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Deadly airstrikes hit northern Syria as talks stall

At least 18 people were killed on Friday when airstrikes hit several rebel-held neighbourhoods in Syria’s contested northern city of Aleppo, anti-government activists said, an escalation that placed added strain on a fragile cease-fire…

April 23, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Twin bomb blasts kill dozens in Syria’s Homs

At least 46 people were killed in twin car bomb blasts that hit Syria’s Homs on Sunday in one of the deadliest such attacks in the city…

February 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Kurds’ advance in Syria divides US, Turkey

The rapid advance of US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, taking advantage of Russian air strikes to seize territory near the Turkish border, has infuriated Ankara and threatened to drive a wedge between NATO allies…

February 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
People gather on the rubble of a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders near Maaret al-Numan, in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, on Monday, after the building was hit by suspected Russian air strikes. — AFP photo

Hospitals, school attacks kill 23 in Syria

At least 23 civilians were killed when missiles hit three hospitals and a school in rebel-held Syrian towns on Monday, residents said, as Russian-backed Syrian troops intensified their push toward the rebel stronghold of Aleppo…

February 16, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Members of leftist groups rally to call for an end to the violence between security forces and Kurdish militants in the southeast of Turkey, in Ankara, on Sunday. — AFP photo

Turkey strikes Kurdish fighters in Syria

The Turkish army struck positions of Kurdish fighters inside Syria for a second day Sunday in response to incoming fire, state media said, as an explosive standoff between Ankara and Syrian Kurds intensified…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Putin, Obama agree on cooperation to implement Syria agreement

Russian president Vladimir Putin and US president Barack Obama agreed to intensify diplomatic and other cooperation to implement an agreement on Syria struck at talks in Munich, the Kremlin said on Sunday…

February 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Assad vows to retake all of Syria, keep ‘fighting terrorism’

Assad vows to retake all of Syria, keep ‘fighting terrorism’

President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to recapture the whole of Syria and keep ‘fighting terrorism’ while also negotiating an end to the war, as international pressure mounts for a ceasefire…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

World powers agree ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

World powers on Friday agreed an ambitious plan to cease hostilities in war-racked Syria within a week and dramatically ramp up humanitarian access at talks in Munich aimed at ending the five-year war…

Major powers agree to plan for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

Major powers agree to plan for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns…

February 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Canada to end air strikes in Iraq, Syria this month

Canada announced Monday it will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and bring home its six fighter jets on February 22, fulfilling a campaign promise made by prime minister Justin Trudeau…

February 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

NEWSLINE

An international human rights group says Syrian government forces and the Russian military have been carrying out daily cluster bomb attacks over the past few weeks. The Human Rights Watch report, released Monday…

February 10, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

A car bomb driven by a suicide attacker exploded Tuesday near a police officers’ club in the Syrian capital Damascus, killing at least 10 people and causing wide material damage…

February 9, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq and Syria

Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq and Syria

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending a controversial combat role in the fight against Islamic State…

February 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Risking World War III in Syria

Risking World War III in Syria

DEFENCE secretary Ashton Carter last October said in a little noticed comment that the United States was ready to take ‘direct action on the ground’ in Syria. Vice president Joe Biden said in Istanbul last month that if peace talks in Geneva failed…

February 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Saudi ready to join anti-IS ground operations in Syria

Saudi Arabia is ready to join any ground operation the US-led coalition against the militant Islamic State group in Syria might decide on, a general from the kingdom said on Thursday…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, Middle East

Russian strikes ‘undermining’ Syria peace efforts: NATO

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that Russia’s air strikes in Syria targeting rebel forces are ‘undermining’ efforts to find a non-military solution to the war, reports AFP…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Blame traded as Syria talks suspended

Blame traded as Syria talks suspended

Syria’s government and the opposition have blamed each other for the suspension of peace talks in Geneva…

February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

UN scrambles to sustain Syria talks

The United Nations strained to keep faltering Syrian peace talks alive on Wednesday as Damascus tried to press home gains against rebels and its ally Russia said its air strikes would go on until ‘terrorists’ were defeated…

February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

UN sounds war crimes warning as Syria peace talks struggle

The UN human rights chief said on Monday those committing crimes against humanity in Syria’s brutal war should not be let off under any deal, as peace talks struggled in Geneva…

February 2, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
UK mother gets six years for joining IS group in Syria

UK mother gets six years for joining IS group in Syria

A mother who took her toddler to Syria and joined the Islamic State (IS) group was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday after becoming the first British woman to be convicted after returning home…

February 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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