Articles about Syria
26 Feb 2021
United States carries out first airstrikes under Biden in Syria
On the directions of President Joe Biden, United States carried out airstrikes in Syria, targeting militia backed by Iran, the Pentagon confirmed.
22 Aug 2020
Suspected ISIS operative arrested in Delhi after fire exchange: Police
The Delhi Police confirmed on Saturday that a suspected ISIS operative was arrested from the Dhaula Kuan region after an exchange of fire.
29 Oct 2019
ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites
ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was revealed to have died recently, has been buried at sea, US officials said on Monday.
17 Oct 2019
Trump threatens Turkey's economy in blunt letter to President Erdogan
United States President Donald Trump warned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told him "not to be a fool" and threatened to destroy the country's economy in a striking letter sent on the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria.
30 Apr 2019
IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi praises Sri Lanka Easter bombings
The leader of the Islamic State group praised the Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people in Sri Lanka in a video released yesterday, calling on terrorists to be a "thorn" against their enemies, in his first filmed appearance in nearly five years.
30 Apr 2019
ISIS chief Baghdadi appears in video after 5 years
For the first time in five years, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS chief who had gone underground and was presumed dead, surfaced in a new video.
26 Apr 2019
Joining foreign terror outfit not against Sri Lankan law: PM
PM Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government knew that Sri Lankan nationals who joined the Islamic State had returned, but they could not be arrested as joining a foreign terrorist organization is not against the law in the island nation.
04 Mar 2019
Ansar al-Tawhid jihadists kill 33 regime forces in northwest-Syria: Monitor
At least 33 pro-regime fighters were killed yesterday in attacks mounted by jihadist groups near Idlib province, in the deadliest day in six months for loyalist forces, a monitor said.
03 Mar 2019
Syrian jihadist group kills 21 regime forces in Idlib: Monitor
A Syrian jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda killed 21 regime and allied forces today near Idlib province, in one of the deadliest breaches of a six-month-old truce deal, a monitor said.
23 Feb 2019
Two countries, two women: Can ISIS brides return home?
In more ways than one, the lives of British citizen Shamima Begum and Hoda Muthana, who hails from the United States have come to the same crossroads.
17 Feb 2019
Take back 800 ISIS-fighters captured in Syria: Trump to Europe
US President Donald Trump has demanded the European nations take back more than 800 ISIS fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial, warning that the US otherwise will be forced to free the jihadists after it pulls out from the war-torn country.
15 Feb 2019
At least 100,000 babies die in war every year: Report
At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said today.
06 Feb 2019
State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address, which was marked by both a combative and a conciliatory attitude.
01 Feb 2019
US court orders Syria to pay $302mn for journalist's murder
On Wednesday night, a court in Washington slapped the Syrian government with $302mn in damages for the death of journalist Marie Colvin.
21 Jan 2019
Trump, Erdogan discuss ways to defeat terrorism in northeast Syria
US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan yesterday agreed to continue to pursue a negotiated solution for northeast Syria, the White House said today following a telephonic conversation between the two leaders.
14 Jan 2019
Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces
United States President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate" Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, and also urged the Kurds not to "provoke" Ankara.
13 Jan 2019
Israeli PM Netanyahu confirms air-strike on Iranian warehouses in Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today said Israel had, at the weekend, carried out an air strike on Iranian weapon warehouses in Syria, a rare public confirmation of such attacks.
27 Dec 2018
America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump
America cannot be the policeman of the world, US President Donald Trump said during his first visit to Iraq as he urged other countries to share responsibilities.
27 Dec 2018
'No plans at all' to remove US-troops from Iraq: Trump
US President Donald Trump, who's visiting Iraq, says he has "no plans at all" to remove US troops from the country.
24 Dec 2018
Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019
As we are stepping into 2019, we have also started making our travel lists.
24 Dec 2018
Trump says discussed 'highly coordinated' Syria pullout with Erdogan
United States President Donald Trump said he discussed Syria and "the slow & highly coordinated pullout of US troops from the area" in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday.
