Stories tagged: Syria
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Russia says its jets helping encircle IS-held town in Syria
Russian warplanes are supporting a Damascus government offensive against the Islamic State group in a town in central Syria, the military said Friday.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Grandmother in travel ban flap arrives in U.S.
HONOLULU – The Syrian grandmother at the center of Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries arrived in Honolulu Saturday night. Ismail …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Syria to facilitate chemical weapons team mission, official says
An international chemical weapons delegation will visit Syria in the coming days and Damascus will facilitate its mission to uncover who used chemical weapons in the country earlier this year, …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Lions, tigers, bears from war-torn Syria evacuated to Jordan
Thirteen animals that had been trapped in harsh conditions in a zoo in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo were evacuated on Friday to a wildlife reserve in Jordan.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Suburbs of Syrian capital heavily bombarded, say activists
Pro-government forces intensified their assault on the rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital, activists said Tuesday, a day after rebels beat back an attempted government advance, killing several soldiers.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Turkey reinforces military units on Syrian border
Turkish news agencies say the country has increased its military presence along its southern border against threats from Kurdish militants in war-torn northern Syria.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 7:28 p.m.
Truce goes into effect in another Syria ‘safe zone’
Russia’s Defense Ministry announced a cease-fire for a third safe zone in war-torn Syria on Thursday, paving the way for the delivery of sorely needed humanitarian relief to rebel-held areas …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
What sanctions? Assad allies got $18 million in U.N. Syria payouts
The United Nations paid at least $18 million last year to companies with close ties to Bashar Assad, some of them run by cronies of the Syrian president who are …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Clooney Foundation to open schools for Syrian refugees
George and Amal Clooney established the Clooney Foundation for Justice last year to support equity in courtrooms, classrooms and communities around the world.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
Thousands to be evacuated from Lebanon-Syria border
Scores of buses and ambulances arrived at the Lebanon-Syria border Monday for the second phase of an exchange between Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate that would lead …
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
IS claims deadly attack in Syria against U.S.-backed force
Islamic State militants have carried out a deadly attack on U.S.-backed forces in Syria, killing and wounding many fighters and civilians, Syrian monitors and an IS-linked media outlet said Friday.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Russia says 4 military police battalions deployed to Syria
Russia’s defense minister says four battalions of Russian military police are currently deployed in safe zones in Syria.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Kurdish official says U.S. role essential in post-IS Syria
The Kurdish-led effort to secure Raqqa once it is liberated from the Islamic State group will require long-term U.S. political and financial support for the battered city’s governance and reconstruction, …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Militants burst from tunnels, hit weak points in Raqqa fight
The surprise attack came before dawn. An Islamic State group militant emerged from underground right into a deserted building being used as a position by U.S.-backed Syrian forces on a …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Ambush near Syrian capital kill 28 government troops
Syrian opposition activists say insurgents have ambushed a Syrian military force near the capital, Damascus, killing more than two dozen of them.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
On hot mic, Israeli PM raps ‘crazy’ E.U., admits Syria strikes
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union’s “crazy” insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Syria says shells hit Russian embassy compound
Shells hit the Syrian capital of Damascus Sunday wounding seven while two of the projectiles hit the Russian embassy and a nearby area causing material damage, state media said.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Rival groups clash in Syria’s rebel-packed Idlib
Clashes have broken out in northwestern Syria between two of the most powerful insurgent groups there raising fears of widespread violence in the rebel-held province of Idlib, the groups and …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
With global jihadi network, ISIS is likely here to stay
The Islamic State group’s mix of a local insurgency and digitally connected global jihadis gives the group staying power and the means to relaunch its future, from small cells of …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
U.S.-backed Syrian forces capture IS-held town
A U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led militia on Tuesday drove Islamic State militants from a northern Syrian town where the extremists had once run a training camp named for Osama Bin Laden.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017
Syria cease-fire begins; Trump eyes cooperation with Russia
U.S. President Donald Trump called for expanded cooperation with Russia on Sunday, as a cease-fire brokered by the two powers and Jordan for southern Syria came into effect.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
U.S., Russia reach deal on Syria cease-fire
The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, three U.S. officials said Friday as President Donald Trump held his first meeting with Russian President …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
U.S. renews offer of Syria cooperation with Russia
The Trump administration on Wednesday renewed an offer to cooperate with Russia in the Syrian conflict, including on military matters, ahead of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Islamic State will lose Mosul and Raqqa. What happens next?
The jihadists of the Islamic State are finally being driven out of their two main bastions: The northern Iraqi city of Mosul and the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa. For …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Russian bombers strike Islamic State group in Syria
The Russian military says its bombers have fired cruise missiles at the Islamic State group in Syria.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Tillerson ready to let Russia decide Assad’s fate
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres during a private State Department meeting last week that the fate of Syrian leader Bashar Assad now lies …
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
U.S.-backed forces breach wall around Raqqa’s Old City
U.S.-backed Syrian forces have breached the wall around Raqqa’s Old City, the U.S. military said Tuesday, marking a major advance in the weeks-old battle to drive Islamic State militants out …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 6:52 p.m.
Syrian military declares temporary cease-fire ahead of talks
The Syrian military said Monday it has temporarily halted combat operations in the south ahead of Russian-sponsored cease-fire talks with the rebels.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Syrian President Bashar Assad will be face of new bank note
A new 2,000 Syrian Lira ($3.9) bank note with the face of President Bashar Assad will go into circulation Sunday, the Syrian Central Bank announced.
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Damascus rocked by suicide blast, 2 others foiled
Security forces chased three explosive-laden vehicles through Damascus on Sunday, intercepting two of them at checkpoints but failing to stop the third before it exploded in the city center, killing …