Monday, April 24
LafargeHolcim Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Eric Olsen resigned after two years at the helm amid a probe into operations in war-torn Syria, leaving the world’s biggest cement company without a leader as it struggles to make a success of the merger between French and Swiss rivals.
Thursday, April 21
As many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean while attempting to reach Italy from Libya by boat last week, the United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 15
Russia's bombing blitz in Syria will end today, leaving behind both significant destruction and a Syrian regime to largely fend for itself.
Monday, February 01
A triple bombing killed at least 50 people in a predominantly Shiite suburb south of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday even as a U.N. mediator held his first meeting with members of the main opposition group that seeks progress on humanitarian issues before it will join formal talks on ending the five-year civil war.
Wednesday, December 23
A human rights watchdog on Wednesday accused Russia of using cluster munitions and unguided bombs on civilian areas in Syria in attacks that it says have killed hundreds of people in the past few months.
Thursday, December 17
Russian President Vladimir Putin, pugnacious as always, called the Turkish downing of a Russian war plane "an enemy act" and rejected international efforts to oust Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
Wednesday, November 25
Russia will deploy surface-to-air missiles to Syria, Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said, according to the ministry's Twitter feed. Russia will deploy S-400 defense missile systems to its Hmeymim airbase near Latakia, Syria, on the Mediterranean coast, the ministry says.
Tuesday, November 24
Turkey says it issued 10 warnings to the aircraft that violated its airspace Tuesday before responding "within engagement rules" near the Turkey-Syria border.
Wednesday, October 21
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Moscow on Tuesday evening to personally thank Russia's Vladimir Putin for his military support, in a surprise visit that underlined how Russia has become a major player in the Middle East.
Friday, October 09
A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.