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‘Huge explosion’ in Syria capital causes fatalities

It was unclear if the blast was caused by a bomb that was planted or a suicide attack.

UAE reopens Damascus embassy after 7 years

UAE broke ties with Syria in Feb 2012, as the repression of nationwide protests demanding regime change was escalating into a devastating war.

UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven years

Syria was suspended from the Arab League in November 2011.

Hezbollah says will stay in Syria until further notice

Russia, the biggest outside backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his fight against rebels, has been preparing for an offensive on the city of Idlib, controlled by rebels.

Shells hit Syria’s Idlib as rebels brace for assault

Damascus, backed by allies Russia and Iran, has been preparing an assault to recover Idlib and adjacent areas of the northwest, and resumed air strikes along with Russia on Tuesday after weeks of lull.

Blasts at Syrian airbase near Damascus kill two

Syrian state media also reported the blasts at the Mazzeh airbase, on the western outskirts of Damascus, but did not mention any casualties.

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami travelled to Damascus on Sunday for a two-day visit, meeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and senior military officials.

Syrian air defences confront ‘hostile target’ near Damascus

State news agency SANA suggested Israel was to blame for the incursions.

Syrian refugee girls pursue squash dreams in Hong Kong

The girls, aged between 11 and 13, are part of a new team called Squash Dreamers, comprising displaced Syrian youngsters forced to flee their war-torn homeland.

US-backed Kurd-led alliance hails first visit to Damascus

The delegation from the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces is meeting regime officials to discuss the future of the autonomous administrations its control.

Syria’s army captures last insurgent area near Damascus

The Syrian army has now restored control over all areas surrounding Damascus.

Air strikes pound insurgent enclave close to Damascus

UNRWA, the UN agency that cares for Palestinians, says 2 Palestinian refugee civilians were killed in their home in the adjacent Palestinian camp of Yarmouk.

France convinced Trump to stay in Syria, says Macron

Macron had insisted the intervention was legitimate and is urging international powers to now push for a diplomatic solution to the brutal seven-year war.

Trump, allies praise Syria strikes as Moscow seethes

Trump and his allies had ordered the rapid-fire overnight mission in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack a week ago on the rebel-held town of Douma that left more than 40 people dead.

UN Security Council to meet over Syria strikes

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will brief the council during the public meeting scheduled for 11 am.

Iraq says Western strikes on Syria could aid jihadists

A statement by foreign ministry spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub says the strikes' "consequences threaten the security and stability of the region".

Blasts shake Damascus as US and allies launch Syria strikes

Trump had suggested US military action could be on a large scale, but Saturday's attacks were narrowly targeted and the facilities hit had reportedly been evacuated in recent days.

France says ‘large part’ of Syria chemical arsenal destroyed

Le Drian had told BFM television that France had "solid intelligence" that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was behind the gas attack.

Huge blasts heard in Syria’s capital

Syrian state television had also reported a US attack on Syria, in coordination with France and Britain.

US, France, Britain launch strikes on Syria

A joint US-British-French operation had been launched on Syria.

US readies response to Syria attacks after UN clash with Russia

The US leader has made it clear he plans to make Bashar al-Assad, and perhaps his Russian and Iranian backers, pay a price for the latest alleged toxic gas atrocity of Syria's civil war.

Gas attack reported on Syrian rebel enclave, Damascus denies

Syrian state media denies government forces had launched any chemical attack as soon as the reports began circulating and said rebels in the eastern Ghouta town of Douma were in a state of collapse and spreading false news.

Syrian child footballer killed by shells on Damascus

Mohsen Abbas, the president of the Syrian army's football team, has named the young victim as 12-year-old Samir Mohamad Massoud.

Rebel rocket fire kills 35 in Damascus suburb

Most of those killed in Jaramana were shoppers at a local market.