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Syrian children not targets, appeal all parties involved in conflict to protect them: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said that children were not targets and appealed to all parties involved in the conflict in Syria to protect children and their families at all costs.

Jul 27, 2019, 18:36 PM IST

At least 32 killed in air strikes in rebel-held city in Syria, say rescuers

Air strikes on a popular market and residential neighbourhoods killed at least 32 people and wounded dozens on Monday in an attack on one of the main opposition-held cities in northwestern Syria, rescuers and residents said.

Jul 22, 2019, 22:37 PM IST

UN, Syria close to agreeing constitutional committee: envoy

The United Nations wants to convene the committee as a next step in efforts to find a political solution to end the war in Syria, but there has been no agreement so far on who should be on it.

Jul 10, 2019, 20:39 PM IST

Russian-led assault in Syria leaves over 500 civilians dead: rights groups, rescuers

The Syrian Network for Human Rights,(SNHR), which monitors casualties and briefs various UN agencies, said the 544 civilians killed in the hundreds of attacks carried out by Russian jets and the Syrian army.

Jul 07, 2019, 09:56 AM IST

Eyes on Iran as Britain seizes oil tanker over Syria sanctions

The Grace 1 tanker was impounded in the British territory at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea after sailing around Africa from Middle East. 

Jul 04, 2019, 20:35 PM IST

Israeli missile strike kills four civilians, says state media

Israeli warplanes fired missiles targeting Syrian military positions in Homs and the Damascus outskirts in an attack that killed at least four civilians and wounded another 21, Syrian state media said.

Jul 01, 2019, 07:19 AM IST

Please bring back my ISIS-influenced son from Syria, Kashmiri man pleads govt

Ahmed had moved to Syria in 2013 and informed his family that he was working with an NGO there.

Jun 02, 2019, 18:03 PM IST

Israel strikes Syria after rockets fired at Golan Heights

The Israeli military said its aircraft struck Syrian army targets on Sunday after rockets were fired at the Golan Heights, and Syria`s state media said three soldiers were killed in the second such flare-up in a week.  Syrian television reported big explosions near Damascus before dawn and said air defences had "confronted the enemy". 

Jun 02, 2019, 12:03 PM IST

Syrian government steps up air strikes in northwest, seizes small town

Syrian government forces pounded positions in the northwest of the country on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in the heaviest day of air strikes since launching a major campaign against the rebel-held territory nearly four weeks ago. 

May 27, 2019, 00:18 AM IST

Arrested in Kerala, IS suspect says mastermind of Sri Lanka attacks inspired him

The accused admitted during the interrogation that he had plans to carry out attacks in India. 

Apr 30, 2019, 08:05 AM IST

Full-scale assault on Syria's Idlib 'not expedient', says Russia's Putin

Russia has helped forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad take back most of the country in the eight-year-old war but fighting continues.

Apr 27, 2019, 15:01 PM IST

Red Cross appeals for information on three staff missing in Syria since 2013

U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State`s last territory in Syria last month, eliminating its rule over a caliphate which it had proclaimed in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Apr 15, 2019, 08:41 AM IST

Islamic State 'caliphate' defeated, yet threat persists

SDF fighters, who besieged Baghouz for weeks while planes pounded from above, paraded in memory of 11,000 comrades killed in years of fighting against IS. A band played the American national anthem. 

Mar 24, 2019, 10:54 AM IST

Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria, confirms US

The US Defense Department on Friday stated that the Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria.

Mar 22, 2019, 21:59 PM IST

US-backed force says it has taken positions in Islamic State Syria camp

US-backed fighters said they had taken positions in Islamic State`s last enclave in eastern Syria and air strikes pounded the tiny patch of land beside the Euphrates River early on Monday, a Reuters journalist said.

Mar 19, 2019, 08:01 AM IST

Donald Trump agrees on keeping US troops in Syria

The White House on February 21 announced that the US would leave about 200 troops in Syria after the planned pullout.

Mar 06, 2019, 10:36 AM IST

Iran foreign minister not informed about Assad trip to Tehran: spokesman

President Hassan Rouhani rejected Zarif’s resignation last Wednesday, bolstering a moderate ally who has long been targeted by hardliners in factional struggles over the 2015 nuclear deal with the West.

Mar 05, 2019, 12:12 PM IST

Syria fighters say IS still holds civilians, slowing attack

Islamic State faces defeat in the last shred of its main territory in Syria and Iraq where it announced a "caliphate" in 2014, suffering years of steady retreats after arousing global fury through grotesque displays of cruelty.

Mar 04, 2019, 17:46 PM IST

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

Erdogan says safe zone on Syria border must be under Turkey's control

Trump ordered the withdrawal of all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria in December after saying they had defeated Islamic State.

Feb 24, 2019, 10:04 AM IST