Recent News Headlines : Syria - Syria

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. FORCES TO STAY IN SYRIA FOR DECADES, SAY MILITIA ALLIES


The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State has deployed forces at several locations in northern Syria, including an airbase near the town of Kobani... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 2796

ASSAD'S MARCH EAST COMPOUNDS WEST'S SYRIA DILEMMA


A Western-backed Syrian rebel with detailed knowledge of the area said Deir al-Zor would be a tough prospect... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 241

THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS


The World Food Programme WFP is the leading humanitarian organisation committed to fighting hunger... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 1

THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES AND MILITANTS RETURN TO SYRIA FROM LEBANON


Hezbollah is stronger than both the Syrian and the Lebanese army... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 214

50,000, MOSTLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN STRANDED AT UNSAFE JORDAN-SYRIA BORDER AREA


Syrian state media said the capture closed major smuggling points used by rebels to bring weapons and fighters from Jordan into the war-torn country... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 2

SYRIAN ARMY COMES CLOSER TO ENCIRCLING ISLAMIC STATE IN CENTRAL SYRIA DESERT


Syrian government forces advancing from the west have recently crossed into Deir al-Zor province from southern areas of Raqqa province... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 508

SYRIA'S WHITE HELMETS PROTEST AGAINST KILLINGS OF RESCUE WORKERS


US state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert condemned the attack, describing the White Helmets volunteers as heroes ... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 530

FIGHTERS, REFUGEES, LEAVE LEBANON ENCLAVE FOR SYRIA


American soldiers stand near armoured fighting vehicles contributed by the U.S. government to the Lebanese army at Beirut's port, Lebanon, August 14, 2017... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 84

TWO AMERICAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ BUT NOT BY 'ENEMY FIRE,' U.S. MILITARY SAYS


The statement did not provide any further detail, except to say that the casualties were being investigated... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 83

SEVEN WHITE HELMETS MEDICS KILLED IN SYRIA'S IDLIB


Gunmen stormed the Sarmin office of the Syrian paramedic group that is active in opposition-controlled areas... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 6486

'LOGISTICS' HOLD UP LEBANESE DEAL FOR REBELS, REFUGEES TO RETURN TO SYRIA


Their departure followed military defeat at the hands of Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Lebanese group that is fighting in support of the Syrian government... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 118

SEVEN WHITE HELMETS MEMBERS SHOT DEAD IN NORTHWESTERN SYRIA


The White Helmets group was widely considered likely to win last year's Nobel Peace Prize... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 94

SYRIAN ARMY SECURES ISLAMIC STATE-HELD TOWN IN HOMS PROVINCE


Syrian government forces advancing from the west have recently crossed into Deir al-Zor province from southern areas of Raqqa province... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 96

DISPLACED SYRIANS HEADING HOME IN LARGER NUMBERS


Speaking after Friday prayers in Ankara, Binali Yildirim, the prime minister, said radical groups have taken over control in Syria's Idlib province... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 955

HEZBOLLAH STEERS LEBANON CLOSER TO SYRIA, STRAINING EFFORTS TO STAY NEUTRAL


Lebanon's relationship with Syria has for decades set rival Lebanese against each other... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 41

SYRIA SEEN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF TRUCE AS ITS TROOPS TAKE WIDE AREA ALONG BORDER WITH JORDAN


The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media said troops captured all the border observation points along 30 km 18 miles of the border with Jordan... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 0

ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS TRAPPED IN RAQQA, BUT CHECHEN SNIPERS SLOW U.S.-BACKED FORCES


U.S.-backed forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militant... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 3

ARMIDALE REVEALED AS NEW HOME FOR IRAQI AND SYRIAN REFUGEES


The northern NSW town of Armidale will accept 200 refugees who have fled conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the Turnbull Government has announced... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 3054

MILITANTS TRAPPED IN RAQQA CENTER BUT SYRIAN KURD COMMANDER SEES LONG BATTLE


SDF spokesman Talal Selo said on Tuesday that mines were slowing movement even where Islamic State... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 534

SYRIAN ARMY GAINS GROUND ON JORDAN BORDER IN SOUTHWEST


Rebel groups, some of them backed by Western and Arab states, still control much of Syria's southwestern frontier with Jordan and Israel... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 17

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CIVILIANS FEARED TRAPPED IN RAQQA BATTLE WITHOUT ACCESS TO AID


The United Nations on Wednesday urged those fighting in Syria's Raqqa to remember obligations to protect civilians, voicing concern over the tens of thou... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 0

