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Turkey’s military attack against Kurds could redraw map of Syrian conflict

Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday, with air strikes hitting the border town of Ras al Ain....

Turkey’s military attack against Kurds could redraw map of Syrian conflict

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Explained: Why Turkey wants a military assault on Syrian Kurds A Turkish military operation against Syrian Kurdish territory could unleash instability, displacement and intense fighting. The Kurds are warning of ethnic cleansing and all out war....
05:39 2019-10-08

Exclusive: Military leader of Syrian Kurds tells US 'you are leaving us to be slaughtered' The commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces told a senior US diplomat, "You are leaving us to be slaughtered," demanding to know whether the US is going to do anything to protect Syrian Kurds as Turkey continues its military operation targeting America's Kurdish allies in Syria....
03:26 2019-10-13

Explainer: Turkey set to redraw map of Syrian war once more A looming Turkish incursion into northern Syria is set to reshape the map of the Syrian conflict once again, dealing a blow to Kurdish-led forces that have battled Islamic State while widening Turkey's territorial control at the border....
10:00 2019-10-08

Explainer: Turkish operation may redraw map of Syrian war once again Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday, with air strikes hitting the border town of Ras al Ain....
22:39 2019-10-09

Syrian army foils drone attack on military base in northwest The Syrian army said on Saturday its air defenses foiled a drone attack by "terrorist" groups on a main military base in northwestern Syria, where a Russian-brokered ceasefire has stopped months of fighting....
16:39 2019-09-07

Syrian state TV: Israeli rocket attack against military post in south kills 1 soldier and injures another DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state TV: Israeli rocket attack against military post in south kills 1 soldier and injures another . The post Syrian state TV: Israeli rocket attack against military post in south kills 1 soldier and injures another appeared first on LEX18.com....
21:00 2019-05-27

Who Are the Syrian Kurds the U.S. Is Abandoning? U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to give a green light to a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria effectively abandons one of America’s closest allies in the fight against Islamic State to an uncertain future....
22:00 2019-10-07

Syrian Kurds mobilize across from Turkish troops Kurds in northeastern Syria issued a "general mobilization" call along the border with Turkey. It comes as Ankara prepares for an invasion of the area in the latest major escalation in the war-ravaged country....
03:39 2019-10-10

Here’s what we know about the ISIS prisons controlled by the Syrian Kurds Kurdish forces are caught between protecting the prisons holding Islamic State fighters and their families and staving off Turkish soldiers at their border....
19:39 2019-10-12

Syrian Kurds See US Betrayal And Warn Alliance Against ISIS Now In Doubt For the past five years, Syrian Kurds have stood alongside the United States in its effort to vanquish the Islamic State, in the process securing control over a vast area of Syria they hoped would......
10:26 2019-10-08

The Latest: Syrian Kurds ally with Damascus in major shift Syrian Kurdish officials say they will work with the country’s central government in Damascus to fend off Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish fighters...
03:00 2019-10-14

Trump says he will wipe out Turkey's economy if it wipes out the Syrian Kurds U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would devastate Turkey's economy if Ankara's incursion in Syria wipes out the Kurdish population there....
22:39 2019-10-09

'Leaving us to be slaughtered': Syrian Kurds commander condemns US pullout The commander of the Syrian Kurdish forces in the northern part of the country condemned President Trump's decision to remove U.S. soldiers from the area....
08:13 2019-10-13

Syrian Kurds Say Turkish Shells Hit an Islamic State Prison (BEIRUT)–– Syrian Kurdish officials say Turkish shelling has hit a prison holding Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria. A video shared by the officials Friday shows a shell landing in the courtyard of what appears to be a prison facility in the city of Qamishli. Seconds later, a...
22:39 2019-10-11

Syrian Kurds hand over four 'Islamic State' children to Germany Kurdish authorities in Syria have handed over four children to Germany who had parents that were "Islamic State" fighters. Many EU countries are grappling with how to handle returning foreign fighters and their families....
04:00 2019-08-20

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian Kurdish official says authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed fighting for the Islamic State group back to their countries. Abdulkarim Omar, a senior official in the Kurdish self-rule administration, tweeted on Mo...
11:52 2019-06-10

Syrian Kurds fear 'ethnic cleansing' after US troop pullout announcement In the aftermath of President Trump’s surprise announcement Sunday that the U.S. would be withdrawing from the predominantly Kurdish enclave in Northern Syria, some left languishing claimed "ethnic cleansing" could follow....
00:00 2019-10-08

Turkish tanks mass on Syrian border in preparation for assault on Kurds Turkey has gathered forces on its southern border with Syria, as it prepares to make good on its plans to carve out a “safe zone” by pushing out Kurdish fighters who have been United States allies but which Ankara considers terrorists....
15:52 2019-10-09

