A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and two villages to the north has broken down after renewed shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday.
The truce b
Success of a new international inquiry aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapons attacks during Syria's four-year-old civil war will require full co-operation of all warring parties, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.
A marked escalation in Syria's conflict including intensified fighting near Damascus this month could be a sign the warring sides are trying to strengthen their bargaining positions in case a flurry of diplomacy leads to negotiations.
A ceasefire between the warring sides in a Syrian town and two villages has been extended until Sunday (August 16), sources on both sides said on Friday.
The ceasefire between rebels on one hand and the Syrian
Saudi and Russian foreign ministers, Adel Al Jubeir and Sergei Lavrov, will meet in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss global energy markets and the Middle East crisis, including the war in Syria and the threat of Islamic State, Russia's foreign
The main Western-backed Syrian opposition, long distrustful of Russia over its backing of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, is due to visit Moscow next week amid a renewed diplomatic push to settle the conflict, a source and Russian wi
Turkey said on Wednesday a US-led coalition will soon launch a "comprehensive battle" against Islamic State militants from Turkish air bases, but Syria said any military action not coordinated with Damascus would breach its sovereignty
Four leading Arab politicians and thought leaders have called for the convening of the second Syrian National Congress in a bid to solve the Syrian crisis.
"This is the only way (out)," said Abdelelah Alkhatib, former fo
An Australian nurse was charged with supporting the Islamic State militant group fighting in Syria during a brief court appearance on Sunday, police said.
The nurse, who has been identified as 39-year-old Adam Brookman, was arrest
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country's compulsory military conscription law, state television said on Saturday.
The decree, which was ann