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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...

Syrian Free Army, backed by Turkey, claim victory over Kurdish YPG

  • 18 March 2018 - 18:23
Syrian Free Army, backed by Turkey, claim victory over Kurdish YPG

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seized control on Sunday morning of the city of Afrin, the target of a two-month military operation against Kurdish militias in the enclave in Syria. The takeover dealt a blow to Kurdish aspirations for self-administration there and added to Turkey’s growing footprint...

Turkish forces enter Syria’s Kurds hub, Afrin

  • 18 March 2018 - 09:48
Turkish forces enter Syria’s Kurds hub, Afrin

Turkish-led forces began a street-by-street fight to capture the most important Kurdish-held town in northern Syria early Sunday, CNN-Turk television said, a crucial juncture in Turkey’s two-month-old campaign to expel U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters from the border area. Propelled by powerful...

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...