Syria war

October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015

French port city migrants to get heated tents

Women and children at a migrant camp outside the French port city of Calais are to be given heated tents by the end of the week, officials say.

October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015

US pours scorn on Assad Moscow trip

The White House has strongly condemned a visit to Moscow by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

October 16, 2015
October 16, 2015

EU states approve Turkey migrants deal

EU states have approved an action plan for Turkey that it is hoped will ease the flow of migrants to Europe.

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 29, 2015
September 29, 2015

Syria conflict: Russia considers joining anti-IS air strikes

Russia is considering whether to follow the US and its allies in conducting air strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets, President Vladimir Putin says.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from doomsday Arctic seed vault

Syria's civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of crop seeds from a "doomsday" vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies.

June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015

Displaced people hits record 60m: UN

The number of people displaced by war, conflict and persecution reached a record level of nearly 60 million across the world in 2014, says a UN report.

June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015

Syria civil war: Regime air force strikes 'kill 16'

At least 16 people, including 13 children, are killed when Syrian air force jets bombed a town in Deraa province on Tuesday, activists say.

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