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Children's hospital hit as Aleppo airstrikes kill 21, activists say

A children's hospital was hit and 21 people killed in intensified airstrikes Wednesday on the divided Syrian city of Aleppo, according to medical workers and a monitoring group.

Two hospitals near Aleppo hit in airstrikes

Airstrikes, believed to be carried out by the Syrian regime or its Russian ally, hit at least two hospitals in rebel-held areas Monday west of Aleppo, a monitoring group reported.

Monitor: Kurdish-led forces advance on Islamic State capital in Syria

Kurdish-led forces have made territorial gains in a campaign they launched last week to retake al-Raqqa, the Islamic State extremist militia's de facto capital in Syria, a monitoring group...

Temporary truce takes effect in Aleppo

A temporary ceasefire, announced by the Syrian regime and allied Russia, went into effect in Aleppo Friday amid reported calm in the divided northern city.

Rebel shelling kills 12 civilians in Aleppo, Syrian media reports

At least 12 civilians were killed by rebel shelling in Aleppo on Thursday, Syrian state media reported, as rebels stepped up their operations in the divided northern city to break a government...

Lebanon's president-elect names Hezbollah critic as premier

Lebanon's newly-elected President Michel Aoun on Thursday named Saad Hariri, an outspoken critic of the Iranian- backed Lebanese Shiite movement, as prime minister.

Islamic State leader urges Mosul fighters to turn "blood into rivers"

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urged his fighters in an audio recording posted online on Thursday not to retreat from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, but also to invade Turkey and ...

Lebanon's president-elect starts consultations to name premier

Lebanon's newly-elected President Michel Aoun began consultations with the country's parliamentary blocs Wednesday ahead of naming a new prime minister.

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive aimed at breaking regime siege

Syrian opposition rebels Friday started a widescale attack on regime forces in Aleppo aimed at breaking the government siege on their enclave of the contested city, both a monitoring group and the...

Monitor: Regime recaptures rebel-held town in central Syria

Syrian regime troops on Thursday recaptured a key town from rebels in the central province of Hama following a major offensive, a monitoring group reported.

Monitor: Death toll rises to 35 in bombing of Syrian rebel village

The death toll from Wednesday's airstrikes near a school complex in a rebel-held village in north-western Syria has risen to 35, with 11 children among those killed, a monitoring group said.

Syrian leader's wife Asma al-Assad says she rejected asylum offers

Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, told Russian television on Tuesday that she had rejected offers of asylum from her husband's opponents.

Aleppo becoming 'kill box' for children, Doctors Without Borders says

Unrelenting airstrikes on a besieged rebel section of Syria's northern city of Aleppo have turned it into a "kill box" for children, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned on...

Aleppo bombings kill 25 people, rescue group says

Twenty-five people were killed in airstrikes on eastern Aleppo on Wednesday after dozens lost their lives the previous day in what appeared to be Russian and Syrian government airstrikes, rescuers...

Russia rejects claim it killed about 10,000 people in Syria

Russia rejected a claim by a Syria monitoring group on Friday that its airstrikes have killed about 10,000 people in the Middle Eastern country in the past year.