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Photo taken on April 14, 2018 shows a view of the Syrian capital Damascus. The U.S. started military actions against Damascus before daybreak Saturday as loud explosions were heard with "red dots" seen flying from earth to the sky, reported Syrian state TV and Xinhua reporters in Damascus. (Xinhua/Ammar Safarjalani) (yy)

Syrian Air Defenses Repelling Israeli Missile Attack

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Syrian air defense systems are repelling an Israeli missile attack from the direction of the Lebanese airspace, Syrian state news agency SANA reported. According to...
sanctions

US Imposes Terrorism-Related Sanctions on Individuals in Turkey, Syria, Iraq

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The United States imposed terror-related sanctions on three individuals and one entity located in Turkey, Syria and Iraq, the Department of Treasury said on...
Fire

Fire hits refinery facility in war-torn Syria amid fuel shortage

A fire erupted in a major oil refinery in Syria due to a leak, the state news agency SANA reported on Sunday as the...
Israeli soldiers gather on November 20, 2019 near the settlement Merom Golan in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, seized from Syrian in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. - The Israeli army carried out a "wide-scale" attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria early on November 20, killing at least 11 fighters, the Israeli army and a monitoring group said. In a rare confirmation of their operations in Syria, the Israeli army said they carried out dozens on strikes against the Iranian elite Quds Force and the Syrian military, in response to four rockets fired at Israel a day before. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Israeli army: Missile fired from Syria, targets struck in response

The Israeli army early on Thursday said it struck targets in Syria after a missile was fired from there. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said...
FILED - Smoke raise from a site targeted by multiple airstrikes, allegedly carried out by Syrian government forces in the town of Taqad, in the western Aleppo countryside. Photo: Juma Mohammad/IMAGESLIVE via ZUMA Wire/dpa

Top diplomats from five world powers mark 10 years of war in Syria

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dpa/GNA - On the 10th anniversary of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the top diplomats of the United States, Germany, France,...
A woman walks with a baby stroller in front of the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, the United States, July 20, 2020. The UN headquarters on Monday started its phase one reopening after it had remained physically close over the past four months to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Xinhua/Wang Jiangang)

United Nations: Tens of thousands remain arbitrarily detained in Syria

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dpa/GNA - Tens of thousands of civilians are still arbitrarily detained in Syria, their fate unknown 10 years after the conflict began, the...
Biden

Biden warns Iran to “be careful” after United States airstrikes

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday warned Iran to "be careful" when asked what message he was sending to Iran with the airstrikes in...
Vaccines

Syria to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign next week

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dpa/GNA - Syria will start rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations to health workers next week, Health Minister Hassan Ghabbash said on Thursday, after Damascus...
Group Of U S Backed Syrian Rebels Surrenders To Government

Russia, Turkey and Iran call for end to foreign interference in Syria

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dpa/GNA - Representatives from Russia, Turkey and Iran ended a two-day meeting on ways to re-invigorate stalled talks on a new constitution for...
Photo released by Turkish Defense Ministry shows Turkish army launches a military operation into northern Syria on the Turkey-Syria border, on Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish Armed Forces on late Wednesday began a land operation into northern Syria against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). (Xinhua)

11 killed in two car bombings in rebel area in Syria – Monitor

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dpa/GNA – At least 11 people, including six civilians, were killed on Sunday in two car bombings in an area controlled by Turkish-backed...
Photo released by Turkish Defense Ministry shows Turkish army launches a military operation into northern Syria on the Turkey-Syria border, on Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish Armed Forces on late Wednesday began a land operation into northern Syria against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). (Xinhua)

Syria says it repelled Israeli missiles in south

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dpa/GNA - Syrian air defences partly stopped an Israeli missile attack in the southern part of the war-torn country, state media reported on...
Photo released by Turkish Defense Ministry shows Turkish army launches a military operation into northern Syria on the Turkey-Syria border, on Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish Armed Forces on late Wednesday began a land operation into northern Syria against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). (Xinhua)

Syria reports Israeli rocket attacks in Hama province

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dpa/GNA - Israeli rockets targeted Syria's Hama province early Friday, the Syrian state agency Sana reported, citing the country's military. The projectiles apparently targeted...
Israeli soldiers gather on November 20, 2019 near the settlement Merom Golan in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, seized from Syrian in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. - The Israeli army carried out a "wide-scale" attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria early on November 20, killing at least 11 fighters, the Israeli army and a monitoring group said. In a rare confirmation of their operations in Syria, the Israeli army said they carried out dozens on strikes against the Iranian elite Quds Force and the Syrian military, in response to four rockets fired at Israel a day before. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Turkish troops start withdrawing from key observation point in Syria

