Recent News Headlines : Syria - Syria

FUNERAL TAKES PLACE FOR SYRIAN REFUGEE


Funeral for Mohammed Alhajali, a Syrian refugee killed in London's Grenfell Tower blaze, took place on Wednesday... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 3

POLIO PARALYZES 17 CHILDREN IN SYRIA WHO SAYS


Polio Paralyzes 17 Children in Syria, W.H.O. Says... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 4184

FRANCE'S MACRON SAYS SEES NO LEGITIMATE SUCCESSOR TO SYRIA'S ASSAD


Security Council resolutions negotiated between Syria's warring parties with the United Nations in Geneva... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 1852

REBELS SAY SYRIAN ARMY, IRANIAN-BACKED MILITIAS LAUNCH OFFENSIVE IN EASTERN DESERT


Government forces and their allies on Wednesday took control of the Bir Qassab area, state television quoted a military official as saying... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 399

DOWNING OF DRONES IN SYRIA THREATENS TO DRAW U.S., IRAN FURTHER INTO WAR


U.S. aircraft have also attacked ground forces around a coalition outpost in southeastern Syria... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 1135

IS SUSPECT ARRESTED IN MADRID 'HAD JIHADI SUICIDE MANUAL'


The minister said the suspect was indoctrinating and training the other two arrested... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 0

SYRIANS FEAR NEW RAQQA TURMOIL ONCE ISLAMIC STATE IS DEFEATED


As fellow graduates enjoyed the music, young policeman Adel al-Arabi recounted how Islamic State had killed his brother and cousin... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 271

ANALYSIS | HOW WAR BROUGHT CHOLERA AND POLIO BACK TO THE MIDDLE EAST


A child receives treatment at a hospital amid a serious cholera outbreak in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, on June 14... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 528

US-LED COALITION DOWNS IRAN-MADE DRONE IN SYRIA


Moscow has now suspended an incident hotline intended to prevent confrontations in Syria's crowded air space, and warned it could consider US-led coalition planes targets ... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 176

A SYRIAN ARTIST'S 'SWEET REVENGE'


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is partially submerged in the Mediterranean Sea as the gray, ominous sky looms behind him he stares at no one in particular... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 2947

A SYRIAN ARTIST'S 'SWEET REVENGE'


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is partially submerged in the Mediterranean Sea as the gray, ominous sky looms behind him he stares at no one in particular... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 2944

SYRIA CONFLICT: US JET 'DOWNS IRANIAN-MADE DRONE'


Tanf has been used by Western special forces as well as Syrian rebel forces... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 1290

US JET DESTROYS ANOTHER IRANIAN DRONE OVER SYRIA


Two days earlier, an American FA-18 shot down a Syrian SU-22 warplane that had dropped bombs near US-backed fighters combating the Islamic State... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 6

AMERICAN WARPLANE SHOOTS DOWN IRANIAN-MADE DRONE OVER SYRIA


Australian reconnaissance aircraft and refueling tankers have been moved out of Syrian airspace, paralleling what the United States and other coalition members have done... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 250

WHO SAYS CHILD FROM RAQQA AMONG 15 NEW POLIO CASES IN SYRIA


WHO says child from Raqqa among 15 new polio cases in Syria... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 220

AUSTRALIA SUSPENDS AIR STRIKES IN SYRIA


That led Russia, a close ally of Syrian president Bashar Assad, to warn that it would target US-led coalition planes flying west of the Euphrates River... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 0

RUSSIA VOWS TO 'TARGET' US-LED AIRCRAFT IN SYRIA AFTER DOWNING OF JET


The Defence Ministry also said that it was suspending its interaction with the United States on preventing air incidents over Syria from June 19, the agencies reported... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 738

AIR STRIKES POUND SOUTHWEST SYRIAN CITY OF DERAA


On Saturday the Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in Deraa for 48 hours in order to support reconciliation efforts ... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 148

ISRAELI PM WARNS IRAN NOT TO THREATEN ISRAEL


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday cautioned Iran not to threaten Israel after Tehran said it launched missiles at Islamic State IS targets in Syria... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 0

IN FIRST, U.S. FIGHTER JET SHOOTS DOWN REGIME WARPLANE IN SYRIA


The coalition's mission is to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon said, using an abbreviation for the Islamic State group... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 1

AUSTRALIA SUSPENDS AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA AFTER US DOWNED JET


