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Russia, China cast vetoes to block UN resolution on Syria

New York - Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution backed by 12 of the 15 member states that called for a ceasefire in Syria's war-torn Idlib province.

UN takes up Syria ceasefire resolution, Russia urged not to veto

New York - Sponsors of a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria's war-torn Idlib province urged Russia Thursday not to veto the "purely humanitarian" measure.

Germany, Kuwait, Belgium urge UN vote on Idlib ceasefire

New York - Germany, Kuwait and Belgium have demanded that the UN Security Council vote on a resolution for all groups to "immediately cease hostilities" in Syria's Idlib province, diplomats said Wednesday.

Idlib chaos forces displaced Syrians into strange dwellings

Inside a rusty, abandoned bus in northwestern Syria, Umm Joumaa washes a silver tray and glass teacups, light pouring into her makeshift kitchen through broken windows.

Missile attack kills 40 Syria jihadists after truce called: monitor

Idlib - At least 40 jihadist leaders were killed Saturday after a missile attack targeted their meeting in northwestern Syria, hours after a Russian-backed ceasefire came into effect, a war monitor said.

Air strikes kill 16 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Beirut - Bombardment by the Syrian regime and ally Russia killed 16 civilians including seven children in the country's northwest Wednesday, a monitor said, as Damascus presses an offensive against the jihadist-run bastion Idlib.

Syria's Idlib clashes kill at least 60 fighters: monitor

Beirut - Clashes between anti-government fighters and regime forces killed more than 50 combattants on both sides in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, a war monitor said.

Syria soldiers eye Turkish outpost in recaptured town

Syrian soldier Ahmad Amuri rolls up on a motorbike to hand water bottles to comrades standing guard under pistachio trees, just a few dozen metres from a Turkish observation point in northwest Syria.

Syrian govt troops mass in northwest after gains

Syrian government forces massed Saturday in northwest Syria in an apparent bid to press an offensive against jihadists and allied rebels that has heightened tensions with neighbouring Turkey.

Damascus forces surround Turkish army post: monitor

Beirut - Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish military observation post on Friday after overrunning nearby villages following their capture of a key northwestern town from jihadists, a war monitor said.

Anti-Assad fighters withdraw from key area of northwest Syria

Jihadists and allied rebels withdrew from a key area of northwestern Syria Tuesday, a war monitor said, as President Bashar al-Assad's forces pressed an offensive against the jihadist-run Idlib region.

Anti-Assad fighters withdraw from key area of northwest Syria: monitor

Beirut - Jihadists and allied rebels withdrew from a key area of northwestern Syria Tuesday as President Bashar al-Assad's forces pressed an offensive against the jihadist-run Idlib region, a war monitor said.

Syria regime forces inch closer to key jihadist-held town: monitor

Beirut - Syrian regime forces captured a string of insurgent-held villages in northwest Syria on Thursday, inching closer to a key jihadist-run town in the Idlib region, a war monitor said.

Regime advances after scrapping northwest Syria truce: monitor

Beirut - Regime forces captured a town and village from jihadists and allied rebels in northwest Syria Wednesday following deadly clashes, days after ditching a ceasefire for the area, a war monitor said.

Syria regime, Russia resume Idlib air strikes after scrapping ceasefire

Damascus - Damascus and Russia resumed air strikes on Idlib in northwest Syria on Monday, a monitor said, scrapping a ceasefire for the jihadist-run bastion and accusing the regime's opponents of targeting a Russian air base.

Syria resumes Idlib air strikes after scrapping ceasefire: monitor

Damascus - Damascus resumed air strikes on northwest Syria Monday, a war monitor said, scrapping a ceasefire for the jihadist-run bastion and accusing rebels of targeting an airbase of its ally Russia.

Air strikes stop in Syria's Idlib after truce announced

Idlib - Air strikes on Syria's northwestern Idlib region stopped on Friday after the government announced it had agreed to a truce following more than three months of deadly bombardment.

Syria regime agrees to Idlib truce if buffer zone implemented

Damascus - The Syrian government has agreed to a truce in the war-torn northwestern region of Idlib on condition a Turkish-Russian buffer-zone deal is implemented, state news agency SANA reported Thursday.

Syria regime agrees conditionally to Idlib truce: state media

Damascus - The Syrian government has agreed to a truce in the northwestern region of Idlib on condition a Turkish-Russian buffer-zone deal is implemented, state news agency SANA reported Thursday.

'Slow war of attrition' on Syria's Idlib frontline

Beirut - For three months Damascus and its ally Russia have been pummelling hospitals, markets and schools in Idlib unleashing a deadly, ferocious campaign aimed at retaking Syria's last jihadist-run stronghold, analysts say.

More than 400,000 displaced in northwest Syria in 3 months: UN

Sar - More than 400,000 people have been displaced by air raids in northwestern Syria over the past three months, the UN said Friday, as its human rights chief condemned "international indifference" over a mounting civilian death toll.

More than 400,000 displaced in northwest Syria in 3 months: UN

Beirut - More than 400,000 people have been displaced in northwestern Syria over the past three months, the UN said Friday, as the government presses an intensified bombardment of the rebel-held region.

Bombardment kills 20 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Beirut - Bombardment by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally killed 20 civilians including five children Wednesday in the latest violence to hit northwest Syria.

Bombardment kills 18 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Beirut - Bombardment by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally killed 18 civilians including five children in northwest Syria Wednesday, a monitor said, in the latest violence to hit the jihadist-run bastion.

Airstrikes kill 50 civilians in Syria's northwest: monitor

Sar - Regime and Russian air strikes killed 50 people in northwest Syria on Monday, most of them in a crowded market, a war monitor said, in the latest violence to plague the opposition bastion.

Citizen journalist among 18 civilians killed in northwest Syria

A young citizen journalist was among 18 civilians killed in air raids on Syria's jihadist-run Idlib region Sunday, rescue workers and a monitor said, as he filmed the bombardment of the battered enclave.

From Berlin to the barracks: a Syrian rebel returns home

Mohammad al-Naeemi had everything he could possibly want living in exile in Germany, but he returned to war-torn Syria anyway to fight President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Clashes kill more than 100 fighters in northwest Syria

Beirut - More than 100 fighters were killed in clashes between regime and jihadist-led forces in northwest Syria, a war monitor said Thursday, as violence raged on the edge of an opposition bastion despite a September truce deal.

Regime bombardment kills 12 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Idlib - Regime bombardment Sunday killed 12 civilians including three children in an opposition bastion in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said.

Made homeless by war, Syrians sell furniture to survive

B - For years, Abu Ali sold used furniture and home appliances for a living. But he never thought Syria's war would one day make him homeless and force him to sell his own.
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