civil war

Putin: Civil war in Turkey as government collaborates with extremists

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that there is a civil war in southern Turkey as the government in Ankara collaborates with extremists.

Yemen ceasefire comes into effect, breaches reported in flashpoint city

Most frontlines in the Yemeni civil war were reported to be calm after a ceasefire between mainly Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing their local rivals came into effect at midnight (2100 GMT).

Temporary refuge becomes permanent home for Syrians in Jordan camp

The Zaatari camp in northern Jordan opened in 2012 as a temporary refuge of tents for Syrians fleeing the civil war. Today, this camp alone is home to nearly 80,000 people. The tiny kingdom with a population of 8 million struggles to cope with its 2 million migrants.

Al-Assad estimates Syrian civil war's damage at 200 billion dollars

Syria's civil war has caused upwards of 200 billion dollars of damage, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published Wednesday.

Despite breaches, Syria ceasefire is holding well, activists say

A partial ceasefire in Syria's civil war appeared to be broadly holding Saturday, despite a number of reported breaches and a major offensive by Islamic State jihadists against Kurdish forces.

World powers push for breakthrough in Syrian conflict ahead of talks

World powers convening in Munich on Thursday are working towards a ceasefire to end hostilities in Syria's civil war, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said ahead of a meeting of the International Syria Support Group.

Report estimates 470,000 deaths in Syrian conflict

A report by a Syrian thinktank estimates that 470,000 people have died in the civil war, nearly double recent UN estimates, portraying a "shattered and fragmented" country where 69 per cent of people are living in extreme poverty.