Syria: News

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.

23 Jun 2022


Check out the world's 'most' and 'least' liveable cities

Austrian capital Vienna has made a return as the world's most liveable city, the annual report of The Economist revealed.

03 Feb 2022


ISIS chief killed in counterterror operation in Syria, says Biden

United States President Joe Biden on Thursday said that American forces targeted the chief of the Islamic State (ISIS) during a counter-terrorism operation in northwest Syria.

26 Feb 2021

Joe Biden

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.

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

Sri Lanka

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.

04 Mar 2019

Vladimir Putin

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

Vladimir Putin

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

North Korea

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

'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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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 News

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 News

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

Russia News

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 News

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

San Francisco

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.

24 Jun 2018

Russia News

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.

14 Apr 2018

Donald Trump

Trump says 'mission accomplished', Syrians celebrate 'victory on streets'

Hours after the US, France and Britain launched unprecedented joint air-strikes on Damascus early Saturday morning, thousands of Syrians assembled at landmark squares in an act of defiance.

14 Apr 2018

Donald Trump

US, UK and France launch missile strikes on Syria

Acting on his previous threat, US President Donald Trump has ordered a military attack against Syria, joining allies UK and France. These strikes are in response to a suspected chemical attack on Syrian town of Douma last week.

14 Apr 2018

Russia News

Russia warns US of "dangerous" escalation over Syria

After a recent chemical attack near Damascus, US President Donald Trump threatened Russia to be prepared for missiles being fired at Syria.

12 Apr 2018

Russia News

Syria conflict: Donald Trump threatens Russia with strikes

Responding to an alleged chemical attack near Damascus on Saturday, US President Donald Trump has threatened Russia to be prepared for missiles being fired at Syria.