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Syrian army targets south Damascus insurgent enclave

UNRWA, the UN agency that cares for Palestinians, said on Sunday that conditions in Yarmouk were hellish. "There must be safe passage for the sick and the wounded and the dying civilians," said Chris Gunness, the UNRWA spokesman.

68 killed in Syria attacks as more people flee

The staggering death toll - at least 68 civilians - killed came a day after Syria passed the seven-year mark in its relentless civil war.


Syrian army intensifies offensive in Ghouta as death toll mounts to 976

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia, his main ally, say the campaign is needed to end rebel shelling of Damascus and end the rule of Islamist insurgents over the area’s civilians.

Syrian army denies using chlorine gas on rebels near Damascus

The army said reports circulated about an attack with chlorine gas on the rebels in the Ayn Tarma neighbourhood in the eastern countryside of Damascus are mere lies, Xinhua news agency reported.

Syria blames Israel for firing rockets at military airport near Damascus

Israeli defence officials have voiced concern over Hezbollah's experience in the Syrian civil war.

Syria: Death toll from east Damascus airstrikes rises to more than 30

The U.S. State Department said it was appalled by the reported air strikes. "We condemn in the strongest terms any such attacks directed at civilians," spokesman John Kirby said.


VIDEO: Syria rebel chief Zahran Alloush killed in airstrike in Damascus

Syria's army command said it had conducted the 'special operation' that killed Alloush as part of its 'national mission.'

Damascus rocket attacks: 30 wounded, three killed by Islam Army

The state-run news agency said the shelling also damaged several houses and smashed cars on the streets.

Moonlit migrant image wins World Press Photo award

Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, is a common stopping point for migrants attempting to reach Europe or the Middle East.

UN inspectors confirm Syria chemical attack

The UN mission said it collected evidence consistent with the probable use of chemical weapons.

Damascus Photos

The best of World Press Photo Awards 2013

The first image shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia.