Category: Syria

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…

US suspends financing for Syria stabilization projects

Washington: The United States said Friday it is suspending $230 million budgeted for stabilization projects in Syria, citing the aid…

The sweet taste of success: a Syrian’s journey from Gitmo to pastries

Montevideo: Ahmed Ahjam spent more than 12 years in the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects, but now he has…

20,000-30,000 IS fighters left in Iraq, Syria: UN report

United Nations: Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria despite the jihadist group's defeat and…

Death toll in Syria arms depot blast rises to 69: monitor

Beirut: The death toll of an explosion at a weapons depot in northwestern Syria has risen to 69, mostly civilians…

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…