The ‘Lion of Al-Lat’ statue was one of several ancient monuments damaged by ISIS at Palmyra, the ancient city in central Syria.
The authorities said that the bomb was one of three meant to target crowded areas on Sunday, the first work day after Eid al-Fitr The other two were disarmed.
Well over 3,000 people have left Qaboun in two days of evacuations, paving the way for the government to regain control of the area.
With the last rebel fighters leaving the town of Damascus, the same is expected in Zabadani with the government gradually restoring services in these areas.
The US military’s attack on a Syrian airforce base sets a worrying precedent of brashness and uncertainty in how the Trump administration may handle future crises in international relations.
Physicians for Human Rights, in a report, said authorities removed dialysis supplies from several convoys headed to rebel-held Douma last year.
Analysts who follow Syria have predicted that as jihadist rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad suffer military reverses, they will increasingly turn to guerrilla attacks in territory controlled by the government.
At the Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan, women with little or no formal education can learn livelihood skills and play a leadership role in their communities.
Staffan de Mistura said that the parties had agreed to return later in March to discuss four key issues – governance, a draft constitution, elections and counter-terrorism.
Syrian warplanes bombarded a besieged rebel-held district of Homs, southern Deraa and insurgent areas in Damascus’s outskirts on Saturday.
The Amnesty report had said that 5000-13,000 people were executed at the Sednaya prison in four years, after a popular uprising had descended into war.
An Amnesty report based on interviews with 84 witnesses including former guards, officials, detainees, judges and lawyers says mass hangings were implemented.
A local spring which provided for 70% of Damascus’s residents was destroyed by rebels in December leaving four million people without clean drinking water supply.
Bashar al-Assad, also said his government was ready to negotiate on “everything” at peace talks his Russian allies hope to convene in Kazakhstan.
In a statement, the rebel groups also said that any territorial advances by the army and Iran-backed militias that are fighting alongside it would end the fragile ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey.
The truce deal, brokered by Russia and Turkey and welcomed by the UN Security Council, has been repeatedly violated since it began, with warring sides trading the blame.
The Damascus water authority has been forced to cut supplies coming into the Syrian after rebels polluted the water with diesel.
Air strikes blasted neighbourhoods around a children’s hospital and a blood bank in rebel-held eastern Aleppo in a second day of renewed bombing.
The Army and Armed Forces High Command said rebels had targeted schools and civilians, fired 20 poison gas canisters, 50 Grad rockets and ignited 48 fires.
Rebels said they had no plan to evacuate Aleppo, the last major urban area they control, and denounced the amnesty offer as a deception.
Bashar al-Assad’s forces, supported by Iranian-backed militia and Russian air power, have since last week stepped up their offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo, bombing hospitals and damaging water supplies.
“We are on the verge of suspending the discussion because it is irrational in the context of the kind of bombing taking place to be sitting there trying to take things seriously,” US Secretary of State John Kerry told a public policy conference in Washington.
US officials said two Russian warplanes were in the skies above the aid convoy at the exact time it was struck on Monday, but Russia has denied charges.
The governor of Homs plan to evacuate the rebels from al-Waer that would put pressure on Syria truce, brokered by the US and Russia.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has observed a significant drop in the violence in areas covered by the truce.
Seizing control of Aleppo would be the biggest victory for President Bashar al-Assad in five years of fighting, since the city was divided in 2012.
The truce between the army and rebels is the first since February, but opposition groups and a monitoring organisation say little has changed on the ground.
In an attempt to revive the cessation of hostilities, a number of short-term local truces have been put in place since April 29.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, discussed ways to strengthen the ceasefire.
A million migrants, many fleeing Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries in conflict in the Middle East, Asia and Africa have poured into Europe through Greece since last year.
The next round of peace talks must be concrete in the direction of a political process leading to a real beginning of a political transition, said Staffan de Mistura.
It is refreshing to read a story about Syria that is not only removed from the civil war but is about a family and its daily routines: snapshots of domestic life and houses that hold great drama within their walls.