The UN’s top human rights official has condemned the “rampant use of torture” in detention facilities in Syria.
The United Nations has said it is alarmed at the “violent nature” of a demonstration in a massive Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
Turkey has shot down a Syrian warplane over the border between the two countries.
Syrian troops captured a famed Crusader castle near the border with Lebanon today, running the two-starred government flag high above the stone ramparts of the 12th century fortress after days of intense clashes with rebel fighters.
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Ireland has pledged another €5m to assist civilians affected by the Syrian crisis.
Syrian government and opposition delegates said talks to end their country’s civil war have reached an impasse, with the United States and Russia backing the rival camps and trading accusations over the deadlock.
Western powers have defied Russia’s veto threat and pushed forward with a United Nations resolution threatening sanctions against Syria, as Barack Obama attacked Moscow’s opposition to a measure to help millions in desperate need of humanitarian aid.
Children in Syria have been tortured, maimed and sexually abused by president Bashar Assad’s forces and recruited for combat by the rebels fighting to topple him, a new United Nations report said.
The United Nations mediator brokering peace talks on Syria’s civil war says the two sides have reached a deal to allow women and children to leave a city under government siege for more than a year.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has ramped up criticism of Syrian president Bashar Assad, calling him a “one-man super-magnet for terrorism” who has committed war crimes and could be responsible for the ultimate disintegration of Syria.
Peace talks intended to carve a path out of Syria’s civil war got off to a rocky start today as a bitter clash over President Bashar Assad’s future threatened to collapse the negotiations even before they really begin.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani says he believes there is little hope of success for the Syrian peace talks.