Category: Syria

IS attack in Syria desert kills 26 pro-regime forces

Beirut: More than two dozen pro-government forces based in Syria's desert died in a surprise Islamic State group attack Tuesday,…

Watchdog urges Russia world cup opening boycott over Syria

Beirut: World leaders should boycott Russian President Vladimir Putin's VIP box at next month's World Cup opening unless he takes…

Syria police deploy in south Damascus after Daesh defeat

DAMASCUS: Syrian police deployed across devastated districts in southern Damascus on Tuesday, according to state media, a day after the…

IS victories and defeats in Syria

Beirut: Syria's army on Monday said it had routed Islamic State group jihadists from the capital Damascus and its outskirts,…

11 soldiers killed in Syria’s Hama air base explosions

Damascus: At least 11 soldiers and pro-government fighters were killed on Friday in five explosions that rattled the arms depot…

Putin meets Assad, calls for ‘political process’ on Syria

Sochi: Russian President Vladimir Putin held a rare meeting with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Thursday and said the "military…

Iran’s Syria intervention gets cinematic treatment

Tehran: While Iran's presence in Syria raises global fears of an all-out conflict with Israel, one cinematic version of its…

Syria regime advances in IS-held pocket of Damascus

Beirut: Syrian regime forces on Tuesday retook a neighbourhood south of Damascus from the Islamic State group, slicing off yet…

US embassy in Jerusalem: Gaza braces for violent protests after 58 killed Palestinians

JERUSALEM: Fresh protests are expected at the Gaza border on Tuesday, a day after Israeli troops killed 58 Palestinians during…

Israel defends Gaza action as 55 die

Jerusalem: After a deadliest day of violence killed 55 and wounded 2,700 Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his…

Death toll in northwest Syria blast climbs to 28: monitor

Beirut: At least 28 people, including civilians and jihadist fighters, were killed in a car bombing in the northwestern Syrian…

Syria rebels exit towns near Damascus, leaving only IS

Beirut: Hundreds of Syrian rebels left an area south of Damascus on Thursday, a monitor and state media said, leaving…

Calls for restraint after Israeli raids on ‘Iranians’ in Syria

Jerusalem: Israel carried out widespread deadly raids against what it said were Iranian targets in Syria on Thursday after rocket…

Israel says hit ‘nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria’: DM Lieberman

JERUSALEM: Israeli raids overnight hit "nearly all the Iranian infrastructure in Syria", Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said today after strikes…

Israeli missiles shot down in Syria

Damascus: Syrian Arab Army air defenses shot down score of Israeli missiles targeted at the Syrian border on Thursday. Syrian…

Suspected Israeli strike on Syria kills atleast 8 Iranians

Damascus: At least eight Iranians were among 15 foreign pro-regime fighters killed in a suspected Israeli strike in Syria on…

Netanyahu leaves for Russia to discuss Syria

Jerusalem: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed on Wednesday for Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the…

Over 4000 terrorists neutralised in Syria

Istanbul: Turkey has neutralised at least 4,376 terrorists belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PYD/PKK) and Islamic State (IS) group,…

Turkey will remain in Syria’s Afrin for security purpose

Istanbul: Turkish forces will remain in Syria's Afrin region that was recently liberated from the control of Kurdistan Workers' Party…

Russian fighter jet crashes off Syria, both pilots killed: agencies

Moscow: A Russian fighter jet crashed after taking off from an airbase in Syria on Thursday, killing both pilots, Moscow's…