Category: Syria

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,…

Security Council to meet Friday concerning Syria

United Nations: The UN Security Council will meet Friday to discuss Syria, diplomatic sources told AFP Thursday, as no progress…

Coalition denies targeting civilians in deadly east Syria raid

Beirut: The US-led coalition denied Sunday that it targeted civilians in a recent deadly raid in eastern Syria, insisting instead…

US-backed Syria offensive kills 35 IS fighters: monitor

Beirut: An offensive by US-backed forces against the Islamic State group's last redoubt in eastern Syria killed 35 jihadists on…

Canada to resettle group of Syrian White Helmets

Ottawa: Canada is preparing to welcome a group of Syrian White Helmets rescuers, officials said on Friday, without specifying when…

Head of UN Humanitarian Taskforce for Syria to step down

Geneva: A day after the UN envoy for Syria announced his planned departure, the head of the humanitarian taskforce for…

The UN in Syria: years of failed peace efforts

Beirut: Staffan de Mistura announced Wednesday he will resign as UN envoy to Syria, becoming the third person to quit…

Syria blocking returns to ex-rebel areas, HRW says

Beirut: Syria's government is preventing people from returning to ex-rebel zones around Damascus through restrictions on access or by destroying…

Syria reopens 2 crossings with Jordan, Golan Heights

Quneitra (Syria): Syria opened two key border crossings on Monday after years of closure due to the ongoing civil war…

Deadline passes for Syria’s Idlib buffer without jihadists leaving

Beirut: A deadline passed Monday without jihadists leaving a planned buffer zone around Syria's last major rebel bastion of Idlib…

32 Syrians rescued at sea off Lebanon

Beirut: The Lebanese navy and a UN force have rescued 32 Syrian refugees whose boat broke down as they attempted…

Russia condemned for calling Syrian White Helmets a ‘threat’

United Nations: Russia was denounced at the United Nations Thursday after describing the Syrian rescue volunteers known as the White…

Pompeo says no more US reconstruction aid to Syria if Iran stays

Washington: The United States will refuse any additional reconstruction assistance to war-torn Syria so long as Iranian troops are present…

Israel must continue Syria strikes despite S-300 delivery: Netanyahu

Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told Russia's vice premier in talks on Tuesday that Israel must continue to…

Heavy arms go, but Syria rebels alert on dusty frontline

Al-Eis: The young dust-covered rebel looked out warily from a dirt trench facing opposing regime forces as his unit pulled…

Netanyahu, Putin to meet after Syria friendly fire incident

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss coordination in Syria…

Syria’s Assad says Idlib deal ‘temporary measure’: state media

Damascus: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday said that a Russia-Turkey deal for the last major rebel bastion of Idlib…

Syria rebels say shifting heavy arms from Idlib buffer zone

Beirut: Syrian rebels said Saturday they have begun withdrawing heavy arms from a planned buffer zone for northwestern Idlib province,…

Syria families demand regime action to free IS hostages

Beirut: The families of Druze hostages held by the Islamic State group rallied for a third day Friday to demand…