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...

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...

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...