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Several dead after bomb attack on army vehicle in Damascus

Several dead after bomb attack on army vehicle in Damascus

At least 13 Syrian military personnel were killed in a roadside bomb attack, as their bus crossed a bridge in central Damascus during early morning rush hour on Wednesday, state television reported. Syrian state TV posted on its …

Military bus explodes in Damascus

Military bus explodes in Damascus

A bus carrying Syrian servicemen exploded on Wednesday in Damascus near the entrance to the Masaken al-Haras military residences. According to the SANA news agency, the explosion resulted in some casualties. On the photo …

Person dies in explosion in Damascus

Person dies in explosion in Damascus

One person was killed and another wounded in an explosion in Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday evening, China.org.cn reports with a reference to the state news agency SANA. The explosion was caused by two explosive devices that went …

Syrian opposition regain Saraqeb - source

Syrian opposition regain Saraqeb - source

Syrian opposition have recaptured the strategic town of Saraqeb, the rebels said. Three weeks ago, the armed opposition lost the northwestern town at the junction of two main highways, Reuters recalls. "The rebels …

Restoration of ancient Palmyra bas-reliefs begins in Damascus

Restoration of ancient Palmyra bas-reliefs begins in Damascus

Experts from the National Museum of Damascus have begun restoration of ancient Palmyra bas-reliefs, partially destroyed by the militants of the ISIS terrorist organization (outlawed in Russia), the museum’s director Oman …

Damascus hit by missile strike

Damascus hit by missile strike

At least four people have been killed and 21 others wounded in an Israeli missile strike in a rural area near Syria’s Damascus. Syria’s air defenses repelled a missile attack targeting the cities of Damascus and Homs …

Explosion in Damascus kills person

Explosion in Damascus kills person

One person was killed and five others wounded today when an explosion occurred in Syria's capital Damascus, state TV reported. According to the report, the explosion rocked the Naher Aysheh area south of Damascus. Investigations are …

Explosion rocks Russian embassy in Damascus

Explosion rocks Russian embassy in Damascus

A car bomb exploded today in the al-Adawi district of Damascus, located close to the Russian Embassy. "The explosion took place near a security branch in the south of the city," Express cited the UK-based Syrian Observatory …

Geir Pedersen holds meeting with Walid Muallem

Geir Pedersen holds meeting with Walid Muallem

UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen held a "constructive" meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in Damascus to discuss a political settlement of the crisis in the country. "We had …

 UAE may resume flights to Damascus

UAE may resume flights to Damascus

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said it is evaluating the possibility of national carriers resuming flights to the Syrian capital of Damascus. GCAA made the comment in a statement, following the …

Bahrain resumes work at embassy in Damascus

Bahrain resumes work at embassy in Damascus

Bahrain resumed operations at its embassy in Syria, which has been shut since 2011. Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry said the reopening of the embassy affirms the importance of continued relations with Syria.  In a …

UAE reopens Damascus embassy - media

UAE reopens Damascus embassy - media

The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus, which has been shut since 2011, the Syrian information ministry said. There was no immediate comment from officials in the UAE.  A Syrian information note to …

Damascus national museum to reopen doors in 2019

Damascus national museum to reopen doors in 2019

Syria’s National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Sunday, seven years after war forced them to close and months after the government recaptured all rebel areas near the capital. Only …

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry ready to demine Syria

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry ready to demine Syria

Russia's Emergencies Ministry has held talks with the UN on humanitarian demining efforts in Syria, the ministry’s press service said. "The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s expert group held working meetings and …

Over 320 refugees return to their homes in Syria

Over 320 refugees return to their homes in Syria

More than 320 Syrians have returned to their homes in the past 24 hours, the chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, Major General Yuri Yevtushenko said. Ho noted that 201 …