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Turkish troops have begun to withdraw from a key observation point in Syria's Hama province, a monitoring group and activists in the area told...
"Defiant" helicopter Photo credit: Sikorsky-Boeing

U.S. helicopter crashes in Syria’s Hasakah

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A U.S. helicopter crashed in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah on Tuesday, state news agency SANA reported. The helicopter crashed in the...
Airstrikes

Monitor: Suspected Israeli strikes kill 10 militiamen in Syria

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At least 10 pro-Iranian militiamen were killed on Monday in airstrikes believed to have been conducted by Israel in eastern Syria, a monitor reported. The...
?Climate change is increasing the vulnerability of forests to wildfires ?

Wildfires engulf agricultural lands in Syria

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Agricultural lands have been engulfed by wildfires in the countryside of the Hama Province, a Syrian official said on Wednesday. Cited by...
Migrants

Twenty-one irregular migrants from Lebanon, Syria arrive by boat in Cyprus

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A group of 21 irregular migrants from Syria and Lebanon arrived on a boat on the southeastern coast of Cyprus, the police said in...
Thunder strikes

Latest Israeli strikes kill 11 in Syria – monitor

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A total of 11 people, mostly military personnel, were killed in the overnight Israeli missile strikes on the capital Damascus and Daraa province...

Car bomb explodes near Turkish military point in Northwestern Syria

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A car bomb exploded on Friday evening near a Turkish military point in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, a war monitor reported. ...
A Syrian man pushes a wheelbarrow past collapsed buildings in the northern Syrian town of Manbij as civilians go back to their homes on August 14, 2016 more than a week after the Arab-Kurdish alliance, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), pushed the Islamic State (IS) group out of the city. (AFP/Xinhua)

14 soldiers killed in battles with Islamic State in eastern Syria

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A total of 14 Syrian soldiers were killed on Friday in battles with the Islamic State (IS) militants in the eastern province of...
Islamic State had demanded a ransom in return for sparing the hostages? lives

6 military personnel killed by Islamic State in east Syria – monitor

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The Islamic State (IS) killed six members of the Syrian military intelligence in the country's eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Friday, a war...
Russia

Russia blames U.S. for military vehicle collision in Syria

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Russia has blamed the United States for a recent collision between Russian and U.S. military vehicles in Syria. On Wednesday, Chief of...
Firefighters work at a blast site amid smoke and dust in Paris, France, Jan. 12, 2019. A huge gas explosion in central Paris injured at least 20 people on Saturday, of whom two were in critical condition, Le Figaro newspaper reported. The explosion occurred at around 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) in a closed bakery on the Rue de Trevise in the 9th district of Paris due to a suspected gas leak. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen)

Explosion hits Turkey-Russia joint patrol in Syria’s Idlib – ministry

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An explosion on Tuesday hit the convoy of the joint patrol of Turkish and Russian militaries in Idlib province of northwestern Syria, Turkey's defense...
Electricity

Gas line explosion causes power outage in Syria

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An explosion in the al-Arabi gas line in the countryside of Syrian capital Damascus at dawn on Monday caused a massive power outage in...
Donald Trump

In interview, Bolton warns NATO could unravel in second Trump term

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Former national security adviser John Bolton warns NATO could break apart if President Donald Trump wins a second term, as he expressed hope the...
bomb blast

Israeli experts expect lull in Hezbollah violence after Beirut blast

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Over the past two weeks, the Israeli army has been on high alert, waiting for a revenge attack by the Iranian-backed Shiite Hezbollah movement...
Airstrikes

Airstrikes kill 15 pro-government fighters in eastern Syria

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A total of 15 pro-government fighters were killed by airstrikes in eastern Syria on Monday, a war monitor reported Tuesday. The airstrikes targeted the positions...
Russia Wagner

Russia’s Wagner paramilitary group implicated in Ukraine, Syria

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Russia is alleged to use a secretive paramilitary group known as Wagner to represent Russian national interests in conflict zones, particularly in Ukraine and...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu acknowledges Israeli “constant action” against Iran in Syria

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel is taking "constant action" against Iran in Syria, two days after Israeli jets allegedly...
Help Aged

Coronavirus: Older people in low- and middle-income countries need urgent attention

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In order to prevent global humanitarian catastrophe Thousands, if not millions, of older people’s lives are at risk, if the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic takes...