Blast in Syria's Qamishli kills four
At least four people were killed on Sunday in a car bomb blast in Syria's northeastern Qamishli, a war monitor said, after months of calm in the Kurdish-majority city. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said another three people were also wounded when "an explosion went off inside a car in the city's Al-Gharbi neighbourhood."…
New UN draft on Syria ceasefire seeks to win Russian backing
Sweden and Kuwait on Thursday presented a revised draft UN Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria that diplomats said could win backing from Russia.
Iran denies Israeli 'lies', says Syria acting in 'self-defence'
Iran denounced Israeli "lies" on Saturday and said Syria had the right to "legitimate self-defence" in response to Israeli air strikes launched after an alleged drone incursion into its territory.
Turkey to stop accepting Syrian refugees
Turkish Interior Ministry on Friday said it has stopped issuing new permits to Syrian refugees who apply for residing in Istanbul, the most populous city in Turkey.
Death toll soars as Syria regime pounds rebel enclave
Fresh regime strikes killed 15 civilians Wednesday in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where overwhelmed medics were still treating the survivors of the Syrian conflict's bloodiest day in months.
US, Russia clash at UN over Syria chlorine attacks
Regime bombardment killed nearly 30 people in a rebel enclave near Damascus on Monday, as Syria's seven-year conflict left civilians paying a heavy price.
Erdogan threatens to expand offensive to other northern Syrian cities
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday threatened to expand Turkey's offensive against the Afrin region in Syria to other cities in the country's north to remove the presence of the Syrian Kurdish militia that Ankara views as terrorists.
Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria
Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours. The Turkish military on Saturday launched operation "Olive Branch", its second major intervention in Syria's devastating seven-year civil war.…