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Syrian war: At least 70 killed in suspected gas attack

According to preliminary reports, at least 70 people have been killed in a gas attack in the city of Douma, the last rebel-held city in Syria.

06 Mar 2018

Russia News

32 dead as Russian military plane crashes in Syria

A Russian transport plane crashed on landing at Russia's Khmeimim airbase in Syria, killing all 32 on board, the defense ministry said in a statement.

25 Feb 2018

Russia News

#SyriaWar: UNSC unanimously votes for 30-day ceasefire in war-torn country

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria without delay.

04 Feb 2018

South Korea

UN Report: North Korea earned $200mn from banned exports, arms-sale

As per recent UN report, North Korea has earned nearly $200mn in 2017 by exporting banned commodities. It has also allegedly supplied weapons to Syria and Myanmar.

03 Feb 2018

US Military

Syria secretly developing new chemical weapons: Trump's admin officials

Syria is secretly developing new, sophisticated chemical weapons despite a 2013 deal to end such programs, said senior Trump administration officials.

29 Dec 2017

United Nations (UN)

UN: Child evacuees being used as bargaining chips in Syria

The UN has expressed concern that critically ill children awaiting evacuation from a rebel-controlled area besieged by Syrian government forces in the Eastern Ghouta district are being treated as bargaining chips.

13 Dec 2017

Russia News

Russia to withdraw its troops from Syria

Russia, a key player in the Syrian conflict has begun the partial withdrawal of its troops from the country.

23 Nov 2017

Russia News

Putin proposes Syrian peace congress to end 6-year civil war

Russian President Vladimir Putin has unveiled plans to hold a Syrian peace conference aimed at ending the six-year-long civil war.

23 Nov 2017

Russia News

Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea in 1-hour phone conversation

Unlike previous US Presidents, Donald Trump has publicly expressed his appreciation and admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

17 Nov 2017

Russia News

Syria chemical attacks inquiry: UNSC to vote

The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote today on a US-sponsored resolution extending the inquiry into chemical attacks carried out during the Syrian War.

13 Nov 2017


Iraq moves to recapture Rawa, the last ISIS-controlled town

ISIS took a bad hit recently after they lost the towns of Deir al-Zour and Al-Qaim to Syrian and Iraqi forces respectively.

10 Nov 2017


Syria defeats ISIS but the threat is far from over

Syria declared victory over ISIS recently after it captured Deir al-Zour, the last town under the group's control.

03 Nov 2017


Syrian army liberates Deir al-Zour city, ISIS' last stronghold

The Syrian army has "completely liberated" the city of Deir al-Zour from ISIS, according to state TV.

27 Oct 2017

Nikki Haley

UN blames Assad regime over chemical attack that killed 80

A UN report has blamed the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical attack on a rebel-held town on April 4 that killed 80 people.

27 Oct 2017


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 six years, forcing them to take dangerous journeys and seek shelter in nations that don't want them.

17 Oct 2017


Reports: US-backed forces recapture ISIS' de-facto capital of Raqqa

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim they now control Raqqa, the one-time capital of ISIS.

11 Oct 2017

Russia News

Russia accuses US of "pretending" to fight ISIS in Iraq/Syria

Russia has accused the US-led coalition of "pretending" to fight ISIS and of deliberately cutting down on its airstrikes in Iraq to allow the outfit's fighters to cross into Syria to push back the advancing Russian-backed Syrian army.

08 Sep 2017


Reports: Israel bombs military facility in Syria

The Syrian Army has claimed that Israeli warplanes have attacked a military base in Masyaf in the country's western region.

15 Aug 2017

US State Department

7 members of heroic Syrian White Helmet relief organization killed

In what can only be described as a horrifying incident, seven members of the Syrian White Helmets rescue group were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Sarmeen, a town in rebel-held Idlib province.

08 Jul 2017

Donald Trump

SyrianCivilWar: US-Russia-Jordan agree to ceasefire, raises hopes for peace

The US, Russia and Jordan have agreed to a ceasefire across the south-western Syrian regions of Daraa, Quneitra and Sweida.