Trump orders all U.S. troops to withdraw from Syria amid conflict between Turkey and Kurds U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered all of the country's troops to withdraw from Syria amid conflicts between Turkey and Kurdish forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday....
19:39 2019-10-13

U. S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Assad’s Syrian troops back into Kurdish areas The deal between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the government of President Bashar al-Assad further dimmed the prospect of continued U.S. presence in Syria....
23:52 2019-10-13

Syrian footballer and 'singer of revolution' killed in conflict Goalkeeper Abdul Baset al-Sarout dies of wounds sustained in battle with government troopsA Syrian footballer who became a symbolic figure in the rebellion against the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has died of wounds suffered in a battle with government forces.Abdul Baset al-Sarout, 27, who ...
17:39 2019-06-08

Pentagon says U.S. is not abandoning Kurds facing Turkish attack “We have not abandoned the Kurds. Let me be clear about that,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters. "Nobody green-lighted this operation by Turkey — just the opposite. We pushed back very hard at all levels for the Turks not to commence this operation.”...
02:26 2019-10-12

U.S. has 'no interest' in new conflict in Middle East: military The United States has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East but will defend American interests including freedom of navigation, the U.S. military said on Thursday as it directed a destroyer to the scene of an attack in the Gulf of Oman....
01:13 2019-06-14

Which of You Turkeys Is Dropping $50,000 on a Handbuilt Acura TLX? When you want your product to give off a sense of “old-worldness” and “craftsmanship,” you tell everyone that it is “handmade” or “handbuilt.” This marketing scheme has worked on me multiple times, just check my shoe rack. There’s no doubt that Acura hopes buyers will feel similarly about the 2020 A...
06:39 2019-07-09

UAE scaling back military role in Yemen conflict The UAE is beginning a partial military drawdown in Yemen. Experts say the country is pushing for a political solution to end the conflict, but growing US-Iran tension in the region may also have played a role....
00:26 2019-07-10

Kurds mobilize in northeast Syria, brace for imminent attack from Turkish troops Turkey has long threatened an attack on the Kurdish fighters in Syria whom Ankara considers terrorists allied with a Kurdish insurgency within Turkey....
14:39 2019-10-09

James Foley’s Mother Worries About ISIS Resurrection as Turks Attack Kurds Diane Foley, mother of James W. Foley, the first American hostage of the Islamic State to be beheaded, said she hoped the ISIS prisoners believed responsible do not escape custody as Syria plunges into a volatile new phase....
02:13 2019-10-11

European Union opens the anti-Assad playbook to deter Turkish attack on the Kurds European taxpayers will not subsidize Turkey’s plan to attack the Kurdish fighters that helped destroy the Islamic State and resettle the territory they hold with Syrian refugees....
05:00 2019-10-10

Trump warns Iran of ‘severe’ defeat if military conflict broke out President Trump on Friday said he believes sanctions against Iran are working but indicated he would not hesitate to order military action if necessary, saying it would amount to a “very severe form of winning” for the United States....
20:26 2019-09-20

Syrian army resumes military operations against rebels in northwest Syria The Syrian army said on Monday it was resuming military operations in a Russian-led campaign in northwest Syria that has uprooted tens of thousands and killed hundreds, blaming Turkey for not abiding by its commitments under a truce deal....
16:26 2019-08-05

Trump is sanctioning Iran's top diplomat and it will likely make it harder to avoid military conflict Reuters The Trump administration on Wednesday announced it's sanctioning Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Zarif, who was educated in the US, is considered to be one of the more moderate members of the Iranian government and this could open the door for hardliners to gain more influence. Amid ...
00:26 2019-08-01

Turkey's military says it captured a key Syrian border town after an offensive against Kurdish fighters Associated Press/Lefteris Pitarakis Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town Saturday after an offensive against Kurdish fighters. Turkish troops entered central Ras al-Ayn, according to Turkey's Defense Ministry and a war monitor group. It marked the biggest gain made by Turkey ...
05:26 2019-10-13

Turkish military, Syrian rebels to enter Syria 'shortly': Erdogan aide Turkish forces and Syrian rebel allies will push into Syria "shortly", a Turkish official said on Wednesday, in an operation world powers fear could open a new chapter in Syria's ruinous eight-year-old war....
12:13 2019-10-09

China could win military conflict in Indo-Pacific region even 'before America can respond', think tank warns A new study warns the U.S. has lost its military supremacy in the Indo-Pacific region, with China being able to launch and win a military conflict even before American forces are able come up with a response....
21:00 2019-08-20

Myanmar: Conflict resolution at ‘total standstill’, military commanders must answer for crimes against humanity Myanmar’s military commanders must answer charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in a credible court, a United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM) said on Tuesday, urging the international community to cut off all financial and other support t...
14:39 2019-05-21

