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Russian troops (L) stand guard as Syrian opposition fighters and their families board a bus at a checkpoint manned by regime forces ahead of their evacuation on May 20, 2017. (Stringer/AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Following statements by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani on Iran’s readiness to double its military presence in Syria, Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan said on Sunday that the Iranian official’s visit to Moscow comes in the context of more Iranian-Russian military coordination in Syria.”
In the French election campaign, Macron took a harder line on relations with Russia than his opponents. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The fight against terrorism and the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine will top agenda when newly inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Russian President Vladimir Putin.
U.S. leads airstrikes in Daesh-controlled city in Syria (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
May 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
At least 80 civilians were killed on Friday in US-led airstrikes on the town of Mayadeen, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Syrians check a damaged house, reportedly hit by US-led coalition air strikes. (AFP/Sami Ali)
May 26, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The United Nations condemned on Friday the rising death toll of civilians in Syria, urging all air forces operating in the country to take greater care to distinguish between legitimate military targets and civilians.
Cadets from the Interior Security Forces of Raqqa, the first police force formed by the international coalition in charge of maintaining order in Syria's northern Raqa province, take part in a training in the courtyard of a school in Ain Eissa, some 50 kilometres north of Raqqa on May 23, 2017. (AFP/Ayham al-Mohammed
May 24, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Eight Daesh militants were killed as the battle kicked off in the region where the Syrian, Jordanian and Iraqi borders meet.
The blast occurred in the predominantly Alawite al-Zahra neighbourhood, located east of the city of Homs. (AFP)
May 23, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Daesh claims two blasts in Homs and Damascus, Syria,
Some 10,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have been ordered to pick up and move elsewhere. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2017 - 18:30 GMT
The Lebanese army has ordered the eviction of 10,000 refugees living in the Bekaa Valley, sparking fears that it could lead to forced returns to Syria - which would be a violation of international law.
Police arrested a Syrian man accused of war crimes in April. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The accused allegedly led a group that tortured and killed supporters of Assad, suspected spies, and Kurds.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
May 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Donald Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia struck a somewhat softer tone than previous remarks in which he stated, 'I think Islam hates us.'
A refugee looks through a window at the arrival centre for refugees near the town on Kirkenes in northern Norway on Nov. 11, 2015. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)
May 21, 2017 - 17:30 GMT
A year after reaching a safe haven, refugees are suffering breakdowns as PTSD and depressive disorders go unaddressed.
Syrian Peace Talks in Astana. (AFP/ Krill Kudryavtsev)
May 19, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The UN says Syria’s warring parties have agreed to set up expert committees to discuss "constitutional issues” as part of efforts to facilitate a political resolution of the deadly conflict in the Arab country.
Archive photo of US F-18s flying operations over Iraq against Daesh (AFP)
May 19, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
At least eight people died when US-led coalition forces carried out an airstrike against Syrian government allies near the Iraqi border on Thursday, a monitoring group has said.
A Daesh militant (file photo, image for illustrative purposes only)
May 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
More than 50 people were killed in an Islamic State group assault on two regime-held villages in central Syria on Thursday including women and children, according to reports.
A new Syrian constitution is one of four separate
May 17, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Syrian opposition pledge not to walk away from a new round of peace talks in Geneva.
Women walk by Syrian Red Crescent vehicles in Damascus' north eastern al-Qaboun suburb on May 16, 2017, after the formerly rebel-held neighbourhood was retaken by Syrian government forces. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
May 17, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Housing and Construction Minister Yoav Galant went on to say that Assad's actions in Syria amounts to nothing less than a 'genocide.'
Rukban refugee camp, northern Jordan (File photo)
May 17, 2017 - 13:31 GMT
It is not yet known how many have been injured in the latest attack on the refugee camp.