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Syrian government troops stand guard as rebel fighters and their families are evacuated by bus from Daraya outside Damascus, under a plan to end a brutal four-year siege (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
March 29, 2017 - 16:57 GMT
Four besieged areas in Syria will be evacuated after a deal was brokered by Qatar and Iran, monitoring groups have said.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (2nd R) talks with Syrian women during a visit to the Zaatari refugee camp which shelters some 80,000 Syrian refugees on the Jordanian border with war-ravaged Syria on March 28, 2017. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
March 28, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Guterres’s visit to Jordan is his first since he was elected the UN Secretary-General in January, though he previously visited in his capacity as head of the UNHCR.
A photo by the Syrian defector known as
March 28, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
In the first case of its kind, a Spanish court is investigating Syrian government officials for their role in the disappearance and execution of a man in Damascus in 2013.
Mohammed Alloush, a Syrian opposition commander, at the Astana peace talks in January 2017. (AFP)
March 27, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Syrian peace talks appear to have foundered before they have even begun, with a the opposition's chief negotiation saying he does not to expect make progress.
Militants and their families gather as they prepare to board a bus ahead of their evacuation from the al-Waer neighborhood of the Syrian city of Homs, March 18, 2017. (AFP/File)
March 27, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The district of al-Waer has been under a government siege since 2013.
Members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, stand under an Islamic State (IS) group banner in the recently recaptured town of Al-Karamah, near the IS bastion of Raqqa, on March 26, 2017. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
March 27, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The Kurdish Syrian Democratic forces said they seized Taqba airbase near Daesh's last main stronghold in Syria.
The two divas are at war. (Addiyar)
March 27, 2017 - 10:07 GMT
The two divas are at war.
Tabqa dam (File photo)
March 27, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Fighting at a dam in Syria held by Daesh "the Islamic State group" has put the water barrier at risk of a catastrophic collapse, a technical source said.
The disorder is hereditary. (Cella Productions)
March 26, 2017 - 16:45 GMT
The disorder is hereditary.
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.