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US seeks Russian support on Iran at key Israel meeting

The United States turns to Russia for help in addressing US and Israeli concerns about Iran's influence, including in Syria, when national security leaders meet in Jerusalem this month.

Car bombing kills 19 in Syria’s Azaz

Four children have been confirmed dead among those killed in the explosion, which also wounded more than 20 people, according to a monitor. 

Ten killed in Israeli attack in Syria following rocket fire

Israel carries out air strikes in Syria in response to rare rocket fire from the neighbouring country, with a war monitor reporting 10 killed including Syrian soldiers and foreign fighters.

Israel attacks Syria over rockets fired at Mount Hermon

A statement from the military says it holds the Syrian regime accountable 'for every action taken against Israel.'

US-led coalition says 1,300 civilians killed in air strikes on IS

The figure is far lower than the death tolls given by groups which have monitored the conflicts in the two countries.

Islamic State suspects sent by US from Syria to Iraq

US forces quietly sends at least 30 suspected foreign Islamic State fighters captured in Syria last year and in late 2017 to stand trial in Iraq.

In Syria’s Maalula, fear for the survival of Jesus’ language

The biblical language of Aramaic is under threat of extinction due to lack of effort among younger generations to learn, and civil conflict.

Israel strikes Syria, Damascus says soldier killed

Israel claims it attacked a Syrian anti-aircraft position in retaliation for firing one of its warplanes, Syria says a soldier is killed in a clash described as 'Israeli aggression'.

No definite conclusion on Syria chemical exposure

The State Department says there are signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons.

Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria

Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia have killed 10 civilians including five children in a northwestern jihadist bastion, a monitor says Monday.

Polis: 39 rakyat Malaysia terlibat keganasan di Syria mahu pulang

Ia terdiri 10 lelaki dewasa, 11 perempuan dewasa, 12 kanak-kanak lelaki dan 6 kanak-kanak perempuan.

39 Malaysians detained in Syria want to come home

The principal assistant director of Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division says Putrajaya will make the decision as bringing them home involves policies.

After fleeing bombs, Syrian families shelter in olive groves

Families who fled Syrian government and Russian strikes are sleeping in olive groves near the Turkish border without enough food and no place else to go.

Rights groups urge action on fate of Syria’s missing

Rights groups Monday urged the international community to pressure all sides in Syria's war to reveal the fate of 'tens of thousands' of people gone missing over years of conflict.

Turkish court hands down 53 life terms to 2013 bomber

Turkish court hands multiple life sentences to Yusuf Nazik, who is convicted of a 2013 bombing that killed more than 50 people.

In north Syria, the arts return to former jihadist bastion

After almost four years under IS, which banned music and the arts, US-backed forces expelled the last IS fighters from Raqa in October 2017.

Bangladesh arrests suspected IS militant back from Syria

A 33 year-old man who joined IS in Syria after he travelled to the war-torn country from Saudi Arabia, has been arrested by the police in Bangladesh.

UN envoy says new Syria committee could be agreed soon

Geir Pedersen believes the differences have been narrowed and that an agreement is within reach in drafting a new constitution for post-war Syria.

Jihadist attacks kill 17 Syria pro-regime fighters

The attacks were launches shortly after midnight and triggered clashes that continued until dawn.

Amnesty, monitors say US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa

Amnesty International and Airwars called for coalition members to create a fund to compensate victims and their families.

In war-torn Syria, an ancestor of Notre-Dame still stands

The architecture of the cathedral in Qalb Lozeh is believed to have influenced the design of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Australia open to return of IS fighter’s orphaned children

The fate of foreign fighters and their families has become a significant problem for governments as the conflict against IS draws to a close.

Erdogan says Turkey will solve Syria issue ‘on the field’ after...

Turkey will carry out cross-border operations 'on the field' after Sunday's elections as an effort to solve incursions by Kurdish militants.

Israel carries out air attack in Syria

Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes in Syria in the past few years targeting positions held by its main enemy Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.