Syria war

May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016

Top Hezbollah commander killed in Syria

The man believed to be Hezbollah's most senior military commander in Syria's war is killed in Damascus.

February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016

Syria hospital attacks ‘war crimes’

France and Turkey have said that air strikes on hospitals in northern Syria constitute war crimes.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Sweden 'to expel up to 80,000 migrants'

Sweden expects to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, its interior minister was quoted as saying.

December 20, 2015
December 20, 2015

Russia ‘capable of more’ in Syria

Vladimir Putin has said Russia is using "far from everything we are capable of" in its military operations in Syria.

November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015

Sweden brings in migrant border checks

Sweden announces the introduction of temporary border checks to control the flow of migrants into the country.

October 31, 2015
October 31, 2015

Germany seeks to slow migrant flow

Germany is to restrict the number of entry points for migrants arriving via Austria, in a bid to control the flow as thousands cross into Bavaria daily.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

Kerry seeks end to Syria ‘war hell’

The US is intensifying diplomatic efforts to end the "hell" of Syria's civil war even as it increases support for moderate rebels, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

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.

October 27, 2015
October 27, 2015

IS blows up columns in Syria's Palmyra to execute 3

The Islamic State jihadist group executes three people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by binding them to three historic columns and blowing them up, a monitoring group said.

October 24, 2015
October 24, 2015

Russia backs Syria opposition talks

Syria's ally Russia says there should be talks between the Syrian government and the "full spectrum" of opposition.