Category: Syria

Syria’s Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

Damascus: President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by…

Israel expresses ‘sorrow’ for Russian deaths, blames Assad and Iran

Jerusalem: Israel's military expressed "sorrow" Tuesday over the deaths of crew members of a Russian military aircraft accidentally downed by…

Turkey, US top diplomats discuss Syria

Ankara: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday discussed Syria situation over phone,…

Israel violates Syrian sovereignty: Putin tells Netanyahu

Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS) Operations of the Israeli air force are undertaken in violation of Syria's sovereignty, Russian President Vladimir…

Russia says no Syria assault as Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

Sochi: Moscow said Monday there would be no assault on Syria's Idlib as the leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed…

Syria war has killed more than 360,000: monitor

Beirut: More than 360,000 people have been killed across war-ravaged Syria in seven years, a monitoring group said Thursday, in…

Israel announces end to Syria humanitarian aid

Jerusalem: The Israeli army on Thursday announced it was ending an operation it says was aimed at providing Syrian civilians…

Guarantor countries to set up Joint Working group for Syria

With on-going clashes in Syria and no end to civil war in the region, Turkey, Russia and Iran have decided…

Assad ‘has been warned’ on Idlib chemical use: Mattis

Washington: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stressed Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been well warned against any chemical…

Any new Syrian chemical strike will get ‘much stronger response’: US

Washington: The United States of America on Monday warned Syria of dire consequences if it uses chemical weapons again. White…

‘Turkey will not watch killing in Syria from sidelines’

Ankara: Turkey will not watch the killing of tens of thousands of innocent people in Syria to further the regime’s…

Back to school jitters in Syria’s Ghouta

Kafr Batna: The shrill bell sends hundreds of students rushing towards their classrooms in a town near Damascus, which only…

Iran, Russia, Turkey struggle to agree future of Syria’s Idlib

Tehran: Iran, Russia and Turkey were unable to overcome their differences at a Tehran summit on Friday as they held…

Syria’s Idlib under ‘violent’ air strikes

Syria: Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib was Saturday targeted by the "most violent" Russian air strikes in a month,…

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…