2 Syria hospitals bombed, 19 killed; Russia blamedHospitals in Aleppo and Idlib provinces hit by air strikes and rocket artillery; observers blame Russian jets, say attack was deliberate.
UN says Assad approves aid to besieged townStarvation-struck town of Madaya will get aid in apparent goodwill gesture ahead of peace talks.
In speech, Ban exhibits contempt for Syrian agonyAnalysis: Over 55,000 people were killed in Syria in 2015. Can you guess what 87% of Ban Ki-Moon's speech on the Middle East was about?
Syria talks: US, Russia disagree on whom to inviteUS and Russian top diplomats Kerry and Lavrov hit snag in Switzerland but Lavrov says the talks will begin next week as planned.
Syria says it seized key rebel redoubt in LatakiaSyrian army took control of the strategic town of Salma, in northwestern province of Latakia, in a major victory for Assad's forces.
Aid convoys roll into starving Syria townsBesieged Syrians in Madaya, Foua and Kefraya are receiving food, but at least 28 people, including 6 babies, have starved to death.
Starvation deaths in Syria; people 'eating grass'Aid begins flowing to Madaya, but it was too late for 5 more people who died of starvation Sunday. Some 400,000 others under siege.
Deal to allow aid into starving Syria townsTens of thousands of people are in danger of starving to death in Madaya and in the Idlib region.
Syrian army attacks rebel forces on Israeli borderUnder cover of rain and fog, regime forces fight against rebels in Quneitra, on the Syrian Golan Heights just over the border.
Russia launches Syria strikes from submarineCalibre cruise missiles fired from the 'Rostov-on-Don' submarine from the Mediterranean Sea, says Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
German cabinet approves military aid for IS fightPackage includes Tornado reconnaissance jets, a naval frigate and up to 1,200 troops.
Kerry: We Want to Avoid Total Destruction of SyriaKerry seeks to meet with representatives from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Jordan to discuss Syria.
Russian Jets Pound Rebel Positions in SyriaAfter establishing military presence in Syria, Putin's forces go on the attack.
Video: IDF Kills Iran-Sponsored Golan TerroristsTerrorists infiltrated from Syria last month in order to plant bombs. IDF says Tehran sent them.
Defense Minister Says Israel Helping Syrian RebelsYaalon: 'Rebels near the border receive humanitarian aid, on condition that they block terrorists and don't attack Druze.'
Druze Attack IDF Ambulance Carrying SyriansResidents of Horfesh suspected the vehicle was carrying wounded jihadists, who were fighting Druze in Syria.
UN Envoy Condemns Civilian Deaths in SyriaStaffan de Mistura ends three-day trip to Damascus with condemnation of the deaths of civilians in both government and rebel fire.
Assad Collapse Deemed Near as Rebels, ISIS AdvanceExpert Ehud Yaari says despite Iran's assistance, Assad is quickly running out of troops and time. IDF: 'Syrian army has ceased to exist.'
ISIS Massacres Hundreds in PalmyraSyrian state TV says about 400 civilians were massacred since Wednesday. Other reports say most of the victims were Shabiha militiamen.
2,000 Evacuated from Syria's Yarmouk, Fleeing ISISAround 400 families left the camp on Friday and Saturday via two secure roads, says PLO official.
Rights Groups Call to End Syrian Civil War'Planet Syria' campaign aims to rally international organizations and groups to end Assad's regime and begin negotiations between rebels.
Sources: Over 1,000 Hezbollah Terrorists on GolanOver 1,000 Hezbollah terrorists are fighting with Syrian and Iranian forces on the Golan, according to numerous sources.
Blast in Damascus Pilgrim Bus Kills NineAl-Qaeda's Syrian branch blows up bus carrying Lebanese Shiites. Hezbollah decries 'barbarity of the terrorists'
US Gives $6 Million to Syria Opposition GovernmentSyria opposition government receives $6 million aid from US to be used for reconstruction and strengthening local government.
Over 76,000 Reported Killed in Syria in 2014Among the dead in the civil war: nearly 18,000 civilians, among them 3,500 children.
IAF Syria Raid Last Week was ‘the Biggest to Date’Targets included Dimas airport, SAM repository, and the 105th Brigade, says Al Monitor.
US-Backed Syria Rebels Surrender to Al QaedaUS hoped Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front would join the attack on the Islamic State.
Syrian Rebel President: Assad Helping ISISShocking claim by rebel leader at UN: Assad wants ISIS to defeat FSA, so the West sees him as the best alternative.
