Jan 15, 2017

Islamic State assault on eastern Syrian city leaves 30 dead

The Islamic State group on Saturday launched one of its fiercest assaults yet on the besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, leaving more than 30 regime fighters and jihadis dead. The brutal attack — on a day that saw many outbreaks of violence across ...

Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

Jan 14, 2017

Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect President Bashar Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to a document seen by Reuters. A joint inquiry for the United Nations and ...

JICA to help Syrian refugee students find work, settle in Japan

Jan 10, 2017

JICA to help Syrian refugee students find work, settle in Japan

The government plans to help student-age refugees from civil war-battered Syria, accepted into Japan as exchange students, find jobs and settle in Japan after their courses end, according to sources. Last May, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan would accept up to 150 Syrian ...