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161 chemical weapons used during Syrian conflict

The Syrian American Medical Society reports 1,491 deaths caused by chemical attacks, with 14,581 people injured.

161 chemical weapons reportedly used during Syrian conflict

Assad tells Putin he accepts ceasefire plan

Syrian leader supports ceasefire deal brokered by Moscow and Washington, Kremlin says.

Assad tells Putin he accepts ceasefire plan

2 Syria hospitals bombed, 19 killed; Russia blamed

Hospitals in Aleppo and Idlib provinces hit by air strikes and rocket artillery; observers blame Russian jets, say attack was deliberate.

Two hospitals bombed in Syria, 19 killed; Russia blamed

UN says Assad approves aid to besieged town

Starvation-struck town of Madaya will get aid in apparent goodwill gesture ahead of peace talks.

UN says Assad approves aid to besieged town

In speech, Ban exhibits contempt for Syrian agony

Analysis: 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?

In speech, Ban Ki-Moon exhibits contempt for Syrian agony

Syria talks: US, Russia disagree on whom to invite

US and Russian top diplomats Kerry and Lavrov hit snag in Switzerland but Lavrov says the talks will begin next week as planned.

Syria talks: Kerry, Lavrov can't agree on whom to invite

Syria says it seized key rebel redoubt in Latakia

Syrian army took control of the strategic town of Salma, in northwestern province of Latakia, in a major victory for Assad's forces.

Syria says it seized key rebel redoubt in Latakia

Aid convoys roll into starving Syria towns

Besieged Syrians in Madaya, Foua and Kefraya are receiving food, but at least 28 people, including 6 babies, have starved to death.

Aid convoys roll into starving Syria towns

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.

Starvation deaths in Madaya, Syria; people 'eating grass'

Deal to allow aid into starving Syria towns

Tens of thousands of people are in danger of starving to death in Madaya and in the Idlib region.

Deal to allow aid into starving Syria towns

Syrian army attacks rebel forces on Israeli border

Under cover of rain and fog, regime forces fight against rebels in Quneitra, on the Syrian Golan Heights just over the border.

Syrian army attacks rebel forces on Israeli border

Russia launches Syria strikes from submarine

Calibre cruise missiles fired from the 'Rostov-on-Don' submarine from the Mediterranean Sea, says Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Russia launches first Syria strikes from submarine

German cabinet approves military aid for IS fight

Package includes Tornado reconnaissance jets, a naval frigate and up to 1,200 troops.

German cabinet approves military aid for ISIS fight

Syria and ISIS: US capitulates - UN Security Council procrastinates

Syria and ISIS: US capitulates - UN Security Council procrastinates

Kerry: We Want to Avoid Total Destruction of Syria

Kerry seeks to meet with representatives from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Jordan to discuss Syria.

Kerry: We Want to Avoid Total Destruction of Syria

Russian Jets Pound Rebel Positions in Syria

After establishing military presence in Syria, Putin's forces go on the attack.

Russian Jets Pound Rebel Positions in Syria

Video: IDF Kills Iran-Sponsored Golan Terrorists

Terrorists infiltrated from Syria last month in order to plant bombs. IDF says Tehran sent them.

Video: IDF Kills Iran-Sponsored Golan Terroristsplayer

Defense Minister Says Israel Helping Syrian Rebels

Yaalon: 'Rebels near the border receive humanitarian aid, on condition that they block terrorists and don't attack Druze.'

Defense Minister Reveals Israel Aiding Syrian Rebels

Druze Attack IDF Ambulance Carrying Syrians

Residents of Horfesh suspected the vehicle was carrying wounded jihadists, who were fighting Druze in Syria.

Druze Attack IDF Ambulance Carrying Syrians

UN Envoy Condemns Civilian Deaths in Syria

Staffan de Mistura ends three-day trip to Damascus with condemnation of the deaths of civilians in both government and rebel fire.

