Syria: News

19 Apr 2024


Israel 'launches missile attacks' on Iran's Isfahan

Israel conducted missile strikes on Iran early Friday morning (Mideast time), officials from the United States said.

15 Apr 2024


Jaishankar holds talks with Iranian, Israeli counterparts amid growing tensions

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held discussions with his counterparts from Iran and Israel amid escalating tensions between the two nations, reports said.

13 Apr 2024


Iran seizes ship linked to Israeli billionaire amid escalating tensions

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized control of a container ship linked to Israel near the Strait of Hormuz, which is between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

13 Apr 2024


Expect Iran to attack Israel 'sooner than later': Joe Biden 

The United States expects Iran to carry out strikes on many targets within Israel in the coming days, and it is prepared to help intercept any missiles launched at its ally, CNN reported.

09 Apr 2024


Oil prices approach five-month high amid Middle East tensions

Oil prices are inching toward a five-month peak as investors monitor escalating tensions in the Middle East and ongoing supply issues.

06 Apr 2024


'Step aside': Iran to US amid preparations to attack Israel

Iran has reportedly urged the United States to "step aside" as it prepares to attack Israel over the killing of senior commanders and officers of its elite Quds Force in suspected Israeli airstrikes.

23 Feb 2024


Shamima Begum, who left UK for ISIS, loses citizenship appeal

Shamima Begum—who left the United Kingdom (UK) at 15 to join the Islamic State (ISIS)—has lost her appeal against the scrapping of her British citizenship.

Hamas tunnel found under UN agency Gaza headquarters, says Israel

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday claimed to have found a Hamas tunnel beneath the Gaza City base of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), per Reuters.

US shoots down missile fired by Houthis toward Red Sea

The United States shot down one anti-ship cruise missile fired by Iranian-backed Houthi militants from Yemen towards the Red Sea on Tuesday, the US military's Central Command said on Wednesday.

20 Jan 2024

Pakistan News

Pakistan, Iran agree to 'de-escalate' tensions days after exchanging airstrikes

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to de-escalate tensions following tit-for-tat missile strikes between the two countries this week.

26 Dec 2023

Joe Biden

Iraq: After drone attack, US strikes Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah's facilities

The United States (US) military struck on three sites used by Iran-backed militia groups in Iraq on Monday (local time), Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.

9 dead after US airstrikes on Iran-linked site in Syria

For the second time in the past few weeks, the United States (US) warplanes carried out airstrikes on a weapon storage facility in eastern Syria on Wednesday, killing nine people.

29 Oct 2023


'Crossed redline': Iran warns Israel of possible action in Gaza

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday warned Israel about potential intervention from other countries due to its continued counterattacks against the Palestinian terror group Hamas in Gaza.

Oil prices jump as US strikes Iran-linked targets in Syria

Oil prices surged by over $1 per barrel on Friday after the Pentagon said the United States hit targets in Syria affiliated with Iran, Reuters reported.

27 Oct 2023


Israeli airstrikes killed 50 hostages, says Hamas; US strikes Syria

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza have killed around 50 hostages, Hamas said on Thursday. The terrorist group had taken 224 people as hostages when it launched a surprise attack on Israel on October 7, killing 1,400 people and triggering a war.

25 Oct 2023


Israel says ready to invade Gaza; bombs Syrian army sites

Israel is ready to invade Gaza, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi said on Tuesday, adding that they were coordinating with the political rung to finalize the exact timing for the invasion.

12 Oct 2023


Israel strikes Syrian airports amid ongoing conflict with Hamas

Amidst its ongoing war with Hamas, Israel on Thursday struck two major airports in Syria.

10 Oct 2023


Netanyahu's stern warning: Israel will finish war that Hamas started

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a powerful message to the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Tuesday, saying though Israel didn't start the war, it would be the one to end it.

04 Aug 2023


ISIS chief killed in clashes in Syria, successor announced

Terror group ISIS has confirmed that its leader, Abu Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi—who headed the extremist organization since November last year—has been killed in direct clashes with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in rebel-held northwestern Syria's Idlib province.

16 Jul 2023

Vladimir Putin

Meet Andrei Troshev—veteran mercenary set to lead Russia's Wagner Group

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly proposed the name of veteran mercenary Andrei Troshev to head Wagner Group.

24 Mar 2023


Syria: Iranian drone attack kills US contractor; peace on edge

Fresh tensions between Iranian and United States (US) forces flared in Syria as the Pentagon claimed that an Iranian drone bombed a facility on a coalition base in northeast Syria, killing a US contractor and wounding six others.

24 Mar 2023


Frank Hoogerbeets: The man who accurately predicted Turkey, Delhi-NCR earthquakes

No one knows what tomorrow has in store for us. However, it's probably safe to say the same isn't the case with Frank Hoogerbeets, a Dutch researcher whose earthquake predictions are coming true!

22 Mar 2023


Ramzan 2023: 5 series to watch this holy month

The holy month of Ramzan is here. The one that's filled with prayers, fasting, the time spent with family during iftar, and all those lip-smacking delicacies, too.

26 Feb 2023


'Apocalyptic,' says UN food agency chief of earthquake-hit Turkey

United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley on Saturday revealed he witnessed "apocalyptic" scenes during his recent visit to earthquake-hit areas in southern Turkey.

25 Feb 2023


Turkey starts rebuilding houses after earthquakes leave 1.5 million homeless

Turkey has reportedly started rebuilding buildings destroyed by a series of devastating earthquakes that struck the country and its neighbor Syria earlier this month.

