Turkey tells Israeli envoy to return to Israel ‘for some time’ after Gaza deaths

:: The Turkish Foreign Ministry has told Israel’s consul general in Istanbul to return to Israel “for some time”, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday, after Israeli forces killed more than More »

Saudi Arabia condemns brutal Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians

:: Saudi Arabia’s government on Tuesday said it opposed the US decision to relocate its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The Kingdom rejects the American administration’s decision to transfer its More »

Lebanon’s Hariri make major change in his staff after election setback

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has replaced his chief of staff after his Future Party lost more than a third of its seats in parliamentary elections a week ago. The Future More »

Saudi Arabia ‘to seek nuclear weapon’ if Iran resumes program

:: Iran’s actions amount to a “declaration of war,” the Saudi foreign minister warned on Wednesday, after two ballistic missiles were fired toward Riyadh by Tehran-backed Houthi militias. Adel Al-Jubeir, speaking to More »

Saudi FM says kingdom to resume efforts to address Iran’s hostile policies

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir reaffirmed the kingdom’s support of US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran and reinstate economic sanctions, and said that More »

 

Tag Archives: ASSAD

30 regime forces killed fighting ISIS in Damascus

:: More than 30 Syrian government troops have been killed in a southern district of the capital in a fierce counter-offensive by Islamic State group fighters, a monitor said Monday. Regime forces are seeking to end ISIS’s years-long foothold in

Syrian rebels start pull-out from south Damascus

:: Syrian rebels began pulling out of an enclave they have surrendered in south Damascus on Thursday, but a few fighters in another besieged area near Homs shelled government areas after their groups agreed to quit. The enclaves in south

Israeli official: Assad will pay the price if Israel is attacked from Syrian

:: An Israeli official warned against possible attacks against his country by Iran coming from Syria stating that Israel will make Assad pay the price. Israeli Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz told Ynet on Monday

Syrian regime drops leaflets warning Homs, Hama residents of imminent strike

:: Helicopters belonging to the Syrian regime threw leaflets calling upon civilians in rural areas of northern Homs and South of Hama to leave the positions of the armed militia. This step indicates the approach of a military operation by

Syrian military pummels ISIS-held districts in Damascus

:: Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by ISIS and the Nusra Front, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week.

Syria: Chemical weapons experts may visit Douma today

:: Syria’s UN ambassador said a United Nations security team traveled to the Syrian town of Douma ahead of a planned visit by global chemical weapons experts on Wednesday to look into a suspected poison gas attack that sparked a

US, Syria give conflicting accounts on global chemical weapons experts

:: The United States and Syria appeared to offer conflicting accounts on Tuesday of whether global chemical weapons inspectors had reached the Syrian town of Douma where a suspected poison gas attack took place and sparked a U.S.-led retaliatory strike.

Assad prepares to assault last rebel enclave near Damascus

:: The Syrian army began preparatory shelling for an assault on the last area outside its control near Damascus on Tuesday, a commander in the pro-government alliance said, building on its recent capture of the major suburb of eastern Ghouta.

New air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Syria’s Ghouta amid ceasefire talks

:: New regime air strikes hit the last rebel pocket Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Sunday, a monitor said, despite reports the fighters had struck a ceasefire deal with regime ally Russia. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said

Sick and injured start leaving Syria’s besieged Ghouta

:: Sick and injured civilians left a rebel enclave in Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Tuesday under the first medical evacuation since one of the deadliest assaults of the seven-year war began nearly a month ago. In another sign of success

Syrian rebel group says agreed evacuation of wounded from Ghouta

:: Jaish al-Islam, one of the main rebel groups in Syria’s eastern Ghouta, said on Monday it had reached an agreement with the government’s ally Russia to evacuate wounded people from the besieged enclave near Damascus. It communicated with Russia

Syria aid convoy on hold after Assad forces split the enclave in two

:: A top UN aid official appealed to the Syrian government and its Russian backers for a cessation of hostilities in eastern Ghouta on Thursday when a second convoy with desperately needed aid was postponed after government forces split the

Syrian child, 3, dies after suffocating in Eastern Ghouta ‘chlorine attack’

:: A child died and at least 13 other people suffered breathing difficulties after a suspected chemical attack on a besieged Syrian rebel enclave Sunday, a medic and a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 14

Iran says will respect UN ceasefire, but continue attacks on ‘terrorist’ areas

:: Iran said attacks would continue on rebel-held areas near Damascus, where clashes were reported on Sunday between insurgents and government forces despite a UN resolution demanding a 30-day truce across Syria. They said the attacks would continue on areas

Air strikes hit Syria’s Ghouta minutes after UN vote on ceasefire

:: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said warplanes struck eastern Ghouta on Saturday evening, minutes after the UN Security Council adopted a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The jets hit the town of Shifouniyeh in the rebel

UN chief António Guterres ‘deeply alarmed’ by eastern Ghouta violence

:: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said he was “deeply alarmed” by the escalating violence in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta enclave after more than 100 civilians were killed in the second straight day of air strikes. Guterres urged all sides

Death toll rises to 100 in Assad regime raids on eastern Ghouta

:: At least 100 civilians, 20 of them children were killed in a Syrian army bombardment of the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor reported in a new toll Tuesday. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights chief Rami Abdel

14 dead, 75 injured in latest Assad raids on eastern Ghouta

:: Around 14 people were killed and over 75 injured in the latest air raids and artillery attacks by the Assad regime on eastern Ghouta, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported. The observatory added that among those killed

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