Monitor: Death toll rises to 35 in bombing of Syrian rebel village

The death toll from Wednesday's airstrikes near a school complex in a rebel-held village in north-western Syria has risen to 35, with 11 children among those killed, a monitoring group said.

Syrian leader's wife Asma al-Assad says she rejected asylum offers

Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, told Russian television on Tuesday that she had rejected offers of asylum from her husband's opponents.

Aleppo becoming 'kill box' for children, Doctors Without Borders says

Unrelenting airstrikes on a besieged rebel section of Syria's northern city of Aleppo have turned it into a "kill box" for children, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned on...

Aleppo bombings kill 25 people, rescue group says

Twenty-five people were killed in airstrikes on eastern Aleppo on Wednesday after dozens lost their lives the previous day in what appeared to be Russian and Syrian government airstrikes, rescuers...

Russia rejects claim it killed about 10,000 people in Syria

Russia rejected a claim by a Syria monitoring group on Friday that its airstrikes have killed about 10,000 people in the Middle Eastern country in the past year.

Jets bomb bakeries in rebel-held Aleppo areas, activists say

Beirut (dpa) - Unidentified jets on Thursday bombarded bakeries in two rebel-held areas in Syria's northern province of Aleppo, activists said.

Two hospitals in Syria's Aleppo hit, aid groups say

Two out of the eight remaining hospitals in besieged eastern Aleppo were put out of action by shelling and airstrikes on Wednesday, the Syrian medical charity running them has said.

UN to investigate Syria aid convoy deaths, other "atrocities"

The United Nations plans to carry out a "vigorous," independent investigation into an attack on an aid convoy in Syria this week that killed 21 people, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said...

Ceasefire was a "big lie," says opposition leader, as aid stalled

A leading opposition figure declared Syria's ceasefire a "big lie" on Monday, since it has failed to deliver humanitarian aid to hundreds of thousands of desperate people in need.

UN frustrated by stalled Syria aid amid fears of truce collapse

A UN humanitarian group on Saturday said it was frustrated by its inability to deliver badly needed aid to the divided Syrian city of Aleppo, amid growing fears of the collapse of a US-Russian...

Shelling across frontlines on the outskirts of Damascus shakes truce

Rebels and government forces engaged in heavy shelling across frontlines on the outskirts of Damascus, testing Syria's fragile truce, a monitoring group said, confirming at least two fighters were...

Israel denies Syrian claim its army shot down two Israeli aircraft

Israel denied a claim by Syria that its military shot down an Israeli jet and a drone on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Tuesday.

Syrian opposition wary of US-Russia ceasefire agreement

The Syrian opposition on Saturday reacted with caution to a US-Russian ceasefire agreement aimed at curbing violence in Syria and relaunching a UN-sponsored political process. 

Syrian forces regain more ground from rebels in Aleppo, activists say

Syrian forces on Thursday recaptured a strategic district from rebels in Aleppo, boosting their advance against the opposition in the divided city, activists said.

Israeli Air Force attacks Syrian-controlled side of Golan Heights

The Israeli Air Force attacked military targets on the Syrian side of Golan Heights overnight into Thursday in response to a projectile from Syria the day before, according to the Israeli army....