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January 18, 2021, 1:57 PM

2 Syrians charged with terrorism over army officer's killing

Prosecutors say two Syrians have been charged in Germany for alleged links to a terrorist organization on suspicion they were involved in the killing of an army officer in their homeland in 2012
January 18, 2021, 1:57 PM
2 Syrians charged with terrorism over army officer's killing
3 months ago

Shelling in Syria rebel enclave kills 7, including children

Syrian rescuers and activists say at least seven people, including four children, were killed in government shelling of the last rebel enclave in the country’s northwest
3 months ago
Shelling in Syria rebel enclave kills 7, including children
3 months ago

Assad makes rare visit to areas hit by fires in west Syria

Syria's state media says President Bashar Assad has made a rare public visit to the coastal province of Latakia where he toured areas that suffered heavy damage in last week’s deadly wildfires
3 months ago
Assad makes rare visit to areas hit by fires in west Syria
4 months ago

Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany that asks prosecutors to investigate two chemical weapons attacks in Syria
4 months ago
Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks
4 months ago

Aid group warns that 700,000 children in Syria risk hunger

An international aid group is warning that an additional 700,000 children in Syria face hunger because of the country's badly damaged economy and the impact of coronavirus restrictions
4 months ago
Aid group warns that 700,000 children in Syria risk hunger
4 months ago

Syria minister calls Turkey main terrorism sponsor in region

Syrian minister said it is guilty of “a war crime and a crime against humanity."
4 months ago
4 months ago

US sends Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Syria to boost security for troops following Russian encounter

U.S. military sending Bradley fighting vehicles and more protection to U.S. troops in Syria following tense encounter with Russian troops.
4 months ago
US sends Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Syria to boost security for troops
5 months ago

Russian delegation in Syria to expand trade, economic ties

Russia's deputy prime minister says a senior Russian delegation in Damascus has discussed the expansion of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries to circumvent U.S. sanctions
5 months ago
Russian FM in Syria, meets Assad in first visit since 2012
5 months ago

4 US troops injured after collision with Russian vehicle in Syria

Four U.S. military personnel injured in a collision with a Russian vehicle during a tense encounter with Russian troops in Syria says a U.S. official.
5 months ago
4 US troops injured in tense encounter with Russian troops in Syria
5 months ago

Blast hits pipeline in Syria, causing wide power outages

The electricity supply for the entire country has been disrupted.
5 months ago
Electricity cut in Syria after explosion hits gas pipeline
5 months ago

Syria says U.S. forces clash with Syrian troops, killing 1

Syrian state media says U.S. forces attacked Syrian troops in the northeast, killing one and wounding two others
5 months ago
Reports: US helicopter attacks Syrian army checkpoint
6 months ago

California man charged with smuggling mosaic from Syria

Ancient mosaic was looted from war-torn Syria, value falsely underestimated.
6 months ago
6 months ago

US confirms fighter jet flew close to Iranian jetliner above Syria, leading to passenger injuries

A U.S. F-15 fighter jet came within a kilometer of an Iranian airliner, leading the Iranian pilots to execute a rapid descent that injured several passengers.
6 months ago
 US confirms fighter jet flew close to Iranian jetliner above Syria
6 months ago

Blast kills 5, wounds dozens in rebel-held north Syria

A car bomb went off near the Bab al-Salameh border crossing with Turkey.
6 months ago
6 months ago

More COVID-19 cases in Syria's overcrowded rebel enclave

A monitoring group says at least two doctors in Syria's opposition-held northwest have been infected with the coronavirus
6 months ago
More COVID-19 cases in Syria's overcrowded rebel enclave
7 months ago

Donors urged to dig deep as economic chaos, virus hit Syria

Aid organizations are appealing to world leaders to boost financial support for conflict-torn Syria on the eve of a major donor conference
7 months ago
7 months ago

US sanctions Assad, his wife, others in bid to shut down foreign investment for Syrian regime

