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Most people in Damascus still struggle with low wages, high inflation and an unstable security situation /AFP
September 19, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Despite the Syrian government’s recent push for reconstruction and economic renewal in the country, most people in Damascus still struggle with low wages, high inflation and an unstable security situation
The Patriot anti-ballistic missile system intercepted the unmanned aerial vehicle before it penetrated Israeli skies. (AFP/File)
September 19, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The Patriot anti-ballistic missile intercepted the unmanned aerial vehicle before it penetrated Israeli skies.
Australia national team
September 19, 2017 - 06:36 GMT
Forgotten striker Nikita Rukavytsya has been included in Australia's preliminary 30-man squad for the make-or-break World Cup qualifying playoff against Syria.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington earlier this year (AFP/File Photo)
September 18, 2017 - 10:51 GMT
Rex Tillerson and Sergey Lavrov met on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly
The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) logo
September 17, 2017 - 08:04 GMT
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the launch of the Olympic Refugee Foundation at its Session in Lima on Friday, with the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) being named as a founding donating partner.
Smoke rises from buildings in the area of Bughayliyah, on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor on September 13, 2017, as Syrian forces advance during their ongoing battle against ISIS. (George Ourfalian/AFP)
September 16, 2017 - 11:51 GMT
US-backed Syrian fighters say they will not allow regime forces to cross the Euphrates River, in a statement that appears to further entrench Kurdish separatist power in the north of the country.
The parties at the Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan have agreed the boundaries of the final de-escalation zone. (AFP)
September 15, 2017 - 18:45 GMT
The parties at the Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan have agreed the boundaries of the final de-escalation zone, Turkish and Russian diplomatic officials said Friday.
Syrian Children Stockpile Bread During the Siege of Aleppo (AFP)
September 15, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Efforts to meet the educational needs of Syrian child refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey are being strained, with millions of dollars in schooling-related aid unaccounted for, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
After rumors it could be played in the Middle East, the south-east Asian nation has been announced as host for the first leg of the AFC playoff
September 14, 2017 - 22:00 GMT
After rumors it could be played in the Middle East, the south-east Asian nation has been announced as host for the first leg of the AFC playoff
According to a report by the West Asia-North Africa Institute, Jordanians can pay up to JOD 400 [USD563] to be smuggled into Syria. /Shutterstock
September 13, 2017 - 13:24 GMT
Jordan is a key western ally in the fight against Islamic State and other extremist groups in Iraq, Syria and Libya. Despite this, since 2011 over 3000 Jordanians have left to fight alongside terrorist groups and the country has the highest per-capita number of fighters in Syria, according to the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism.
The rubble of Aleppo, May 2016 (AFP)
September 13, 2017 - 13:18 GMT
Iran has secured multi-million dollar contracts for Iranian power companies in war-torn Aleppo, reaping the rewards of its pivotal backing for Syrian regime President Bashar al-Assad in the country's brutal six-year war.
HRH Prince Ali poses for a group photo during the opening of a new artificial football pitch in the Zaatari Refugee Camp on Tuesday (Photo: PepsiCo)
September 13, 2017 - 07:34 GMT
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein on Tuesday opened a new artificial football pitch in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, some 80km northeast of Amman, according to a PepsiCo statement.
Photo: The AFC
September 12, 2017 - 19:23 GMT
Goals from Anas Bouta and Hadi Al Masri saw Syrian side Al Wahda take the early advantage in the AFC Cup Zonal Final after a 2-1 first leg win over Iraq’s Air Force Club at Saida International Stadium in Lebanon on Tuesday.
Actress Maram Ali. (Twitter)
September 11, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Such scandal. Syrian actress Maram Ali is the centre of controversy today for her shoulder tattoo
Lavrov made the remarks at a joint press conference held with Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Jordanian capital Amman. (AFP/File)
September 11, 2017 - 18:41 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, made the remarks at a joint press conference held with Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Jordanian capital Amman.
Billboards show the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where Syrian pro-government forces are holding a position on September 9, 2017 (George Ourfalian/AFP)
September 11, 2017 - 11:27 GMT
The stolen passports are genuine identity papers that have been left blank allowing them to be filled out with details of by forgers.