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  • U.N. Security Council renews cross-border Syria aid authorization

    The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday renewed for 12 months its authorization for humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebel-held areas of Syria at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan. The unanimously adopted...
  • Over 120,000 pro-Assad fighters killed in Syria conflict: monitoring group

    More than 120,000 fighters supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been killed in the country's civil war since it began in 2011, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday. Syria's conflict began as a peaceful protest movement calling for...
  • Over 230 bodies found in mass grave in eastern Syria: monitoring group

    More than 230 bodies of people believed killed by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, activists said on Wednesday. The bodies were thought to be members of the al-Sheitaat tribe which had...
  • Bulgaria detains foreign suspects bound for Syria conflict

    Bulgaria has detained three foreigners, wanted in Spain on terrorism charges, who had been on their way to take part in the conflict in Syria, Bulgaria's state security agency (SANS) said late on Tuesday. The three suspects - two Morrocans and a...
  • Islamists rout Syrian government troops, reflecting the war's complexities

    ISTANBUL The Assad regime sustained a major setback in northern Syria this week with the loss of two major military bases, and the big winner in the battle was al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, which led the assault and captured what's thought...
  • Female fighters battle for freedom and equality in Syria: TRFN

    By Benedetta Argentieri TIL KOCHER, Syria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every night before 27-year-old Arin goes to bed, she hangs her Makarov, a Russian semi-automatic pistol, from a steel coat rack by the entrance to her one-bedroom apartment in a...
  • Around 180 Syrian soldiers, jihadists reported killed in battle for base

    Around 100 Syrian soldiers and 80 Islamist fighters were killed during a two-day battle in which insurgents captured the Wadi al-Deif military base, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Tuesday. The Britain-based group said...
  • Russia 'optimistic' on Syria peace talks early next year: Lavrov

    Russia is optimistic at the prospect of renewed talks between opposition figures and the Syrian government early next year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. Moscow, an ally of the Syrian government, has pushed to restart talks that...
  • Syria moves to ensure Iranian oil supplies do not falter

    The Syrian government took steps on Tuesday to ensure oil imports from major ally Iran will continue to meet its needs as winter approaches, sending a high-level delegation to Tehran for talks with Iranian officials including President Hassan Rouhani....
  • Syrian Arab Idol Winner Refuses to Wear National Flag to Avoid Taking Sides in Civil War

    Syrian singer Hazem Sherf, from the civil-war-torn city of Aleppo, was crowned winner of "Arab Idol" during an emotional finale that drew millions of viewers across the Middle East and took on political overtones with the 21-year-old budding pop star...
  • Pentagon weighs U.S. funding bill impact on terrorism fight

    The Pentagon is scrambling to assess the impact of Congress' decision last week to approve only a third of the requested funding on the U.S. counterterrorism fight in Syria and Africa, the department's budget chief said on Monday. An appropriations...