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The Chemical weapons watchdog says delays are possible in its mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons.
The World Health Organisation and Unicef have launched a polio vaccination campaign for 23 million children in the Middle East after 17 cases were discovered in Syria.
Western Muslims fighting in Syria are emerging from the shadows and using social media to share their experiences of the conflict and encourage others to join them.
Four people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bombing in central Damascus, Syrian state television reported.
Mother superior at Syrian convent says rebels have abducted 12 nuns.
The US military has begun outfitting a ship with special equipment that will be used to destroy part of Syria's chemical arsenal, the Pentagon says.
Syrian rebel forces say they won’t join a planned peace conference in Switzerland and would continue their fight to topple President Bashar al-Assad throughout the talks.
More than 11 000 children have died in Syria's civil war, including 128 killed by chemical weapons in a notorious attack and hundreds targeted by snipers.
A peace conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war will be held on 22 January, the first face-to-face talks between the government and rebels seeking to overthrow it.
Syrian troops have clashed with rebels on the southern outskirts of Damascus, in a flare-up that is part of a government push to advance and retake opposition-held areas.
A Pakistani native living in the US is facing federal charges after apparently seeking to join an al-Qaeda-linked militant group fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Government officials and rebels have reached a deal to ease a weeks-long blockade on a rebel-held town near the Syrian capital.
Egypt has detained more than 1 500 refugees from Syria, including Palestinians and 250 children, before forcing most to leave the country, HRW says.
Greece will hold as unsafe a Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship that was seized last week laden with arms and ammunition possibly bound for war-ravaged Syria.
Turkish authorities have seized 1 200 rocket heads after searching a truck in a region close to the Syrian border.
A bomb has exploded in central Damascus, killing eight people and wounding 50, with women and children among the casualties, Syria's state news agency SANA says.
A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden truck in a Syrian village, killing six.
John Kerry has been seeking to repair ties with Saudi Arabia over the Syrian conflict and Iran, after making his first visit to Egypt since the ousting of President Morsi.
A Syrian activist group says more than 120 000 people have been killed in the civil war.
The UN’s food aid agency says it feared a rise in malnutrition among children trapped in besieged communities in Syria, where fighting has halted supply convoys.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has blasted critics of a US-Russia initiative for a peace conference on Syria, warning that toppling the Assad regime militarily posed a "huge threat" to the area.
Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline, the international chemical weapons watchdog says.
President Bashar Assad has insisted in a meeting with visiting UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi that Syrians alone will decide on the fate of the Geneva peace talks.
Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem has insisted that only the Syrian people can choose their future, rejecting Western and Arab demands that President Bashar Assad step down.
800 women, children and elderly civilians trapped in the besieged town of Moadamiyet al-Sham, southwest of Damascus, have been evacuated.
Syria is set to hand over a detailed plan for destroying its chemical arsenal, the international watchdog says, as a rebel attack near Damascus triggered power outages across the country.
Government warplanes and helicopters have struck rebels as they struggle to advance near Syria's two main cities, Damascus and Aleppo, a monitoring group says.
The top UN official leading the mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons has arrived in Damascus, the world's chemical watchdog says.
The UN-Arab League envoy for Syria says peace talks are in doubt unless a "credible opposition" takes part, overcoming rifts among its factions, as dozens are killed in a truck bombing in Hama city.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes the Syrian government's chemical weapons will be rapidly removed from the region.
The rise of al-Qaeda in parts of Syria's north has left Turkey facing a new security threat on its already vulnerable border and raised questions about its support for rebels.
Journalists in Syria have been killed by snipers, accused of spying, and kidnapped by gunmen, and with the threats growing, many say the conflict is now too dangerous to cover.
The world's chemical weapons watchdog says its inspectors have checked 11 out of 20 sites identified by Damascus as it works to eliminate Syria's banned weapons.
Gunmen have abducted seven International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent staff in Idlib province, one of the main theatres of Syria's brutal war, the ICRC says.
After two-and-half-years of civil war, Syria's national team are hoping success on the pitch can give their compatriots reason to cheer.
A gory online video that appears to show Hezbollah fighters executing gravely wounded Syrian rebels has sparked outrage and threatens to worsen sectarian tensions in Lebanon.
Inspectors have so far visited three sites linked to Syria's chemical weapons programme, a spokesperson says, as the team races to destroy the country's stockpile amid a raging civil war.
Inspection teams overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons will have to negotiate cease-fires to access some sites, officials say.
The world's chemical weapons watchdog has called for temporary truces to meet tight disarmament deadlines in Syria, where fresh bloodshed is a reminder of the mission's difficulties.
The number of Tunisian women travelling to Syria to wage "sex jihad" by comforting Islamists fighting the regime is very low, a senior interior ministry has said.
An al-Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for a bomb attack in Iraq's Kurdistan region and says it is in revenge for the enclave's support for fellow Kurds fighting Islamists in Syria.
After heavy clashes, Syrian government forces have reopened a key road linking the central heartland with the embattled northern province of Aleppo.
International experts preparing to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal say they had made "encouraging" progress and expect to carry out on-site inspections within days.
As deadly clashes raged on the edge of Damascus, international inspectors have left their hotel to start work on the task of destroying Syria's chemical arsenal.
Human Rights Watch has accused the Syrian government of detaining tens of thousands of people for protesting peacefully, torturing many or holding them for long periods.
At least 115 206 people have been killed in Syria's devastating 30-month conflict, a monitoring group says.
A resolution ordering the elimination of Syria's chemical arms is "a disgrace for the United Nations", opposition figures have said in Paris.
Syria's President Bashar Assad will remain in office, and has the right to decide to run for re-election next year, Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi says.
A team of UN experts investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria have crossed back into Lebanon.
The UN experts have wrapped up their investigation of alleged chemical attacks in Syria, a day before a disarmament team visits to begin inspecting its arsenal of the banned weapons.
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