Conflict in Syria

July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017

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.

June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

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.

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

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.

February 27, 2016
February 27, 2016

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.

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

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.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

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.

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

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.

November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

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.

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

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.

October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015

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.