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Russia and Syria urge inspection of chemical attack site

  • 10 April 2018 - 17:42
Russia and Syria urge inspection of chemical attack site

President Bashar al-Assad’s government has invited international inspectors to send a team to Syria to investigate an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma in a move apparently aimed at averting possible Western military action over the incident.  U.S. President Donald Trump on...

Syrian army said it had seized over 90% of Eastern Ghouta

  • 1 April 2018 - 10:15
Syrian army said it had seized over 90% of Eastern Ghouta

The Syrian army command said on Saturday it had regained most of the towns and villages in eastern Ghouta and was pressing its military operations in the last rebel bastion of Douma, Reuters reported.  Reuters said the Syrian army spokesman said in a televised statement, the weeks-long military...

Houthi’s missiles rock Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, casualties reported

  • 27 March 2018 - 00:39
Houthi’s missiles rock Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, casualties reported

The Houthi movement that controls northern Yemen vowed on Monday to fire more missiles into Saudi Arabia unless it stops bombing the country, after missiles crashed into Riyadh overnight causing casualties in the Saudi capital for the first time, reported Reuters on Monday. Reuters said that the...

US, EU countries expel over 100 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

  • 27 March 2018 - 00:36
US, EU countries expel over 100 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

The United States and its European allies are expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a coordinated response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK, BBC reported Monday. It is said to be the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history. BBC said more...

Russia expects to strike a deal with last Syrian armed opposition in Eastern Ghouta

  • 26 March 2018 - 22:32
Russia expects to strike a deal with last Syrian armed opposition in Eastern Ghouta

Russia’s military said Monday it expects to reach an agreement with a major Syrian rebel group to arrange its exit from the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta in another key victory for President Bashar Assad’s forces as they push to gain control of the region on the edge of Damascus, The...

Egyptian authorities roam streets on buses urging citizens to vote for Al-Sisi

  • 25 March 2018 - 22:39
Egyptian authorities roam streets on buses urging citizens to vote for Al-Sisi

Reuters reported that buses with loudspeakers blasting out songs about the importance of voting were touring central Cairo on the eve of the Egyptian presidential election, which analysts say lacks credible challengers to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Bearing the seal of the Cairo...

Syrian forces in full control of Eastern Ghouta after rebels’ evacuation

  • 25 March 2018 - 22:07
Syrian forces in full control of Eastern Ghouta after rebels’ evacuation

Syrian government forces are close to taking full control of Eastern Ghouta, the last rebel-held area near the capital, Damascus. Two out of three rebel groups that had been controlling the enclave have already surrendered, with thousands of fighters and their relatives departing for...

Eastern Ghouta in Syria: Rebels evacuated in government-owned buses

  • 22 March 2018 - 20:26
Eastern Ghouta in Syria: Rebels evacuated in government-owned buses

Syrian rebels and their families are being evacuated from a key town in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region as part of an agreement with the government. Buses carrying 1,480 people, including 600 Ahrar al-Sham rebels, drove out of Harasta as night fell, en route to the rebel-held northern province...

Putin seals fourth presidential term after winning over 73% of votes

  • 18 March 2018 - 21:09
Putin seals fourth presidential term after winning over 73% of votes

Vladimir Putin will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in the presidential election, BBC reported.   A Russian state exit poll gave him 73.9% of the vote, easily defeating his closest competitor, BBC added.   The main opposition...

Stephen Hawking dies at the age 76

  • 14 March 2018 - 11:54
Stephen Hawking dies at the age 76

Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76.  His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in...

Syrian army divides Eastern Ghouta to three enclaves, reports reveal

  • 12 March 2018 - 12:22
Syrian army divides Eastern Ghouta to three enclaves, reports reveal

The Syrian army has made a significant advance in its effort to take rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, reports say. Troops have cut off the region's biggest town, Douma, and isolated another, according to UK-based conflict monitors the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), BBC reported. The...

Private Turkish jet crashes in Iran, 11 allegedly killed

  • 11 March 2018 - 18:21
Private Turkish jet crashes in Iran, 11 allegedly killed

Iranian state TV reported citing aviation official that the crashed aircraft was heading from the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Turkey's most populous city of Istanbul. According to the Iranian News Agency Tasnim, a private passenger jet crashed near the city of Shahr-e Kord...

Italy’s 5-star and League strife for taking power in elections

  • 5 March 2018 - 21:57
Italy’s 5-star and League strife for taking power in elections

  Two anti-establishment leaders made early plays to govern Italy on Monday, sending ripples across the euro zone after voters relegated mainstream parties to the sidelines in delivering a hung parliament, Reuters reported. With the bloc’s third-largest economy seemingly facing...

Aids convoy enters Eastern Ghouta in Syria

  • 5 March 2018 - 19:32
Aids convoy enters Eastern Ghouta in Syria

An aid convoy with urgently needed supplies has reached the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area of Syria, for the first time since mid-February. The Syrian Red Crescent said 46 truckloads of food parcels were delivered to 27,500 people, along with health items for more than 70,000 people in the town of...

Thousands of Eastern Ghouta residents flee as Syrian regime forces advance

  • 4 March 2018 - 22:01
Thousands of Eastern Ghouta residents flee as Syrian regime forces advance

Thousands of civilians have fled advances by Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta in the last two days, a war monitor and a resident said, as Damascus makes rapid gains against the last major rebel enclave near the capital. Government forces need to advance just a few more kilometres...

Syrian government forces seize 10 percent of Eastern Ghouta

  • 4 March 2018 - 12:42
Syrian government forces seize 10 percent of Eastern Ghouta

    Pro-government forces in Syria have reportedly recaptured about 10% of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave, the BBC reported.   The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, says fighting on the ground intensified there on Saturday....

North Korea has been shipping chemical weapons’ supplies to Syria, UN report reveals

  • 1 March 2018 - 00:34
North Korea has been shipping chemical weapons’ supplies to Syria, UN report reveals

North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian government that could be used in the production of chemical weapons, United Nations experts contend. The evidence of a North Korean connection comes as the United States and other countries have accused the Syrian government of using chemical...

Despite of UN Security Council ceasefire resolution, air attacks continue in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

  • 25 February 2018 - 22:10
Despite of UN Security Council ceasefire resolution, air attacks continue in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Airstrikes by the Syrian government on a rebel-held enclave have continued despite a ceasefire resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Saturday, BBC wrote. Hundreds of people have died in a week of bombardment of the Eastern Ghouta enclave near the capital, Damascus, BBC added. The...

Syria’s Eastern Ghouta is “catastrophe” after Russian-Syrian bombardment killed dozens

  • 21 February 2018 - 20:21
Syria’s Eastern Ghouta is “catastrophe” after Russian-Syrian bombardment killed dozens

A doctor working in the Syrian rebel enclave of the Eastern Ghouta says the situation is "catastrophic" - and he believes the international community has abandoned the people living there, BBC reported. "We don't have anything - no food, no medicine, no shelter," Dr Bassam said, according to the...

Israel attacks Syria military locations near Damascus, reports

  • 7 February 2018 - 21:58
Israel attacks Syria military locations near Damascus, reports

Syria has accused Israel of launching air raids on military positions near the capital Damascus, saying the attack showed its support for "terrorist organisations" operating in the area. The raids early on Wednesday targeted military forces in Jamraya, 10km northwest of Damascus, the Syrian...