• US warplanes attacked several Syrian regions on Friday.

    Iran-backed fighters on high alert in east Syria after US retaliatory airstrikes I Story so far

    World | March 26, 2023 15:55 IST

    While it’s not the first time the US and Iran have traded strikes in Syria, the attack and the US response threaten to upend recent efforts to de-escalate tensions across the wider Middle East, whose rival powers have made steps toward detente in recent days after years of turmoil.

  • 41 killed in syria violence

    41 killed in Syria violence

    World | October 17, 2013 7:32 IST

    Damascus : At least 41 people were killed in clashes between Islamist and Kurdish militia forces in Hassakeh province in northeastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday.Among the dead are 29 jihadists

  • un says it can t feed one million hungry syrians

    UN says it can't feed one million hungry Syrians

    World | January 08, 2013 18:23 IST

    Geneva,Jan 8: The World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday it is unable to help one million Syrians who are going hungry.Spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said that this month, the agency aims to help 1.5 million

  • annan says syria violence levels unacceptable

    Annan says Syria violence levels 'unacceptable'

    World | April 25, 2012 8:48 IST

    Damascus, Apr 25: A car bomb rocked Damascus on Tuesday, a day after nearly 60 were killed across Syria, as international peace envoy Kofi Annan said violence levels were “unacceptable” 12 days into a promised

  • 62 killed in syria on first day of annan visit

    62 Killed In Syria On First Day Of Annan Visit

    World | March 11, 2012 7:21 IST

    Beirut, Mar 11: At least 62 persons, mostly soldiers and rebels, were killed in violence across Syria on Saturday , the first of a two-day visit by international peace envoy Kofi Annan, a monitor said.Among

  • syria envoy annan to meet assad on saturday

    Syria Envoy Annan To Meet Assad On Saturday

    World | March 10, 2012 13:09 IST

    United Nations, Mar 10 : Kofi Annan, the new Syria envoy, will meet Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Saturday morning and deliver a message that all violence must stop, the U.N. chief said

  • 53 killed in syria violence as protests rage

    53 Killed In Syria Violence As Protests Rage

    World | February 25, 2012 22:30 IST

    Damascus, Feb 25: At least 53 people were killed today in Syria as President Bashar al-Assad's forces shelled the protest city of Homs for a 21st straight day and tens of thousands rallied nationwide to

  • syria violence kills at least 52 people says ngo

    Syria Violence Kills At Least 52 People, Says NGO

    World | February 24, 2012 8:48 IST

    Beirut, Feb 24 : At least 52 people, most of them civilians, were killed in violence across Syria on Thursday , including 13 members of one family, a monitoring group said. The death toll included 16

  • activists say 20 dead in syria violence

    Activists Say 20 Dead In Syria Violence

    World | February 04, 2012 7:58 IST

    Beirut, Feb 4: Deadly clashes erupted between government troops and rebels in suburbs of the Syrian capital and villages in the country's south today in fresh violence that killed at least 20 people, including nine

  • deaths mount as russia resists un drive on syria

    Deaths Mount As Russia Resists UN Drive On Syria

    World | February 02, 2012 7:42 IST

    Damascus, Feb 2 : Fresh bloodshed swept Syria on Wednesday  after Western powers and the Arab League demanded immediate UN action to stop the regime's “killing machine” but holdout Russia vowed to veto any proposal

  • 11 soldiers 10 civilians killed in syria violence

    11 Soldiers, 10 Civilians Killed In Syria Violence

    World | January 09, 2012 8:46 IST

    Beirut, Jan 9 : Security forces conducting raids on homes and pro-regime snipers on rooftops killed at least ten civilians, including a teenager, most of them in the central city of Homs today. Fierce clashes

  • syria violence surges as un calls for protection

    Syria Violence Surges As UN Calls For Protection

    World | December 03, 2011 11:58 IST

    Beirut, Dec 3  : The United Nations' human rights chief has called on the international community to protect Syrian civilians as violence surged across the country, with hours of intense shooting that sent stray bullets

  • at least 33 killed in syria violence activists

    At Least 33 Killed In Syria Violence : Activists

    World | November 25, 2011 8:54 IST

    Nicosia, Nov 24: Eighteen members of Syria's security forces and two deserters were killed in clashes today, mainly in the flashpoint province of Homs, where at least 13 civilians also died, activists said.“Eleven soldiers and