A military jail authorized at the highest levels of the Syrian government has overseen a "monstrous campaign" of secret atrocities, including the hanging of up to 13,000 people in five years, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
The evacuation of rebels from east Aleppo was delayed even as a ceasefire held on Wednesday, while civilians in the enclave anxiously awaited news on their fate under a deal allowing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to reassert control over the city.
Pope Francis has written a letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad urging him to spare civilians from violence and guarantee safe passage for humanitarian aid deliveries, the Vatican press office said Monday.
The head of the main body negotiating for the Syrian opposition vows that he will not make any concessions on key demands, despite the imminent fall of rebel-held Aleppo to the Syrian government's forces.
Hundreds of Syrians are arriving every hour in government-controlled areas of Aleppo as they flee fighting in the opposition enclave of the divided city, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Thursday.
The United States is accusing Russia and its ally, the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, of conducting a "concerted campaign ... to bomb civilians into submission" in the war-torn country.
The UN ambassadors from the United States and Russia clashed angrily Saturday ahead of an emergency session of the UN Security Council over an airstrike by US-led coalition forces in Syria that killed dozens of Syrian government troops.
Deadly violence raged Saturday in several areas of Syria, shortly after the United States and Russia sealed an ambitious agreement aimed at reducing violence in the country and relaunching a UN-sponsored peace process.
The brother of Omran, the young boy pictured covered in dust in an ambulance after an airstrike in Aleppo, died Saturday from wounds sustained in the same attack, according to the journalist who shot the original picture.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday he believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is beginning to view as a "threat" Kurdish forces in the north who are backed by the United States and battling Islamic State.
Kurdish forces backed by the United States made gains against militias loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the pro-Kurdish Firat news agency reported Friday, amid renewed clashes and a fresh wave of airstrikes.
Syrian government forces and rebels on Friday exchanged retaliatory attacks in Aleppo where the United Nations is pushing for a temporary truce to allow badly needed humanitarian aid into the divided city.
Celebratory gunfire and fireworks filled the skies in Syrian areas under the control of president Bashar al-Assad as news circulated that the Turkish military was attempting to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, eyewitnesses in Damascus tell dpa.
President Bashar al-Assad said Russian leadership never discussed a political transition with him, while he heaped praise on Moscow, and derision on Washington, over their bombing campaigns in the country.
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regained area from rebels in northern Aleppo province and were coming close to a strategic road Thursday just a day after the announcement of a unilateral ceasefire, a monitoring group reported.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called the West two-faced in its relations with Syria, accusing the US and European nations of negotiating behind closed doors while publicly attacking the actions of his government.
Regime change in Syria could plunge the region into "total chaos," a Kremlin spokesman warned Friday, a day after media reports that dozens of US diplomatic staff members had called for military strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Regime change in Syria could plunge the region into chaos, a Kremlin spokesman warned on Friday, a day after media reports that dozens of US diplomatic staff members had called for military strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vowed Tuesday to "liberate every inch" of the country from groups opposed to his rule, while threatening that forces loyal to rival Turkey will be destroyed in northern Aleppo province.
There should be "consequences" for the Syrian government blocking aid to besieged rebel-held areas of the country, the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Monday on the sidelines of the World Humanitarian Summit.
At least 60,000 people have died due to torture and maltreatment in Syrian jails since a revolt against President Bashar al-Assad broke out five years ago, a monitoring group said Saturday, quoting sources within the country's security forces.
Russia, long one of the key backers of the Syrian government as the country disintegrated into civil war, distanced itself from embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday as international peace talks resumed in Vienna.
The world will not stand by as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his foreign allies massacre civilians in Aleppo, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir warned Monday as he met his US counterpart John Kerry in Geneva.
US President Barack Obama told the BBC that any Western attempt to overthrow the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using ground troops would be a mistake, but international pressure on his allies could help bring about a settlement.
The Baath Party of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has taken a majority in the country's rubberstamp parliament after polls held in regime-controlled areas on Wednesday, state media reported overnight.
A huge leak of 11.5 million documents from a Panama-based law firm reveals how top politicians, sports stars and criminals hide their money using offshore tax havens, Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung said Sunday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian ally Vladimir Putin Sunday chalked up a major victory with the capture of the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria's central desert from Islamic State jihadists.
Syrian government forces on Saturday reversed a counter-attack by Islamic State in the central city of Palmyra and recaptured districts in the ancient city from the terrorist militia, Syria's state media and activists reported.
Syrian government forces, backed by Russian airpower, Friday made further advances into the Islamic State-controlled city of Palmyra, a day after entering the ancient city, Syrian state media and activists reported.
The genocide verdict of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic sends a positive signal for those who seek justice for human rights violations in Syria, a senior Syrian opposition representative says.
Hopes for Syria’s imminent direct talks sank Wednesday when the government ruled out face-to-face negotiations, unless the opposition chief negotiator apologizes for demanding the execution of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A ceasefire went into effect across large parts of Syria at midnight (2200 GMT Friday) after major rebel factions, President Bashar al-Assad's government and the largest Kurdish militia agreed to adhere to a "cessation of hostilities."
A Syrian ceasefire set to start at the weekend garnered another critical vote of support Wednesday, when Saudi Arabia's king confirmed his country's backing for the plan during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Syrian rebels are willing to agree to a temporary truce as long as there are international guarantees that Damascus' allies Russia and Iran will stick to it, the head of the opposition negotiations committee said on Saturday.
Russia must stop targeting Syria's legitimate opposition as part of an air campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad before a truce can be implemented next week, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.
Turkey is expecting an overall 60,000 refugees to arrive from the besieged Syrian province of Aleppo, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday, following criticism that his country was refusing to let people in.
A Saudi-backed Syrian opposition delegation met the U.N.'s special envoy Staffan de Mistura for the first time on Sunday demanding efforts to improve humanitarian conditions on the ground or they would shun political negotiations.
The UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution endorsing a plan for a peace process in Syria, calling for talks to begin in January and tasking the UN with aiding the implementation and monitoring of a nationwide ceasefire.