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Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran against Idlib 'tragedy'

Sep 4, 2018

Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran against Idlib 'tragedy'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned Syria against launching an attack on the country's last rebel stronghold with the help of Russia and Iran, saying the offensive could trigger a "human tragedy." The warning came as Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javed Zarif, met with ...

Militants must be 'cleaned out' of Syria's Idlib, Iran says

Sep 4, 2018

Militants must be 'cleaned out' of Syria's Idlib, Iran says

Iran called on Monday for militants to be "cleaned out" of Syria's Idlib province, as it prepared for talks with Syria and Russia about confronting the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to President Bashar Assad. Syrian government forces are planning a phased offensive ...

Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

Sep 3, 2018

Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to all parties who have influence in Syria to defend human rights and safeguard the civilian population in the rebel-held northern region of Idlib, which faces an imminent attack by government forces. After seven years of civil war, the Syrian ...

Russia again claims Syrian rebels are preparing chemical weapons attack

Aug 29, 2018

Russia again claims Syrian rebels are preparing chemical weapons attack

Russia on Tuesday again accused Syrian rebels of preparing a chemical attack that Moscow says will be used to justify a Western strike against Syrian troops. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee is preparing the attack in the ...

Pro-Assad villages evacuated in deal with Syrian insurgents

/ Jul 20, 2018

Pro-Assad villages evacuated in deal with Syrian insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television said, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several years. In exchange, the government was due to release hundreds of prisoners from its jails. ...