Syria: News

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.