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Syria Civil War

Chlorine was used in attack on Syrian rebel town last April, confirms global chemical weapons agency

Inspectors have concluded that a "toxic chemical" containing chlorine was used in an attack last April in the Syrian town of Douma, at the time held by rebels but besieged by pro-government forces, the global chemical weapons agency said on Friday.

Mar 02, 2019, 18:26 PM IST

How children are traumatized by ongoing civil war in Syria? - Part II

Children's worst condition in war ridden Syria are making the headlines but the situation is not improving. Watch our special report on the matter.

Aug 22, 2016, 00:28 AM IST

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Aug 22, 2016, 00:25 AM IST

More than 200 killed in fighting near Syria`s Aleppo this week: Monitor

At least 210 combatants in Syria`s civil war have died in a surge in violence around the second city of Aleppo this week, a monitoring group said on Friday.

Apr 15, 2016, 16:36 PM IST

30,000 flee fighting between jihadists, rebels in north Syria: HRW

At least 30,000 people have fled fighting between jihadists and rebels in northern Syria in the past 48 hours, Human Rights Watch said, calling on Turkey to open its border to them.

Apr 15, 2016, 13:16 PM IST

10 key dates in Syria`s war

Syria`s civil war erupted in 2011 when government forces turned their weapons on protesters demanding political change.

Mar 11, 2016, 13:54 PM IST

Major powers agree to plan for 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria

At a news conference, US Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged the Munich meeting produced commitments on paper only.

Feb 12, 2016, 09:34 AM IST

Syria peace talks suspended until February 25, says UN

The UN special envoy for Syria announced on Wednesday a "temporary pause" until February 25 of troubled talks in Switzerland aimed at ending the country`s brutal civil war.

Feb 04, 2016, 00:30 AM IST

Lebanese militant leader killed in Israeli raid in Syria: Hezbollah

 An Israeli air strike killed Samir Qantar, a Hezbollah militant leader, in Damascus on Saturday evening, the Lebanese group and Syrian state media said on Sunday.

Dec 21, 2015, 10:30 AM IST

Turkey downs Russian jet it says violated its territory

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on all parties to be prudent and to contribute to reducing tensions.

Nov 25, 2015, 03:03 AM IST

Syria civil war would not end unless Bashar al-Assad leaves power: Barack Obama

 US President Barack Obama on Thursday said Syria's civil war would not end unless Bashar al-Assad leaves power, discounting suggestions the Middle Eastern leader could take part in future elections.

Nov 19, 2015, 15:26 PM IST

Syrian artist Shamma brings civil war portraits to London

An exhibition of paintings by Syrian artist Sara Shamma has opened in London, showcasing pictures of people caught up in her country`s civil war.

May 12, 2015, 18:30 PM IST

Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month

Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Dec 26, 2014, 00:24 AM IST

UN seeks $8.4 bn to help victims of Syria war

The UN appealed Thursday for $8.4 billion to provide emergency aid and longer-term help to nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region hit by the drawn-out conflict.

Dec 18, 2014, 21:15 PM IST

UNICEF says needs $900 mn to help Syria children

UNICEF said Thursday it needs more than $900 million to help children affected by Syria`s civil war next year and appealed to donors for support.

Dec 18, 2014, 18:11 PM IST

Syria war toll over 180,000: NGO

More than 180,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict broke out in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a new toll published Thursday.

Aug 21, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

European Union sanctions more Syrian entities

European Union (EU) Tuesday expanded sanctions against Syria over the government`s "violent repression" of its civilian population.

Jul 23, 2014, 00:21 AM IST

Syria`s Assad to be sworn in, set out plans for new term

President Bashar al-Assad will be sworn in and set out his plans for a new seven-year term, state media reported, after his victory in an election that affirmed his grip on power more than three years into Syria`s civil war.

Jul 16, 2014, 16:13 PM IST

UN urges end to Syria`s `convoluted` aid restrictions

The United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Friday urged Syria`s government to end needless restrictions on access to areas where besieged Syrians are in desperate need of aid after three years of civil war.

Mar 29, 2014, 11:45 AM IST

NGOs pledge $400 mn for Syrians affected by war

Kuwait`s International Islamic Charitable Organisation said Kuwaiti charities pledged $142 million, while dozens of NGOs attending the meeting promised the rest.

Jan 15, 2014, 08:52 AM IST