern military air base since 2013, marking the first major achievement by President Bashar Assad's troops since Russia began its airstrikes in late September, state media said.

Nov 11, 2015, 07:53 AM IST

Russia warns against pressing demands for Assad's ouster

Russia's foreign minister says the next round of Syria talks expected to be held this weekend must not focus squarely on demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad's resignation.

Nov 09, 2015, 23:34 PM IST

Iran invited to next round of Syria talks: US officials

Iran has been invited to participate for the first time in international talks over Syria's future, US officials said Tuesday, a shift in strategy for the United States and its allies as they seek to halt the four-year civil war and eventually ease President Bashar Assad out of power.

Oct 28, 2015, 01:14 AM IST

CIA-backed Syrian rebels under Russian blitz: Officials

CIA-backed rebels in Syria, who had begun to put serious pressure on President Bashar Assad's forces, are now under Russian bombardment with little prospect of rescue by their American patrons, US officials say.

Oct 10, 2015, 21:36 PM IST

Russia expanding major Syrian airport: Syria group

Russian forces are expanding the tarmac of a major airport in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad and his minority sect, a prominent Syrian monitoring group said on Sunday.

Sep 14, 2015, 01:32 AM IST

Hezbollah chief 'proud' of US sanctions on members of group

The leader of the Hezbollah militant group says he is "proud" of US sanctions targeting three members of the group.

Jul 25, 2015, 23:31 PM IST