August 21, 2018 - 14:22 GMT
Why is the U.S. and U.N. inflating the number of active ISIS fighters by tens of thousands?
Brazilian Ambassador to Jordan Francisco Carlos Soares Luz pose for a group photo with young Syrian refugees at the embassy on Sunday (Photo: Camille Dupire)
August 20, 2018 - 18:26 GMT
Five young Syrian refugees have been given the chance to pursue the world’s most sought-after career — football — in Brazil as part of the Black Pearls Football Academy programme.
Lebanese soldiers stand on armoured vehicles. (AFP/ File)
August 20, 2018 - 12:04 GMT
Attempts by some political parties to pressure Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri into normalizing relations with Syria have further complicated the government formation process, which is deadlocked by disputes among several parties on portfolios and shares.
Ahmad Issa Habib (Twitter)
August 19, 2018 - 22:00 GMT
A Syrian military intelligence officer has reportedly been assassinated in the west-central Hama Province, the second such killing in two weeks blamed on Israel’s Mossad spy agency.
Islamic State member Ismail al-Eithawi (Twitter)
August 19, 2018 - 12:13 GMT
The meeting with the world’s most wanted man took place at a secret location in the barren hinterland of eastern Syria, at the heart of Islamic State’s shrinking realm.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 18, 2018 at Schloss Meseberg castle in Meseberg (AFP)
August 19, 2018 - 10:47 GMT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel seems to have rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's call to financially contribute to the Syria reconstruction.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo speaks during press. (Shutterstock/ File)
August 16, 2018 - 18:00 GMT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Washington.
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August 16, 2018 - 12:02 GMT
Issues linked to the normalization of relations with the Syrian regime were seen this week as the main foreign obstacles hindering the formation of the Lebanese government.
Syrian Regime (Twitter)
August 15, 2018 - 12:06 GMT
Turkey has reiterated its rejection of any military intervention by the Syrian regime and its allies in Idlib, while Russia maintained that the de-escalation agreement reached in the Astana talks on the Syrian province does not include “al-Nusra Front”.
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August 15, 2018 - 10:15 GMT
Russia will help Jordan in repatriating Syrians after the regime of Bashar Assad controlled the provinces of Daraa, Qunaitra and Sweida in the country’s south, a Jordanian official said.
Wrecked tank in Golan Heights, Israel (Shutterstock/File Photo)
August 15, 2018 - 10:05 GMT
A delegation of U.N. commanders has visited Damascus for talks with Syrian Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayyoub on the redeployment of the world body’s peacekeepers to the volatile demilitarized zone along the Israeli-occupied side of Syria’s Golan Heights.
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August 15, 2018 - 09:06 GMT
Syrian media have reported that Bashar al-Assad's regime has struck a deal with Jordan, to return thousands of Syrian refugees back home, but with no confirmation from Amman.
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August 15, 2018 - 08:04 GMT
A military operation in Syria’s Idlib governate and its surrounding areas would endanger the lives of at least 3 million civilians, a U.N. official warned Tuesday.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (AFP/File)
August 14, 2018 - 12:25 GMT
Conflicting reports have emerged in recent days over the fate of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi amid claims that he was “clinically dead.”
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August 14, 2018 - 07:51 GMT
Despite their defeat, an estimated 20,000-30,000 Daesh fighters are still in Syria and Iraq, according to a UN report published Monday.
Explosion in Syria (Twitter)
August 13, 2018 - 14:22 GMT
The death toll from an explosion in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province has risen to 67, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency.