U.N. cites 'notable trend' of people returning home in Syria

Jul 1, 2017

U.N. cites 'notable trend' of people returning home in Syria

Nearly a half-million people who were displaced within Syria by the war have returned to their homes, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday, pointing to a "notable trend of spontaneous returns" this year. UNHCR says aid agencies estimate that more than 440,000 internally displaced people ...

May 9, 2017

Islamic State says it beheads Russian officer in Syria: SITE

The Islamic State group has issued a video showing the beheading of a man it described as a Russian intelligence officer captured in Syria, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring website reported on Tuesday. But the Russian Defense Ministry denied any Russian serviceman had been captured and ...

Lawmakers call for Assad's wife to be stripped of British citizenship

Apr 17, 2017

Lawmakers call for Assad's wife to be stripped of British citizenship

U.K. lawmakers are calling on the government to strip Syrian President Bashar Assad's wife of her British citizenship for supporting her husband's regime during the country's ongoing war. Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrats' foreign affairs spokesman, on Sunday accused Assad of using her international profile ...