27 Jun 2017

Donald Trump

US warns Syria over 'potential preparations' for another chemical attack

The US has warned Syria over "potential preparations" for another chemical attack in the war-hit country, saying there will be "a heavy price" to pay.

25 May 2017


Twin blasts strike Jakarta, 3 dead, 10 injured

3 police officers were killed and 10 people were injured in twin suicide blasts at a bust stop in eastern Jakarta. 5 police officers and 5 civilians were among the injured.

20 May 2017


Turkey's Orphans City will help rehabilitate hundreds of Syrian children

Turkey has unveiled a complex dedicated to housing and educating around 990 children orphaned from the Syrian civil war.

16 May 2017


Pro-Assad forces make inroads into area where rebels evicted ISIS

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army and Iranian-backed Shiite militias have reportedly been deploying soldiers towards a desert region located strategically along Syria's border with Iraq and Jordan.

11 May 2017


Turkey calls US decision to arm Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'

Turkey has called US President Donald Trump's decision to arm Kurdish YPG militia in Syria against ISIS "unacceptable."

10 May 2017


Trump's plan to arm Kurds against ISIS may irk Turkey

US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to supply arms to Kurdish YPG forces to support an operation to retake the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, the Pentagon said.

FBI interpreter runs away to marry IS militant, returns

In a "stunning embarrassment for the FBI", former bureau interpreter Daniela Greene lied to the agency and ran away to Syria to marry a German IS militant, but reportedly returned and surrendered after she realized her mistake.

30 Apr 2017


Desperate Syrian refugees sell organs for sustenance

The desperate state of Syrian refugees has led to a boom in organ trafficking as their desperation has forced them to sell organs for money.

25 Apr 2017

Donald Trump

Syria chemical attack: US imposes "sweeping sanctions"

The US has imposed "sweeping" sanctions on 271 employees of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC).

23 Apr 2017


Qatar bargains for release of 26 hostages including royals

Qatar secured the release of 26 hostages, held in captivity for over a year and a half by Iraqi Shiite militia Kata'eb Hezbollah. The hostages included 11 members of Qatar's Al Thani ruling family.

17 Apr 2017

Donald Trump

Bernie: US should avoid "perpetual warfare in the Middle East"

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders said America must not get involved in "perpetual warfare in the Middle East."

16 Apr 2017


Car bomb kills hundreds of Syrian evacuees

A car bomb detonated in the vicinity of a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from besieged rebel-held towns on the outskirts of Aleppo, killing over 100 civilians.

13 Apr 2017

Donald Trump

Trump ordered Syria missile strike over dessert with Chinese President

American President Donald Trump said he ordered the missile strike on Syria "during dessert" with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

01 Apr 2017


One man's journey from anarchist bitcoin coder to anti-ISIS rebel

In 2015, Amir Taaki, an Iranian-British coder notorious in the politically-loaded cryptography software and bitcoin, found himself holding an AK-47 in Syria fighting ISIS alongside Kurdish rebels.

30 Mar 2017


Turkey ends Euphrates Shield military operation in Syria

Turkish PM Binali Yildirim said his country has "successfully" ended its seven-month military campaign in northern Syria.

20 Mar 2017


2016: The worst year yet for Syria's rising generation

2016 has been the worst year yet for the children in Syria, according to UNICEF.

19 Mar 2017


Standing Angry with Erdogan: Turkish citizens retaliate

The diplomatic tensions continue to escalate amongst Europe and Turkey, following the expulsion of its ministers.

03 Mar 2017


Russian, Syrian forces retake formerly IS-held Palmyra

Allies Russia and Syria have completely retaken the Islamic State-held Palmyra, ending the second occupation of the city by the IS, officials said.

20 Jan 2017


IS destroys part of ancient Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra

Syrian officials said IS militants have destroyed part of the ancient Roman amphitheatre located in Palmyra.

24 Dec 2016

Donald Trump

Syria situation poses uncomfortable question for Sunni countries

The current situation in war-torn Syria, particularly in Aleppo, poses an uncomfortable question, especially for the Sunni Muslim Arab countries supporting rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad and his allies- Iran and Russia.