US-LED COALITION AIR RAIDS KILL 29 CIVILIANS IN RAQQA


The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said nine women and 14 children had been killed in coalition air raids on Raqqa city since Monday evening... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 2223

U.S.-LED COALITION STRIKES KILL 29 CIVILIANS IN SYRIA


The Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, an alliance of coalition-backed groups, began its assault on Raqqa in June after a months-long campaign to isolate the city... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 103

SYRIAN ARMY POUNDS REBEL-HELD DAMASCUS SUBURB, SAY ACTIVISTS


BEIRUT -- Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes have bombed a suburb of the capital, Damascus, where President Bashar Assad's forces are fighting insurgents... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 0

9,000 SYRIANS CROSS FROM LEBANON TO SYRIA IN CEASEFIRE DEAL


Jabhat al-Nusra, now known as Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham HTS, and ISIS took over large swathes of the Lebanon-Syria border region in 2014... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 107

ISLAMIC STATE RAINED ROCKETS DOWN ON LEBANON FROM SYRIA BORDER ENCLAVE


Islamic State may have fired seven Grad rockets into Lebanon on Monday from its enclave on the border with Syria, without causing any injuries, a Lebanese... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 0

CHILD BRIDE RATES SOAR AMONG SYRIANS LIVING IN JORDANIAN EXILE


The figures on early marriage include all Syrians in Jordan, not just registered refugees... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 136

LEBANESE FORCES SEEN PREPARING FINAL PUSH AS THEY TAKE KEY ISLAMIC STATE HILLTOPS ON SYRIAN BORDER


The Lebanese army captured a number of strategic hilltops bordering Syria from Islamic State militants on Sunday amid mounting expectations for a campaign... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 1

WAR-CRIMES PROSECUTOR FRUSTRATED AT UN INACTION QUITS PANEL ON SYRIA


War-Crimes Prosecutor, Frustrated at U.N. Inaction, Quits Panel on Syria... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 301

SYRIAN ARMY TAKES ISIL-HELD TOWN OF AL-SUKHNA IN HOMS


Syrian government troops and allied forces have taken the last major ISIL-held town in Homs province, according to a monitor... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 983

Trending News Headlines : Syria

TRUMP ENDS COVERT CIA PROGRAM TO ARM ANTI-ASSAD REBELS IN SYRIA, A MOVE SOUGHT BY MOSCOW


Just three months ago, after the United States accused Assad of using chemical weapons, Trump launched retaliatory airstrikes against a Syrian air base... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 85816

U.S., RUSSIA REACH DEAL ON SYRIA CEASE-FIRE


A Syrian rebel fighter stands behind a window in a heavily damaged neighbourhood of Daraa, in southern Syria, on April 2, 2017... READ MORE

7th July, 2017 20379

AFGHAN GIRLS TEAM SHINES AT US ROBOTICS COMPETITION


So the competition recruited a robotics team at George C. Marshall high school in Falls Church, Virginia, to help... READ MORE

19th July, 2017 14886

ONE OF SYRIA'S BEST-KNOWN DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS HAS BEEN EXECUTED


His death is a grim reminder of the horrors that take place in Syrian prisons every day... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 11789

THE NEW SILK ROAD WILL GO THROUGH SYRIA


The China-Arab Exchange Association and the Syrian Embassy organized a Syria Day Expo crammed with hundreds of Chinese specialists in infrastructure investment... READ MORE

18th July, 2017 10047

'WE'RE BAD DAY AWAY FROM RUSSIANS ASKING, 'WHY ARE YOU STILL IN SYRIA?' - TOP US COMMANDER


'We're bad day away from Russians asking, 'Why are you still in Syria?' - top US commander -- RT America... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 9473

RUSSIA QUIETLY BEGINS BUILDING THIRD MILITARY BASE IN SYRIA


Both were set up and expanded to support the Russians' military operations against ISIS, shortly after they officially entered the Syrian battlefield in September 2015... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 9432

UNDER TRUMP NEW SYRIA FORCE QUICKLY LOST CIA BACKING


But by late 2015 the Russian military offensive in Syria was focusing squarely on the C.I.A.-backed fighters battling Syrian government troops... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 7528

TRUMP ENDS COVERT AID TO SYRIAN REBELS TRYING TO TOPPLE ASSAD


The program also sought to bolster so-called moderate rebels against extremist factions like the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 6468

INTERPOL CIRCULATES LIST OF 173 SUSPECTED MEMBERS OF ISIS SUICIDE BRIGADE


For each of the fighters, an ID was created to ensure that each member country in the Interpol network could integrate the data with local databases... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 5286