21 Dec 2018
US: Mattis resigns as Defense Secretary over differences with Trump
After two years in office, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has resigned from his post, reportedly over differences with US President Donald Trump, especially pertaining to matters of foreign policy.
19 Dec 2018
Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty: Putin to US
Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday rejected the US claim that Russia has developed a new cruise missile in violation of a key nuclear treaty.
04 Nov 2018
14 civilians killed in US-led coalition strikes in eastern Syria
At least 14 civilians were killed yesterday in US-led coalition air strikes on the Islamic State group's last holdout in eastern Syria, a Britain-based monitor said.
27 Oct 2018
Pakistan poses greater threat to humanity than Syria, report finds
A report titled 'Humanity at Risk - Global Terror Threat Indicant (GTTI)' has concluded that Pakistan poses three times the threat to humanity than Syria, as it continues to be a breeding ground for terrorist pads.
18 Sep 2018
Plane carrying 15 people shot down by Syrian missile: Russia
Russia's Defense Ministry said one of its reconnaissance aircraft with 15 people on board has been brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea.
10 Sep 2018
Russia accuses US of using white phosphorous bombs in Syria
Russia on Sunday accused the United States of carrying out bombing using white phosphorous in eastern Syria against military targets in civilian areas, which is banned under international law.
12 Aug 2018
Syria: 39 killed in weapons depot blast; explosion's origin unknown
An explosion of unknown origin at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria's Sarmada in Idlib province killed at least 39 civilians, including a dozen children, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
07 Aug 2018
Iraq sentences French man, German woman to life for IS-membership
An Iraqi court yesterday sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison in the latest punishments handed down for belonging to Islamic State jihadist group.
30 Jul 2018
Syria: How parents use WhatsApp to teach kids new skills
The Syrian civil war is one of the worst the world's ever seen. It has displaced and permanently scarred millions in the last seven years, forcing them to take dangerous journeys and seek shelter in nations that don't want them.
26 Jul 2018
Syria: Death toll in IS attacks rises to 250 overnight
The death toll in Islamic State group suicide bombings and shootings in southern Syria rose to nearly 250 overnight, over half of them civilians.
05 Jul 2018
Inside British Parliament, Siri 'interrupts' MP, announces results on Syria
The task of digital assistants Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, is to make our lives easier. But in this case, a minister of British Parliament was left embarrassed when Apple's Siri rudely interrupted his speech.
27 Jun 2018
'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban
After months of legal battles, as the US Supreme Court (SC) upheld Donald Trump's travel ban yesterday, the President hailed the verdict on Twitter with a simple 'wow.'
26 Jun 2018
India the "most dangerous" country for women, finds global survey
If someone needed more proof that women in this country are at high risk, an international poll has now named India the most dangerous for women.
24 Jun 2018
First Russia air strikes hit South Syria, no casualties reported
Russian air strikes are hitting rebel-held towns in Daraa (South Syria) for the first time since a ceasefire was agreed upon last year, said the Observatory for Human Rights.
19 Jun 2018
Globally, 68.5mn people forcibly displaced from their home, says UN
A record 68.5mn people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence, and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, a report released by UN refugee agency in Geneva said.
15 Jun 2018
Sikh NGO is bringing Eid cheer to thousands of Syrian-refugees
Khalsa Aid, a UK-based NGO which has been constantly working to improve lives of Syrian refugees, is now making their Eid cheerful.
10 May 2018
Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack
Israeli military forces carried out air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria after Iranian forces, based there, fired rockets at the Israel-occupied Golan Heights.
03 May 2018
Russian fighter jet crashes off Syria, both pilots killed
A Russian fighter jet crashed after taking off from an airbase in Syria today, killing both pilots, Moscow's defense ministry said in a statement.
22 Apr 2018
Over 50 dead bodies recovered in former ISIS stronghold Raqqa
Over 50 dead bodies were recovered from a mass grave in Raqqa, the former de-facto capital of Islamic State, on Saturday.