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  • State of play

    State of play

    The most potent of all the armed non-state actors in West Asia, Hezbollah, is undergoing deep convulsions. The international footprint of the Lebanese Hezbollah, which fought the battle-hardened Israeli army to a standstill in the first decade of the millennium, has certainly grown. But conversely, the militant group is weaker domestically today than it was at any point over the past decade.

    November 22, 2022
  • Turkish twist

    Turkish twist

    It would be naïve for the region and the wider world, however, to ascribe any other motive than the purely utilitarian to this change in tack by President Erdogan.

    September 10, 2022
  • India votes in UNSC for West-sponsored resolution on Syria, abstains on Russian motion

    India votes in UNSC for West-sponsored resolution on Syria, abstains on Russian motion

    Expressing his opposition to the Ireland-Norway resolution, he said that it ignored the interests of Damascus, meaning the Bashar al-Assad government.

    July 9, 2022
  • Israeli missile attack in Syria kills 5

    Israeli missile attack in Syria kills 5

    Syria's state media previously claimed that Israeli missiles were intercepted in the country's central coast region.

    May 14, 2022
  • Syria calls on UN to interfere to stop ‘systematic’ Israeli strikes

    Syria calls on UN to interfere to stop ‘systematic’ Israeli strikes

    The Syrian condemnation comes against the backdrop of an Israeli attack earlier on Sunday against military sites in central Syria.

    April 11, 2022
  • Israel and Syria

    Israel and Syria

    Israel has launched hundreds of attacks on targets inside government-controlled parts of Syria over the past decade of Syria’s war, but its government rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations. To that extent, this week’s admission marked a departure. Wednesday’s attack is an echo of the ferment in the Middle East, almost relentless.

    February 14, 2022
  • Death of a terrorist

    Death of a terrorist

    Mr Biden described Qurayshi as "the driving force behind the genocide of the Yazidi people in northwestern Iraq in 2014. We all remember the gutwrenching stories of mass slaughters that wiped out entire villages, thousands of women and young girls sold into slavery, rape used as a weapon of war.” Historically, for every terrorist killed, two are born. Thursday’s death will not signify the eclipse of IS, just as Bin Laden’s killing has not meant the end of Al Qaida.

    February 7, 2022
  • Prison break

    Prison break

    Human Rights Watch estimates the SDF holds about 12,000 men and boys suspected of Isis affiliation, including 2,000 to 4,000 foreigners from about 50 countries. The battles have triggered a civilian exodus from neighbourhoods around Ghwayran with families fleeing in the harsh winter cold as Kurdish forces closed in.

    February 4, 2022
  • Top al Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria: Report

    Top al Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria: Report

    The US Central Command (Centcom) stated that Abu-Ahmed was killed in the September 20 drone strike near Idlib in Syria, adding that there were zero civilian casualties this time.

    October 1, 2021
  • Armed rebels surrender in Syria’s Daraa amid new deal

    Armed rebels surrender in Syria’s Daraa amid new deal

    The Syrian army entered Daraa in 2018 after the rebels there were dislodged to the rebel-held areas in the northwestern province of Idlib

    September 2, 2021
  • Aid groups: Millions in Syria, Iraq losing access to water

    Aid groups: Millions in Syria, Iraq losing access to water

    The areas include displacement settlements housing tens of thousands of people displaced in Syria's 10-year conflict.

    August 23, 2021
  • UN voices concern over escalating violence in Syria

    UN voices concern over escalating violence in Syria

    The ongoing fighting has killed and injured dozens of civilians in recent weeks, including many women and children, Xinhua news agency quoted Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, as saying on Friday.

    July 24, 2021
  • Syrian 12-year-old Hend youngest athlete at Tokyo Olympics

    Syrian 12-year-old Hend youngest athlete at Tokyo Olympics

    Hend's first match in the singles event is against Austria's Liu Jia

    July 23, 2021
  • Assad rides high

    Assad rides high

    The UN, which has prevaricated on Syria, has estimated that more than 80 per cent of Syrians live below the poverty line.

    July 20, 2021
  • Assad sworn in as Syrian President for 4th term

    Assad sworn in as Syrian President for 4th term

    Assad garnered 95.1 per cent of votes in the recent presidential election; however this is his last term in office owing to Constitutional rules

    July 18, 2021
  • China, Syria vow to boost bilateral cooperation

    China, Syria vow to boost bilateral cooperation

    Wang said that China will work together with Syria to promote the traditional friendship, boost friendly cooperation, protect common interests

    July 18, 2021
  • Rocket fire targets largest US base in Syria

    Rocket fire targets largest US base in Syria

    On 7 July, the same facility was targeted by explosives-laden drones

    July 12, 2021