Category: Syria

Israel defence minister vows to strike any Iran ‘military foothold’ in Syria

Jerusalem: Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed in an interview Thursday to strike at any attempt by Iran to establish…

French special forces sent to reinforce US-led operations in Syria: Mattis

Washington: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that French special operations forces arrived in Syria over the past two…

Donors pledge $4.4 billion for Syria, well short of target

Brussels: International donors on Wednesday pledged $4.4 billion in aid for 2018 for civilians caught up in the Syrian civil…

Stadium in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib hosts unlikley football game

Idlib: Battered by air strikes, the main stadium in the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib hosted a soccer friendly on…

US offers $1 mn reward to locate journalist missing in Syria

Washington: The United States is offering a reward of $1 million for information about Austin Tice, an American journalist missing…

Syria returns ‘Legion d’honneur’ to France

Damascus: Syria has returned France the prestigious Legion d'honneur that it gave to President Bashar al-Assad in 2001. The office…

Syria regime strikes and shelling target IS in Damascus

Damascus: Syria regime air strikes and artillery fire pounded areas held by the Islamic State group in the south of…

Syria hands back Assad award to US ‘slave’ France

Damascus: Syria returned to France the prestigious Legion d'Honneur it gave to President Bashar al-Assad, saying Thursday he would not…

Assad still has ‘limited’ chemical capability: Pentagon

Washington: The Syrian regime remains able to conduct chemical attacks, though only at a limited level, the Pentagon said Thursday…

Iraq says its Air Force carried out “deadly” air raid against ISIS in Syria

BAGHDAD: The Iraqi air force on Thursday carried out a "deadly raid" against positions of the ISIS group in neighbouring…

UN in talks with Syria, Russia on security for chemical weapons experts

United Nations: A UN team is discussing security arrangements with Syrian and Russian authorities in Douma to allow experts to…

US lawmakers jolted by Syria briefing, Pentagon warns of ISIS resurgence

WASHINGTON: The US military's hands-off approach on the ground in Syria is ceding influence to Russia and Iran, a top…

Turkey, Iran vow to continue alliance with Russia on Syria: Ankara

Ankara: The presidents of Turkey and Iran on Tuesday vowed to press on with their alliance alongside Russia over Syria,…

India calls for probe into use of chemical weapons in Syria

NEW DELHI has called for an impartial and objective investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)…

Syria shoots down missiles targeting Shayrat, Dumayr military bases

Damascus [Syria]: Syria's Air Defense has claimed to shot down the missiles targeting the Shayrat air base on early Tuesday.…

Assad supporters rally in Damascus after Western strikes

Damascus: Thousands of Syrians gathered Monday in Damascus in defiance of Western strikes on the country and to celebrate the…

France earmarks 50 million euros for new Syria aid projects

Paris: France will spend 50 million euros ($62 million) on new projects in Syria to be carried out by around…

Syrian air defence shoots down missiles over Homs: state media

Syria: The Syrian state news agency reported Tuesday that "Syrian air defence shot down missiles that entered its airspace over…

Strikes on Syria: Erdogan says more people die due to conventional weapons than chemical arms

Istanbul: Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Syria faced air and missile strikes only after the alleged use of…

Chemical inspectors launch probe in Syria after Western strikes

Syria: The world's chemical weapons watchdog is set to convene Monday to discuss the suspected toxic gas assault in Syria…