Trump says Supreme Court verdict to revive parts of travel ban ‘a clear victory’

:: United States President Donald Trump has said a US Supreme Court decision to revive parts of his travel More »

UK PM May’s strikes deal to get Northern Irish DUP support for minority government

:: British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government with the More »

Serving pilgrims Kingdom’s top priority: Shoura speaker

:: Shoura Council Speaker Abdullah Al-Asheikh said the Kingdom has placed serving pilgrims among its top priorities. In remarks More »

Moroccan king slams development delays in restive north

:: Morocco’s king has rebuked ministers over delays to a development program meant to pump investment into a region More »

Russia’s Lavrov, US Sec of State Tillerson discuss Syrian conflict

:: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed by telephone on Monday the More »

 

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Air strikes pound southwest Syrian city of Deraa

:: Government air and artillery bombardments hit rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa, on the border with Jordan, on Tuesday after a two-day ceasefire expired,

Hezbollah associate pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy in US

:: A Lebanese man, accused of trying to use his ties to Hezbollah as part of a scheme to launder drug money, pleaded guilty on Friday in

Evacuation of rebels from Damascus district complete

:: The last rebels and others who had agreed to leave the besieged Barzeh district of Damascus have done so, the Syrian capital’s governor was quoted as

US-backed forces seize Syria’s Tabqa, dam from ISIS

:: A US-backed alliance of Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters on Wednesday captured the key city of Tabqa and its nearby dam from ISIS militants, the force

Relative calm in Syrian safe zones after deal

:: Relative calm prevailed Saturday in wide parts of war-ravaged Syria despite sporadic violations and clashes after a deal to set up “de-escalation zones” in mostly opposition-held

Russia says has stopped bombing proposed Syria safe zones

:: Russia on Friday said it had already stopped bombing in areas of Syria set to be designated safe zones under an agreement it inked with Iran

Aid convoy enters Syrian town of Douma, first time since October

:: An aid convoy of food and medical supplies has reached the besieged Syrian town of Douma for the first time since October, the International Committee of

Kurdish-Arab alliance advances against ISIS near Syria’s Raqqa

A US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance is advancing against ISIS in the key town of Tabqa near the militant bastion of Raqqa in northern Syria, a monitor said Sunday.

Airstrike in Syria’s Hama kills eight White Helmets rescuers

Airstrikes struck a center of Syria’s rescuers known as the White Helmets in a rebel-held area in the country’s center, killing eight volunteers, opposition activists said Saturday.

Israel minister says Damascus blast consistent with country’s policy

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said a massive explosion near Damascus International Airport on Thursday was consistent with Israel’s policy, but stopped short of confirming his country

Ten suspected militants arrested in raid near Syrian border

Lebanon’s army said it arrested ten suspected members of militant groups on Saturday after they came over the northeastern border from Syria, and a security source said

Following 48-hour delay, Syria evacuees on the move again

Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of

UN: Nearly half a million Iraqis have fled Mosul fighting

The United Nations says nearly half a million civilians have fled Mosul since US-backed Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale military operation last October to retake the city

Death toll mounts after bomb blast on Aleppo bus convoy

A bomb blast hit a bus convoy waiting to enter Aleppo on Saturday, killing and wounding dozens of people after an evacuation deal between Syria’s warring sides

Residents, fighters evacuate from four besieged Syria towns

Civilians and fighters began evacuating four towns besieged by rebels and government forces Friday under a deal brokered by opposition backer Qatar and regime ally Iran, an

Lebanese president blocks expected extension of parliament’s term

Lebanese President Michel Aoun suspended a parliamentary session for a month on Wednesday, temporarily blocking proposed plans to extend parliament’s term for the third time in a

Monitor says Syria drops barrel bombs despite US warning; Syria denies

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of Hama province on Tuesday, a day after the United States

Russia announces retaliatory steps after US strikes Syrian airbase

US forces fired a barrage of cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase Friday in response to a suspected chemical attack, drawing furious condemnation from the Damascus regime

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