UN Envoy Concludes Trip to Syria, Condemns Civilian Deaths

Assad Collapse Deemed Near as Rebels, ISIS Advance

Expert Ehud Yaari says despite Iran's assistance, Assad is quickly running out of troops and time. IDF: 'Syrian army has ceased to exist.'

Assad Collapse Deemed Near as Rebels, ISIS Advance

ISIS Massacres Hundreds in Palmyra

Syrian state TV says about 400 civilians were massacred since Wednesday. Other reports say most of the victims were Shabiha militiamen.

ISIS Massacres Hundreds in Palmyra

2,000 Evacuated from Syria's Yarmouk, Fleeing ISIS

Around 400 families left the camp on Friday and Saturday via two secure roads, says PLO official.

2,000 Evacuated from Syria's Yarmouk as ISIS Advancesplayer

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.

Rights Groups Call on Int'l Community: End Syrian Civil War

Sources: Over 1,000 Hezbollah Terrorists on Golan

Over 1,000 Hezbollah terrorists are fighting with Syrian and Iranian forces on the Golan, according to numerous sources.

Sources: Over 1,000 Hezbollah Terrorists on the Golan

Blast in Damascus Pilgrim Bus Kills Nine

Al-Qaeda's Syrian branch blows up bus carrying Lebanese Shiites. Hezbollah decries 'barbarity of the terrorists'

Blast in Damascus Pilgrim Bus Kills Nine

US Gives $6 Million to Syria Opposition Government

Syria opposition government receives $6 million aid from US to be used for reconstruction and strengthening local government.

US Gives $6 Million to Syria Opposition Government

Over 76,000 Reported Killed in Syria in 2014

Among the dead in the civil war: nearly 18,000 civilians, among them 3,500 children.

Over 76,000 Reported Killed in Syria in 2014

IAF Syria Raid Last Week was ‘the Biggest to Date’

Targets included Dimas airport, SAM repository, and the 105th Brigade, says Al Monitor.

IAF Syria Raid Last Week was ‘the Biggest to Date’

US-Backed Syria Rebels Surrender to Al Qaeda

US hoped Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front would join the attack on the Islamic State.

US-Backed Syria Rebels Surrender to Al Qaeda

Syrian Rebel President: Assad Helping ISIS

Shocking claim by rebel leader at UN: Assad wants ISIS to defeat FSA, so the West sees him as the best alternative.

Syrian Rebel President: Assad Helping ISIS

Liberman: Assad's Forces for Golan Explosion

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman says attack was deliberate, 'clearly from Syrian authorities.'

Liberman Blames Assad's Forces for Golan Heights Explosion

Jewish Leaders Call for Better Security in Europe

World Jewish Congress president calls for protection against Islamists 'taught to kill,' one week after Brussels shooting.

Jewish Leaders Call for Stronger Security in Europe

Terrorist Released in Tannenbaum Deal Killed

A terrorist released by Israel in the deal to return Elhanan Tannenbaum has been killed fighting in Syria.

Terrorist Released in Tannenbaum Deal Killed

Chief of Syria Air Defenses Killed

General Hussein Ishaq struck down in Mleiha, in 'important psychological blow' to the regime.

Chief of Syria Air Defenses Killed

Watch: Huge Tunnel Bomb Kills 30 in Syria

Syrian rebels place 40 tons of explosive under checkpoint in northwestern Syria.

Watch: Huge Tunnel Bomb Kills 30 in Syriaplayer

Watch: Syrian Parents Send Son to his Death

Syrian salafist video shows parents sending their son on a suicide mission, ends with his death.

Watch: Syrian Parents Send Son to his Deathplayer

Arab League Summit Backs PA Stubbornness in Talks

Middle East Muslim countries declare refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, as they grapple with regional conflicts.

Arab League Summit Backs Abbas's Stubbornness in Talks

‘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.

‘Save the Boy – He’s All I Have’

More than 75,000 Foreign Nationals Fight in Syria

Syrian site reveals partial statistics for number of foreign nationals fighting in Syrian Civil War.

Report: More than 75,000 Foreign Nationals Fight in Syria