Russia accuses Turkey of failing to create demilitarised zone in Syria’s Idlib, claims Ankara is helping militants instead
Russian defence ministry spokesman as saying 'terrorist' fortifications had merged with Turkish outposts in Idlib, resulting in daily attacks on Russia's Hmeimim air base in Syria
Child becomes first casualty as Turkey-Greece migrant crisis intensifies, dies after boat capsizes; border guards prevent 4,354 people from entering Greek territory
A child died when a boat full of migrants heading to a Greek island capsized Monday, part of a wave of thousands trying to push through Greece's land and sea borders
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
29 Turkish soldiers killed in airstrike by Syrian forces in Idlib; offence marks escalation in direct conflict between both countries
An airstrike by Syrian government forces killed 29 Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, a Turkish official said Friday, marking the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since it first intervened in Syria in 2016.
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
United Nations to investigate attacks on humanitarian facilities in northwest Syria, says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
The United Nations will investigate several attacks on UN-supported facilities and other civilian sites in northwest Syria, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday.
UN humanitarian chief on Syria: Take action to end 'bloody onslaught', else it will create worst humanitarian disaster
The UN humanitarian chief urged the Security Council to take action to end the 'bloody onslaught' in Syria's last opposition-held stronghold, warning that continued violence could create the worst humanitarian disaster of the 21st century.
Al-Qaeda still works with Lashkar-e-Taiba, Haqqani Network, functions as instructors for Taliban, claims UN report
Al-Qaeda 'remains resilient', continues to cooperate closely with Pakistan-based LeT, Haqqani Network, according to a UN report. This was revealed in the 24th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team. Under Taliban patronage, Al-Qaeda is keen to strengthen its presence in Badakhshan Province, Shighnan area, in Barmal in Paktika Province.
Syrian girl, who clinged on to her baby sister's t-shirt in heart-breaking air-bombing photo, dies after saving younger one's life
The picture went viral on social media networks: two dust-covered Syrian girls, trapped in rubble, grab their baby sister from her shirt as she dangles from a bombed-out building.
Russian airstrikes on market in northwestern Syria kill 23, says Britain-based observatory; Moscow denies responsibility
Russian airstrikes on a market in northwestern Syria killed 23 people on Monday, a monitor said, in the latest violence to plague the country's last major opposition bastion.
Air strikes by Syria and Russia kill 28 people in embattled Idlib despite ceasefire announced by Moscow
Assad Regime and Russian airstrikes have killed 28 people including seven civilians in embattled Idlib, Northwest Syria
The United States has said it suspects that Syrian government forces have carried out a fresh chemical attack and it has threatened reprisals.
A double bomb attack in Syria's jihadist-held city of Idlib on Monday killed 24 people, including four children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Syria US pullout: Turkey sends troops to border; foreign ministry delegation to head to Washington for talks on 8 January
US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw 2,000 US troops from northern Syria has dismayed many of Washington's allies, and critics say Turkey will look to benefit in its fight against US-backed Kurdish forces inside Syria.
US withdrawal from Syria could revive Islamic State, bring more West Asian players in an already complex war
The US presence in Syria ensures a professional performance by the Free Syrian Army and its coordination with the Kurdish SDF. Both have the common aim of preventing Islamic State's resurgence as also giving way to a Syrian government victory
Syria regime kills 22 rebels in truce zone near Idlib province, says UK-based human rights organisation
Fighting erupted when Syrian regime's troops seized a position in a rural area in the north of neighbouring Hama province that had been held by the Jaish al-Izza group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
UN chief Antonio Guterres has informed the UNSC that he wishes to appoint Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen as the next special envoy to Syria. Pedersen is currently Norway's ambassador to China and has previously served as its envoy to the UN.
Militants continue to occupy buffer zone around Syria's Idlib as deadline to leave rebel stronghold passes
The radical fighters were supposed to withdraw from the buffer as a final condition to implementing a Russian-Turkish deal to stave off a regime offensive on the northwestern region of Idlib. The accord hung in the balance on the early hours of Monday, seven years into a grinding civil war that has killed more than 360,000 people and displaced millions.
Thousands head home to Syria's Idlib after Russia, Turkey reach deal on demilitarised buffer zone in rebel bastion
The civil war in Syria has killed more than 3,60,000 people and displaced millions more since it erupted with the brutal repression of anti-government protests in 2011.