Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

Russia, Turkey, and Iran discuss in Sochi ending Syria’s crisis

  • 14 February 2019 - 12:20
Russia, Turkey, and Iran discuss  in Sochi ending Syria’s crisis

  Leaders from Russia, Turkey and Iran have descended on the Black Sea city of Sochi to discuss ways of ending Syria’s near-eight-year civil war. Meanwhile, hostile talk is emerging from a meeting of the US and its allies in Warsaw, Russia Today reported on Thursday. Ahead of...

Libya’s eastern authorities mulling reopening embassy in Syria

  • 9 January 2019 - 13:27
Libya’s eastern authorities mulling reopening embassy in Syria

After the UAE's reopening of its embassy in Syria's capital Damascus, many Arab countries have been vocal about their intentions to regain ties and normal relations with Syria under the rule of Bashar Al-Assad. Tunisia is now considering inviting Al-Assad to the Arab Summit, which will be held in...

Greece seizes drugs-laden freighter en route to Libya

  • 15 December 2018 - 13:09
Greece seizes drugs-laden freighter en route to Libya

Greece has seized drugs worth more than 100 million euros ($113 million) after intercepting a Syrian ship sailing for Libya, the coast guard said on Friday. Officials found about six tonnes of processed cannabis and 3 million super-strength “Captagon” amphetamine pills hidden aboard the...

€28.5 million worth drugs’ shipment from Syria to Libya stopped in Malta

  • 18 September 2018 - 20:41
€28.5 million worth drugs’ shipment from Syria to Libya stopped in Malta

The largest ever drug haul discovered in Freeport containers on Monday had a street value of €28.5 million, the Customs Department has revealed, according to Times of Malta.  The four containers containing 10 to 11 tonnes of cannabis resin were discovered at the Malta Freeport, the newspaper...

Wife of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is being treated for breast cancer

  • 9 August 2018 - 20:19
Wife of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is being treated for breast cancer

Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, began treatment for early stage breast cancer as the government released an image of her with an intravenous drip inserted in her left hand on its social media accounts. "Asma al-Assad is beginning the first stage of treatment for a...

US-backed Syrian Kurds strike a deal for a ‘roadmap’ with Al-Assad “government”

  • 28 July 2018 - 20:13
US-backed Syrian Kurds strike a deal for a ‘roadmap’ with Al-Assad “government”

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they have agreed to work with the Syrian government towards a "democratic, decentralised Syria", in an attempt to cement their autonomy in the war-ravaged country, Al-Jazeera wrote Saturday. The SDF's political wing, the Syrian Democratic Council...

After deal with Russia, France sends medical aids to Syria’s regime

  • 21 July 2018 - 16:26
After deal with Russia, France sends medical aids to Syria’s regime

France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said. The aid, which will arrive on a Russian plane to a Russian military base in north-western...

Regime loyalists evacuated from two Idlib towns in Syrian deal for releasing prisoners

  • 19 July 2018 - 20:24
Regime loyalists evacuated from two Idlib towns in Syrian deal for releasing prisoners

Thousands of residents from two rebel-besieged loyalist towns in northwestern Syria have been evacuated to government-controlled territory as part of a deal that will see hundreds of detainees released from state-run prisons. The last remaining residents of the predominantly Shia towns of al-Foua...

Israeli missiles strike Damascus airport surrounding, SANA says

  • 26 June 2018 - 11:26
Israeli missiles strike Damascus airport surrounding, SANA says

Two Israeli missiles struck targets near Damascus airport early on Tuesday, Syrian state media said. The Syrian state news agency, Sana, said "two Israeli missiles came down near Damascus international airport". Syrian opposition sources told DPA news agency that the midnight attack targeted an...

Over 44 people killed in Russian airstrikes on Syria’s Idlib

  • 9 June 2018 - 16:27
Over 44 people killed in Russian airstrikes on Syria’s Idlib

At least 44 people were killed in airstrikes on a village in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, a local activist media group and a UK-based monitor said Friday, describing it as one of the deadliest attacks in the province this year. The Idlib Media Center said Russian airstrikes hit...

Over 30 Syrian soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Palmyra

  • 23 May 2018 - 15:00
Over 30 Syrian soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Palmyra

At least 30 Syrian army troops and Iranian-backed militiamen were killed on Tuesday when ISIS fighters attacked a military outpost near Palmyra in eastern Syria, a monitor and residents from the area said. They said the militants used suicide bombers and armored vehicles in the dawn attack near...

Syrian goods arrive in Libya’s Benghazi for shopping exhibition

  • 23 April 2018 - 16:44
Syrian goods arrive in Libya’s Benghazi for shopping exhibition

Syrian goods arrived in Benghazi port onboard a shipping ship to take part in Benghazi-hosted “Made in Syria” shopping exhibition. The exhibition will host over 100 Syrian companies, according to the Head of Libyan business owners council in Benghazi Fawziya Al-Furjani. Furjani added that...

Any more strikes on Syria would make international ties chaotic, Putin says

  • 15 April 2018 - 21:12
Any more strikes on Syria would make international ties chaotic, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that further attacks by Western allies in Syria would inevitably lead to chaos in international relations. In a phone conversation on Sunday, the two leaders agreed that "this illegal action seriously damages the...

US, UK, France strike Syria, Russia and Iran dismayed

  • 14 April 2018 - 14:19
US, UK, France strike Syria, Russia and Iran dismayed

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced a strike on Syria launched by the US and its allies as an "act of aggression" that will exacerbate humanitarian catastrophe in Syria. In a statement issued by the Kremlin, the Russian leader says Moscow is calling an emergency meeting of the United...

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...

US threatens to use force against Syria, Russia warns of ramifications

  • 10 April 2018 - 11:17
US threatens to use force against Syria, Russia warns of ramifications

Moscow and Washington has entered into an escalating war of words over a suspected chemical attack in a Syrian rebel-held town, raising international tensions amid calls for action at an urgent United Nations Security Council meeting. The US, Britain, France and six other countries requested...

Syria: Chemical attack on Douma, Damascus, kills over 70, injures over 1000

  • 8 April 2018 - 12:23
Syria: Chemical attack on Douma, Damascus, kills over 70, injures over 1000

At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements. It said the deaths were likely to rise. Syria...

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...

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...

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...