Middle East

Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russia warning

Suspension is 'precautionary measure' amid rising tensions between Russia and US over downing of a Syrian jet.

Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russia warning

Middle East

Russia threatens to target coalition planes in Syria

Moscow says it will 'target' US coalition aircraft in the west of Syria's Euphrates River after US downed a Syrian jet.

Middle East

Fresh Syria talks set for July 10 in Astana

Next round of Russian-backed Syria talks in Kazakhstan's capital will coincide with UN-sponsored talks in Geneva.

Fresh Syria talks set for July 10 in Astana

Middle East

Iran fires missiles at ISIL positions in eastern Syria

Iranian Revolutionary Guard says it targeted ISIL bases in Deir Az Zor in retaliation for the June 7 attacks in Tehran.

Iran fires missiles at ISIL positions in eastern Syria

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US fighter jet shoots down Syrian army plane in Raqqa

US says the plane dropped bombs near coalition-backed forces, while Syria says its jet was flying in anti-ISIL mission.

US fighter jet downs Syrian plane in Raqqa province

Syria's Civil War

Syria's displaced: 'This Ramadan is full of grief'

Displaced Syrians in Idlib are experiencing a harsh Ramadan after being evacuated from their hometowns.

Syria's displaced: 'This Ramadan is full of grief'

Middle East

Syrian army declares two-day ceasefire in Deraa

Syrian military announces 48-hour lull in fighting in Syrian city, as diplomats seek to resume stalled talks.

Syrian army declares two-day ceasefire in Deraa

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Russia claims killing ISIL leader Baghdadi

Russia's defence ministry says Baghdadi was present at an ISIL meeting in Syria that was struck by Russian air force.

Russia claims killing ISIL leader Baghdadi

Middle East

'Staggering' civilian deaths in US-led Raqqa offensive

UN investigator says US-led air strikes on ISIL stronghold of Raqqa is causing a 'staggering loss of civilian life'.

UN: 'Staggering' civilian deaths in Raqqa offensive

Middle East

Putin warns Gulf crisis imperils Syria peace efforts

In a phone conversation with the Saudi king, the Russian leader cautioned against anti-Qatar measures.

Putin warns Gulf crisis imperils Syria peace efforts

Middle East

Syria's SDF rebels capture parts of ISIL-held Raqqa

Kurdish factions backed by US coalition air strikes push for Raqqa as thousands of civilians are stuck inside the city.

Syria's SDF rebels capture parts of ISIL-held Raqqa

Syria's Civil War

The battle for Raqqa: Who controls what

Raqqa is the capital of ISIL's so-called caliphate, and it's probably where the group will make its last stand.

The battle for Raqqa: Who controls what

Middle East

US-backed SDF opens two fronts on ISIL-held Raqqa

Fear grows for trapped civilians as push to capture ISIL's self-proclaimed capital in Syria intensifies.

US-backed SDF opens two fronts on ISIL-held Raqqa

Middle East

Syria troops reach Iraqi border for first time in years

State media says government soldiers and allied forces reach border area for first time since 2015.

Syrian soldiers push through ISIL, 'reach Iraqi border'

Middle East

US warplane 'shoots down' armed drone in Syria

An American F-15 jet shot down a pro-regime drone near a base near the Jordanian border, coalition spokesman says.

US warplane 'shoots down' armed drone in Syria