US calls for new sanctions against North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged new sanctions against North Korea at a UN gathering. He told More »

Erdogan: We want a ‘new start’ with the US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday that he and his US counterpart Donald Trump would open a More »

Trump administration considering assisting Arab coalition in war against Houthis

US officials have revealed that elaborate discussions are taking place within the administration of President Donald Trump that will More »

GCC achievements despite challenges highlighted

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif expressed the pride of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with the GCC’s outstanding More »

Erdogan says Turkey retaliating against ‘serious’ mortar fire on Syria border

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey’s southern border region with Syria had come under serious mortar fire over More »


Tag Archives: Syria

Assad meet sees European rights group leader censured

A controversial meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Europe’s foremost human rights group to say it had no confidence Friday in its Spanish president as he

40 dead in rebel-extremist clashes near Damascus

Fierce clashes between extremists and Islamist rebels near Damascus left at least 40 dead and 70 wounded on Friday, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for

Chemical weapons allegedly used 45 times in Syria: OPCW chief

Experts from the world’s watchdog tasked with destroying chemical weapons are probing reports that toxic arms have been used 45 times in Syria since late last year,

Turkish army, Syrian Kurdish militia in new clashes

New clashes erupted Friday between the Turkish army and a Syrian Kurdish militia seen as a terror group by Ankara but as a key ally by the

At UN, US calls for pressure on Russia to try to end Syria war

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, pushed the UN Security Council on Thursday to focus “all eyes and all pressure” on Russia to try

10 dead after strikes on rebel-held hospitals in Syria

Air strikes on two hospitals in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Thursday left 10 people dead including two babies in incubators, a monitor said. They were among 19

10 dead after strikes on rebel-held hospitals in Syria

Air strikes on two hospitals in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Thursday left 10 people dead including two babies in incubators, a monitor said. They were among 19

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

No future for Assad in Syria, reiterates Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia reiterated Wednesday its stand on the Syrian president, saying that there is no place for Bashar Assad in the country’s future. “We do not believe

Eurostat: EU granted protection to 700,000 asylum-seekers last year

EU nations granted refugee or protection status to 710,400 people last year, of whom more than half were Syrian, the bloc’s statistical agency said on Wednesday. The

Israeli missile shoots down ‘target’ over Golan

Israel shot down what it identified only as “a target” over the occupied Golan Heights on Thursday, hours after Syria accused it of hitting a military position

Ivanka Trump draws line with father on Syrian refugees

First Daughter Ivanka Trump is contradicting her father, the US president, insisting that allowing Syrian refugees to immigrate to the United States “has to be part of

After talks in Russia, Jubeir says Syria’s Assad still has to go

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir discussed Syria’s future with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Wednesday after which he said Riyadh still believed there was no political

French intelligence report says Assad forces behind April 4 sarin attack

Abdel Hameed Alyousef

French intelligence services have concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria, and

US concern over Turkish strikes targeting Kurds in Syria and Iraq

Washington condemned Turkish jet strikes against the Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq’s Sinjar on Tuesday. State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters on a conference call

The Syrian imbroglio

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: The coming three months will shape the world of tomorrow, and the starting point will be Syria. The recent US strike on

Assad’s unproved allegations about Jordan

Raed Omari

By : Raed Omari :: Once again, Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad has pointed an accusing finger at Jordan, claiming that the security-concerned kingdom is planning to deploy

UN chief: Forced displacement of Syrians may be a war crime

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that the forced evacuation of civilians in Syria may be a war crime, as one of the largest population transfers in

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