Syrian insurgents shell government-held rural area, killing 12

World Jun 18, 2019

Syrian insurgents shell government-held rural area, killing 12

Syrian insurgents fired rockets into residential parts of the government-held northern province of Aleppo, striking a wedding party and killing at least 12 civilians and wounding 15, state media said Monday. The attack late Sunday took place in the village of Wadehi, south of Aleppo ...

Population 10: Israel renames Golan settlement 'Trump Heights'

World / Politics Jun 17, 2019

Population 10: Israel renames Golan settlement 'Trump Heights'

The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a new settlement named after President Donald ...

Turkish post in Idlib hit 'deliberately' by Syrian attack

World Jun 17, 2019

Turkish post in Idlib hit 'deliberately' by Syrian attack

Turkey said Syrian government forces "deliberately" attacked on Sunday a Turkish military observation post in northwestern Syria. In a statement, the defense ministry said Turkish troops responded with "heavy weapons" after the artillery attack in Idlib province. Syrian forces launched an offensive to take the last ...

World / Crime & Legal Jun 13, 2019

Syria bars access to chemical weapons investigators, says watchdog

Syrian officials have refused access to a newly created chemical weapons investigation team formed to identify culprits behind attacks with banned munitions, the organization's top official said in remarks published on Wednesday. Member countries of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) voted ...