Philippines' Duterte calls for action to reduce the risk of military conflict in the South China Sea President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is calling for action to lessen the chance of conflict in the South China Sea, where the U.S. and other countries are challenging China's assertions of sovereignty....
08:39 2019-06-01

Turkish post in Idlib hit ‘deliberately’ by Syrian attack ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey said Syrian government forces “deliberately” attacked on Sunday a Turkish military observation post in northwestern Syria. In a statement, the defense ministry said Turkish troops responded with “heavy weapons” after the artillery attack in Idlib provin...
20:39 2019-06-16

Trump uses discredited conflict-of-interest charges to attack Mueller In tweets and comments to reporters, the president accused the former special counsel of being a “true never-Trumper,” who was conflicted due to a past “business dispute” between them. He also alleged that Mueller asked him for a job....
01:26 2019-05-31

US accuses Syrian government of fresh chemical weapon attack State department says it will respond ‘quickly and appropriately’ if use of chlorine is provenThe US says it has seen signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in the north-west, warning that Washington and its allies would respond if t...
10:13 2019-05-22

U.S.-backed Syrian force warns of 'all-out war' in response to any Turkish attack The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Saturday it would "not hesitate to turn any unprovoked (Turkish) attack into an all-out war" to defend its region in northeast Syria....
03:52 2019-10-06

Pompeo says Syrian government used chlorine in May chemical weapon attack U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the United States concluded the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria used chlorine as a chemical weapon in a May attack as part of its battle for Idlib....
05:26 2019-09-27

Tens of thousands flee Russia-led attack on Syrian opposition enclave Ten of thousands of people have fled to Syria's border with Turkey in the last few days as a Syrian army advance pushed further into the opposition's last major stronghold, residents, rights groups and opposition sources said on Wednesday....
20:00 2019-08-21

Germany truck attack that injured 8 probed as possible act of terror, Syrian man detained Eight people were injured after Syrian national stole a truck and rammed it into a line of cars in a town in western Germany, spurring authorities to investigate the suspect's background as some of first bystanders to the scene said he allegedly spoke of "Allah."...
17:39 2019-10-08

Kurdish-Led Syrian Democratic Front: Turkish Attack Has Revived ISIS The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said a Turkish attack in northern Syria had revived Islamic State and called on allied states that helped fight the jihadist group to close off air space......
12:13 2019-10-13

Wary of conflict with Iran, Trump takes go-slow approach to attack on Saudi oil Known for acting on impulse, President Donald Trump has adopted an uncharacteristically go-slow approach over whether to hold Iran responsible for attacks on Saudi oil facilities, showing little enthusiasm for confrontation as he seeks re-election next year....
05:13 2019-09-18

Syrian doctor describes latest alleged chemical attack as US mulls response Just after 9 a.m  Sunday, witnesses on the ground in the remote Syrian countryside near the border of Idlib province claimed they saw more than 40 rockets slash through the sky, along with three different-looking shells that landed in a thud of yellowish smoke....
01:39 2019-05-24

Syrian air defenses thwart Israeli missile attack in southern Syria: SANA Syrian Air Defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on Tal al-Hara in southern Syria and shot down a number of them, Syrian state news agency SANA said early on Wednesday....
03:13 2019-06-12

Syrian resident of Saudi Arabia dies in attack on Abha airport: Al-Arabiya TV A Syrian resident of Saudi Arabia has died from his wounds in an attack on Saudi's Abha airport on Sunday, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent....
02:13 2019-06-24

US-Iran military conflict will be a 'lose-lose situation,' analysts say Tensions between the United States and Iran escalated rapidly after an American drone was shot down by Iranian forces in the Middle East on Thursday — but experts are not expecting it to lead to an outright military conflict....
10:52 2019-06-21

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Syrian detainees, Zimbabwe hunger crisis, Kabul attack, Mexico disappearances, new tech to feed the world Wednesday’s top stories: Syrian detainees “failed by Security Council”; Zimbabwe experiencing “worst-ever hunger crisis”; deadly Kabul attack; Mexico “responsible for enforced disappearances”; indigenous languages at risk; and how innovation should be used to feed the world....
23:00 2019-08-07

Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault: Syrian sources Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed assault, senior opposition officials and rebel sources said on Saturday....
19:52 2019-05-25

Redraw Indian Map With PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan, Says Union Minister Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday called for redrawing the Indian map which shows not only Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) as its territory but also Gilgit-Baltistan....
14:52 2019-08-28

A Ford-VW Alliance With Argo Could Redraw Self-Driving Sector A Ford-VW collaboration with Argo, the Pittsburgh-based start-up that has spearheaded Ford's self-driving development since 2017, could help reduce the engineering and financial burdens on each......
19:26 2019-07-12