The U.S. on Wednesday sanctioned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, his wife, others in the first use of law named for a Syrian military defector.
7 months ago
US sanctions Assad, his wife, others in 1st use of law named for military defector
8 months ago

Syria activists: After 3 months, Russian strikes hit Idlib

Syrian opposition activists say Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes for the first time in three months on the last remaining rebel-held territory, in and near the country's northwestern Idlib province
8 months ago
Syrian activists report Russian airstrikes on Idlib province
8 months ago

EU renews Syria sanctions with conflict in its 10th year

The European Union is prolonging its sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad and his associates for a year over the continued crackdown on the civilian population
8 months ago
8 months ago

Online English classes revive ties severed by war in Syria

A group of Syrian teachers from opposition-held areas is bringing back their English language school online, recreating a community that was shattered by the country's grueling civil war
8 months ago
Online English classes revive ties severed by war in Syria
8 months ago

For 2nd time, Syrian elections delayed over coronavirus

Syria's president has issued a decree postponing the country's parliamentary elections until July because of concerns over the spread of coronavirus
8 months ago
9 months ago

Germany: Syrian ex-secret police go on trial for war crimes

Two former members of Syria’s secret police have gone on trial Thursday in Germany accused of crimes against humanity
9 months ago
Germany: Syrian ex-secret police go on trial for war crimes
9 months ago

Syria refugees to face their torturers in German court

Two former members of Syria's secret police will go on trial in Germany charged with crimes against humanity
9 months ago
Syria refugees to face their torturers in German court
10 months ago

Syria denies its air force is behind 2017 chemical attacks

Syria has denounced as misleading the first report from the global chemical weapons watchdog blaming its air force for a series of attacks using sarin and chlorine on a rebel-held town in 2017
10 months ago
10 months ago

UN report says Syria or allies likely to blame for attacks

A U.N. investigation says it is “highly probable” that the Syrian government or its allies were responsible for attacks on five facilities in the last opposition stronghold in the northwest in 2019
10 months ago
UN report says Syria or allies likely to blame for attacks
10 months ago

Activists say IS prison riots break out again in Syria

Syrian activists say imprisoned Islamic State militants have rioted again at a jail in northeastern Syria, hours after the Kurdish-led forces running the site said they had restored order there
10 months ago
Spokesman: Kurdish forces end riots by IS prisoners in Syria
10 months ago

'There is nothing now': Syrians in Idlib fear end nearing

The city of Idlib is the last urban area still under opposition control in Syria, located in a shrinking rebel enclave in the northwestern province of the same name
10 months ago
'There is nothing now': Syrians in Idlib fear end nearing
10 months ago

Turkey-Russia patrols start amid protests on Syrian highway

The joint patrols along a key highway are part of an agreement.
10 months ago
10 months ago

Turkish, Russian troops to start Syria patrols on Sunday

Turkey's defense minister says Turkish and Russian troops will begin jointly patrolling a key highway in northwest Syria on Sunday
10 months ago
Turkish, Russian troops to start Syria patrols on Sunday
10 months ago

Fuel tanker collides with two buses in Syria, kills 30

Syria's official news agency says a fuel tanker has collided with two passenger buses and several other cars on a highway near the capital Damascus, killing 30 people
10 months ago
Fuel tanker collides with two buses in Syria, kills 30
10 months ago

Turkey and Russia agree to ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to establish a ceasefire in the Syrian province of Idlib.
10 months ago
Turkey and Russia agree to ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province
1 year ago

Airstrike in northwest Syria kills 15 ahead of Moscow summit

Syrian opposition activists say an airstrike in rebel-held northwest Syria has killed at least 15 people, including children
1 year ago
Airstrike on rebel-held village in northwest Syria kills 15
1 year ago

US ambassador to UN makes visit to Syrian border, announces $108M of new aid

A high-level U.S. administration official traveled to Syria's border for the first time in a show of support for Turkey's fight against the regime.
1 year ago
US envoy makes visit to Syrian border, announces $108M of new aid
1 year ago

