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Syria to respect 48-hour Aleppo truce starting Thursday: State media

Damascus - Syria's army said Wednesday it will abide by a two-day ceasefire in second city Aleppo agreed between the United States and Russia.

US, Russia win truce promise in Syria's Aleppo

Aleppo - Under pressure from Russia and the United States, the Syrian army agreed to respect a two-day truce in the war-ravaged city of Aleppo.

Battles rage in Aleppo as diplomats scramble to save truce

Aleppo - Fierce fighting raged in the war-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo and air strikes pounded rebels east of the capital Damascus on Wednesday as diplomats scrambled to salvage a collapsing truce.

'3 dead, 17 wounded by rebel fire' on hospital in Syria's Aleppo

Damascus - Rebel fire on a hospital in a government-controlled neighbourhood of Syria's second city Aleppo killed three women and wounded another 17 people on Tuesday, state media reported.

US demands Assad forces halt Aleppo strikes as residents flee

Aleppo - The United States Saturday demanded that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces halt their bombardment of Aleppo and help restore a nationwide ceasefire, with Secretary of State John Kerry due to head to Geneva for talks on the conflict.

Suicide bomber 'kills five Kurdish police' in Syria

Kamishli - A suicide bomber killed five Kurdish policemen at a checkpoint in Syria's divided northeastern city of Qamishli on Saturday, police said.

Clinic hit in Syria's Aleppo amid outcry over hospital strike

Aleppo - Regime aircraft pounded rebel areas of Syria's second city Aleppo on Friday, damaging a clinic just days after a strike on another hospital killed two doctors and sparked international outcry.

US, UN condemn Syria hospital bombing in war-ravaged Aleppo

Aleppo - The United States and the United Nations Thursday condemned an air strike on a hospital in Syria's Aleppo, with Washington demanding that Russia restrain its Syrian ally.

20 killed in Syrian regime strikes on Aleppo: civil defence group

Aleppo - At least 20 civilians were killed late Wednesday in regime strikes on a hospital and nearby residential building in the Syrian city of Aleppo, civil defence volunteers known as the White Helmets said.

U.S. to send 250 more troops to Syria but no mission creep

Washington - Although the Pentagon admits it is sending 250 more troops to Syria, it denies that this represents any mission creep in the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. The deployment is said to be needed simply to meet current requirements.

Syria air raids 'kill 19' in Aleppo province

Aleppo - Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria's second city Aleppo and a town to its west killed at least 19 people on Tuesday, emergency workers said.

Obama to send 250 more special forces troops to Syria

Damas - President Barack Obama on Monday said the US would send up to 250 more military personnel including special forces to Syria to help rebels fight Islamic State group jihadists.

Obama calls for 'reinstated' Syria truce as more die in Aleppo

Aleppo - US President Barack Obama has called for Syria's warring parties to reinstate a troubled ceasefire, as regime and rebel bombardments killed 26 civilians in the flashpoint city of Aleppo.

Op-Ed: Jihad and the path to peace

New York - Religious or not, all people are Jihadis. We battle against that version of ourselves we least admire, and labor, indeed battle with all we can muster to be and become better, step by step, day by day.

More deaths in Aleppo as Obama calls for 'reinstated' Syria truce

Aleppo - Regime and rebel bombardment killed 26 civilians on Sunday in Syria's second city Aleppo as US President Barack Obama urged the conflict's warring parties to "reinstate" a troubled ceasefire.

Blaze engulfs shops in Syria's historic Old Damascus

Damascus - Syrian firefighters on Saturday worked to contain a fire that engulfed dozens of shops in the Asruniyeh market of Old Damascus, a UNESCO world heritage site.The market is adjacent to the famed Al-Hamidiyeh souk in one of the world's oldest cities.

Truce in peril as Syria bombardments kill at least 30

Aleppo - At least 30 civilians were killed Saturday in regime and rebel bombardment of areas across Syria, threatening an eight-week-old truce at a time when peace talks are stalled in Geneva.

Syria Kurds, regime to press talks after deadly clashes

Kamishli - Syrian regime officials and Kurdish representatives were to meet on Saturday for a second day of talks on ending deadly clashes in the northeastern city of Qamishli, a senior security source said.

Strikes on Syria's Aleppo kill 14 civilians: Civil defence

Aleppo - Air strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods in Syria's second city Aleppo on Friday killed at least 14 civilians and wounded more than a dozen others, the local civil defence told AFP.

Polish experts return to Syria's Palmyra to restore famed lion statue

Palmyra - When two Polish heritage experts first restored the famed lion statue in Syria's Palmyra in 2005, they never imagined they would see it smashed to pieces only a decade later. "We did new restoration, new presentation of this lion, the Lion of Al-Lat.
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