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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."
Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi speaks in Mosul in 2014 (screenshot)
June 17, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Russia’s Defense Ministry revealed on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike in Syria may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late May although the US-led coalition battling the terrorist organization said it could not confirm his death.
Rebel fighters dig and fill sandbags for barricades behind a sniper curtain to protect them from government forces in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. (AFP)
June 16, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The United Nations urged Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday to open up areas of Syria to the delivery of humanitarian aid in “de-escalation” zones whose parameters the three are meant to finalize.
A ball of fire rises from a building following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on a rebel-held area in the southern city of Daraa, on June 11, 2017. (Mohamad Abazeed/AFP)
June 14, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Syrian regime aircraft dropped napalm on Daraa this week, with huge fires consuming large parts of the densely-packed southern city.
US navy personnel are trained to respond to a chemical gas attack in 2004 (Wikimedia Commons, image used for illustrative purposes only)
June 13, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Islamic State [IS] group's chemical weapons capability has severely been affected by the siege of Mosul and the targeted killing of the group's weapons experts by US-led coalition airstrikes, a London-based analysis group said on Tuesday.
Photo: AFP
June 13, 2017 - 13:36 GMT
Ali Kassem had never seen the sea before he fled his home in Syria for Lebanon, but now he’s a regular in the waves and dreams of having his own surf school.
Suits suitably suits-up for celebration. (USA Network)
June 13, 2017 - 09:02 GMT
The stars of TV show "Suits" celebrated
Jordan border guards shot dead five on the Syrian border on Sunday (file photo)
June 12, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Jordanian army announced on Sunday that its forces shot dead five people who were approaching their position from the Syrian side of the border.
The Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by the US, won back Tabqa. (AFP)
June 11, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) achieved on Saturday new advances in Raqqa by controlling new positions in the west, north and east of the city following fierce battles with Daesh "ISIS militants".