Report: Iran Revolutionary Guard commander killed in Syria

An Iranian semiofficial news agency and an opposition war monitor report that an official with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard who took part in battles around war-torn Syria has been killed near the Syrian capital
1 year ago
Report: Iran Revolutionary Guard commander killed in Syria
1 year ago

Russia sought UN backing for Syria cease-fire, but failed

Russia has sought U.N. Security Council backing for its agreement with Turkey aimed at establishing a cease-fire in Syria’s northwest
1 year ago
Russia sought UN backing for Syria cease-fire, but failed
1 year ago

Thousands bury Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria's Idlib

Thousands of mourners have thronged the coffins of five Hezbollah fighters whose funeral was held in southern Beirut
1 year ago
Thousands bury Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria's Idlib
1 year ago

UN chief urges Syria cease-fire but Russia and China oppose

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has again called for an immediate cease-fire in northwestern Syria  “before the situation gets entirely out of control.”
1 year ago
UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Syria
1 year ago

Turkey opens gates into Europe as migrants gather on border

Migrants played a cat-and-mouse game with border patrols through the night.
1 year ago
Turkey's Erdogan says Europe borders open as refugees gather
1 year ago

Turkey downs Syrian fighter jet in northwest Idlib

Turkey's Defense Ministry and Syrian state-run media say Turkish forces have shot down a Syrian government warplane in northwestern Syria
1 year ago
Turkey downs Syrian fighter jet in northwest Idlib
1 year ago

Turkey's Erdogan hopes to broker Syria truce in Moscow

Turkey's president says he hopes to broker a cease-fire in Syria later this week in Moscow when he meets with his Russian counterpart
1 year ago
Syrian troops retake key northwestern town from rebel forces
1 year ago

29 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

The government offensive has displaced almost 950,000 people.
1 year ago
Syrian opposition fighters retake key town from government
1 year ago

Syria: Israel drone strike kills civilian near Golan Heights

Syrian state TV says an Israeli drone fired a missile at a car in southern Syria killing one person
1 year ago
1 year ago

Russia denies responsibility after strikes kill at least 33 Turkish troops in Syria

Russia denies responsibility after strikes kill at least 33 Turkish troops in Syria
1 year ago
Russia denies responsibility after strikes kill at least 33 Turkish troops in Syria
1 year ago

Syrian army hits civilian sites in relentless Idlib campaign

Syrian troops have bombed civilian targets in the northwestern Idlib province, pushing ahead with their military campaign to recapture the last rebel stronghold in the country
1 year ago
Syrian troops push into last rebel area, hit civilian sites
1 year ago

US embassy in Syria commemorates killed journalist as humanitarian disaster worsens

The U.S. embassy in Syria tweeted support for the slain journalist Marie Colvin, as the humanitarian situation worsens eight years after her death.
1 year ago
US embassy in Syria commemorates killed journalist as humanitarian disaster worsens
1 year ago

Syria reopens highway linking largest cities after 8 years

Syria's transportation minister says the highway that links the Syrian capital with the northern city of Aleppo is open for public use for the first time in nearly eight years
1 year ago
Syria reopens highway linking largest cities after 8 years
1 year ago

As fighting in Syria intensifies, pressure is rising for US intervention amid the crisis

As fighting over Syria's last rebel-held stronghold intensifies and puts Turkey in direct conflict with Russia, there is a growing pressure for the U.S. to do something.
1 year ago
As fighting in Syria intensifies, pressure is rising for US intervention
1 year ago

After gains in northern Syria, Assad predicts total victory

Syrian President Bashar Assad is congratulating his troops for consolidating control over the northern province of Aleppo
1 year ago
Syria military hails advance against rebels in 'record time'
1 year ago

Assad's forces make advances, further securing Aleppo region

State media reported significant advances against rebel held enclaves.
1 year ago
1 year ago

US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria

U.S. forces and unknown individuals exchanged small arms fire on patrol near Qamlishi in Syria, with the situation now de-escalated.
1 year ago
US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria