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Smoke Billows in Old City of Mosul (AFP)
June 28, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Three years after the declaration of its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State extremist group is changing tactics to survive in the Middle East and beyond.
Another 250 civilians, including 53 children, were killed in Raqqa province, where US-backed forces are trying to oust IS from their self-declared
June 27, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
The strikes come just a day after at least 12 civilians were killed on Monday when a suspected Russian airstrike struck the town of Qouriya in the eastern Syrian town of Deir az-Zor.
Damascus denied accusations it was behind the chemical attack. (AFP)
June 27, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
US warns President Bashar al-Assad will pay a "heavy price" if further chemical weapons attack goes ahead.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the outskirts of Raqa, June 7, 2017, two days after finally entering the northern city. (Delil Souleiman/AFP)
June 26, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
US-backed fighters seized a quarter of Syria's Raqqa from the Islamic State group, a monitor said on Monday, less than three weeks after they first launched the offensive to recapture the northern city.
Smoke billowing following a suicide car bombing in Rashidin, west of Aleppo, that targeted buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya. (AFP)
June 25, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
At least 10 people were killed Saturday when a vehicle bomb exploded in the town of Dana.
A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shows smoke billowing from the Syrian side of the border on June 24, 2017, after projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the Golan. (Jalaa Marey/AFP)
June 24, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Israel retaliated within an hour with drone strikes on a group of Syrian tanks.
PKK fighters take position with their rife during a traning session. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Weapons delivered to the PKK/PYD will be taken back after Daesh is defeated, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said in a letter sent to his Turkish counterpart on Thursday.
A Syrian boy looks at rebel fighters from the Jaish al-Fatah (or Army of Conquest) brigades marching through the northwestern city of Idlib in March 2017. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Thursday that Turkey, Russia and Iran have been working on a plan to station their forces in de-escalation areas in Syria.
US special operations personnel ride in a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016 (AFP Photo/Delil Souleiman)
June 21, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
A US senator has warned against the United States' measures in Syria, which is pushing Washington "closer and closer" to a military conflict with Iran and Russia.
10.3 million of the world's displaced people fled their homes last year alone. (AFP)
June 20, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi described the number as "the highest figure since we started recording these figures".
A US airstrike on Raqqa in December 2016. (Wikimedia Commons)
June 20, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Australia announced a temporary suspension of its air operations in Syria on Tuesday, following the downing of a Syrian bomber by a U.S. jet.
The Book of Gaza. (Carcanet Press Ltd.)
June 20, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
The complete 2018 PEN Translate Award nominees was released, with Palestinians, Syrians, and women rocking the list. Details inside!
The Defence Ministry said the Syrian plane was destroyed and the fate of the pilot unknown. (AFP)
June 20, 2017 - 07:25 GMT
Russia has said it will treat all US coalition aircraft west of Euphrates river in Syria as 'airborne targets'.
Smoke billows from buildings in the northern Syrian city of Raqa on June 18, 2017, during an offensive by US-backed fighters to retake the Islamic State (IS) group bastion. (Delil Souleiman/AFP)
June 19, 2017 - 10:34 GMT
A United States fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane near Raqqa on Sunday, an incident confirmed by both Washington and Damascus despite varying accounts.
Smoke rises from buildings following a reported air strike on a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, on June 14, 2017. (Mohamad Abazeed/AFP)
June 18, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The Syrian regime army on Saturday declared a 48-hour ceasefire in the southern city of Daraa as two separate peace talk initiatives scheduled for July take shape.
Over 200 firefighters attended the blaze in west London on Wednesday night (Adrian Dennis/AFP)
June 18, 2017 - 12:33 GMT
“We feel your pain because this horror is our daily reality."