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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is confident ahead of Syria crisis talks (AFP)
November 17, 2017 - 16:22 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday the Russian-Iranian-Turkish summit due in Sochi on Wednesday would help in finding a political settlement to the Syrian crisis.
Russia has blocked the extension of a UN inquiry into responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria (AFP)
November 17, 2017 - 14:30 GMT
Russia cast its tenth veto of a UN Security Council resolution concerning the Syrian conflict Thursday, blocking the extension of a UN inquiry into responsibility for chemical attacks in the country.
November 17, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
As ISIS pulls out of eastern Syria, U.S.-backed forces will have to contend with stabilizing this territory. But without local allies, the security of SDF-held territory will be challenged, write journalist Omar Abu Layla and security expert Nicholas A. Heras.
The Rmeylan oilfield, one of the largest in Syria (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Experts weigh in on how the capture of formerly ISIS-held territory could impact Syria’s oil and gas sector, and the various groups competing for control over this playing field.
The publication, which is free of charge and available as an online version, is entirely shaped by refugees, whether in Zaatari camp or abroad (AFP/File)
November 15, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Started in 2014 through a grant from the government of Japan, The Road Media is the first of its kind news publication in a refugee camp setting.
A camp for internally displaced people at Ain Issa on Oct. 21, 2017 (AFP)
November 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
As ISIS is pushed out of Deir Ezzor, local groups must lead the provision of public services and be given political representation. Failure to do this could lead to a new nationalist movement, writes local activist Karam Alhamad.
A parade of ISIS fighters in Raqqa (file photo)
November 14, 2017 - 12:58 GMT
Thousands of ISIS fighters and their families were allowed to leave Raqqa with the blessing of the U.S.-led coalition and its Kurdish and Arab allies.
Photo: @hassaninmubarak
November 13, 2017 - 18:38 GMT
@hassaninmubarak: Syria are the first nation to play international matches in four different cities in Iraq (Baghdad, Arbil, Sulimaniya and Karbala). #Iraq #Syria #Karbala #FIFA
Omar Midani
November 13, 2017 - 17:55 GMT
Syrian football stars seized the chance to shine and attained great fame following their spectacular performance at 2018 World Cup qualifiers .
Around 50 people were injured in the airstrikes (AFP/File)
November 13, 2017 - 14:59 GMT
At least 10 people have been killed Monday in airstrikes that targeted a marketplace in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province, local sources said.
November 13, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Syrian government is trying to capture the last ISIS stronghold in Syria. If it’s successful, it would be positioned for both a military and economic boost as it moves to secure a section of its frontier with Iraq, according to Fabrice Balanche of the Hoover Institution.
“It is like rebirth, a new beginning,” a resident says. “Will my neighbors ever return? I don’t know
November 12, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Akram al-Khoule and his 7-year-old son hold hands as they stare at the once familiar primary school building, now demolished, looted of its contents and stripped of its identifying markers.
Opposition activists say he is also likely somewhere in the wide desert that stretches toward Iraq (AFP/File)
November 12, 2017 - 11:51 GMT
Syrian opposition activists denied claims that al-Baghdadi was in Boukamal, also known as Abu Kamal, saying that the government is trying to make up for its losses it suffered while recapturing the city last week before again losing parts to extremists.
US President Donald Trump chats with Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP)
November 11, 2017 - 14:26 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Donald Trump agreed there was no military solution to the Syrian conflict, the Kremlin said on Saturday.
Bullet holes shown in an ISIS logo, AFP/File
November 09, 2017 - 14:21 GMT
Oversimplifying ISIS by calling it an apocalyptic death cult hides where its real dangers
The HALO Trust is currently training women in clearance operations in the south of Syria (AFP/File)
November 09, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
In former ISIS-controlled territories, civilians have reported that the doorways to their homes, their beds, their shoes and even their children’s toys have been rigged with explosive devices.