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January 25, 2017
U.S. Congress member met with Assad in Syria, discussed peace - CNN
WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard said on Wednesday she met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria and discussed the possibility of achieving peace.The Hawaii Democrat told CNN in an interview that during her four-day visit, she wanted to get a first-hand...
January 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
January 20, 2017
U.S. air strike in Syria kills more than 100 al Qaeda members: defense official
WASHINGTON - A U.S. air strike on Thursday targeting an al Qaeda training camp in Syria killed more than 100 militants, a U.S. defense official said on Friday.The strike took place just a day before the end of President Barack Obama's presidency and a day after more than 80 Islamic...
January 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 17, 2017
U.S. carries out strikes near Syria's al-Bab after Turkish criticism
The U.S. military said on Tuesday it carried out air strikes in Syria against Islamic State targets of interest to both Washington and Ankara near the town of al-Bab, following Turkish criticism of insufficient U.S. support for its ground offensive.
January 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
January 15, 2017
Twenty years after Diana campaign, new landmine crisis plagues Iraq and Syria
LONDON — Twenty years after Princess Diana's iconic visit to a minefield in Angola, the world faces a new landmine crisis in Syria and Iraq on a scale not seen for decades, campaigners said on Sunday. The Mines Advisory Group said it had cleared and destroyed more than 9,000 newly...
January 15, 2017 - 12:00am
December 31, 2016
Two suicide attackers kill at least 2 in Syria's Tartous
BEIRUT - Two suicide bombers detonated their explosives, killing at least two security officers in the Syrian coastal city of Tartous, Syrian state television reported after midnight on Sunday.
December 31, 2016 - 9:00pm
UN Security Council welcomes Syria truce, rebels warn they could abandon it
BEIRUT - The United Nations Security Council on Saturday welcomed a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war, but rebel groups threatened to abandon the two-day-old truce if violations persisted.
December 31, 2016 - 3:00pm
Syria rebels: ceasefire "void" if government violations persist
BEIRUT - Syrian rebel groups said on Saturday they would consider a ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and Turkey "null and void" if the Damascus government's forces and their allies continued to violate it.Russia, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has urged the United...
December 31, 2016 - 9:00am
December 29, 2016
Russia announces ceasefire in Syria from midnight
MOSCOW/ANKARA - Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ceasefire between Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government starting at midnight on Thursday. The parties were also prepared to start peace talks, Putin said, after Moscow, Iran and Turkey expressed readiness to...
December 29, 2016 - 1:00pm
December 28, 2016
Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence
MOSCOW/ANKARA - Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least...
December 28, 2016 - 9:00am
December 18, 2016
Syria state TV says evacuation deal reached for Aleppo and Shi'ite villages
BEIRUT — Syrian state television reported on Sunday that there was a deal between the government and rebels to evacuate people from east Aleppo...
December 18, 2016 - 9:00am
December 16, 2016
France pushes U.N. Security Council action on Aleppo
UNITED NATIONS/PARIS - France said on Friday it is pushing for the United Nations Security Council to ensure the evacuation of Aleppo is coordinated by international observers, that humanitarian aid is allowed in to the Syrian city and that hospitals are protected.
December 16, 2016 - 3:00pm
Turkey to set up camp for Aleppo evacuees in Syria
CILVEGOZU, Turkey - Turkey plans to set up a camp inside Syria to host people evacuated from the city of Aleppo but will continue to take the sick and wounded to Turkish hospitals, officials said on Friday.
December 16, 2016 - 12:00pm
Aleppo evacuation suspended amid dispute over villages
ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT - The evacuation of the last opposition-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo was suspended on Friday after pro-government...
December 16, 2016 - 8:00am
December 13, 2016
Syrian rebels prepare to withdraw from Aleppo as truce begins
ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT - Syrian rebels prepared to withdraw from Aleppo on Wednesday after a ceasefire agreement that ended years of fighting in the city and gave President Bashar al-Assad his biggest victory yet after more than five years of war.The agreement was a result of talks...
December 13, 2016 - 10:00pm
Battle of Aleppo ends after years of bloodshed with rebel withdrawal
ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT/GENEVA - Rebel resistance in the Syrian city of Aleppo ended on Tuesday after years of fighting and months of bitter siege...
December 13, 2016 - 5:00pm