Category: Syria

At Syria border, Jordanians dash over for cheap shopping

Syria: Near the recently reopened border with Jordan, former Syrian rebel fighter Bahaa al-Masri sells date-filled pastries and sesame biscuits…

US-led coalition strikes kill 26 civilians in east Syria: monitor

Beirut: US-led coalition air strikes killed 26 civilians including 14 children Friday in a holdout of the Islamic State group…

Syria army frees Druze hostages from IS: state media

Damascus: The last 19 Druze women and children abducted by the Islamic State group in July from the southern Syrian…

US hopes Russia remains ‘permissive’ of Israel strikes in Syria

Beirut: The US envoy to Syria said Wednesday he hoped to see more of Damascus ally Moscow's "permissive approach" to…

IS suffers heavy Syria losses despite Kurd pause: monitor

Beirut: At least 65 Islamic State group fighters have been killed around their last enclave in Syria despite a pause…

Assad, Russia envoy discuss Syria constitutional committee

Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an envoy from ally Russia on Sunday discussed "removing the obstacles" to forming a…

Justice is being denied to 50 Palestinian children killed this year: NGO

Killing innocent Palestinian children, men and women and the Palestinian crisis do not seem to end, not even in the…

US criticizes Turkey strikes on Kurd militia in Syria

Washington: The United States on Wednesday voiced concern over Turkey's strikes on Kurdish militia posts in Syria, which led a…

Syria summit took ‘huge steps’ toward ending war: US

Brussels: The Istanbul summit on Syria took "huge steps" toward ending its civil war, but the situation remains dangerous with…

Turkey says ‘plans complete’ for assault on Kurd militia in Syria

Ankara: Turkey has completed preparations for a new operation in northern Syria to "destroy" a US-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara…

113 Syrian refugees arrested in Lebanon

Beirut: The Lebanese army has arrested 113 Syrian refugees in Adayse, Marjeyoun, for entering Lebanon illegally, media reported. According to…

Gaza Strip: Palestinian Man killed by Israel forces

Another Palestinian man was killed during a protest at the maritime border, between the Gaza Strip and the Israeli territories…

Idlib deal sparks fresh diplomatic push to end Syria war

A Turkish-Russian deal for Syria's Idlib has revived efforts towards a diplomatic solution to the country's seven-year war, but analysts…

Illegal militants groups prevail in Idlib: Syrian Foreign Minister

Beirut: Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Monday stated that despite the Russian-Turkish agreements to enforce a demilitarised zone (DMZ)…

UN humanitarian chief seeks extension of aid to civilians in Syria

United Nations: The United Nation's top humanitarian affairs official appealed to the Security Council Monday for continued aid deliveries to…

Turkey shells US-backed Kurdish militia positions in Syria: state media

Istanbul: Turkey's military on Sunday fired artillery shells at a Kurdish militia in Syria that is backed by the United…

Syria reopens Damascus antiquities museum

Damascus: Syria reopened a wing of the capital's famed antiquities museum on Sunday after six years of closure to protect…

Syria rejects UN plan on constitution committee: envoy

United Nations: A United Nations plan to end the seven-year civil war in Syria has run aground after Damascus blocked…

Syria reopens Damascus antiquities museum

Syria: Syria reopened a wing of the capital's famed antiquities museum on Sunday after six years of closure to protect…

Syria’s UN envoy threatens to retake rebel stronghold of Idlib

United Nation: Syria's permanent representative to the UN Bashar Jaafari on Friday threatened that his country will retake Idlib province,…