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Truce halts most Syria fighting

Guns mostly fell silent in Syria and Russian air raids stopped on Saturday, as a cessation of hostilities appeared to hold for its first day.

28 Feb 2016 1:30 AM

Syria fighting largely halts as ceasefire begins

Monitoring group, UN reported only isolated fire in western Syria after the ceasefire began.

27 Feb 2016 10:49 AM

Doubts over US-Russia deal for Syria

ISIS fighters were reported to have tightened their grip on a Syrian government supply route to Aleppo on Tuesday as the Army battled to retake the road, which is important to its campaign to retake t

23 Feb 2016 11:58 PM

Push for truce in Syria following worst ISIS attack

Efforts intensified for a partial truce in Syria as fighting raged near Aleppo on Monday and after the country suffered its bloodiest jihadist attack in nearly five years of war.

23 Feb 2016 7:07 AM

Truce in doubt as strikes on 5 hospitals kill 50 in Syria

Russia says didn’t hit hospitals

17 Feb 2016 5:50 AM


In Syria, a bigger role for Russia strategists

People gather on the rubble of a hospital, supported by Doctors Without Borders, near Maaret al-Numan, in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, on Monday after the building was hit by suspected Russian airstrikes. (Photo: AFP)

17 Feb 2016 2:06 AM

Syria missiles hit 3 hospitals, school; 23 die

At least 23 civilians were killed when missiles hit three hospitals and a school in rebel-held Syrian towns on Monday, residents said, as Russian-backed Syrian troops intensified their push toward the

16 Feb 2016 6:03 AM

Russia says will keep hitting anti-Assad rebel targets

Russia on Sunday made clear it would continue bombing Syrian rebel targets, raising doubts that a planned ceasefire would bring much relief.

15 Feb 2016 2:47 AM

Syrian rebel ambush killed 76 soldiers

An ambush by Syrian rebels on pro-regime forces near Damascus this week killed 76 fighters, a monitor said on Saturday, in one of the deadliest attacks of its kind since the conflict began.

14 Feb 2016 5:32 AM

John Kerry wants ‘all or nothing’ Syria truce

Major powers were beginning a new round of Syria peace talks on Thursday focusing on calls for a ceasefire and access for humanitarian aid.

12 Feb 2016 5:17 AM


'500 dead' in Syria regime's Aleppo assault

Tens of thousands of Syrians were still stranded at the Oncupinar border crossing to Turkey, which remained closed.

11 Feb 2016 3:18 PM

Syrian border camps overflow

Riyadh open to sending special forces into Syria

10 Feb 2016 5:58 AM

Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies

Any hopes of a ceasefire were dampened by Assad’s foreign minister, who said it would be all but impossible to stop the fighting.

07 Feb 2016 9:31 AM

Foreign aggressors will go home 'in coffins': Syria

Russia's military intervention in Syrian conflict in support of Assad has helped Damascus to reclaim territory previously lost to rebels.

07 Feb 2016 9:28 AM

Thousands flee Syrian assault

Refugees push each other as they wait for tents in Bab-Al Salam, northern Syria, near the Turkish border crossing on Saturday. — AFP

07 Feb 2016 1:06 AM


Syria’s textile industry hangs on for survival

At a stall in a Beirut exhibition hall, Syrian businesswoman Reem Abu Dahab displays her workshop’s lacy pink and white nightgowns, hoping to attract increasingly elusive buyers.

05 Feb 2016 2:21 AM

Syria Opposition starts 1st formal talks with UN

Kurdish-Arab alliance halts Geneva participation

02 Feb 2016 6:28 AM

16 more starve to death in Syria's Madaya: MSF

Several dozen more residents of the town are in 'danger of death' because of severe malnutrition, the humanitarian group warned.

30 Jan 2016 2:42 PM

Syria Opposition to meet in Riyadh, doubt on talks

The Syrian Opposition cast doubt on whether it would go to peace talks planned for Friday, throwing UN diplomatic efforts into question as it accused the United States of adopting unacceptable Iranian

27 Jan 2016 6:29 AM

ISIS video shows ‘Paris attackers’

Malaysia sees ‘very real’ threat from Daesh offshoot

26 Jan 2016 6:27 AM