Over the past few years hundreds of thousands have attempted the perilous sea journey in hopes of reaching Europe. (AFP/File)
March 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Meanwhile, Spanish aid workers say they fear hundreds of migrants may have died off the coast of Libya.
The monitoring group said that the dead included both prisoners and prison guards, adding that it had received information that a number of prisoners were shot dead while attempting to flee after airstrikes struck the prison.(AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
A prison in rebel-held city of Idlib was struck, killing at least 16 people.
Head of the Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli described Erdogan’s proposal on naturalizing refugees as “irresponsible” and a threat to “social peace.” (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Last year Erdogan proposed that nationality be granted to Syrians who posses assets that will benefit Turkey.
March 25, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met delegates from the Syrian regime in Geneva.
Syrian opposition forces near Raqqa, 2017. (AFP/ Delil Souleiman)
March 23, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy met on Thursday separately with regime and opposition delegations ahead of the formal start of a fifth round of peace talks in Geneva.
A Daesh militant in Raqqa, Syria (AFP)
March 23, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The last functioning hospital in Syria's Raqqa is only treating Daesh fighters, leaving civilians without any access to healthcare, activists say.
Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria. (AFP/File)
March 22, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
According to the US-backed YPG, the assault killed at least 10 civilians on the Syrian side.
Archival image shows rubble from bombed-out buildings in the city of Raqqa, November 2014 (AFP)
March 22, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the US-led international coalition against the Islamic State [Daesh] bombed a school being used as a shelter, killing at least 33 civilians.
Syrian refugees in Jordan represent almost 20 percent of the country's population. (AFP/File)
March 22, 2017 - 15:18 GMT
Of the total funding requirement for aid to refugees this year, 3 percent was received until mid March, according to UNHCR.
Eyebrows have been raised by Trump's plan to slash 28 percent from the State Department's budget for diplomacy and foreign aid (AFP)
March 22, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Trump has ordered generals to create an accelerated strategy to 'eradicate' Daesh.
Smoke billows following a reported air strike in the rebel-held parts of the Jobar district, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 20, 2017. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
March 22, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The move marks the first time the EU has blacklisted Syrian officials for the government’s alleged use of chlorine gas during the six-year conflict.
Would be immigrants wait to disembark in the port of Catania, on the island of Sicily on March 21, 2017 from the ship
March 21, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Over 20,000 have made the dangerous sea crossing in the first three months of 2017.
Yasser Hussein al-Sayyid, a member of the group, Golan Victory [Twitter]
March 20, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
A man reported to be a member of a Syrian pro-government militia allied with Hezbollah was killed in a suspected Israeli drone strike.
Smoke billows following a reported air strike in the rebel-held parts of the Jobar district, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 19, 2017. (AFP/Amer Mohibany)
March 20, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Fierce fighting took place between government forces and militant groups after two car bombings occurred near the eastern edge of Damascus.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (left). [AFP]
March 19, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
The Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Liberman, threatened Sunday to "destroy" Syria's air defences.