/ May 10, 2017

Japan, Sweden ask UNSC to meet on Syria safe zones deal

Japan and Sweden have requested a U.N. Security Council meeting to obtain specific details of a Russia-backed agreement on establishing safe zones in Syria, diplomats said Tuesday. The meeting, which is likely to be held this week, would help council members decide on whether ...

Syrian forces seize rebel-held village at edge of cease-fire zone

May 8, 2017

Syrian forces seize rebel-held village at edge of cease-fire zone

Syrian government forces seized a village from rebels on the edge of a large cease-fire zone in the northwest on Sunday as warplanes targeted opposition positions farther inside the area, according to activists. A local media activist who goes by the name Obeida Hamawi ...