Syria

Turkish soft power feeds fridges in rebel-held Syria

In his pastry shop in the northwest of war-torn Syria, Abu Emad can finally display his mouth-watering eclairs without fearing a power cut now...

UN Security Council extends cross-border aid operation for Syria

The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously approved an extension of activity at the only border crossing through which humanitarian aid reaches...

Russia proposes six-month extension of Syria crossing but US seeks year

Russia on Thursday proposed extending by six months a border crossing into Syria in a compromise at the Security Council, UN and diplomatic sources...

Syria village with language of Jesus prepares for returning pilgrims

In the ancient Syrian village of Maalula, whose residents still speak the language of Jesus, volunteers rake stones and scrub graffiti in preparation...

Rockets fired at US embassy in Iraq after attacks on bases

Three rockets were fired at the US embassy in Iraq early Thursday, the Iraqi army said, at the end of a day marked by rocket and drone attacks...

Rebel-held Syria shifts power — towards solar

Huge solar panels poke out of pumpkin and tomato fields in Syria's rebel-held northwest, where after infrastructure was destroyed during a decade...

Iraqi fighters mourn comrades killed in US strikes

Thousands of members of Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary alliance gathered in Baghdad on Tuesday to mourn comrades killed in US air strikes...

Pro-Iran militias attack US base in Syria after air strikes

Pro-Iranian militias exchanged fire with a US-led coalition in eastern Syria Monday, a war monitor and the coalition said, in an escalation after...

US presses allies to repatriate IS fighters

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday pressed US allies to bring back citizens arrested overseas for joining the Islamic State group, warning...

Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups

The Pentagon announced Sunday it had conducted retaliatory targeted air strikes against "facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups" on the...

Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups

The Pentagon announced Sunday it had conducted targeted air strikes against "facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups" on the Iraq-Syria...

International pressure on Russia to leave Syrian cross-border access open

The UN and a handful of countries pressured Russia Wednesday to continue allowing authorization of the only border crossing through which humanitarian...

Syria ‘fixers’ cash in on despair of prisoners’ families

Syrian mother Umm Saeed was so desperate to find her two jailed sons she even sold the family furniture to pay "fixers", but a decade of deceit...

ICRC chief urges EU to respect refugee law

The EU needs to respect refugee law as it copes with migration flows, many of which are triggered by wars, the head of the International Committee...

Syrian Kurds hand IS relatives to Dutch authorities

Syria's Kurds on Saturday handed four relatives of Islamic State group fighters, including three children, to Dutch diplomats for repatriation,...

Decade of Syria war killed nearly 500,000 people : new tally

A decade of war in Syria has left nearly half a million people dead, a war monitor said Tuesday, in a new toll that includes 100,000 recently...

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