The development comes as tensions rise in Syria with Russia and Iran sending U.S. warnings... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 0

AUSTRALIA SUSPENDS AIR STRIKES IN SYRIA AFTER U.S. DOWNING OF SYRIAN JET


As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force ADF strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased, Australia's Department of Defence said in a statement... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 755

RUSSIA WARNS IT WILL TARGET US WARPLANES IN SYRIAN AIRSPACE


Instead of attacking, the Syrian SU-22 zoomed away, and the Americans did not attack... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 14633

WITHOUT COMPREHENSIVE U.S. STRATEGY IN SYRIA, TRUMP RISKS WIDER WAR


In April, Trump ordered cruise missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which Washington said a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 0

RUSSIA SAYS IT WILL START TRACKING U.S. PLANES AFTER DOWNING OF SYRIAN JET


Sunday's action was the first time an U.S. plane shot down a Syrian aircraft... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 2110

FRESH SYRIA TALKS SET FOR JULY 10 IN ASTANA


The meeting is set to coincide with a fresh round of UN-sponsored Syria peace talks that will also begin in Geneva, Switzerland, the same day... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 348

RUSSIA ISSUES WARNING AFTER US COALITION DOWNS JET


Russia has warned the US-led coalition fighting in Syria that it will view its aircraft as targets, after a Syrian military plane was shot down... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 5679

RUSSIAN FORMIN CALLS ON U.S. TO RESPECT SYRIA'S INTEGRITY


Lavrov also said that a new round of peace talks on Syria in Kazakhstan's capital Astana would tale place on July 10... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 99

SYRIA HIT BY MISSILES FROM IRAN AND HAS JET SHOT BY THE US


The United States has set up a garrison at al-Tanf in southeastern Syria, where Syrian fighters and American, British and Norwegian advisers have been based... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 2513

US FIGHTER JET DOWNS SYRIAN PLANE IN RAQQA PROVINCE


A US fighter jet has shot down a Syrian government plane in Syria's Raqqa province, officials from both sides have said... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 370

Trending News Headlines : Syria

TRUMP WARMS TO TAKING PUTIN'S HELP IN SYRIA


Equally, Trump is returning to his pristine stance that regime change is not the priority in Syria... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 10538

FRENCH PRESIDENT MACRON BLASTS RUSSIAN STATE-RUN MEDIA AS 'PROPAGANDA'


Cybersecurity analysts quickly detected Russian fingerprints behind the hacking of the Macron campaign's emails and internal communications... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 9944

ANALYSIS | WHY NICARAGUA AND SYRIA DIDN'T JOIN THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD


Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, pictured Nov. 29 in Havana, argues that rich countries should pay more for climate change... READ MORE

1st June, 2017 8113

TURKEY OPENS 'CITY' FOR ORPHANS OF THE WAR


Turkey currently hosts more than 800,000 school-aged Syrian children, of whom only about 60 percent were enrolled in schools at the start of the academic year... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 7270

US-LED STRIKES KILL 35 CIVILIANS IN EAST SYRIA


US-led coalition air raids killed at least 35 civilians, including many women and children, in an eastern Syrian town held by ISIL, according to a war monitor... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 6448

'STAGGERING' CIVILIAN DEATHS FROM U.S.-LED AIR STRIKES IN RAQQA


U.S. diplomat Jason Mack called the Syrian government the primary perpetrator of egregious human rights violations in the country... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 5987

RUSSIA'S MILITARY SAYS IT MAY HAVE KILLED IS LEADER; WEST, IRAQ SKEPTICAL


Rami Abdulrahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, cast doubt on the report Baghdadi may have been killed... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 5336

SUICIDE CAR BOMBS HIT HOMS CITY, DAMASCUS SUBURB


Syria Suicide car bombs hit Homs city, Damascus suburb... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 4555

RUSSIA SAYS TELLS U.S. NOT TO STRIKE SYRIAN PRO-GOVERNMENT FORCES AGAIN


"Lavrov expressed his categorical disagreement with the U.S. strikes on pro-government forces and called on him to take concrete measures to prevent similar incidents in future," the ministry said... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 4487

BEYOND RAQQA AN EVEN BIGGER BATTLE IN SYRIA LOOMS


That, Mr. Wazne said, puts the United States at loggerheads with the pro-government alliance in Syria, especially Hezbollah and Iran... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 4203

