Syria

Russia: Syrian military suspends Aleppo attacks to allow evacuation

The Syrian military has suspended its attacks on militant-held eastern Aleppo to let civilians be evacuated to safety, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

Monitor: Nearly 500 civilians killed in Aleppo in past month

Nearly 500 civilians have been killed in both government-controlled and rebel-held Aleppo since the middle of November, a monitoring group reported Thursday.

West demands a ceasefire in Aleppo as Russia seeks rebel surrender

Six Western powers demanded Wednesday an "immediate ceasefire" to bring aid into rebel-held Aleppo, warning "a humanitarian disaster" is unfolding as the enclave shrinks in size amid an aggressive...

Syrian government takes Aleppo Old City, rejects proposed ceasefire

Beirut (dpa) - Syrian government forces and their allies advanced deeper into the shrinking rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo on Wednesday, seizing the Old City, while demanding the armed...

Regime advances fast in Aleppo as Russia insists on rebel pull-out

Syrian regime forces made rapid inroads in eastern Aleppo Tuesday, as government ally Russia accused the United States of cancelling a key meeting to discuss the fate of the shrinking rebel...

Russia: US "changed their mind" on talks to withdraw Aleppo rebels

The fate of an effort to withdraw Western-backed rebels out of the wartorn Syrian city of Aleppo was up in the air Tuesday after Russia accused the US of cancelling a critical meeting.

Turkey has killed 163 Syrians trying to cross border, report says

Turkish troops have deliberately killed Syrian civilians trying to flee conflict and cross the border to safety, a monitoring group charged on Tuesday, saying the total number of dead on the...

Russia blocks UN resolution for ceasefire in Aleppo

Russia blocks a resolution in the UN Security Council for a one-week ceasefire in the hard-fought northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Islamic State calls for attacks on Turkey, Turkish embassies

An audio recording released in the name of the Islamic State extremist group Monday called for attacks on Turkey and on Turkish embassies and consulates worldwide.

Russia accuses Syrian militants of killing Russian medics in Aleppo

Two Russian military medics succumbed to injuries suffered during militant shelling of a field hospital in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, Russia's Defence Ministry said.

Russian plane crashes attempting to land on carrier near Syria

A second Russian warplane has crashed while attempting to land on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Syria, Russian state media reported Monday, citing the Defence Ministry.

Aleppo rebels under pressure as Syrian regime troops advance further

Syrian regime troops and their allied forces were moving deeper into the rebel-held enclave of eastern Aleppo on Monday after taking control of a new neighbourhood overnight, a monitoring group...

Death toll in air bombing of Syria's Idlib climbs to 52, monitor says

Some 52 people were killed Sunday as towns in north-western Syria's rebel-held Idlib province came under intensive air raids, a monitoring group said.

Watchdog: Over 60 per cent of east Aleppo captured by Syrian regime

More than 60 per cent of the rebel enclave of eastern Aleppo has now fallen to Syrian government forces, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

Russia: Syria peace talks blocked by those seeking al-Assad's ouster

Syrian peace talks are being blocked by those seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad in violation of a United Nations resolution, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.