Wednesday 13 April 2016 21:21
The latest round of talks aimed at ending the war in Syria has started in Geneva.
Wednesday 13 April 2016 15:23
Syrians voted in a parliamentary election in government-held areas of the country on Wednesday in what voters called a show of support for President Bashar al-Assad.
Wednesday 30 March 2016 19:29
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said it would not be difficult to agree a new Syrian government including opposition figures.
Thursday 17 March 2016 14:11
The Kremlin on Thursday hit out at a pre-election video promoting US presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hillary Clinton's expense, complaining that it demonised Russia.
Tuesday 15 March 2016 06:25
President Vladimir Putin announced out of the blue on Monday that "the main part" of Russian armed forces in Syria would start to withdraw.
Wednesday 24 February 2016 14:26
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that his government was ready to assist in implementing a ceasefire in Syria.
Wednesday 24 February 2016 07:00
The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups accepted a plan for a cessation of hostilities to begin on Saturday.
Monday 22 February 2016 05:19
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov had reached a provisional agreement on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria.
Saturday 20 February 2016 20:28
Syria's opposition said it agreed to the "possibility" of a temporary truce provided there were guarantees that Damascus's allies would cease fire, lift sieges and allow aid deliveries countrywide.
Saturday 13 February 2016 08:00
The complex, multi-sided civil war in Syria, raging since 2011, has drawn in most regional and global powers, producing the world's worst humanitarian emergency.
Wednesday 10 February 2016 16:28
Syrian rebels called on US President Barack Obama to do more to stop Russian bombing raids in support of a military offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
Saturday 6 February 2016 15:29
Russian and Syrian government forces gained ground north of Aleppo on Saturday, intensifying an assault on rebel-held areas that has prompted tens of thousands more Syrians to seek refuge.
Wednesday 3 February 2016 15:00
The United Nations strained to keep faltering Syrian peace talks alive on Wednesday as Damascus tried to press home gains against rebels.
Monday 1 February 2016 06:36
Syria's main opposition group is considering a proposal by UN special envoy Staff an de Mistura that could pave the way to the delegation pressing ahead with talks after holding their first meeting.
Friday 29 January 2016 09:00
The Syrian people must be left to decide their own future, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday.
Tuesday 26 January 2016 06:40
The United Nations (UN) said on Monday it would issue invitations for marathon Syrian peace talks to begin this week.
Saturday 9 January 2016 14:36
Syria's government told a UN envoy on Saturday it was ready to take part in Geneva peace talks scheduled for 25 January.
Monday 28 December 2015 13:16
Buses evacuated several hundred fighters and civilians from two besieged areas in Syria on Monday under a deal between warring parties backed by the United Nations.
Saturday 26 December 2015 14:11
A UN sponsored deal to evacuate more than 2 000 Islamic State fighters and other militants from rebel-held parts of south Damascus has been delayed
Friday 25 December 2015 13:03
Saudi Arabia has a central role in fighting Islamic State as it can help eliminate the ultra-hardline militant group's ideological breeding ground.