Bashar al-Assad

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

Assad in surprise visit to Moscow

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has visited Moscow on his first overseas trip since the civil war broke out in his country in 2011.

October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015

Syria strikes 'kill 40 IS militants'

40 militants with the so-called Islamic State are killed in air strikes in Syria, a British-based monitoring group reports.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

Syria conflict: Putin defends Russia's air strikes

Russian President Vladimir Putin defends Russia's military operations in Syria, saying the aim is to "stabilise the legitimate authority" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

October 8, 2015
October 8, 2015

Nato 'concern' over Russia Syria role

Nato defence ministers will assess the "troubling escalation of Russian military activities" in Syria, the alliance's secretary-general says, ahead of talks in Brussels.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

‘Assad must go’ to ensure IS defeat: Obama

US President Barack Obama has said defeating Islamic State in Syria would only be possible if President Bashar al-Assad stepped down.

September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015

Syria 'launches air raids on Palmyra'

Syrian government war planes have launched one of the heaviest bombardments yet on the city of Palmyra, which is held by Islamic State (IS) militants, activists say.

September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015

Ending Syria war ‘key to migrant crisis’

Ending the conflict in Syria and Iraq is key to solving the migrant crisis facing Europe, a senior US official tells the BBC.

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

Russian cargo planes 'carrying aid' arrive in Syria

Two Russian cargo planes carrying 80 tonnes of humanitarian aid have landed in Syria, Syrian state media say.

August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015

IS destroys monastery in Syria

Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have demolished a Christian monastery in al-Qaryatain town in Homs province.

June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015
USA

US army shuts website after hacking

The US army has temporarily taken down its website after a hacking attack.

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