Syrian crisis

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

Camp for Aleppo evacuees to be set up in Syria, Turkey taking in wounded: Officials

Two potential sites, around 3.5 km (2.2 miles) inside Syria, have been identified to set up a camp, which will have the capacity to host up to 80,000 people, officials said, adding that they expected around 30,000 to 35,000 people to come.

Dec 16, 2016, 14:55 PM IST

Aleppo ceasefire: Putin says after Aleppo next step will be to reach on complete ceasefire across all Syria

The next step after Aleppo will be to reach agreement on a complete ceasefire across all of Syria.

Dec 16, 2016, 13:50 PM IST

Syria's Aleppo acquires pace on evacuation as rebels, civilians leave: Monitors, rebel official

At least 6,000 people had left rebel-held Aleppo in several convoys of buses and ambulances since Thursday when the evacuations began.

Dec 16, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

Aleppo ceasefire: Evacuation may be delayed until Thursday

Rebel sources said the ceasefire remained in place despite the delay in the evacuation plan.

Dec 14, 2016, 15:33 PM IST

Syrian army says it could declare control of East Aleppo ''at any moment''

"The army continues to advance towards ... Sukkari, what remains of Seif al-Dawla, part of al-Amiriya and Tel al-Zarazir," a military spokesman told Reuters during a tour of recaptured parts of Aleppo.

Dec 13, 2016, 20:32 PM IST

Turkey to set up Russia talks on Aleppo ceasefire to end 'humanitarian tragedy'

Russia has been engaged in an air campaign over Syria since September 2015 in support of Assad, with its actions helping change the fortunes of the regime which now appears on the cusp of recapturing all of Aleppo.

Dec 13, 2016, 17:59 PM IST

Syrian Army, Iraqi militia reportedly kill 82 Aleppo civilians: UN

The Syrian army and its allies have taken full control over all the Aleppo districts abandoned by rebels during their retreat in the city.

Dec 13, 2016, 17:40 PM IST

Turkey reinforces military campaign in Syria; dispatches 300 commandos

In the western Turkish province of Denizli where 300 commandos from a base were first taken in buses to a military airport and then to the border region in military planes to join the Turkish-led operation.

Dec 09, 2016, 16:38 PM IST

Russia says it hopes Aleppo situation can be resolved by year-end: RIA

Pro-government forces have surged to their biggest victories in the shattered city of Aleppo for years in recent days.
 

Nov 30, 2016, 14:38 PM IST

CIA's John Brennan says tearing up Iran deal would be "folly"

"It could lead to a weapons programme inside of Iran that could lead other states in the region to embark on their own programmes," John Brennan said in an interview with the BBC.
 

Nov 30, 2016, 13:56 PM IST

Syrian opposition says airstrike kills 10 civilians

The United Nations said up to 16,000 people have already been displaced in recent days of fighting.

Nov 29, 2016, 17:01 PM IST

Britain to host Syria donors conference in 2016

Britain is to host the Syria donors conference here in early February next year, Downing Street said Monday.

Nov 17, 2015, 04:15 AM IST

Anti-terror task in Syria remains current priority: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that victory in the fight against terrorism in Syria should come before any concrete dialogue on political reconciliation in the war-torn country.

Oct 29, 2015, 08:25 AM IST

Assad supports Russian role in resolving Syrian crisis

The administration of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad supports the Russian efforts on holding a second round of talks on the Syrian crisis in Moscow next month, media reports said Sunday.

Mar 23, 2015, 01:32 AM IST

Syrian crisis can't be solved militarily: Iran speaker

Regime change in Syria cannot be achieved under military pressure, Speaker of the Iranian parliament Ali Larijani said Monday.

Dec 23, 2014, 07:45 AM IST

Syrians have `no escape` from war: Report

Syrians are increasingly unable to escape their country`s war as tougher policies in potential host nations are preventing them from taking refuge in the region and beyond, a report said Thursday.

Nov 13, 2014, 06:07 AM IST

Nearly 200,000 killed since start of Syrian crisis: UN

United Nations: The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, Friday said that more than 191,000 people have been killed in Syria between March 2011 and April 2014, saying that the ongoing fighting there "has dropped off the international radar".

Aug 23, 2014, 08:11 AM IST

Lebanon cautions against repercussions from Syrian crisis

Beirut: Lebanon`s social affairs minister Rachid Derbas cautioned Friday that the "country is on the verge of drowning" and it cannot bare anymore the repercussions of the Syrian crisis and Syrian displaced.

Aug 23, 2014, 05:40 AM IST

`Lebanon lost $7.5 billion due to Syrian crisis`

A World Bank report estimated economic losses to Lebanon resulting from the Syrian crisis since 2011 to be around $7.5 billion, a Lebanese daily reported Thursday.

Sep 19, 2013, 23:53 PM IST