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Moscow suggests cooperation with US on return of Syrian refugees

AFP | Moscow has put forward plans to Washington to cooperate on the safe return of refugees to Syria, the Russian ministry of defense said...

Syria regime reaches deal with rebels in south

News Desk | The Syrian regime on Friday reached a deal with rebels for the surrender of the remaining opposition-held cities and towns in the...

Syria to head UN’s body for disarmament, an ironical twist

News Analysis | In a paradox, Syria has been appointed as the head of the United Nations-backed disarmament body as the result of the rotation...

Syrian army controls capital after ousting IS

AFP | Syria's army declared Monday it is in complete control of Damascus and its outskirts after a devastating battle that forced Islamic State group...

Putin set to take charge for fourth term with challenges ahead

News Analysis | Vladimir Putin, the incumbent president of Russia will be inaugurated on Monday for his fourth term, at a time when Moscow is...

Netanyahu shows documents relating to Iran Nuclear ambitions; Tehran brushes off...

News Analysis | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, unveiled a database of files which he claimed to have been containing crucial information about...

Syrian imbroglio

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | For the last seven years, the people of Syria have been victim of civil war. The Syrian ruling elite seems...

Russia-Iran ties surge under US pressure

M K Bhadrakumar | A commentary entitled Tehran, Moscow boosting strategic relations, appearing last week in the Iran Daily newspaper, which is close to Supreme...

Trump warns Russia of ‘smart missile strikes’ over Syria crisis

News Analysis | US President Donald Trump targeted his arch-nemesis Russia in strong-worded remarks, threatening that new and ‘smart’ missiles are on their way, in...

How Bashar al-Assad won the Syrian war? Part-I

  Zeeshan Munir | In summer of 2012, rebel forces were knocking on the doors of Damascus, half of Aleppo was lost to anti-regime forces and...

The Syrian quagmire: Bloody war continues

AFP | Syrian civilians in the last rebel-held pockets of besieged Eastern Ghouta have been urged to flee as Russia-backed regime forces storm into the...

The Cold War between Iran and Saudi Arabia

AFP | Relations between Middle East heavyweights Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fraught for decades as they spar over regional influence and religion. Each...

President Bashar al-Assad’s bombing campaign kills more than 500 people in...

AFP | Desperate civilians trapped in one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria's civil war awaited aid and medical help Monday after regime airstrikes...

Russia tested ‘over 200 new weapons’ in Syria: MP

AFP | Russia has tested over 200 new types of arms in Syria during its campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a senior lawmaker...

Russian air strikes kill 18 civilians in Syria

AFP | At least 23 civilians were killed Wednesday in the Syrian opposition stronghold of Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, most of them in Russian air...

Powers in Lebanon determined to end Saudi Iran interference

Reuters | Major powers will try to shore up Lebanon's stability on Friday by pushing Saudi Arabia and Iran to stop interfering in its politics,...

Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s achilles heel

James M. Dorsey | Emboldened by perceived White House support, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have stepped up his risky, so far...

Saudi Arabia raises temperature against Iran

 AFP | Saudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would not stand idly by in the face of Iranian "aggression", as Bahrain said the Iran-backed Hezbollah...

Lebanon to be sanctioned by other Arab states claims Hariri

Reuters | Saad al-Hariri warned on Sunday Lebanon was at risk of Gulf Arab sanctions because of the Shi'ite group Hezbollah's regional meddling and said...

Western media’s propaganda war against Syria: Part of the “plan”?

Hussain Akram | The year 2011 saw the beginning of what Western media immediately described as a revolution against a 'mad dictator inflicting suffering upon...

Why Russia suspects that US is helping ISIS in Syria &...

Muhammad Ali Ehsan | Russia has accused the US of ‘reducing air strikes against Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq to allow the militants passage...

Bashar al-Assad has won the Syrian war

M K Bhadrakumar | The Syrian government forces have broken through the ISIS’ 3-year long siege of the air base in the eastern city of Dier...

Iranian-Syrian World Cup qualifier ripples far beyond the pitch

James M. Dorsey | A nail-biting Iranian-Syrian World Cup qualifier has sent political ripples far beyond the Azadi Stadium’s soccer pitch in Tehran. In a boost...

Syria’s Al-Qaeda not on US’ terror watch-lists: Who is supporting terrorism?

Nauman Sadiq | According to a recent report by CBC Canada, Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, which was formerly known as Al-Nusra Front and then Jabhat...

Gulf crisis and new alliances: Where does Pakistan stand?

News Analysis | Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the Islamic State group to leave its territory. It comes after Bahrain...

Why is the US attacking the Syrians who are fighting ISIS?

Dr. Ron Paul | Just when you thought our Syria policy could not get any worse, last week it did. The US military twice attacked...

Extension of the amnesty law: Syrian hopes of a ‘new’ life...

Sophie Mangal | The number of the Syrian refugees from the territories controlled by the Islamic State has increased at the checkpoints located in the...

Has the US created another excuse to strike Syria?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The US state department held a special media briefing on Monday to highlight that Syrian government is carrying out the mass killing...

Iran’s resilience: The rise of a powerful Neo-Persian empire?

Zeeshan Munir | From Aleppo in the North to Hama in the center and Dara in the South, the strategic initiative on the complex Syrian...

Israel’s Air Strikes on Syria are Unacceptable: Russia

The Kremlin strongly criticized Israeli air strikes on targets inside Syria on Thursday, saying Israel and other countries should avoid any action that heightened...

Deadlock in Geneva: who is preventing new dialogue on Syria?

Sophie Mangal | The preparations for the next meetings on Syria in Astana and Geneva scheduled for May are gaining momentum. Politicians continue to express...

US Defense Secretary’s clarification over their Syrian actions

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Amidst the contradictory voices from within the US administration regarding Syria over the weekend – American priority in the war (ISIS...

Malaysian Hacker reveals information: “Chemical Attacks in Syria were staged”

Sophie Mangal | On April 4, chemical attacks were carried out in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib, killing over 80 civilians and leaving around 200 injured. European...

With Syrian attacks Trump launches his Queen on the chessboard

James M. Dorsey | One thing this week’s US air strikes in Syria highlight is the fact that the sands are continuously shifting as regional...

Trump & Syria: New President same old Imperialist strategy

Jacob G. Hornberger | With President Trump’s undeclared attack on Syria, a sovereign and independent nation, he has confirmed, once and for all, that he...

Syria: Will Russia kneel in front of Washington?

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | Update: Washington has reopened the conflict with a Tomahawk missile attack on Syrian Air Force Bases. The Russian/Syrian air defense...

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