Gulf Times - Syria-war
Lebanon wins initial pledges of $2.8bn at Paris conference

Lebanon wins initial pledges of $2.8bn at Paris conference

The pledges came at a donors conference in Paris on Friday where Lebanon was seeking help for its economy, battered by the fallout of seven years of war in Syria.

US wants to steer clear of Syrian civil war: Mattis

US wants to steer clear of Syrian civil war: Mattis

The United States will not be drawn into Syria's civil war, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said, despite an increasingly complicated battle space that has seen US warplanes down pro-regime aircraft.

Aleppo boy dominates UN Security Council discussion on Syria

Aleppo boy dominates UN Security Council discussion on Syria

The wounded and dazed Aleppo boy whose image has shocked the world became the focal point of a UN Security Council discussion as a top UN official and members of the council pleaded for humanitarian pauses in the Syrian city.

Kerry seeks 'clarity' within 48 hours on Syria peace talks

Kerry seeks 'clarity' within 48 hours on Syria peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry said he hoped for "clarity" within 48 hours on talks aimed at ending Syria's five-year war which had been due to start Monday.