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  • Unidentified planes hits Iranian militias in eastern Syria: Military sources Sep 28, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    Unidentified planes hits Iranian militias in eastern Syria: Military sources

    They said the strikes were south of the town of Mayadeen along the Euphrates River which has become a major base for several Shi’ite militias, mostly from Iraq, since Islamic State militants were driven out nearly four years ago.

  • Blast kills 10 jihadists at Syria training camp Aug 25, 2021 10:18 AM IST

    Blast kills 10 jihadists at Syria training camp

    HTS is a jihadist group that controls parts of Syria's northwest, a rebel-held area still at war with Damascus.

  • Series of attacks target US personnel in Iraq and Syria Jul 08, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    Series of attacks target US personnel in Iraq and Syria

    Iraqi militia groups aligned with Iran vowed to retaliate after U.S. strikes on the Iraqi-Syrian border killed four of their members last month.

  • India calls for enhanced humanitarian aid to Syria without politicisation, preconditions Jun 24, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    India calls for enhanced humanitarian aid to Syria without politicisation, preconditions

    Speaking at the UN Security Council meeting on Syria (Humanitarian Affairs), Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs (United Nations Political), Prakash Gupta on Wednesday said "concrete steps" need to be taken to address hurdles obstructing functioning of cross-border and cross-line humanitarian operations in Syria.

  • A karate instructor, displaced by war trains kids in Syrian town Apr 15, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    A karate instructor, displaced by war trains kids in Syrian town

    Wasim Stouta, a displaced karate black belt from Aleppo, opens up a school and a dojo in the opposition-held town of Jeineh to help vulnerable children.

  • Beleaguered Syria suffers also due to Suez Canal closure Mar 27, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    Beleaguered Syria suffers also due to Suez Canal closure

    A giant container ship remained stuck sideways in the Suez Canal for a fifth day Saturday, as authorities prepared to make new attempts to free the vessel and reopen a crucial east-west waterway for global shipping.

  • India stands ready to work with UN to ensure supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Syria Mar 03, 2021 10:14 AM IST

    India stands ready to work with UN to ensure supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Syria

    Speaking at the UN General Assembly high-level panel on the human rights situation in Syria on Tuesday, India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu said India continues to stand with the people of Syria in the grave hour of need.

  • US carries out airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria: Pentagon Feb 26, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    US carries out airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria: Pentagon

    The strikes, which were first reported by Reuters, appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation.

  • Bomb blast kills at least five people in northern Syrian town of Afrin Jan 30, 2021 09:36 PM IST

    Bomb blast kills at least five people in northern Syrian town of Afrin

    Ankara now retains a large military presence in the area deploying thousands of troops in the last rebel enclave.

  • Syrian potter preserves centuries-old craft Dec 20, 2020 08:05 PM IST

    Syrian potter preserves centuries-old craft

    Petros and his two sons spend most of their time in the humid space, heated by an old wood-burning stove.

  • Oman becomes first Gulf state to reinstate ambassador in Syria Oct 05, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    Oman becomes first Gulf state to reinstate ambassador in Syria

    Oman is one of the rare Arab countries that kept diplomatic relations with the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad after the 2011 uprising, despite pressure from the United States and other Gulf allies.

  • US interrogates Pakistan’s ISIS terrorists in Syria Aug 26, 2020 01:24 PM IST

    US interrogates Pakistan’s ISIS terrorists in Syria

    The Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces have shared a list of Pakistanis who are in their custody for fighting for ISIS.

  • Syria eases coronavirus curbs, new cases jump after expats return May 26, 2020 11:42 AM IST

    Syria eases coronavirus curbs, new cases jump after expats return

    Syria has seen an uptick in infections in recent days, which it has attributed to the return of Syrians from abroad.

  • Muslims try to keep Ramadan spirit amid coronavirus restrictions Apr 21, 2020 09:07 PM IST

    Muslims try to keep Ramadan spirit amid coronavirus restrictions

    As Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week, Muslims around the world are trying to maintain the cherished rituals of Islam’s holiest month without further spreading the outbreak.

