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Syria media says no attack on airport after reported air defence...

AFP| Syrian state media said Sunday that air defences had opened fire near Damascus airport, before withdrawing the report after what appeared to be a...

What happens if Syrian troops attack Idlib?

AFP | After recapturing most of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad is threatening to march on opposition forces in Idlib, the densely populated northwest province that...

36 women children kidnapped by IS last week in Syria’s Sweida...

AFP | The Islamic State group kidnapped dozens of Druze women and children when it attacked their villages last week in Syria's southern province of...

An alleged spy stirs trade war between Turkey and U.S.

News Analysis | After calling President Recep Tayyip  Erdogan to intervene into the matter, when a Turkish court ordered to keep the Turkey-based US pastor...

U.S. illegal presence in Syria

News Desk | The devastating seven-year Syrian civil war is moving swiftly to a logical conclusion, and it’s hard not to agree with this statement....

Israel evacuates “White Helmets” from Syria as government forces continue to...

News Analysis | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have carried out the evacuation of more than 400 “White...

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 rebels evacuate ‘cradle’ of uprising as Israel strikes north

AFP | Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their relatives left the southern city of Daraa on Sunday under a deal to bring the "cradle" of...

What do Putin and Trump expect from the Helsinki summit?

AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will meet in Finland on Monday for their first one-on-one summit. He cited...

EU urges big powers to prevent trade ‘conflict and chaos’

AFP | The European Union on Monday called on the United States, China, and Russia to work together to avoid trade "conflict and chaos" to...

Xinjiang: Pan-Turkism fuels China’s hearts-and-minds campaign

Dr. James M. Dorsey | Chinese efforts to woo Saudi Arabia’s ethnic Chinese community highlight the People’s Republic’s effort to avert criticism from the Muslim...

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 says Israeli strikes target air base

AFP | Syria on Sunday accused Israel of targeting an air base in the central Homs province, saying its defences hit a jet involved in...

OPCW- Can identify culprits of chemical weapons abuse; Implications for Syrian...

News Analysis | Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the international body with a mandate to investigate the use of prohibited chemicals as...

Trump’s breakthrough with Putin: Summit announced

News Desk | Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to a summit with Donald Trump in a third country at talks Wednesday with the US leader's...

Years after IS, Syrian Kurds rebuild Kobane alone

AFP | After giving up on getting help from Syrian Kurdish authorities, Ahmed Saleh relied on relatives abroad to repair his home in Kobane after...

Xi Jinping and Putin meet as US tensions brings them closer

AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping treated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to a state visit on Friday as the neighbouring giants forge closer ties in...

Netanyahu warns Germany: Stop Iran or expect more refugees

AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned Germany that it could see many more Syrian refugees if Berlin fails to adopt a...

Pompeo warns Russia: stay out of US ‘domestic matters’

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the first time on Wednesday and warned...

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...

US-Turkey agree ‘roadmap’ on Kurd-held Manbij in Syria

AFP | Turkish and US officials on Friday agreed on a "roadmap" for further cooperation to ensure the security of a Kurdish-held city which became...

Syrian Kurd traders suffer from twin tax systems

AFP | Many Kurds in Syria may dream of self-rule, but for business owners in the semi-autonomous region in the country's north, it now comes...

US to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey | Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...

More IS fighters leave Damascus district

AFP | The second batch of fighters from the Islamic State jihadist group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the...

ISIS and Al-Qaeda: The Muslim Jihadist Organizations or the Covert Projects...

Merwah Qureshi | Terrorism has engulfed the whole globe but it has played havoc in the Muslim world. The world has known famous and notorious...

Growing tensions between Syrians and Turks in ‘little Syria’

AFP | Some call it "little Syria" since it is impossible to walk down the main shopping streets in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep...

Uncategorized Israel seeks Russian help in Syria. Will Russia oblige?

M K Bhadrakumar | After threatening Moscow that if it went ahead with plans to strengthen Syria’s missile defence systems, Israel will destroy them on...

Iran’s Syria intervention gets cinematic treatment

AFP | While Iran's presence in Syria raises global fears of an all-out conflict with Israel, one cinematic version of its intervention has been a...

Middle Eastern rivalry spills onto Asian soccer pitches

James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia’s bitter rivalry with Iran has spilled onto Asian soccer pitches with the newly created South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF)reflecting the...

“We will always fight those who seek Azadi,” Indian Army Chief...

News Analysis | The Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, in a message to the Kashmiri youth, has said that Azadi is not possible,...

The Game-Changers

Ikram Sehgal | With US President Trump scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions, the possibility of conflict in the region has increased dramatically....

Imran Abbas to act as Syrian-Turk Spy in his first Hollywood...

News Desk | Pakistan's famous actor Imran Abbas has signed a British feature film titled 'Trojan Horse'. Imran’s first project in Hollywood, where he is...

ISIS through the years

AFP | The Islamic State group launched a blistering offensive in 2014, capturing nearly a third of Iraq's territory before it was driven out at...

Israel hits dozens of ‘Iranian’ targets in Syria after rocket fire

AFP | Israel's army said Thursday it hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces it blamed on...

West’s Double Standards: An Unending threat for the World?

Tahir Ali Khan | When the Syrian regime was accused of using chemical weapons in Syria in April this year, US President Trump immediately issued...

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