Category: Syria

Russia strikes, rebel shelling around Syria’s Idlib as powerbrokers meet

Russian air strikes killed five people in Syria's Idlib Friday, a monitor said, even as the brutal war's top three…

Fate of Syria’s Idlib in balance at Tehran summit

Tehran: The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey meet Friday in Tehran for a summit set to decide the future…

France warns against ‘humanitarian deflagration’ in Syria

Athens: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Thursday that there was a danger of a "humanitarian deflagration" in Idlib,…

Trump denies he discussed assassination of Syria’s Assad

Washington: US President Donald Trump denied Wednesday having discussed wanting to kill Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, a key claim in…

Syria strike kills 8 pro-regime fighters: monitor

Beirut: An air strike near a US base in southeastern Syria has killed at least eight pro-government fighters, the Syrian…

Syria denies Israel’s involvement in explosions at airbase

Damascus: The Syrian Army on Sunday said that the explosions at munitions dump in Mezzeh air base earlier in the…

Israel renews threat to attack Iran targets in Syria

Jerusalem: Israel on Wednesday renewed its threat to attack Iranian military targets in Syria, after the two Muslim allies signed…

Air raid warning tech gives Syrians life-saving minutes

Maaret al-Shureen: Khaled al-Idlibi was still speeding away with his brother perched on the back of his motorbike when he…

Damascus vows to ‘liberate all of Syria’ regardless of Western ‘aggression’

Moscow: Syria's foreign minister said Thursday Western aggression would not prevent Damascus from retaking all Syrian territory, amid fears of…

Second UN meeting on new Syrian constitution set for next month

Geneva: The UN peace envoy for Syria will host senior officials from a range of Western and Middle-Eastern countries next…

Jordan says can’t host more Syrian refugees

Amman: Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Monday his country has exceeded its capacity to host refugees from Syria and…

Assad staying in power would be ‘grotesque error’: Macron

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that a "return to normal" in Syria that left its leader Bashar…

Syrian carpenters dust off workshops after years of siege

Saqba: In a town outside the Syrian capital, Abu Suleiman dusts off his work table and pulls cobwebs from a…

Trump withdraws $200mn aid to Palestine

Washington: United States President Donald Trump has ordered the State Department to withdraw USD 200 million-worth aid which was previously…

Military attack on Syria’s Idlib would be catastrophic: Turkey

Moscow: Any Syrian government military offensive against Idlib, the last major rebel-held area of Syria, would result in a humanitarian…

Syria jihadist chief warns Idlib rebels against talks with regime

Beirut: The head of Syria's leading jihadist alliance on Wednesday warned opposition factions in Idlib against taking part in any…

Killings, abductions feed frustration in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib

Beirut: Targeted killings and kidnappings for ransom have for months rattled Syria's Idlib province, with angry residents blaming dominant rebel…

Moscow says UN hampering Syria reconstruction

Moscow: Russia's foreign minister on Monday accused the UN of hampering the reconstruction of war-torn Syria, as the Moscow-backed Syrian…

Turkey to continue with anti-terrorism ops in Iraq, Syria

Ankara: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said that Turkish forces would continue its counter-terrorism operations in Iraq and…

US-backed forces repel IS attack in east Syria: monitor

Beirut: US-backed forces have repelled a raid by the Islamic State group targeting barracks housing American and French troops in…