Conflict in Syria | The Daily Star
  • War has cost $226bn to Syria economy: WB

    Syria's six-year conflict ravages its infrastructure and causes losses to its economy of $226 billion, according to estimates published by the World Bank.

  • Deadly attacks rock Damascus suburb

    Bomb attacks hit a Damascus suburb which is the site of Syria's holiest Shia shrine, killing at least 12 people, state media reports.

  • Obama rejects ground troops for Syria

    US President Barack Obama rules out US ground troops for Syria and tells the BBC military efforts alone cannot solve the country's problems.

  • Attacks hit Syria as truce takes hold

    The first major truce in Syria's five-year civil war comes into effect, but Syrian TV says shells hit residential areas of the capital, Damascus.

  • Jordan at ‘boiling point’ over refugees

    King Abdullah says people in Jordan are at "boiling point" due to the suffering caused by the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.

  • IS bombings near Syria Shiite shrine kill 50

    Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group kill more than 50 people and wound dozens near a revered Shiite shrine outside the Syrian capital Damascus.

  • Aid for starving Syria village advanced

    Aid including one month's worth of food and medicine can reach for 40,000 people trapped in Madaya, a besieged Syrian village as early as Sunday morning, the World Food Programme says.

  • Australia receives first five Syrian refugees

    Five Syrians have become the first of 12,000 refugees to arrive in Australia under a one-off plan to resettle people fleeing the country's conflict.

  • The Assad Dead End

    Forget principles and morality. Forget, or try to forget, the quarter-million deaths for which Bashar al-Assad is responsible, directly or indirectly, since choosing to respond with violence to a peaceful uprising of the Syrian people.

  • Iran to join international Syria talks

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend multilateral talks on finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria in Vienna this week, a government spokeswoman has said.