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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of US-led air strikes since Monday, November 5, have killed 48 jihadists, including during two ISIS assaults on oilfields north of the Hajin enclave
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 14 civilians and 9 ISIS jihadists were killed Saturday, November 3, in coalition air strikes in Hajin and the nearby towns of Sousa and Al-Shaafa.
(UPDATED) 'The UN and SARC are delivering humanitarian assistance to 50,000 people in need at Rukban camp in southeast Syria,' the UN says in a statement
Syria's jihadist-dominated Idlib province is the last major area still outside regime control
The barrage of rockets triggers extensive retaliatory strikes by Israeli aircraft against Gaza that risked escalating into a wider conflict
The planned summit will be the first to bring together the Turkish and Russian leaders with the European Union's two most significant national leaders to 'try and find' a lasting solution to the Syrian war
Britain-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says close to 365,000 people have been killed during the 7-year civil war.
(UPDATED) The release of the prisoners is the first part of a deal to exchange them for at least 60 Islamic State prisoners and $27 million
'The US-led coalition's ongoing failure to admit to, let alone adequately investigate, the shocking scale of civilian deaths and destruction it caused in Raqa is a slap in the face for survivors,' Amnesty International says in a statement
Under a deal reached by opposition backer Turkey and regime ally Russia last month, rebels and jihadists alike should have pulled out all heavy arms from the horseshoe-shaped zone by October 10
A number of fighters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces dies trying to defend the camp in a battle that lasted several hours
'The onus for expelling Iran from the country falls on the Syrian government, which bears responsibility for its presence there,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
The pre-dawn strike by Iran was in retaliation for a deadly attack on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group
Human rights groups and Western governments have criticised Russia's air war in Syria saying it bombs indiscriminately and targets civilian infrastructure
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem says Damascus would continue 'fighting this sacred battle until we purge all Syrian territories' of both terror groups and 'any illegal foreign presence'
The United States' relations with China and Russia continue to plummet amid President Donald Trump's accusations against the two countries
The Syrian president points to Israel but the Russian plane was downed by Syria's Russian-made S-200 air defense system and all aboard were killed
Many head home after a deal is reached between Russia and rebel supporter Turkey to create a demilitarized buffer zone along the front line, as the first step in a wider settlement, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
(UPDATED) The incident, which happened late Monday, is the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies since Russia's game-changing military intervention in September 2015
The toll represents an increase of about 13,000 people in the past 6 months
The warning comes as Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javed Zarif meets with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in a surprise visit to Damascus ahead of the looming offensive
Pope Francis urges the international community and other actors 'to make use of the instruments of diplomacy, dialogue and negotiations, in compliance with international humanitarian law and to safeguard the lives of civilians'
The national men's basketball team pens a fairly happy ending to its dramatic Asian Games campaign
The Philippine men's basketball team shoots for a fifth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games
A major military operation in Idlib would pose a particular humanitarian nightmare because there is no opposition territory left in Syria where people could be evacuated to
The Filipino-German workhorse believes everyone – and not just head coach Yeng Guiao – is responsible for the Philippines slipping to the consolation round
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Iran to meet with his Russian and Iranian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani, state-run TRT Haber television says
A US Treasury official says the June 2016 video was 'part of a propaganda campaign to attract radicals to join militant terrorist groups in Southeast Asia'
The 'caliphate will remain, God willing,' Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi says in the recording, addressing followers in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa
In a joint statement, the 3 powers say they are 'gravely concerned' over the military offensive in Idlib and the resulting humanitarian consequences
This contribution is the biggest single cash injection yet for reconstruction efforts in areas formerly controlled by the jihadists
The cause of the blast is not yet clear, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
(UPDATED) The Syrian Democratic Forces alliance says it it has agreed with the government to form joint committees and forge a 'roadmap leading to a democratic and decentralized Syria'
For the moment, the only coordination between the US-led coalition with Russia in Syria is through a special hotline to make sure there are no mishaps involving the two sides' ground forces or planes
Israel signals the plane's infiltration may have been the result of internal fighting in Syria's civil war, but stresses it will enforce the ceasefire lines between the two countries
'It is up to people to... no one should be forced to return,' UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says following an agreement between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to work together on the safe return of Syrian refugees
The Jordanian government accepts the Syrian White Helmets rescuers and their families from Israel and plans to transfer them to Britain, Germany, and Canada
Air strikes by regime ally Russia on a southern jihadist holdout kill 6 civilians
Nafisa Pundog, identified by authorities as the wife of Abu Dar, has a standing warrant of arrest for allegedly possessing a blasting cap/incendiary device
Hundreds of fighters and some of their relatives, carrying suitcases packed with clothes, board around 15 buses in Daraa city, more than 7 years after the country's ill-fated uprising erupted there
Under the deal for opposition-held areas of Daraa city, rebels are to hand over their heavy and medium-sized weapons
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 60,000 people have since taken to the roads from the Jordanian frontier, heading back to their homes in the east or west of the province
Calm reigns over the region on Saturday as the two sides finalized the ceasefire deal, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
'Indifference kills, and we desire to lift up our voices in opposition to this murderous indifference,' says Pope Francis
Sweden, which holds the rotating Security Council presidency, requests the closed-door meeting along with Kuwait
The agreements for the 8 towns are reached even as regime air strikes on Saturday pounded other opposition holdouts
A statement from the office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi does not specify how they were executed, but death sentences in terrorism-related cases are usually carried out by hanging
Raqa International Security Forces says it had received information that terrorist groups working on behalf of ISIS have 'entered Raqa to carry out attacks against stability and security'
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for a return to ceasefire arrangements agreed by Russia, the United States and Jordan
The report says forces loyal to the Syrian government had deliberately starved civilians during the siege between February and April, among other crimes.