Category: Syria

Pope Francis urges return of refugees to Syria

Vatican City: Pope Francis urged politicians Sunday to make a new effort to resolve the Syrian conflict and so help…

50 Syrian soldiers killed in IS attacks

Damascus [Syria]: At least 50 Syrian soldiers have been killed in attacks carried out by Islamic State and al Qaeda…

Assad urges progress on Idlib deal ahead of Syria talks

Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday called for progress on a stalled buffer zone deal around jihadist-dominated Idlib region…

Large cache of weapons found in Syria’s Daraa

Daraa [Syria]: Authorities here found a large cache of weapons - some manufactured in the US and Israel - on…

Syria: 2 children killed, 5 injured in Aleppo’s landmine blast

Aleppo [Syria]: At least two children were killed and five others suffered injuries in a landmine blast in Syria's government-held…

US warns Turkey against striking Syria

Washington: US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo on Wednesday warned Turkey of "devastating results” if Ankara initiated any unilateral…

Syria: Aleppo’s mysterious ‘Yellow man’

Aleppo: Dressed in yellow from head-to-toe, Abu Zakkour is hailed as part of the "heritage" of the northern Syrian city…

In Syria’s Al-Hol camp, ultra-extremists fuel fear

Syria: Clashes with guards, violent factional quarrels and a new strain of ultra-extremism -- the Islamic State group's territorial "caliphate"…

Give Israel North, South Carolina: Syria to USA over Golan Heights row

New York: Syria strongly criticised the United States' decision to recognise Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights at a United Nations…

Israel air strike hits northern Syria: report

Damascus: Syria said Wednesday that Israel had attacked targets just north of second city Aleppo and that its air defences…

Syria force calls for international court to try IS jihadists

Ain Issa, Syria: US-backed forces in Syria Monday called for the establishment of an international court in the country to…

Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign jihadists

Syria: Syria's Kurds warned Sunday that the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained in their fight against the Islamic…

IS ‘caliphate’ now gone, what’s next for war-torn Syria?

Beirut: The elimination of the Islamic State group's physical "caliphate" closes a long chapter in the Syrian conflict but the…

21 people hospitalised in Hama after suspected chemical attack

Hama [Syria]: 21 people were admitted to the Al-Suqaylabiyah hospital here after a suspected chemical attack by militants who fired…

Syria devastated by war since 2011

Beirut: Since 2011 Syria has been ravaged by a war which has killed 370,000 people and displaced millions. Here are…

With fall of ISIS in Syria, a major danger is eliminated: French President

Paris [France]: French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said that a "major danger" for France has been "eliminated" after Syrian…

Syria army vows to retake control of Kurdish areas

Damascus: Syrian government forces will reclaim control of northeastern areas controlled by the US-backed Kurds, whether by force or through…

Israel plans to reoccupy besieged Gaza Strip

Israel: The Israel army plans to reoccupy the besieged Gaza Strip in future reports said today. According to reports published…

Syria death toll tops 370,000 in 8 years of war: monitor

Beirut: Eight years of war in Syria have left more than 370,000 people dead including 112,000 civilians, a monitor said…

Gabbard declines to call Syria’s Assad a war criminal

Washington: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu US Congresswoman, and Democratic 2020 presidential candidate said that she believed her past comments…