Feb 6, 2016

Bahrain says it is ready to commit ground forces to Syria

Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, the Persian Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbor and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge. Bahraini ...

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee Russian airstrikes

Feb 6, 2016

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee Russian airstrikes

Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Turkey, an ally of the Syrian opposition, promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did ...

Saudi officials say kingdom ready to send troops to Syria

Feb 5, 2016

Saudi officials say kingdom ready to send troops to Syria

A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri said Saudi Arabia has taken part in coalition airstrikes ...

Feb 5, 2016

World powers pledge $10 billion at London aid conference for Syria

World leaders pledged over $10 billion on Thursday to help conflict-hit Syrians at a London conference overshadowed by the breakdown of peace talks in Geneva. The European Union, Germany, Britain and the United States were among the biggest donors to provide food, education and ...