Home Middle East & Turkey Syria & Middle East

Syria & Middle East

Idlib

Media keep silent about serious clash in East Idlib

Bassim al-Khalili | According to AleppoMC, on September 4 at around 2 a.m. during the night raid, the pro-Turkish militants from National Liberation Front came...
Iran

Iran can wipe out Israel if threatened: Hezbollah

AFP | "Iran is able to bombard Israel with ferocity and force," Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview broadcast on Hezbollah's Al-Manar television. His remarks came...
displaced

UN says record 70.8 million people displaced in 2018

AFP| More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and...
Turkey'

Syria and Turkey are plausibly heading toward an armed stand off

News Analysis | Syrian Foreign Minister has clearly stated that his country does not want a war with Turkey after the latter claimed one of...
Air strikes

More than 25 Syrian civilians killed by Assad-Putin air strikes

AFP | Air strikes and rocket fire by Syria's regime and its ally Russia on Monday killed 25 civilians, including seven children, in a northwestern...
Muslim

Muslim leadership needs to engage world for better understanding: Imran Khan

News Desk | Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the 14th OIC Summit in Makkah on Saturday, emphasizing the need to eliminate the labels of terrorism...
Turkish

Turkish army pull out will bring peace to Northern Syria

Firas Samuri |  In mid-January 2018, the Turkish General Staff announced the beginning of the Olive Branch Operation. The goal was to oust the Kurds...
child deaths

Medical efforts to reduce child deaths to minimum in war torn countries

AFP | Doctors and rights activists unveiled on Thursday the world's first field manual for the treatment of child casualties from explosions, which they say...
Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda wants Idlib defended from foreign invasion

AFP | The head of Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate in a video released Sunday urged supporters to "take up weapons" to defend his group's bastion...
Syria

Art and dance returns to Syria

AFP | More than a year after the Islamic State group fled, Syrian boys and girls, are finally back on stage - bobbing to the...
Syria defeat

IS chief refers to Syria defeat in first video in five years

AFP | The Islamic State group's elusive supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his first purported appearance in five years in a propaganda video released Monday,...

Russia, Turkey, Iran hail US Syria withdrawal

AFP | The leaders of Russia, Turkey, and Iran hailed the planned US withdrawal from Syria as they met for talks Thursday on how to...

In Syria, families flee IS holdout to dust and desperation

AFP | The cry echoed across the chalk-dry Syrian plain: "Water!" Within seconds, the truck carrying a few dozen bottles was emptied by parched refugees...

French jihadists in Syria may be allowed home, Paris says

AFP | France on Tuesday opened the door to repatriating more than a hundred jihadists being held in Syria, in a marked change in stance...

IS ‘caliphate’ in Syria dead within a month: commander

AFP | Military operations against the Islamic State group in Syria are wrapping up and the last pockets of the jihadists' self-proclaimed "caliphate" will be...

Syria’s Kurds: The new front line in confronting Iran and Turkey – Dr. James...

Dr. James M Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to devastate Turkey’s economy if Turkish troops attack Syrian Kurds allied with the United...

Qatar rejects normalising ties with ‘criminal’ Assad

AFP| Qatar's foreign minister ruled out on Monday the possibility of re-opening an embassy in Damascus, in line with some other Gulf countries, calling Syrian...

US military removes some equipment from Syria

AFP | The US military has removed some equipment from Syria, a defense official confirmed Thursday, following a report that the drawdown ordered by President...

IS launches a major attack in eastern Syria

News Desk | Militants defending their last bastion in eastern Syria used the cover of bad weather to launch a deadly counterattack against a Kurdish-led...

Two Americans among foreign jihadists captured by Syrian Kurds

AFP | The Kurdish-led force battling the remnants of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria said Monday it captured five foreign jihadists, including two...

US Syria withdrawal must be done with allies’ defence ‘assured’: Bolton

AFP | US President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday during a visit to Israel that the American withdrawal from Syria must be done...

What next for Syria’s Kurds?

AFP | Syria's Kurds have established an autonomous region during seven years of civil war, but the abrupt decision by their US ally to withdraw...

Syrian army deploys to Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

AFP | Syrian troops deployed in support of Kurdish forces around a strategic northern city on Friday, in a shift of alliances hastened by last...

UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven years

AFP | The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus Thursday, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian government back into the...

Efforts to return Syria’s Assad to Arab fold amount to hollow victory for autocrats...

James M. Dorsey | Two developments, the pending return of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to the Arab fold and protests in Sudan, Jordan, and Tunisia,...

The abrupt withdrawal of the U.S troops from Syria

News Analysis | The U.S President Donald Trump in yet another surprising move tweeted the abrupt ending of the U.S mission in Syria and announced...

Trump declares victory over IS in Syria, orders US troops home

AFP | The Islamic State group has been "beaten" in Syria, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday in announcing a stunning order to pull American...

Russia, Turkey, Iran renew push for new Syrian constitution

AFP | Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations voiced hope Tuesday that a committee charged with writing a new Syrian constitution will start work...

UAE, Saudi sense convergence with Syria – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | The reported plan by the United Arab Emirates to reopen its embassy in Damascus shortly leads to a startlingly new alignment on the...

Idlib deal sparks fresh diplomatic push to end Syria war

AFP | A Turkish-Russian deal for Syria's Idlib has revived efforts towards a diplomatic solution to the country's seven-year war, but analysts say a political...

Latest