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Russia begins troop withdrawal from Syria

President Vladimir Putin ordered the partial withdrawal of its troops during an unannounced visit to Syria

Syria army strikes ‘kill 23’ in rebel area

At least 23 people have been killed in attacks by Syrian government troops on a rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of Damascus, a monitoring group says.

Russia vetoes extension of UN’s Syria chemical weapons probe

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution proposed by the United States to extend the mandate of the UN's investigative team into chemical attacks in Syria

Lafarge offices searched over Syria business links

French investigators searched the offices of French-Swiss cement maker Lafarge as part of an enquiry into financial links to jihadist groups in Syria, including Islamic State.

IS ‘kills dozens’ in reprisals in Syria

Dozens of civilians were reportedly killed by Islamic State militants in a central Syrian town before it was retaken by the Syrian army on Saturday.

UN to vote on extending Syria gas attacks probe

The United Nations Security Council will vote Tuesday on whether to extend an international investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria

Islamic State defeated in Syria’s al-Raqqa

US-backed forces in Syria have taken full control of the province of al-Raqqa from the Islamic State militia after more than four months of fighting

Syria looking to ‘fulfill a dream’ against Socceroos

Ravaged by war and with a lowly world ranking, Syria's footballers have exceeded expectations just by reaching this stage of World Cup qualifying.

Deadly rocket fire hits Damascus trade fair

Six people were reported dead when a rocket hit near an international trade fair in Syria's capital Damascus being held for the first time in five years

Syrian forces recapture Islamic State’s last stronghold in Homs

Government forces have retaken control of Islamic State’s last bastion in Syria’s central province of Homs in the latest setback to the extremist militia