Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

World Apr 13, 2020

Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

As Europe and the United States struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, experts warn that disaster looms in war-torn Syria, where hospitals are unable to meet existing needs and hygiene conditions are dire. The outbreak has infected more than 1.8 million people and killed more ...

Erdogan rules out even 'smallest step back' in Syria's Idlib

World Feb 27, 2020

Erdogan rules out even 'smallest step back' in Syria's Idlib

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed Turkey would not take the "smallest step back" in an escalating stand-off with Damascus and Russia over the northern Syrian region of Idlib. Meanwhile, a meeting between Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, is expected to take ...

Turkey and Russia trade accusations as Syria tensions rise

World Feb 13, 2020

Turkey and Russia trade accusations as Syria tensions rise

Turkey's president accused Russia of committing "massacres" in its support of the Syrian government on Wednesday, escalating a war of words as more Turkish reinforcements arrived on the ground. Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to strike Syrian regime forces "everywhere" if its soldiers come under renewed ...

Airstrikes in northwest Syria kill 14 civilians, monitor says

World Feb 3, 2020

Airstrikes in northwest Syria kill 14 civilians, monitor says

Air strikes by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally on Sunday killed 14 civilians in the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in the country's northwest, a war monitor said. Moscow-backed government forces have upped their deadly bombardment of the jihadi-dominated region in recent ...