24 Jun 2015
Washington: Obama administration on Tuesday touted Kurdish-led advances against Islamic State in Syria as a model for the US-backed effort to retake territory from the jihadist group, but US officials cautioned that the insurgents remained resilient and could strike back.
26 Jun 2015
Beirut: The Islamic State group killed 120 civilians in a 24-hour rampage through the Kurdish town of Kobane in what a monitor today said was one of the jihadists' "worst massacres" in Syria.
21 Jun 2015
MIDYAT: Hollywood actress and director Angelina Jolie on Saturday described a spiralling global refugee crisis as an "explosion of human suffering" whose causes the international community refuses to confront.
18 Jun 2015
WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives rejected legislation on Wednesday that would have forced President Barack Obama to pull all US troops from Iraq and Syria as soon as one month from now, but nearly one-third of the chamber voted for the measure.
10 Jun 2015
BEIRUT: Syrian rebels seized a sprawling military base in a lightning assault yesterday, marking the latest in a series of defeats for President Bashar Assad’s increasingly embattled forces, rebels and activists said.
10 Feb 2014
Damascus: Aid teams evacuated hundreds of exhausted civilians from besieged districts of the city of Homs as Syria's regime and rebels again accused each other of violating a truce.
19 Feb 2014
Washington: United States has said that there is ‘no military solution’ to the current Syrian crisis but it is considering renewed options to resolve the conflict.
03 Feb 2014
BEIRUT: Syrian military helicopters dropped more improvised "barrel bombs" on the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, a monitoring group said, bringing the death toll to at least 83 people in the latest episode of a campaign that many consider a war crime.
30 Jan 2014
Geneva: UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, on Wednesday admitted that the gaps between the two parties were huge, and he did not expect to achieve substantive results from the ongoing Syria talks.
22 Jan 2014
Beirut: Syria on Wednesday rejected a report purporting to show the systematic torture and killing of about 11,000 detainees, calling it an attempt to undermine peace efforts as diplomats gathered in Switzerland for talks.