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Syrian girls react following a reported Syrian regime air strike in a rebel-controlled area in the northern city of Aleppo on February 8, 2016. (AFP/Ameer al-Halbi)
February 12, 2016 - 07:50 GMT
The last UN figures from 18 months ago put the death toll at 250,000
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura holds up a map of Syria during a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 12, 2016. (AFP/Christof Stache)
February 12, 2016 - 07:36 GMT
A partial truce is set to begin in one week to allow delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged cities.
The aid is much needed in the city where most of the residents are women and children. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 21:42 GMT
On Wednesday, Russian cargo planes dropped tons of food aid to the besieged Syrian town of Deir Ezzor
According to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, World War III could be looming around the corner. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 19:00 GMT
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev claims that if there is no peaceful negotiations on Syria, the only alternative is a world war.
US says the March 1 deadline proposed by Russia would be too late. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
US wants a Syrian cease-fire now, claiming waiting for a Russian March 1 deadline will damage opposition forces beyond repair.
A man drives his motorbike past damaged buildings on February 10, 2016 in Harasta, east of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/Abdulmonam Eassa)
February 11, 2016 - 15:23 GMT
A military spokesman indicated that the decision would take effect within two months.
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February 11, 2016 - 13:34 GMT
In the latest video release from Daesh, a four-year-old boy is seen blowing up a car containing four men accused of spying.
Syrian refugee Hatice Henidil hugs her grandson Usame while waiting for his parents still stuck on the Syrian side of the border, in front of the Oncupinar crossing in southern Turkey, on Feb. 10, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
February 11, 2016 - 10:36 GMT
German and Turkish leaders requested support from NATO in the form of surveillance on the Syrian border and in the Aegean Sea.
The government has sought to reassure Jordanians that Syrians would not be prioritized in the competition for jobs. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 10:24 GMT
Jordan's lawmakers reassure the public that the new initiative to integrate refugees into the workforce would only concern jobs that are usually shunned by Jordanians.
A man drives his motorbike past damaged buildings on February 10, 2016 in Harasta, east of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/Abdulmonam Eassa)
February 11, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
Spain and New Zealand said that while the council has tried to keep the humanitarian and the political situations separate, the two are interconnected.
Jordan's King Abdullah urged concerned parties to continue contributing aid to assist with the influx of Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 07:53 GMT
“The northern border of the Kingdom is tight and safe, and our Arab Army and security bodies are capable of protecting it," Abdullah said.
As the Obama prepares his exit, it is fair to ask whether he will let the complete destruction of Syria become a reality. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
February 11, 2016 - 06:50 GMT
As the American president prepares his exit from the White House, it is fair to ask whether he will let the complete destruction of Syria become a reality.
A fighter from the Kurdish People Protection Unit (YPG) walks between sandbags on the front line in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on September 4, 2015 (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
February 11, 2016 - 05:28 GMT
Minnigh Air Base was the lat remaining militant-held base in the Syrian region of Aleppo.
Syrian migrants and refugees wait in front of the Turkish Oncupinar crossing gate, near the town of Kilis, to return to Syria on February 9, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilis)
February 11, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
TTurkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu dismissed as hypocritical EU criticisms of Turkey's continued border closure.
Syrians carry the body of a victim following a reported Syrian regime air strike in a rebel-controlled area in the northern city of Aleppo, on February 8, 2016. (AFP/Ameer al-Halbi)
February 10, 2016 - 16:30 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims at least 500 people have been killed in Aleppo, since the start of an offensive in early February.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on February 10 accused the United States of creating a
February 10, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was enraged after a US delegation met with PYD fighters in Kobani.