Israel expresses 'sorrow' for Russian deaths, blames Assad and Iran
Israel's military expressed "sorrow" Tuesday over the deaths of crew members of a Russian military aircraft accidentally downed by Syria during an Israeli strike and denied any direct involvement.
Putin: plane downed in Syria after 'chain of tragic accidental circumstances'
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that "tragic accidental circumstances" led to the downing by Syria of a Russian warplane with 15 people on board.
Russia, Iran, Turkey meet on Syria's Idlib province
The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey held talks in Tehran on Friday, set to determine the future of Idlib province amid growing fears of a humanitarian disaster in Syria's last major rebel bastion.
Trump denies he discussed assassination of Syria's Assad
US President Donald Trump denied Wednesday having discussed wanting to kill Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, a key claim in a new book by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward.
Top Trump aide says US does not seek regime change in Iran
US President Donald Trump's national security adviser said on Wednesday that the United States is not seeking to oust Iran's leadership but wants "massive change" in its behaviour.
Death toll in Syria arms depot blast rises to 69
The death toll of an explosion at a weapons depot in northwestern Syria has risen to 69, mostly civilians including 17 children, a monitor said Monday as search operations continued.
Syria regime backers hail return to abandoned Golan town
Dozens of Syrian pro-government fighters and civilians on Friday celebrated their return to the abandoned town of Quneitra close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after rebels quit the area. Quneitra lies on the Syrian-controlled side of the demilitarised zone in the Golan Heights, and has been largely in ruins for over four decades since it…
Israel evacuates hundreds of White Helmets to Jordan in face of Syria advance
Israel evacuated hundreds of White Helmets rescuers and their family members threatened by advancing Syrian regime forces to Jordan on Sunday for resettlement in Western countries. Jordan's foreign ministry announced in a statement that the kingdom received 422 Syrian citizens, after earlier saying it had given permission for 800 to arrive. Foreign ministry spokesman Mohammed…
In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics
Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani Ghayyana carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year. "I want to be able to stand on my own two feet again," says the 48-year-old veterinarian, his anxious son trailing him…