Fuel truck bomb kills more than 40 in northern Syria

World Apr 29, 2020

Fuel truck bomb kills more than 40 in northern Syria

A fuel truck bomb in a market in northern Syria killed at least 46 people including Turkish-backed rebel fighters on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The blast in Afrin, a city controlled by Ankara's proxies, came as people went shopping in preparation ...

Putin has a Syria ‘headache’ and the Kremlin’s blaming Assad

World Apr 28, 2020

Putin has a Syria ‘headache’ and the Kremlin’s blaming Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin is letting his impatience show with Syrian ally Bashar Assad, who isn’t proving as grateful for being kept in power by Russian intervention in his country’s brutal civil war as the Kremlin leader needs him to be. Consumed at home by ...

In U.N. session, Syria denounced over chemical weapons

World Apr 16, 2020

In U.N. session, Syria denounced over chemical weapons

U.N. Security Council members Britain, Estonia and Germany denounced Syria Wednesday for a lack of accountability after being accused of conducting chemical weapons attacks in 2017. The accusations came in speeches delivered during a closed door Security Council videoconference, and later made public despite confidentiality ...

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 ...

Syria's brutal civil war enters 10th year

World Mar 15, 2020

Syria's brutal civil war enters 10th year

by Tony Gamal-Gabriel

Syria's brutal conflict entered its 10th year Sunday with President Bashar Assad's regime having consolidated its hold over the war-wracked country with a decimated economy where foreign powers flex their muscle. When Syrians took to the streets on March 15, 2011, they could scarcely have ...

For Putin, victory in Syria is personal as well as political

World | FOCUS Mar 5, 2020

For Putin, victory in Syria is personal as well as political

When Turkey's president visited Russia last summer, the sun shone as he shared ice cream and admired fighter jets with a friendly President Vladimir Putin. But ahead of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Moscow on Thursday, clouds have gathered, with the pair in a standoff ...

World Feb 29, 2020

Turkey and Russia hold crisis talks after deadly strike in Syria

The leaders of Russia and Turkey held crisis talks Friday after 33 Turkish soldiers died in an airstrike in Syria, as Ankara ramped up pressure on Europe by threatening to flood in migrants. The United States and United Nations urged an end to the Russian-backed ...

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 ...