Turkish troops shoot down two Syrian warplanes, escalating conflict; thousands wait at Turkey’s western border to attempt passage to Greece
Thousands of migrants and refugees massed at Turkey's western frontier Sunday, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe
33 Turkish soldiers killed, 32 wounded in air strike by Syrian govt forces in Idlib region; Ankara warns of full-scale offensive
Turkey has sent thousands of troops into Syria and Erdogan has warned that Turkey would launch a full-scale offensive to repel Syrian forces
Russia air raids, strikes by Bashar al-Assad's forces kill 21, including 10 children, in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province
Most of Idlib province remains out of the control of the Syrian regime, as do adjacent areas of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia provinces
US, Turkey agree to 5-day ceasefire in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from safe zone along border
Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone along the border, Mike Pence and Turkish officials announced.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw Donald Trump's bizarre 'tough guy' letter over Syria in the bin: BBC report
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw away the letter he received from his US counterpart Donald Trump in which the latter urged him to not launch a military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria, BBC reported on Thursday
'Don't be a fool': Donald Trump writes to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warns him not to be 'tough' on day of Ankara's incursion in Syria
In language shorn of diplomatic niceties, Trump said, 'History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way," adding "It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don't happen.'
'Turkey can never declare ceasefire in north Syria': Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of US delegation's visit to Ankara
Erdogan told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call late Tuesday that Turkey's operation would contribute to the protection of Syria's territorial integrity as well as efforts to fight terror, according to the Turkish presidency.
Syria’s US-protected Rukhban camp dwindles as Russia blocks supplies amid ongoing Moscow-Washington tussle
The population of Rukban camp in a US-protected desert zone in southeast Syria has dwindled to a quarter. The fate of the camp and its residents, highlights the tussle for influence in the region between Russia and the United States. 'The situation is very, very bad and food supplies are not available', said Mahmoud al Humeili, a prominent local figure in the camp who fled Homs.
Israel fires missiles into south Syria; ‘Some missiles shot down, others have hit target’, says Syrian human rights group
An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday. The missiles were fired into the south of the country close to the Golan Heights, an area occupied and annexed by Israel. The Syrian conflict has killed more than 370,000 people and drawn in world powers since it started with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.
The United States has said it suspects that Syrian government forces have carried out a fresh chemical attack and it has threatened reprisals.
Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif resigned because not told about Bashar al-Assad visit, says spokesperson; resignation rejected
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was not informed about Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s trip to Tehran last week and that was a reason why he submitted his resignation
Car bomb explodes near Russian embassy in Damascus: No fatalities reported in third such explosion in Adawi area within a week
A bomb attack hit the Adawi area in Syria’s capital Damascus, in a location near the embassy of Russia
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case to probe an alleged conspiracy by some youths in Kerala to join Salafist terror organisations Jund al-Aqsa and Jabhat al-Nusrah in their attempt to overthrow the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria
On when US forces would leave Syria, Trump said that he does not want to be in Syria "forever." But after saying troops would come home right away, and that the Islamic State group was defeated, he didn't give any specific timetable.
UAE to reopen Damascus embassy for first time in seven years after severing ties with Syria over repression of civil uprising
The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus Thursday, an official said, seven years after it severed ties with Syria over the violent repression that triggered the war.
Israel will defend itself after US withdraws its troops from Syria, says prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had discussed Washington's plans on Tuesday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump.
Aleppo attack: Russia claims Syrian rebels used chlorine-infused chemical weapons; 100 hospitalised with breathing trouble
Syrian state media and a monitor reported that around 100 Syrians were hospitalised with breathing difficulties in Aleppo after an attack allegedly using "toxic gas."
Bashar al-Assad's regime funds Iran's proxy terrorist groups, alleges US; assures action against 'deceptive international network'
Charging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime with funding Iran's proxy terrorist groups, the Trump administration on Tuesday announced that action would be taken against a deceptive international network in which the Iranian regime, together with Russian companies, sends oil to Syria.
Iran doesn't wish to go to war with American forces in West Asia, says Hassan Rouhani; predicts that US will rejoin nuclear deal
President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran was not seeking conflict with the United States in West Asia and questioned why US forces remained in the region.
Idlib is held by an array of rebels. The most powerful is Tahrir al-Sham, an amalgamation of Islamist groups dominated by the former Nusra Front - an al Qaeda affiliate until 2016.