FORMER BRITISH SOLDIER HELD IN TURKEY OVER 'PRO-KURDISH PROPAGANDA'


Joe Robinson arrested on holiday in Turkey accused of posting photos on Facebook wearing Kurdish militia uniform... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 3067

U.S. WOULD CONSIDER NO-FLY ZONE IN SYRIA IF RUSSIA AGREES


As the fight against Islamic State winds down, Tillerson said Russia has a special responsibility to ensure Syria's stability... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 1988

PARTIAL CEASEFIRE DEAL REACHED IN SYRIA, IN TRUMP'S FIRST PEACE EFFORT


The recent history of the Syrian civil war is littered with ceasefires and it would be nice ..... READ MORE

8th July, 2017 1906

RUSSIA SEES GROWING ACCEPTANCE OF ASSAD AS KEY TO SYRIA TALKS


Borodavkin said the success of such a unified delegation would depend on its willingness to compromise with Assad's team... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 1761

EXCLUSIVE RUSSIAN LOSSES IN SYRIA JUMP IN 2017 REUTERS ESTIMATES SHOW


According to multiple sources, Russian private military contractors are secretly deployed in Syria under command of a man nicknamed Wagner... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 1675

ISIS MAY BE ON ITS KNEES BUT IT WILL RISE AGAIN IF WE DON'T BREAK THE CYCLE


The group is also projected to lose its second pillar, Raqqa in Syria, by the end of this year... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 1666

AT HISTORIC ALEPPO HOTEL, NOSTALGIA FOR A SYRIA LOST


A view shows the interior of the Baron Hotel in Aleppo, Syria July 14, 2017... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 1565

AIR STRIKES KILL 10 IN SYRIA'S EASTERN GHOUTA


The assault took place in the Eastern Ghouta region, which has been partially besieged by the Syrian government since 2013... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 1560

DONALD TRUMP ENDS COVERT CIA AID TO SYRIAN REBELS IN 'WIN' FOR RUSSIA


But the revelation comes days after Mr Trump's first meeting with President Vladimir Putin, who backs the Syrian regime... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 1550

DONALD TRUMP GOT ASKED ABOUT HIS POSITION ON HEZBOLLAH. HIS ANSWER WASN'T REASSURING


Hezbollah was a menace from within to the Lebanese people and the region, Mr Trump added... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 1550

TRUMP 'ENDS CIA ARMS PROGRAMME FOR REBELS'


US President Donald Trump has ended the CIA's clandestine programme to provide weapons and supplies to Syrian rebel groups, officials have said... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 1367

AID AGENCIES FAULT UN SECURITY COUNCIL ON SYRIA CONFLICT


The council adopted two resolutions in 2014 that authorized United Nations aid agencies to send convoys across Syria's borders without the consent of the government... READ MORE

12th March, 2015 1224

ARSAL: HEZBOLLAH, JABHAT FATEH AL-SHAM AGREE CEASEFIRE


Hezbollah has been calling for talks in order to reach a settlement... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 1070

U.S., RUSSIA, REACH CEASEFIRE DEAL IN SOUTHWEST SYRIA


Washington has been resistant to letting Iranian forces and their proxy militias gain strength in Syria's south, a position shared by Israel and Jordan... READ MORE

8th July, 2017 998

THE TORTURE SURVIVORS SUING THE SYRIAN REGIME


In May 2006, al-Bunni and a number of other human rights activists were arrested after signing the Beirut-Damascus Declaration, which called for normalizing Lebanese-Syrian relations... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 940

HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOUGHEST BATTLES STILL TO BE FOUGHT AGAINST ISIS


The battle in Mosul is finally over, but the militants still control a sizable area, mostly in Syria but also Iraq... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 921

LEBANESE MEDIATOR KILLED IN FIGHTING NEAR SYRIAN BORDER


On Saturday, Hezbollah announced several advances in the mountainous border area of Juruod Arsal... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 811

CEASEFIRE IN SYRIA'S SOUTHWEST LARGELY HOLDS


Frontlines across three provinces in southwest Syria have remained mostly quiet nearly 24 hours after an internationally brokered ceasefire took effect, according to a UK-based monitor... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 779

DEADLY AMBUSH NEAR DAMASCUS HITS PRO-ASSAD FORCES


The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights SOHR said the soldiers and allied fighters were ambushed in the village of Rihan, east of Damascus... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 720

SYRIAN ARMY, ALLIES ADVANCE AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE EAST OF RAQQA


The Syrian army has active front lines with Islamic State in western Raqqa province and has made recent gains there... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 691


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