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More than 11 million Syrians displaced by conflict

The Syrian crisis, entering its ninth year this week, has displaced more than 11 million people. Further insecurity and continued displacement, as well as...
UN Resident Coordinator in Syria Ali al-Zaatari

UN Acknowledges Russia’s Leadership in Syrian Humanitarian Situation

Despite the biased evaluation of Russia’s role in the Syrian peace settlement by the Western governments and mainstream media, the United Nations acknowledges the...

Syria: Aleppo plagued with numerous hidden explosives

It’s not a secret for anyone, how much hardship, how much grief and suffering people endure as they confront many various explosive devices, booby-traps...
IDOMENI, May 24, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Refugees of Idomeni camp wait to be bused to other destinations at the border of Greece and Macedonia, May 24, 2016. The Greek government has stepped up efforts to gradually evacuate refugees from the squalid makeshift refugee camp of Idomeni at the border of Greece and Macedonia, an official told Xinhua, as people were bused to other destinations on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Yannis Kolesidis/AMNA/pool)

Moroccan Top Official sanctioned over Syrian refugees

Algerian Foreign Ministry summoned Morocco's ambassador here on Sunday in protest of Morocco's accusations that Algeria expelled Syrian refugees into Morocco. "Following serious accusations by...
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (left) and Jacques Cheminade.

Positive Alternative to Syrian Missile Strike

Just hours after Donald Trump had ordered an attack on the Syrian base of Al Shairat, French Presidential candidate Jacques Cheminade met with Lebanese...
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Syrian jet pilot detained after treatment in Turkey

Turkish authorities have detained a Syrian air force pilot whose plane crashed on Turkish territory last month on charges of espionage and violating border...

UN monitoring situation after U.S. strikes Syrian air base

Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva Alessandra Vellucci said Friday that the UN Syria envoy, Staffan de Mistura, is closely following...
Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)

Syrian security forces retake former rebel held territories during Damascus attacks

The Syrian army recaptured all areas fallen during Sunday's wide-scale offensive by rebels in eastern Damascus, the military general command said Monday. The army retook...
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Injured pilot of Syrian crashed jet found in southern Turkey

Turkish rescue team on Sunday morning found the injured pilot of crashed fighter jet in southern Hatay province of Turkey after a nine-hour search,...

Bana Alabed’s Letter to President Donald Trump

Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old Aleppo girl known worldwide for her tweets from Aleppo, has written an open letter to Donald Trump. “You must do something...

Syrian Conflict: Rebels Unlikely to Attend Astana Talks

Syrian rebel groups say they are suspending participation in the preparations for peace talks planned by Russia and Turkey for later this month. In a...
A Syrian man pushes a wheelbarrow past collapsed buildings in the northern Syrian town of Manbij as civilians go back to their homes on August 14, 2016 more than a week after the Arab-Kurdish alliance, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), pushed the Islamic State (IS) group out of the city. (AFP/Xinhua)

Syrian nationwide ceasefire goes into force

The recently agreed upon cessation of hostilities went into force at midnight on Thursday, as declared by the Syrian army. The nationwide...

Evacuation Of Wounded Underway In Aleppo

Rescue groups said they have begun evacuating wounded residents from east Aleppo after being stalled for five hours amid reports of gunfire. The Syrian Red...

Germany Authorities Arrests 3 Syrian Men in Relation to IS Mission’

Three Syrian men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of being sent by so-called Islamic State (IS) to launch attacks, prosecutors say....
Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held Salihin neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on September 11, 2016. (AFP/Xinhua)

Syrian armed force declares 7-day truce

The regime of silence started as of 7:00 pm local time Monday and will last till Sept. 19, the army said in a statement. Still,...

Angelina Jolie ask UN to find lasting solution to Syrian conflict

Angelina Jolie Pitt is urging United Nations leaders to find an end to the Syrian conflict. The actress and UNHCR Special Envoy held a...

Syrian conflict: US and Russia Concur to Peace Plans

Russia and the US have announced an agreement on Syria starting with a "cessation of hostilities" from sunset on Monday. Under the plan,...
A female sniper takes positon in a buliding in Daraya suburb of the capital Damascus, Syria, on April 5, 2015. The snipers are members of the female force in Syrian Republican Guards. Their unit consists of around 800 volunteer, unmarried, female fighters- aged between 20 and 24 years old. Their task is to work alongside the Syrian army in its battle against the rebels. (Xinhua/Zhang Naijie) (jl)

Syrian army slaughtered 150 militants in Hama

The military forces killed the rebels near the town of Maardis in the northern countryside of Hama, said SANA. The Syrian army lost control of...
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Hasakah: Syrian army and Kurdish fighters arrive at a new ceasefire deal

The new ceasefire has supposedly gone into effect at 2 p.m. local time (1100 GMT) Tuesday, said the report, adding that several points have...
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Israeli Retaliation Attacks Hits Syrian Army Post

"Earlier today fire from Syria hit an open area near the security fence in the central Golan Heights," a statement by the Israel Defense...

Bloodied Syrian Boy Ali Died From His Injuries Today

The elder brother of Omran Daqneesh, the Syrian boy whose dazed and bloodied image shocked the world, has died of wounds sustained when the...
Sana/AFP A car in flames at the scene of bombings in the Syrian city of Tartus, northwest of Damascus, on May 23, 2016

Syrian War: Turkey To Take Up More Active Position

Turkey says it will take a more active role in efforts to end the war in Syria and accepts President Bashar al-Assad as an...
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Suicide Attack At Turkish Border Killed 32 Syrian Rebels

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt inside a bus carrying rebels from Turkey into Syria through the Atmeh border crossing some 40 kilometres...

Germany: Syrian Asylum Seeker Blew Himself Up

A failed Syrian asylum seeker has blown himself up and injured 12 other people with a backpack bomb near a festival in the south...
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Turkey’s economy flourish from Syrian refugees’ presence

Syrian refugees in Turkey are contributing to the economy of their host country in their own ways. Out of 10 newly-established foreign...
HEZBOLLAH PRESS OFFICE/AFP/File / - Picture released by the Hezbollah press office shows a Hezbollah fighter reportedly erecting the group's flag in the Tallet Moussa area on the Syrian side of the Qalamun hills close to the Lebanese border

Hezbollah denies coming into contact with Syrian Army

In a statement by its media department, Hezbollah said "a number of local and Arab media outlets launched a series of lies in the...
Syrians evacuate an injured man following an air strike on a rebel-held neighbourhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 29, 2016 (AFP Photo/Ameer Alhalbi)

Moscow says it will continue to support Syrian raids

Russia will not ask the Syrian regime to halt air raids on the war-ravaged city of Aleppo, because it believes they are helping to...

Syrian FM in Algeria to push for further support

"Algeria and Syria share similar views concerning counterterrorism and rejecting foreign interference in the internal affairs of nations," al-Moallem told reporters upon his arrival...
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N-Korea troops fighting for al-Assad in Syrian civil war

Asaad Al-Zoubi, the head of the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee delegation, told Russian news agency TASS that North Koreans have committed troops to...
Syrian refugees arrive in Lebanon earlier this year after fleeing their homes in western Syria. The number of Syrian refugees has passed 2.563 million. UNHCR/A.McConnell

UN Boss Happy for Canada taking In 25,000 Syrian refugees

At the end of February, the Canadian government reached its goal of accepting 25,000 Syrian refugees. Earlier this month, Canada also announced an ambitious...