More than 800 health workers have died in "acts of war crimes" in Syria since 2011, in hospital bombings, shootings, torture and executions perpetrated mainly by government-backed forces, researchers said Wednesday.
The Syrian opposition will not attend peace talks due to start on Tuesday, blaming Russia's unwillingness to end airstrikes against civilians in rebel-held areas and its failure to put pressure on the Syrian army to abide by a ceasefire.
At least 652 children were killed in Syria in 2016, making it the worst year yet for the country's rising generation, the United Nations' child relief agency said Monday.
An al Qaeda-linked alliance of jihadist groups known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham said on Sunday it was responsible for a double suicide bomb attack in the Syrian capital Damascus that killed dozens of people.
Twin explosions Saturday near religious shrines frequented by Shiite pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 people, Syria's interior minister and media reported.
More than 65,000 people have been forced to flee fighting in northern Syria, ravaged in recent weeks by dual offensives on the Islamic State group, the United Nations said Sunday.
The Syrian army said on Thursday it had recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State for the second time in a year, with help from allied forces and Russian warplanes.
All Syrian sides that fought in the battle for Aleppo committed war crimes and the deal to evacuate civilians following the rebel defeat was a "crime of forced displacement', a UN probe said Wednesday.
Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons use, in the first clash at the Security Council since US President Donald Trump took office.
Syrian media says multiple explosions have struck a security building in the central city of Homs, inflicting numerous casualties.
Dozens of civilians were killed in northern Syria on Friday after a suicide bomber drove a car laden with explosives into a crowd waiting to reenter the city of Al-Bab, just hours after it had been recaptured from IS group militants.
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said Thursday they had fully captured the town of Al-Bab from the Islamic State group, marking a key defeat for the jihadists after weeks of heavy fighting.
UN-brokered Syrian peace talks resume in Geneva on Thursday, but hopes of a breakthrough are dim, clouded by persistent violence and deadlock over the country's political future.
Rex Tillerson, trying to reassure allies that Washington was not tilting towards Moscow over the Syrian conflict, told them on Friday that the US backed UN efforts to broker a political solution to the war, officials and diplomats said.
Syrian opposition forces say they have advanced inside the Islamic State-held town of al-Bab, in northern Syria.
Russia has intervened to halt a clash between Syrian government forces and Turkey-backed Syrian rebels near the strategic northern town of al-Bab, which both sides are hoping to capture from the Islamic State (IS) group.
Three Turkish soldiers were accidentally killed and 11 wounded on Thursday when a Russian war plane struck a building in Syria where the troops were deployed, the Turkish army said.
As many as 13,000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian government prison near Damascus, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the regime of a "policy of extermination."
Syrian government forces advanced on the northern Islamic State group-held town of al-Bab on Monday, blocking its last supply route. But FRANCE 24’s expert on jihadist movements, Wassim Nasr, warned the stronghold was far from being surrounded.
Russia, Iran and Turkey, the sponsors of peace talks between Syrian rebels and Damascus, agreed Tuesday to establish a joint "mechanism" to monitor the frail truce in the war-torn country.