RUSSIA FIRES CRUISE MISSILES AT ISIL TARGETS IN SYRIA


The frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnodar carried out four strikes against ISIL targets near the city of Palmyra, the Russian military said in a statement... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 3726

U.S.-LED COALITION INCREASES AIRSTRIKES BY 50% AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE


Increased strikes come as U.S.-backed ground forces make headway in Raqqa, Syria and Mosul, Iraq... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 3658

PRO-ASSAD ALLIANCE THREATENS TO HIT U.S. POSITIONS IN SYRIA


Later, at a separate location in the de-confliction zone, the coalition observed a large Syrian pro-regime force enter the de-confliction zone, the coalition added... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 3462

'STAGGERING' LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED FROM U.S.-LED AIR RAIDS ON ISIS-HELD RAQQA


Commission of Inquiry on Syria, said Wednesday that coalition airstrikes had now deepened suffering in a city already under the yoke of extremist fighters... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 3454

ISLAMIC STATE LEADER BAGHDADI 'MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED BY RUSSIA'


The ministry said an air strike may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and up to 330 other fighters on 28 May... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 3065

MILITARY OFFICIAL: U.S. AIRSTRIKE HITS PRO-REGIME FORCES IN SYRIA


The Russians relayed the message to the Syrian government, but the forces did not withdraw, the official said... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 2928

'STAGGERING' CIVILIAN TOLL IN STRIKES ON IS


UN war crimes investigators say US-led coalition air strikes on Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa are causing staggering loss of life ... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 2513

US-LED COALITION 'KILLS 23 CIVILIANS' IN ISIL-HELD TOWN


It said US-led coalition fighter jets were heavily bombarding ISIL positions in Raqqa's rural outskirts... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 2435

IRAN FIRES MISSILES AT ISIL POSITIONS IN EASTERN SYRIA


Deir Az Zor is an oil-rich province that links ISIL's de-facto capital, the Syrian city of Raqqa, with territory controlled by the group in neighbouring Iraq... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 2387

SHERYL SANDBERG CALLS FOR U.S. POLICY CHANGES TO AID WORKING MOTHERS


On Wednesday, at least 10 civilians were killed by US-led airstrike against the town of Sour in the countryside of Deir al-Zour... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 2386

TIME HAS COME TO ASSASSINATE ASSAD, SENIOR ISRAELI MINISTER SAYS


President Bashar al-Assad should be eliminated to stop the atrocities taking place in Syria, according to an Israeli minister in Benjamin Netanyahu's government... READ MORE

17th May, 2017 2325

KURDISH YPG SAYS 'MAJOR OPERATION' ON SYRIA'S RAQQA TO START IN DAYS


Once Raqqa falls, Deir al-Zor province in eastern Syria will be Islamic State's last major foothold in Syria and Iraq... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 2093

ISAM AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: SYRIAN REFUGEES RELAUNCH FAMILY BUSINESS IN CANADA


The hope is to soon expand this across Canada, offering other Syrian refugees a foothold in the labour market... READ MORE

13th May, 2017 1889

SYRIAN REFUGEE NAMED AS FIRST VICTIM IN LONDON FIRE


Alhajali came to Britain with his brother in 2014 and was a civil engineering student at West London University, the Syria Solidarity Campaign said... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 1706

US-LED COALITION HITS PRO-ASSAD FIGHTERS' CONVOY


We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 1625

SYRIA'S YPG SAYS PUSH FOR RAQQA TO START IN DAYS


Once Raqqa falls, Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria will be ISIL's last major foothold in Syria and Iraq... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 1606

US TO ARM KURDS IN BATTLE FOR RAQQA


Turkey sees the Syrian Kurds as an extension of the PKK separatist group inside Turkey which has been designated a terrorist organisation... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 1573

SYRIA'S BLOODIEST BATTLE IS YET TO COME -- AND 1 MILLION CIVILIANS ARE AT RISK


A deal brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran this month has stopped much of the violence in Idlib province and three other regions of Syria... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 1556

SPIRITS HIGH AMONG KURDS IN SYRIA AS COALITION BATTLES FOR RAQQA


The assault on Raqqa is likely to be a defining moment in the U.S.-led war on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 1550

U.S.-BACKED SYRIAN FORCES SEIZE DAM WEST OF RAQQA FROM ISLAMIC STATE


U.S.-backed Syrian forces seize dam west of Raqqa from Islamic State SDF... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 1518


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