Category: Syria

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…

Turkey, US troops train for joint patrols in Syria’s Manbij

Washington: Troops from NATO allies Turkey and the United States have started training together ahead of conducting joint patrols around…

Israel says ready for UN crossing with Syria to reopen

Jerusalem: Israel is prepared to open its side of the crossing point with Syria following the return of UN peacekeepers…

Syria rebels deny withdrawing arms from north under deal

Beirut: Syrian rebels on Sunday denied pulling any heavy arms out of a major opposition bastion in the north, as…

Syria rebel faction rejects Idlib deal

Beirut: A formerly US-backed Syrian rebel group on Saturday rejected a deal between Russia and Turkey to avert a large-scale…

Merkel plans to meet Macron, Putin, Erdogan on Syria in October

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday she and the leaders of Turkey, Russia and France planned to hold a…

UN envoy pushed on drafting post-war Syria constitution

United Nations: The United States along with several Arab and European countries called on a UN envoy Thursday to urgently…

US, 6 others call for constitutional committee on Syria

New York: The foreign ministers of the United States, the United Kingdom, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan and Saudi Arabia pressed…

US says to stay in Syria as long as Iran, but maybe not militarily

United Nations: The United States will stay in Syria as long as rival Iran maintains its presence, but the US…

Israel ready to reopen Golan crossing with Syria

Jerusalem: Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday that his country is ready to reopen a border crossing with…

Trump claims credit for stopping assault on Syria’s Idlib

New York: President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed credit for saving Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib from an assault that…

Syria regime transfers hundreds of IS fighters to Idlib: monitor

Beirut: Hundreds of fighters from the Islamic State group arrived Monday on the outskirts of Syria's last major rebel bastion…

Russian lawmaker proposes No-Fly Zone over Hmeimin Base in Syria

Moscow: The establishment of a no-fly zone over the Russian Hmeimim airbase in Syria's Latakia will help avoid tragedies similar…

Russia says ‘misled’ by Israel in plane downing over Syria

Moscow: Russia's military Sunday blamed "misleading" information from the Israeli airforce for the downing of one of its planes in…

British ‘pharmacist who joined IS’ detained in Syria

Damascus: A British man who was a pharmacist, has been detained in Syria on suspicion of being a member of…

Hezbollah to stay in Syria ‘until further notice’, leader says

Beirut: Hezbollah will stay in Syria "until further notice", the leader of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday…