Tag: Syria

Turkey asks US to lift Syria observation posts

Ankara: Turkey on Friday asked the US to scrap observation posts in northern Syria aimed at helping prevent clashes between…

US accuses Russia of lying on Syria attack to undermine truce

Washington: The United States and Britain accused Russia on Friday of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian…

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…

Nearly 30,000 Syrians return home from Jordan after border reopens

Amman: Around 28,000 Syrians have returned home from Jordan since the border between the two Arab countries was reopened in…

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,…

Pope lights candle for children of Syria

Vatican City: Pope Francis lit a candle at the Vatican on Sunday for victims of conflicts around the world, and…

Syria confirms Israel behind overnight missile attack

Damascus: The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Friday confirmed that Israel was behind the strikes that targeted Syrian sites south of…

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…

UN wants Syria to account for war dead, detainees

United Nations: The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria urged the Security Council on Wednesday to press the Syrian government…

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…

After months stranded in Malaysia airport, Syrian refugee leaves for Canada

Kuala Lumpur: A Syrian refugee who spent several months in limbo in a budget terminal at a Malaysian airport has…

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…

After an alleged Poison gas attack, Russia launches Airstrikes on Rebel

More than 100 people were taken to hospitals in Aleppo, Syria's largest city, after a suspected poison gas attack over…

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…