Jun 8, 2015

Syrian PM urges youth to fulfill their military obligation

Syria’s prime minister has called on young Syrians to fulfill their mandatory military service obligation, promising better pay for troops on the front lines. Wael al-Halqi told a parliament session Monday, “Today we must unite more than ever in backing our army.” His comments ...

Jihadis get paid honeymoon in 'New York' of Islamic State

May 27, 2015

Jihadis get paid honeymoon in 'New York' of Islamic State

The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria’s war. In the capital of the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed caliphate, Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting ...

Syria 'accepting de facto partition' of country

| May 25, 2015

Syria 'accepting de facto partition' of country

Weakened by years of war, Syria’s government appears ready for the country’s de facto partition, defending strategically important areas and leaving much of the country to rebels and jihadis, experts and diplomats say. The strategy was in evidence last week with the army’s retreat ...