A Syrian refugee is helped by volunteers to leave a sinking dinghy at a beach on the south-eastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Sunday. — AP
29 Feb 2016 6:17 AM
The site of double car bomb attack in Al-Zahraa neighbourhood of Homs in Syria on Sunday. (Photo: AFP)
22 Feb 2016 5:38 AM
Convoys were to deliver aid to thousands of besieged Syrians Wednesday in what the United Nations has described as a test for the country’s warring sides ahead of a hoped-for ceasefire.
18 Feb 2016 4:24 AM
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad poured cold water on an internationally-backed plan for a ceasefire to begin later this week, saying it would be “difficult” to implement.
17 Feb 2016 5:52 AM
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake the entire country but warned it could take a “long time,” in an interview that comes as international pressure grows for a ceasefire.
13 Feb 2016 3:33 AM
US military officials estimate that IS has lost as much as 40% of the territory it held in Iraq and as much as 20% in Syria, it said.
08 Feb 2016 4:08 PM
He said the two bombers appeared to have pulled up at the army checkpoint in a car together.
26 Jan 2016 2:43 PM
A rare UN-backed deal between Syria’s warring sides saw hundreds of fighters and civilians evacuate three towns on Monday, as bomb blasts in the regime-held city of Homs killed at least 19 people.
29 Dec 2015 6:05 AM
Damascus claims ‘flagrant aggression’ by 4 coalition warplanes as 3 soldiers killed, 13 wounded
08 Dec 2015 6:17 AM
Assad has long accused Ankara of 'terrorism'
27 Nov 2015 3:07 PM
Syrian special forces launched an operation “behind enemy lines” to rescue the surviving crew member of a Russian warplane downed by Turkey, Syria’s Al-Watan newspaper reported on Thursday.
26 Nov 2015 11:55 PM
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Saturday that French policy had contributed to the “spread of terrorism” that culminated in atta-cks claimed by the ISIS group which killed 128 people in Paris
15 Nov 2015 2:09 AM
At least 100 soldiers and fighters were killed in northern Syria in just over 24 hours of fierce fighting earlier this week as pro-government forcesreached an airbase that had long been besieged by IS
12 Nov 2015 11:44 PM
Insurgents shelled government-held neighbourhoods in the northern city of Aleppo
15 Sep 2015 4:31 PM