Islamic State forces cut in half the last Syrian government enclave in an oil-rich eastern province, pro-government media and opposition activists said Tuesday, putting new pressure on the regime after the terror group suffered setbacks elsewhere.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow was ready to talk to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's new administration about nuclear weapons and Syria, saying the two countries could together solve many of the world's problems.
France said on Tuesday it supported the objective of consolidating a nationwide ceasefire in Syria at proposed talks in the Kazak capital Astana later this month, but said the talks needed to have a credible and large opposition representation.
Russia's foreign minister says that Moscow is inviting representatives of the incoming U.S. administration to attend upcoming Syria talks in Kazakhstan.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the administration of President-elect Donald Trump should be invited to take part in Syria peace talks on Jan. 23.
The aim for upcoming peace talks on the Syria crisis in Astana, Kazakhstan, is to consolidate a ceasefire and involve opposition field commanders, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.
Kazakhstan is fully ready to hold talks on Syria in its capital Astana on Jan. 23, Russia's RIA news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov.
Mogherini said that the conference would come after the planned restart of the Geneva peace talks and "could be a moment for the international community to turn the page and start the reconstruction of Syria."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed preparations for forthcoming Syria peace talks with his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abdrakhmanov on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The heads of major U.N. organizations are calling for access to children and families cut off from humanitarian aid in Syria, saying the world "must not stand silent" even though the high-profile siege of Aleppo is over.
"We must not let 2017 repeat the tragedies of 2016 for Syria," some of the top humanitarian aid and refugees officials said in a statement ahead of planned peace talks.
After taking an active role in efforts to forge peace in Syria, the Obama administration has been watching latest developments largely from the sidelines, as Russia and Turkey have taken the lead. Russia conveyed an invitation to the meeting to Trump's choice for national security adviser, Michael Flynn, in a phone call in late December, according to the transition team.
Russia's Defense Ministry dismissed allegations by the U.S. Air Force that its planes regularly fly too close to U.S. fighter jets, risking collision in the crowded skies above Syria.
Turkish armed forces struck 14 targets belonging to alleged Islamic State group (IS) positions in northern Syria, killing 18 suspected militants on Saturday, according to Turkey's armed forces. (Jan. 14)
Turkey and Russia have decided to invite the United States to Syria peace talks due to be held this month in the Kazakh capital Astana, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday.
Syrian opposition activists say Islamic State militants have launched a new offensive on government-held areas in the contested eastern city of Deir el-Zour.
Islamic State militants launched their biggest attack in months on government-held areas of the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, leaving dozens dead, a war monitor said.
The Kremlin outreach is a marked shift after the Obama administration had been excluded from the process.
BEIRUT — The convoy of vehicles was driving on a dirt road in northwestern Syria when the aerial attack by the U.S.-led coalition struck, turning the vehicles into balls of fire and the people inside into unrecognizable charred corpses. Among the eight dead was Khattab al-Qahtani, a senior al Qaeda official from the Persian Gulf region with reported ties to Osama bin Laden, as well as a ...
Turkey still believes a united and peaceful Syria is impossible with President Bashar al-Assad but wants to proceed "step-by-step" and see the outcome of planned peace talks in Astana, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Friday.
Syria accused Israel of firing rockets early on Friday that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus. Syria warned of repercussions and didn't say if there were casualties. Israel has not commented. (Jan. 13)
BEIRUT (AP) — The convoy of vehicles was driving on a dirt road in northwestern Syria when the aerial attack by the U.S.-led coalition struck, turning the vehicles into balls of fire and the people inside into unrecognizable charred corpses. Among the eight dead was Khattab al-Qahtani, a senior al-Qaida official from the Persian Gulf region with reported ties to Osama bin Laden, as well ...
Syria on Friday accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Israel of repercussions without specifying whether it would retaliate for the attack, the third such incident recently, according to the Syrian government.
Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, refused to label Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal when grilled on the question by Sen. Marco Rubio, who cited Russia's involvement in Aleppo and other evidence. CBS News' Nancy Cordes explains how that may hurt Tillerson's chances at a swift confirmation.
BEIRUT — The U.N. envoy for Syria said Thursday that a cease-fire was "largely holding with some exceptions," as opposition activists reported a mounting number of government air strikes, including a raid in the northern Aleppo province that killed at least six civilians. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Staffan de Mistura said he was concerned that fighting northwest of Damascus that ha...
Ahmad Najjar stands in the middle of an Islamic State minefield in northern Syria holding torn camouflage rags that he said were from the clothing of a colleague recently blown up while dismantling explosives planted by the militant group.
France said on Thursday Syrian peace talks should resume as quickly as possible under the auspices of the United Nations and appeared to question plans for Russian-backed discussions on the subject in Kazakhstan.
Syrian activists say they have given U.N. investigators evidence of alleged war crimes committed by Russia and Iranian-backed militia in the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo, calling for them to face justice for killing civilians and other atrocities.
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for Syria talks in Astana with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev by phone on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement.
Despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent order to reduce Moscow's military forces in Syria, two U.S. officials tell Fox News the opposite is taking place.
BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly two months into the assault, Turkey has become bogged down in an unexpectedly bloody fight to retake the Islamic State group's last stronghold in northern Syria. The assault on the town had already driven a wedge between Turkey and the United States, and now the realignment toward Moscow — which supports the government in Syria's civil war — further tests...
The president in Damascus is getting ready to declare victory over a decimated economy, a fractured state and a devastated people.
U.S. Republican and Democratic senators said Tuesday they want to slap a wide range of sanctions on Russia over its cyber activities and actions in Syria and Ukraine, and force President Donald Trump to formally waive them if he has objections.
The laws of war and primacy of civilian protection, drawn from the worst of human experience, are being disregarded at tremendous cost in Syria, says Amanda Catanzano.
Russia's defense minister has lashed back at the Pentagon chief for saying that Moscow has made virtually no contribution to fighting the Islamic State group.
Two Turkish soldiers who went missing in late November while they were deployed in northern Syria have died and their bodies have been brought back to Turkey, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.
Turkey sent troops and tanks into northern Syria in August to support Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces pushing the IS group away from a border area and curtail the territorial advances of Syrian Kurdish groups. [...] 49 Turkish soldiers have been killed in battles.
A team of Army Delta Force commandos carried out a raid in Islamic State -held territories of eastern Syria, killing at least two militants with the extremist group, U.S. officials said Monday.
The skies above Syria are an international incident waiting to happen, an unprecedented situation in which U.S. and Russian jets have crowded the same airspace fighting parallel wars, with American pilots worried about colliding with Russian pilots.
At least 25 fighters were killed in the two-hour operation in Deir al-Zour Province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group.
Turkish-led air and ground operations in Syria killed 48 Islamic State militants on Sunday while Turkish warplanes destroyed 23 buildings and shelters used by the jihadists, Turkey's armed forces said in a statement on Monday.
BEIRUT — A car bomb ripped through a busy commercial district in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz along the Turkish border Saturday, killing almost 50 people in a huge explosion that damaged buildings and left rescuers scrambling to find survivors amid the wreckage, opposition activists said. The militant group has been increasingly pressed in Syria and Iraq, and has escalated its atta...
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