Syria

    39 days, 21 hours, 5 minutes ago

    16 killed in strikes on seized Syrian town

    Sixteen people, including three civilians, have been killed in air strikes by the Syrian army against an eastern town which was captured by fighters from an al Qaida breakaway group a day earlier, according to activists.

    41 days, 5 hours, 52 minutes ago

    Number of refugees worldwide 'highest since WWII'

    More than 50 million people had been forced from their homes worldwide at the end of last year, the United Nations refugee agency has said.

    52 days, 26 minutes ago

    Assad declares prisoner amnesty in Syria

    Syrian president Bashar Assad has declared a general amnesty for prisoners in the country, state media reported.

    69 days, 4 hours, 4 minutes ago

    Mortar hits Assad election rally, killing 21

    A mortar shell has hit an election rally for Syria’s president Bashar Assad, killing 21 people.

    73 days, 23 hours, 3 minutes ago

    Syrian military chief killed in clashes

    The head of Syria’s air defences has been killed in clashes near the capital, Damascus, one of a few high-ranking military officers to be killed in the country’s civil war.

    85 days, 4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    Syrian rebels begin evacuating Homs

    Hundreds of Syrian rebels have started evacuating their last bastions in the central city of Homs under a ceasefire struck last week with government forces, activists said.