Kurdish Syrian ex-leader Salih Muslim arrested in Prague

Czech authorities detain former leader of Syrian Kurdish political party PYD at Turkey's request, officials say.


Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague: Kurdish-led authority

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim was arrested in Prague at the behest of Turkey, the main Kurdish-led political coalition said on Sunday.


Syrian capital, its suburbs calm after UN cease-fire vote

The U.N. Security Council approved late Saturday a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.


Syrian forces begin new offensive in Eastern Ghouta

Rebel-held enclave near Damascus attacked from multiple fronts, hours after Security Council calls for 30-day truce.


U.N. Security Council Votes on Syrian Cease-Fire

The U.N. Security Council broke its impasse on Syria and voted unanimously for a resolution demanding a 30-day nationwide cease-fire begin “without delay.”


Bloodied and hurt - heartbreaking image of another young casualty of devastating Syrian airstrikes

Nearly 500 people have been killed in seven straight days of relentless bombing over the rebel-held district just outside Damascus


What's happening in Syria? 500 deaths this week, including nearly 200 women and children

Airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday.        

Life & Style

This photo shows how the horrors of war have become part of everyday life in Syria

Reuters photographer named Bassam Khabieh captured an eerie scene in a Syrian town outside of Damascus on Friday. The image shows local civilians inspecting, staring at, and walking by a missile that had been fired at the town by Russia or the Syrian regi


Nobody knows if this unconscious Syrian boy’s parents are alive

More than 400 people have been killed in his hometown this week.

United States

Why are world leaders backing this brutal attack against Kurdish Afrin? | David Graeber

Islamist militants – with Turkish army support – are wreaking havoc with a pocket of peace and sanity in the Syrian warThree years ago the world watched a ragtag band of men and women fighters in the Syrian town of Kobane, most armed only with Kalashn


Syrian Rescuers Pay a Tragic Price

The Syrian regime’s relentless assault on the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta has spared little, targeting not only hospitals and markets, but also medical rescuers and their families.


Britain Should Be Proud Of Taking In 10,000 Refugees - But It Is Only A Start

Yesterday the Government announced, with great fanfare, that Britain has now welcomed over 10,000 Syrian refugees under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme launched in 2014. That is 10,000 people who will now have the chance of a better life


Home Secretary Amber Rudd goes on secret trip to refugee camp in Lebanon pledging to resettle more Syrian children

HOME Secretary Amber Rudd holds out the hand of hope as she says Britain is looking at resettling more Syrian child refugees. In a secret trip to a camp in Lebanon near Syria’s border, she revealed 10,538 vulnerable people ­had been granted refuge. The


WaPo: Key Russian oligarch in touch with Russia, Assad before mercenaries attacked US troops

Before a Russian mercenary attack on US and allied forces in Syria earlier this month, the Russian oligarch believed to control the mercenaries -- a man who the US special counsel indicted last week -- was "in close touch" with Russian and Syrian official


A Syrian Medic’s Account of His City’s Siege: ‘People Don’t Celebrate Birthdays Now’

In Eastern Ghouta, bombings by government-led forces have killed hundreds in recent days


'Survive or die together': More than 400 killed in Eastern Ghouta

On day five of the Syrian government aerial offensive on rebel-held enclave, 403 people and counting have been killed.


Kurdish YPG militia urges Syrian army to help it stop Turkey

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Thursday that fighters backing the Syrian government were deploying on the frontlines to help repel a Turkish assault, but that assistance would be needed from the Syrian army itself.


Syrian refugees in the UK: 'We've lost nothing but our country'

This family is among 10,000 Syrian refugees settled in the UK. But they left many more behind.

United Kingdom

UK could extend target to rehouse 20,000 Syrian refugees

Home Secretary Amber Rudd, speaking at a camp in Lebanon, is having talks on what more the UK could do.


The Latest: New bombardment kills 13 Syrian capital suburb

The Latest on Syria related developments (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Syrian opposition activists and paramedics are reporting a fresh wave of bombardment of the rebel-held eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, saying 13 people have been killed.


Syria: Who controls what?

A map of the Syrian civil war that shows who controls what after years of fighting.


U.N. envoy sees difficult talks on Syria ceasefire deal

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he hoped the U.N. Security Council would agree a resolution to end fighting in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, but said it would not be easy.


Syria conflict: Will powers end up in direct war?

The increasing tension between the different countries with a stake in the Syrian conflict poses a real threat to the region.


Syrian director hopes documentary will "write history"

Director Firas Fayyad hopes his Oscar-nominated documentary "Last Men in Aleppo" will help "write history." Rough cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters        


Syrian bombing in Ghouta has killed at least 250

Syrian Bombing in Ghouta Has Killed at least 250        


The Latest: Turkey vows to press on with Syria offensive

The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local): 12:15 p.m.


Turkey warns Syrian forces entering Afrin face serious consequences

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Syrian government forces entering the northwest Afrin region to support a Kurdish militia there will face "serious consequences" and they will be regarded as legitimate targets.


New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

The Syrian Civil Defense rescue organization says 10 people have been killed by government airstrikes and shelling on a town in the suburbs of Damascus.

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'This could be the massacre of the century' - 50 children among 250 killed in brutal Syrian forces bombardment

More than 250 people have been killed in intense bombing from Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta. At least 50 children were among the dead.


Young Syrian refugees get active at Egypt sports academy

Young Syrian refugees get active at Egypt sports academy Video provided by AFP        


Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey

ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation of the conflict.

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