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Conference raises $7 bn for Syria

A United Nations-led donor conference on Syria is on track to raise about $7 billion, more than what had been expected. The conference at Brussels...

2018: Syria sees lowest death toll — 20,000 — since civil...

The number of people killed in Syria's conflict in 2018 was about 20,000 -- the lowest since the conflict began in 2011. According to a report...

4m Syrian children grow up seeing only war

While the war in Syria enters its eighth year, around four million children have born in the country during the period, growing up seeing...

Vaccine derived polio outbreak contained in Syria

An outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) detected in 2017 in Syria has been stopped successfully, with no international spread, the World Health...

UN chief appoints new special envoy to Syria

Veteran Norwegian diplomat Geir O. Pedersen has been appointed as the United Nations Secretary-General's next Special Envoy for Syria. He succeeds Staffan de Mistura, an Italian...

Syrians brace for cold weather

Nearly 2.4 million women, children and men across Syria will be in need of support as cold weather is to set in the conflict-ridden...

Peacetime extended in Idlib following Russia-Turkey agreeement

The announcement from Russia and Turkey that they will extend the deadline for opposition groups to withdraw from a de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib...

Syria’s agriculture output at three decade low

Ongoing conflict and extreme weather conditions have drastically brought down cereal production in Syria. Wheat production this year fell to a 29-year low of 1.2...

From Syria To Southern California: Refugees Seek Care For Wounds Of...

Eryn Brown, KHN EL CAJON, Calif. — In his native Syria, Mahmoud spent months in captivity in a crowded room three floors underground, never seeing...

Russia, Turkey reach agreement on creating de-militarised zone in Idlib

Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement to create a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib province, the last rebel stronghold in the country, with...

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