Syria

Turkey 'neutralizes' 19 terrorists in northern Syria

Turkey 'neutralizes' 19 terrorists in northern Syria

Some 19 PKK terrorists have been neutralized in the scope of the Operation Olive Branch, Operation Peace Spring and Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish Defense Ministry has said. “Nineteen terrorists opening …

Turkey eliminates PKK terrorist in Syria

Turkey eliminates PKK terrorist in Syria

The Turkish Intelligence Organization (MIT) on Sunday eliminated a member of the PKK terrorist organization in northern Syria’s Ain al-Arab. The terrorist was implicated in the death of Turkish troops and personnel. Ekrem …

Israel carries out missile strike near Syria’s Hader

Israel carries out missile strike near Syria’s Hader

Syria says Israel has carried out a missile attack at various targets on the outskirts of Syria’s southwestern city of Quneitra. Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing a military source, reported that several Israeli …

Syria's Assad visits Iran for first time in 3 years

Syria's Assad visits Iran for first time in 3 years

Syrian President Bashar Assad paid a working visit to Tehran for the first time in more than three years and met with the Iranian leadership on Sunday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. Assad discussed bilateral relations as …

Turkey to help million Syrian refugees to return back home

Turkey to help million Syrian refugees to return back home

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country's authorities are preparing a project that will allow one million Syrian refugees residing in the country to voluntarily return to their homeland. According to him, the …

Turkey-EU migration agreement no longer effective

Turkey-EU migration agreement no longer effective

Turkey's role as a transition zone for refugees attempting to get to Europe is under severe strain as the numbers rise, the costs spiral and its own economic and social woes mount. According to …

Assad appoints new Syrian Defense Minister

Assad appoints new Syrian Defense Minister

General Ali Mahmoud Abbas became the new Syrian Defense Minister. This is stated in the Syrian leader's office. "President Assad issued Decree 115 on the appointment of Major General Ali Mahmoud Abbas as Minister of …

Turkish troops, drones strike northern Syria

Turkish troops, drones strike northern Syria

Turkey’s artillery shelled the Abu Rasin region in northern Syria’s Hasaka Province on Monday. According to the SANA news agency, Turkish servicemen used armaments and mortars located in the border security zone created by Turkish …

Why the UAE is publicly embracing Syria

Why the UAE is publicly embracing Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s weekend trip to the UAE should come as no surprise, even though it appears to have thrown some observers in Washington off balance

Top Iranian diplomat visits Syria for political talks

Top Iranian diplomat visits Syria for political talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian travelled to Damascus for talks with senior Syrian authorities. Heading a delegation of Foreign Ministry officials, Amirabdollahian left Tehran for Damascus on Wednesday morning. …

Assad visits UAE

Assad visits UAE

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad paid a working visit to the UAE. According to the Syrian President’s press service, he met with the Vice-President, the UAE Prime Minister, and the Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al …

World Bank hints on new Arab Spring

World Bank hints on new Arab Spring

Soaring energy and food prices triggered by the crisis in Ukraine could exacerbate existing food security concerns in the Middle East and Africa

Syria supports Putin's decision to recognize DPR, LPR

Syria supports Putin's decision to recognize DPR, LPR

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said Syria supported the decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and called it a historic milestone. "I would …

Lavrov and Cavusoglu to meet in Antalya

Lavrov and Cavusoglu to meet in Antalya

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Antalya, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov.said at the Eleventh Middle East Conference hosted …