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  • Syrian President discusses economic cooperation with Iran FM

    Syrian President discusses economic cooperation with Iran FM

    Both sides discussed the economic and trade cooperation and ways to cope with the sanctions imposed by the Western countries, mainly from the US, Xinhua news agency reported citing SANA as saying.

    August 30, 2021
  • Farcical election

    Farcical election

    It was a statement of no-confidence against the presidential palace in Damascus.

    June 1, 2021
  • Russian general killed by ‘explosive device’ in Syria: Report

    Russian general killed by ‘explosive device’ in Syria: Report

    The ministry said the device went off while the convoy was returning from a humanitarian operation near the city of Deir Ezzor.

    August 19, 2020
  • Iran, Russia, Turkey urge political solution to Syrian crisis

    Iran, Russia, Turkey urge political solution to Syrian crisis

    The Caesar Act, which took effect in mid-June, punishes any country, individual or entity that does business with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    July 2, 2020
  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sacks PM Imad Khamis

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sacks PM Imad Khamis

    The new move comes in light of the tough economic situation that Syria is passing through with a steep devaluation of the Syrian currency amid soaring prices.

    June 12, 2020
  • 11 soldiers killed in ISIS attack in Syrian desert

    11 soldiers killed in ISIS attack in Syrian desert

    The attack is the latest in a series of offensives carried out by the sleeper cells of the IS group in the Syrian desert.

    May 8, 2020
  • 33 Turkish troops killed in airstrike in Idlib

    33 Turkish troops killed in airstrike in Idlib

    Turkey retaliated against Syrian government targets after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held an urgent top-level security meeting in Ankara

    February 28, 2020
  • Tragedy of Idlib

    Tragedy of Idlib

    After being targeted by barrel bombs and chemical weapons since 2011, the embattled country now bears witness to a renewed bout of misery unleashed by Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian backers.

    February 17, 2020
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin to launch TurkStream in Istanbul on Wednesday

    Russian President Vladimir Putin to launch TurkStream in Istanbul on Wednesday

    The ceremony, to be hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will also be attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

    January 8, 2020
  • France says around 450 ISIS-linked to nationals, detained in Syria

    France says around 450 ISIS-linked to nationals, detained in Syria

    A Baghdad court sentenced two more Frenchmen to death Tuesday for joining the ISIS jihadist group, raising the number of French ISIS members on death row in Iraq to six.

    May 29, 2019
  • Euphrates eclipse

    Euphrates eclipse

    The fall of Baghouz, an eastern Syrian village on the bank of the historically connected Euphrates River, would mark a milestone in the global campaign against ISIS.

    March 5, 2019
  • Assad, not Syria, will be rehabilitated in 2019

    Assad, not Syria, will be rehabilitated in 2019

    The rehabilitation of Syria does not seem to be a realistic outcome for 2019. The rehabilitation of Bashar al-Assad looks rather more likely.

    January 4, 2019
  • ISIS Trumped?

    ISIS Trumped?

    In the week of jollity around the world, Wednesday’s announcement by the US President signifies an abrupt change in policy that was unveiled six months ago, notably with three objectives ~ to retain US forces in Syria, to endure the “enduring defeat of ISIS”, and act as a bulwark against Iranian influence.

    December 22, 2018
  • A tangled skein

    A tangled skein

    It is Donald Trump’s renewed economic reprisal against Hassan Rouhani’s swift rejection of his offer to negotiate after the US binned the nuclear deal concluded by Barack Obama. In effect, the Iranian President had underscored the glaring contradiction in terms; more recently he has rejected the talks offer as”psychological warfare”, making it explicit that”negotiations with …

    August 9, 2018
  • Assad still has ‘limited’ chemical capability: Pentagon

    Assad still has ‘limited’ chemical capability: Pentagon

    The Syrian regime remains able to conduct chemical attacks, though only at a limited level, the Pentagon has said following last week's international cruise missile strikes on chemical weapons-related targets.

    April 20, 2018
  • Momentary blitz

    Momentary blitz

    For a brief while, last Saturday’s missile strikes on Syria were a faint echo of the start of the Anglo-US blitz in Iraq (23 March 2003). Fifteen years after, the bombardment from the skies in response to Bashar al-Assad’s chemical attack on the rebels in Douma appears to have been limited and short-lived. The striking …

    April 17, 2018
  • Clash of Shields

    Clash of Shields

    In the context of Syria, Donald Trump has advanced a ‘get ready’ threat to Moscow ~ a remarkable swingback from the simulated post-Cold War bonhomie during the US elections. It would be an over-simplification to greet the latest bluster from the White House as characteristically tactless; it is, on closer reflection. dangerous and direly so. …

    April 14, 2018