  • US, UK troops: 3 dead in Iraq rocket attack as US-led coalition responds Mar 12, 2020 09:44 AM IST

    US, UK troops: 3 dead in Iraq rocket attack as US-led coalition responds

    The attack threatens a dangerous escalation, with suspected US-led coalition airstrikes promptly targeting Iran-aligned Iraqi fighters in neighbouring Syria

  • Escalating Idlib battle raises risk of direct Russia-Turkey clash Mar 03, 2020 09:50 PM IST

    Escalating Idlib battle raises risk of direct Russia-Turkey clash

    Turkey says it has shot down three Syrian planes and destroyed eight helicopters and scores of tanks since last Thursday, when 34 Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike, the deadliest attack on the Turkish army in nearly 30 years.

  • Turkey drone strikes kill 26 Syrian soldiers in NW Syria: monitor Mar 01, 2020 08:37 AM IST

    Turkey drone strikes kill 26 Syrian soldiers in NW Syria: monitor

    "Twenty-six members of the Syrian army were killed when Turkish drones targeted positions of the regime forces in the Idlib and Aleppo countryside," the Britain-based Observatory said.

  • Syrian father devises method for daughter to cope with bombings: laughter Feb 18, 2020 04:18 PM IST

    Syrian father devises method for daughter to cope with bombings: laughter

    Airstrikes have forced Mohammad to leave his hometown of Saraqib, and he now lives in his friend's house in Sarmada, a town bordering Turkey

  • Donald Trump discusses Syria, Libya with Turkey's Erdogan: White House Jan 28, 2020 09:23 AM IST

    Donald Trump discusses Syria, Libya with Turkey's Erdogan: White House

    "The two leaders discussed the need to eliminate foreign interference and maintain the ceasefire in Libya. The leaders agreed that the violence being carried out in Idlib, Syria must stop," White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a tweet.

  • West Asia Tension | Will Iran impact Donald Trump the way it did Jimmy Carter? Jan 10, 2020 02:03 PM IST

    West Asia Tension | Will Iran impact Donald Trump the way it did Jimmy Carter?

    Donald Trump will face pinpricks from Iran throughout his re-election campaign and history may repeat itself as in Jimmy Carter’s failed re-election bid.

  • Vladimir Putin visits Turkey to talk Libya, Syria and gas Jan 08, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    Vladimir Putin visits Turkey to talk Libya, Syria and gas

    Russia's leader will seek to boost his credentials as a regional powerbroker at the symbolic opening of the TurkStream pipeline, which brings Russian gas to Turkey and southern Europe via the Black Sea.

  • Vladimir Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Bashar al-Assad Jan 07, 2020 08:44 PM IST

    Vladimir Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Bashar al-Assad

    The visit comes at a time of heightened regional tension, when Assad's other main military ally Iran has said it will retaliate against the United States for the killing of an Iranian general.

  • UN Council to meet Friday on Syria's Idlib Jan 03, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    UN Council to meet Friday on Syria's Idlib

    The meeting -- which will begin at 10:00 am (2030 IST) -- comes at the request of Britain and France, with the backing of the United States, the diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Thursday.

  • Donald Trump aides call US strikes on Iraq and Syria 'successful,' warn of potential further action Dec 30, 2019 09:10 AM IST

    Donald Trump aides call US strikes on Iraq and Syria 'successful,' warn of potential further action

    The US military carried out the strikes on Sunday against the Kataib Hezbollah militia group in response to the killing of a US civilian contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base, officials said.

  • Trump warns Russia, Syria, Iran against killing civilians in Idlib Dec 26, 2019 08:40 PM IST

    Trump warns Russia, Syria, Iran against killing civilians in Idlib

    'Russia, Syria, and Iran are killing, or on their way to killing, thousands if inocent (sic) civilians in Idlib Province. Don't do it! Turkey is working hard to stop this carnage,' Trump said in a tweet.

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