Ways to halt the war in Ukraine and the possible launch of a new conflict in Syria are expected to dominate talks on Friday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Though Nigeria is listed as one of the countries that have expressed interest in joining BRICS, a bloc of five major economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – whose focus...
France repatriated 35 children and 16 mothers from camps in Syria holding family members of suspected Islamic State fighters on Tuesday, in the largest such operation by Paris after pressure from campaigners. "France has today undertaken the return to the country of 35 French minors who were in camps in northeast Syria. This operation also…
The fate of 100 children who had been detained in a Syrian prison is unknown more than two months after jihadists attacked the facility, United Nations experts said on Friday.
Four people including a child were killed in clashes between Islamic State group fighters and Kurdish forces in a northeast Syria camp housing relatives of jihadists, a war monitor said Tuesday.
Fighting raged for a third day Saturday between the Islamic State group and Kurdish forces in Syria after IS attacked a prison housing jihadists, in violence that has claimed over 70 lives, a monitor said. The assault on the Ghwayran prison in the northern city of Hasakeh is one of IS's most significant since its…
A growing number of cases are being brought in Europe, and especially Germany, against loyalists of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime on accusations of state-sponsored torture.
16 Dec 2021
Cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria remains vital, the United Nations Secretary-General said in an internal report Tuesday, as a UN authorization allowing aid into rebel-held areas in the country's northwest without approval from Damascus is up for renewal.
30 Nov 2021
The Pentagon launched a fresh probe Monday into a 2019 airstrike that killed civilians in Syria, two weeks after a New York Times investigation claimed the US military concealed dozens of non-combatants' deaths.
4 Sep 2021
A delegation of high-ranking Lebanese ministers visited Damascus Saturday for talks on importing energy via Syria, the first such official visit since its civil war broke out 10 years ago. Harsh fuel shortages and power cuts inflicted by Lebanon's economic collapse have paralysed businesses like restaurants, shops and industry as well as vital services like…
10 Aug 2021
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree on Tuesday approving a new cabinet headed by Hussein Arnous, following a May election that secured Assad's grip on power in the war-torn country.