Category: Syria

More Syrians in organised return home from Lebanon

Shebaa: Dozens of Syrian refugees left Lebanon by bus on Monday in the latest of a wave of returns to…

Cost of Syria war destruction at $388bn

BEIRUT: Seven years of relentless conflict in Syria have wreaked destruction that the United Nations said Wednesday had cost the…

Syrian troops shell Idlib to pave way for assault

BEIRUT: Syrian regime forces shelled rebel positions in the northwestern province of Idlib on Thursday, a monitor said, as reinforcements…

Syria recorded 68,000 deaths in 2017: registry chief

Beirut: Syria's civil registries recorded 68,000 deaths in the war-torn country in 2017, pro-regime daily Al-Watan reported its head as…

Bashar al-Assad’s wife diagnosed with breast cancer

Damascus: The wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is being treated for an…

Israel minister welcomes Syria scientist killing

Jerusalem: Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz on Tuesday welcomed the killing of a leading Syrian weapons scientist but declined to…

US-led strikes kill 28 jihadists in eastern Syria: monitor

Beirut: At least 28 Islamic State group jihadists were killed Monday in coordinated strikes by the US-led coalition and allied…

Syria Kurd force denies recruiting displaced children

Beirut: A Kurdish-Arab coalition in Syria on Sunday denied a Human Rights Watch report that it was recruiting children from…

‘Victory is near,’ Syria’s Assad tells troops

Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told his troops on Wednesday they were close to winning the country's seven-year civil war…

Israel sees benefits in Assad gains

Jerusalem: Gains by President Bashar al-Assad's forces in the Syrian civil war present advantages for Israel even though the two…

Syrian air defence engages ‘enemy attack’: state media

Damascus: Syrian air defences on Thursday engaged an "enemy attack" west of Damascus, state media reported. "Our air defences responded…

What happens if Syrian troops attack Idlib?

Beirut, Lebanon: After recapturing most of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad is threatening to march on opposition forces in Idlib, the…

Amnesty accuses Turkey of tolerating Syrian rebel abuses in Afrin

Istanbul: Amnesty International on Thursday accused Turkish forces of allowing Syrian armed groups to commit major rights abuses in the…

Israeli forces arrest two Italians, Palestinian after they paint Mural of Tamimi

Jerusalem: Two Italians were recently arrested by the Israeli forces after the painted a giant mural of a Palestinian teenager…

Syria’s Quneitra province, on Israel’s doorstep

Beirut: Syria's southwestern Quneitra province includes the Golan Heights, most of which is annexed and occupied by Israel. Syrian government…

Russia at UN makes case for Syria reconstruction aid

United Nations: Russia on Friday urged world powers to help Syria's economic recovery and the return of refugees as its…

Syria’s Assad says next priority is retaking Idlib: Russian media

Moscow: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Russian media on Thursday his regime's next priority would be retaking Idlib province, currently…

Over 200 dead in IS attacks on southern Syria

ALEPPO: A string of suicide blasts and raids claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 220 people in…

Israel says conducted air raid in Syria after rocket fire

Jerusalem: Israeli aircraft carried out a raid in Syria Wednesday after two rockets were fired from across the border into…

Erdogan says to discuss Syria flashpoints with Putin

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he would discuss Syria conflict flashpoints, in particular the situation in…