Liberman: Assad's Forces for Golan ExplosionForeign Minister Avigdor Liberman says attack was deliberate, 'clearly from Syrian authorities.'
Jewish Leaders Call for Better Security in EuropeWorld Jewish Congress president calls for protection against Islamists 'taught to kill,' one week after Brussels shooting.
Terrorist Released in Tannenbaum Deal KilledA terrorist released by Israel in the deal to return Elhanan Tannenbaum has been killed fighting in Syria.
Chief of Syria Air Defenses KilledGeneral Hussein Ishaq struck down in Mleiha, in 'important psychological blow' to the regime.
Watch: Huge Tunnel Bomb Kills 30 in SyriaSyrian rebels place 40 tons of explosive under checkpoint in northwestern Syria.
Watch: Syrian Parents Send Son to his DeathSyrian salafist video shows parents sending their son on a suicide mission, ends with his death.
Arab League Summit Backs PA Stubbornness in TalksMiddle East Muslim countries declare refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, as they grapple with regional conflicts.
‘Save the Boy – He’s All I Have’Israeli doctors manage to save 6-year-old Syrian boy whose siblings and mother died in bombing.
More than 75,000 Foreign Nationals Fight in SyriaSyrian site reveals partial statistics for number of foreign nationals fighting in Syrian Civil War.
‘Refugees’ Suffer, PA Still Cozy with IranSenior PA official in Tehran to support Iranian position as ‘Palestinian refugees’ continue to starve.
Al-Jazeera Host with Rare Praise for IsraelSurprising praise for IDF on pan-Arab TV: why can’t the Syrian army learn from Israel?
Syrian Rockets Land in Lebanon, Killing 7Rocket fire reported on Lebanese border; it is unclear how many rockets fell or if the fire was intentional.
Refugee’s Anger: If Only I Was IsraeliMan in Syrian refugee camp: Israelis have someone looking out for them, but Muslim world ignores our plight.
Dozens Starve to Death in DamascusDISTURBING VIDEOS: 'Today a mother and her three children died after eating food that had gone off. For weeks children have been dying.'
Syria: Nearly 500 Dead in Rebel Infighting85 civilians among the dead as Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists clash with fellow rebel groups.
‘Friends of Syria’ Try Again on Talks11 countries make new attempt to get Assad, rebels to negotiate.
The End of the Muslim Brotherhood Syrian ScamThe Middle East neatly laid out in the pages of the New York Times has little relationship to the messy realities of a region with few clean borders, only messy collections of tribes, families, ethnic groups and quarreling variations of Islam.
Syria: Horrific Abuse in Secret Al Qaeda PrisonsAmnesty International warns of torture, murder in Al Qaeda-affiliated prisons. Children among the victims.
Hezbollah Silent on Latest Lebanon AttackHezbollah keeps quiet over bombing that targeted its soldiers in Baalbek. At least two dead.
Syrian Islamists: No to Democracy, Minority RightsRift between Syrian rebel movements grows as Islamist leader rejects democracy, declaring: ‘The Koran is our law.’
Syria: Over 160 Dead in 2-Day BattleRebels in Damascus have been struggling to break a blockade by forces loyal to President al-Assad.
Video: Kids under Fire in DamascusChildren were being interviewed about injuries they witnessed when a bomb fell nearby.
Concern: Assad’s Gains could Stall Peace TalksWest worries that Syrian rebels won’t come to the table after Assad makes gains near Damascus.
Iran 'Prepared for Exit of Foreigners from Syria'Foreign Minister Zarif: "We are prepared for everybody with influence to push for withdrawal of all non-Syrians from Syrian soil.”
Syrian Army Preparing for Major Damascus AssaultUS, Russia hoping to prevent the move, which may derail Geneva 2 talks between the warring sides.
LBC Video: Assad 'Weak' for Not Striking IsraelLebanese satire program represents Syrian President Bashar Assad as weak, ineffective for inability to respond to IAF air strikes
Report: Hezbollah Preparing 'Battle for Damascus'Was Hezbollah "withdrawal" a diversion? Terror group reportedly preparing for massive battle around Damascus.
Dramatic Footage: Staring Down the Barrel in SyriaCameraman captures moment that his position is destroyed by the Syrian army.
Fears that Polio in Syria Could SpreadMass flight from combat zones could bring polio virus to at-risk populations.