23 Feb 2023


6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts eastern Tajikistan-China border

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Tajikistan near the border with China on Thursday, as per the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

21 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquakes: Death toll crosses 47,000 after fresh 6.4-magnitude temblor

Fresh quakes of magnitudes 6.4 and 5.8 rocked the border region of Turkey and Syria on Monday, leaving three dead and 213 injured. Officials expect the number of deaths to rise.

20 Feb 2023


6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near Turkey-Syria border

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck near the Turkey-Syria border region on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

20 Feb 2023


'Under the Sky of Damascus' premieres at Berlin Film Festival

The much-acclaimed Berlin Film Festival is back with its new edition and this year marks yet another set of brilliant films. Among all, Talal Derki and Heba Khaled's documentary Under the Sky of Damascus will premiere on Monday (February 20) in the panorama segment of the film festival.

19 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquake: Over 46,000 dead, rescue operations likely to end

The series of devastating earthquakes, which jolted Turkey and Syria since February 6, has reportedly left more than 46,000 people dead.

18 Feb 2023


Footballer Christian Atsu found dead after Turkey earthquake: Details here

Former Newcastle United footballer Christian Atsu has been found dead under the rubble of his home almost two weeks after the Turkey earthquake.

16 Feb 2023


Turkey earthquake: Salt Bae praised for providing hot meals

More than a week has passed since the catastrophic 7.8 earthquake hit Turkey and Syria.

US fostering Islamic terrorists for attack: Russian spy service

Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has claimed it received inputs that the United States (US) is grooming Islamic terrorists to attack targets in Russia and the former Soviet Union, Reuters reported.

13 Feb 2023


Another 4.7-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey, death toll exceeds 33,000

A fresh earthquake of magnitude 4.7, the sixth major in less than a week, reportedly rocked Turkey on Sunday.

12 Feb 2023


Operation Dost: India's 7th humanitarian aid flight reaches Syria, Turkey

India's seventh flight under Operation Dost landed at Damascus in earthquake-struck Syria on Sunday with over 23 tons of relief assistance and was received by Deputy Minister of Local Administration and Environment Moutaz Douaji. It later headed to Turkey's Adana.

12 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquake deaths to top 50,000: UN relief chief

United Nations (UN) aid chief Martin Griffiths on Saturday said the death toll from the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria would likely cross 50,000.

11 Feb 2023


Turkey earthquake: Trapped 17-year-old drinks urine to survive for 94hrs

Turkish rescuers pulled out a 17-year-old boy—trapped for four days after the devastating earthquakes that rocked Turkey and Syria on Monday and Tuesday—from the wrecked remains of a building in the southern Gaziantep province on Friday.

11 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll crosses 24,000; millions turn homeless

The death toll from a horrific series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria earlier this week surpassed 24,000 on Saturday.

10 Feb 2023


Baby born under Syria earthquake debris gets adopted, named Aya

The tragic earthquake that killed more than 21,000 people in Turkey and Syria has left the world shaken.

10 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll crosses 21,000, rescue operations still underway

The combined death toll due to a devastating series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria crossed 21,000 on Thursday.

09 Feb 2023


India's 6th flight reaches Turkey: What is Operation Dost

India has launched Operation Dost, under which it's sending humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria. The sixth flight from India carrying relief supplies and rescue personnel arrived in Turkey on Thursday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.

09 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll crosses 15,000, many still feared trapped

The combined number of deaths caused by a series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has reached 15,383, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

08 Feb 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: What causes earthquakes, the science behind it

Earthquakes are among the most devasting natural disasters. The recent one in Turkey and Syria has killed over 8,700 so far.

08 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquake: Miracle baby born under rubble, sadly mother dies

A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, spreading destruction and debris on each side of the two nations.

08 Feb 2023


Death toll from earthquake in Turkey and Syria nears 8,000

The death toll from a series of earthquakes that shook Turkey and Syria on Monday is approaching 8,000, reports said. Officials confirmed about 5,894 deaths in Turkey and 2,032 in Syria.

07 Feb 2023


Why earthquakes in Turkey and Syria were so devastating

The string of earthquakes that rocked Turkey and Syria on Monday and continued till Tuesday has claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people so far.

07 Feb 2023


Turkey: 5th major earthquake hits country, death toll crosses 5,000

Another powerful earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Turkey on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

07 Feb 2023


Death toll crosses 4,300 after 3 earthquakes in Turkey, Syria

Three consecutive earthquakes on Monday wreaked havoc in Turkey and Syria, with the death toll reportedly crossing the 4,300 mark on Tuesday.

06 Feb 2023


Turkey: 2 more earthquakes of magnitudes 7.6, 6 hit country

Two more earthquakes of magnitudes 7.6 and 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Turkey on Monday, merely hours after a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake struck the country, said reports.

06 Feb 2023


Powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Turkey, Syria; buildings collapse, 1300 dead

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Turkey on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

01 Dec 2022


Islamic State announces leader's death, appoints Abu al-Hussein as successor

The armed jihadist group Islamic State (IS) announced via an audio message on Wednesday that their leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi died "in combat with enemies of God".

11 Aug 2022


Woman with fractured knee runs 106 marathons in 106 days!

With hard work and dedication, you can achieve any goal; this British woman has proved that right and how!

02 Aug 2022

al Qaeda

What is Hellfire R9X, a warhead-less missile that killed al-Zawahiri?

Terror outfit al-Qaeda's chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike on Sunday, US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday.