Syria

Khashoggi's disappearance challenges fragile Middle Eastern pragmatism

Saudi Arabia and Turkey, despite being on opposite sides of Middle Eastern divides, are cooperating in Syria to enable youth and women to acquire skills that would either allow them to compete in...

April 19, 2018
April 19, 2018

Coalition bombing of Syria may serve the ego but not the distressed

The civilised world has stopped altogether questioning the legality of military actions of countries mighty and powerful beyond their own borders since the illegal occupation of Iraq by the US and...

April 14, 2018
April 14, 2018

US, UK, France launch air strikes in Syria

The United States, British and French forces strike Syria with more than 100 missiles in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targeting what they called chemical...

April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018
USA

Trump on Syria attack: ‘Very soon or not so soon at all!’

President Donald Trump says today that an attack on Syria could take place “very soon or not so soon at all,” arguing he had never signaled the timing of retaliation for a suspected chemical...

March 2, 2018
March 2, 2018

8 Turkish soldiers killed in Syria, 13 wounded: Army

Turkey suffers heavy losses during its offensive against a Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, with the military announcing that eight soldiers are killed and 13 more wounded.

February 28, 2018
February 28, 2018

NKorea sent banned items to Syria, Myanmar: UN

North Korea sends items used in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programs to Syria along with missile technicians in violation of UN sanctions — and banned ballistic missiles systems to...

February 27, 2018
February 27, 2018

Syrian rebels started new offensives during ceasefire

Russia's military says rebels in Syria's eastern Ghouta start new offensives after midday, during a five-hour ceasefire, Interfax news agency reports citing a Russian general.

January 31, 2018
January 31, 2018

Regional rivalries threaten to fuel the fire in Syria and Iran

Turkish allegations of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) threaten to turn Turkey's military offensive against Syrian Kurds aligned with the PKK...

January 4, 2018
January 4, 2018

Suspected Russian jets kill 20 civilians near Syrian capital

Suspected Russian jets kill at least 20 civilians and wounds dozens when they dropped bombs on two residential buildings in a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war...

July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017

Assad's son: I know what kind of man my father is

The son of Syrian President Bashar Assad said people who call his father a dictator don’t understand the reality of his country and that the population is united with him in fighting “invaders,”...

November 13, 2016
November 13, 2016

Sting reopens Paris' Bataclan hall on anniversary of militant attack

Rock star Sting headlined a concert in Paris' Bataclan music hall on Saturday to mark the venue's reopening a year after three Islamist militants gunned down 90 revellers in France's...