Category: Syria

Syria president announces $9bn budget for 2019

Damascus: Syria's president on Thursday announced a budget for 2019 of almost $9 billion, of which around a third has…

UN listing gives lifeline to Syria’s last shadow puppeteer

Syria: In a crowded dark room, Syria's last shadow puppeteer crouches on stage, holding two intricate figures against a brightly…

Syria coalition says it killed IS leader linked to beheadings

Beirut: The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Monday it killed a senior jihadist involved in the executions…

Two dead in Lebanon Syrian refugee camp fire

Yammouneh: A fire ripped through a refugee camp in Lebanon on Monday killing two Syrians, including a boy, and burning…

Syria’s air defences intercept suspected Israeli missiles

Damascus: Syrian air defences responded on Thursday evening to a suspected Israeli missile attack on military targets in southern Syria,…

US-backed forces say IS security leader seized in Syria

Beirut: US-backed forces said Friday they had captured a leader of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria where the…

Russia takes aim at UN aid to Syrian rebel areas

United Nations: Russia on Thursday called for changes to a UN measure allowing cross-border deliveries of humanitarian aid to millions…

Israel jets bomb targets near Damascus, southern Syria: monitor

Damascus: Israeli jets on Thursday bombed several areas near Damascus as well as in southern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for…

Syrian refugee stranded at Malaysian airport lands in Canada

Ottawa: A Syrian refugee who spent months in limbo in a budget terminal at a Malaysian airport has arrived in…

US warns Russia over Syrian site of alleged chemical attack

Washington: The Pentagon warned Russia on Tuesday against interfering with the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's…

Alleged Syria chemical attack: Is the Idlib deal in peril?

Beirut: A 10-week-old truce deal in northern Syria looked as precarious as ever Monday after an alleged chemical attack, which…

Syria interior minister out in government reshuffle

Damascus: A government reshuffle Monday in Syria renewed almost a third of the cabinet, including the ministers of interior and…

Around 100 Syrians struggle to breathe after ‘toxic’ attack

Damascus: Around 100 Syrians have been hospitalised with breathing difficulties in Aleppo, state media and a monitor said Sunday, after…

IS counter-attacks kill 47 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor

Beirut: Counter-attacks by the Islamic State group have killed at least 47 US-backed fighters over two days as the jihadists…

9 killed, dozens injured in Aleppo Chlorine attack

Damascus: As many as nine people were killed and dozens injured in chlorine-filled shell attacks by militants in Aleppo on…

Leading activist among two gunned down in northwest Syria

Kafr Nabal: A prominent Syrian activist was gunned down Friday with a colleague in the country's last rebel bastion, in…

US to install observation posts on Syria-Turkey border: Mattis

Washington: The US military will install observation posts along Syria's northern border with Turkey to help minimize tensions between the…

Dozens of Syrian migrants reach Cyprus: police

Nicosia: Cypriot authorities said Wednesday that 47 Syrian migrants had been found on the island's northwestern tip after being dropped…

UN in final push for Syria constitutional committee

United Nations: The UN envoy for Syria on Monday signalled that he was ready to abandon efforts to set up…

Clashes between pro-Turkish rebels kill 25 in Syria’s Afrin

Beirut: Clashes on Sunday between Turkish-backed rebel factions vying for influence in the northern Syrian town of Afrin left 25…