Ten militants killed after Somalia attack: U.S. military The U.S. military said on Monday that U.S. and partnered forces had killed 10 militants and destroyed a vehicle after Somali insurgents mounted an ambitious attack on a base where U.S. special forces train Somali commandos....
19:13 2019-09-30

A Ford-Volkswagen alliance with Argo could redraw self-driving sector An expanded alliance between Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG that includes a partnership in Ford self-driving unit Argo AI could redraw the balance of power in autonomous vehicles....
00:26 2019-07-12

Malian soldiers killed in attack on two military camps At least 25 Malian soldiers were killed and 60 are missing after "terrorists" attacked two army camps in central Mali on Monday, the country's government said....
16:52 2019-10-03

Yemen: Dozens killed in attack on military parade At least 35 security personnel, including a key commander, have been killed in twin attacks in Yemen. One of the attacks reportedly involved the use of a ballistic missile....
12:13 2019-08-01

US military releases new images of Japanese oil tanker attack The Pentagon said that the crew of one of the tankers, the Japanese Kokuka Courageous, found an unexploded limpet mine on its hull following an initial explosion....
03:00 2019-06-18

Oil prices could go much higher if there is a military escalation after Saudi attack The price of oil could go sharply higher, depending on the duration of the disruption at Saudi oil facilities and whether there is a military response....
22:26 2019-09-16

Houthi attack on military parade in Yemen kills more than 30: sources Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it launched missile and drone attacks on Thursday on a military parade in Aden, the seat of the Saudi-backed government, that killed more than 30 people according to medical and security sources....
12:52 2019-08-01

Trump 'orders cyber attack' on Iranian military computers The US launched a cyber strike against Iranian military computer systems earlier this week as Donald Trump pulled out of airstrikes, officials have reportedly confirmed....
10:39 2019-06-23

Somalia Rebels Attack Military Airstrip Used by U.S. For Drone Missions MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels on Monday launched two attacks on U.S. and European military targets, officials said. The first attack was on a military airstrip which is a base for U.S. and Somalia forces in the Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia. A suicid...
20:39 2019-09-30

Saudis project resolve, flash military might after Aramco attack Thousands of Saudis flocked to public celebrations across the country on Monday to mark national day, which featured a rare military parade and an air of heightened patriotism following last week's attack on the kingdom's energy industry....
20:39 2019-09-23

Pakistan army says lawmakers critical of military involved in attack on checkpoint Pakistan's army on Sunday accused two lawmakers critical of the military of playing a key role in a clash with troops at a security checkpost in which three people were killed, setting up a potential confrontation with a vast rights movement the two lawmakers helped to found....
19:26 2019-05-26

Mines used in tanker attack look like those shown by Iranian military, explosives expert says A U.S. Navy commander said that debris and a magnet left behind on the ship bore “a striking resemblance” to limpet mines advertised by Iranian forces....
01:00 2019-06-20

Yemen's Houthis attack military positions at Saudi Jizan airport: TV Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group attacked military positions and aircraft hangars at Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport, the group's Al Masirah TV said on Saturday, citing a military spokesman....
00:52 2019-06-30

Yemen: Dozens killed in attack on military parade blamed on Iran At least 51 security personnel, including a key commander, have been killed in twin attacks in Yemen. One of the attacks reportedly involved the use of a ballistic missile....
21:52 2019-08-01

Israel strikes at Iranian forces in Syria to foil attack: military Israeli aircraft on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that were planning to launch armed drones at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said....
05:00 2019-08-25

Yemen's Houthis launch drone attack on Saudi-led coalition military parade in Aden Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched a drone attack on a military parade for Saudi-led coalition forces in the port city of Aden, the group's Al Masirah TV said early on Monday....
02:26 2019-06-03

Britian's Johnson blames Iran for attack on Saudi oil facilities, could join US military effort British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday blamed Iran for the recent attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia and said that the U.K. would consider taking part in  U.S.-led military actions to support Saudi defenses....
11:52 2019-09-23

NATO ally Turkey asked Trump for 'military support' in attack on Kurdish partners Turkey requested American military support in a controversial offensive against the Syrian Kurdish militias that provided crucial aid to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State, according to U.S. officials....
08:39 2019-10-11

US military’s Central Command: Iran’s shooting down of US drone was ‘unprovoked attack’ in international airspace DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US military’s Central Command: Iran’s shooting down of US drone was ‘unprovoked attack’ in international airspace. The post US military’s Central Command: Iran’s shooting down of US drone was ‘unprovoked attack’ in in...
14:00 2019-06-20

Pentagon chief blames Iran for 'unprecedented attack' on Saudi oil facilities as military considers options Secretary of Defense Mark Esper blamed Iran for a series of coordinated attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities following a meeting at the White House to brief President Trump on the situation, saying that the Pentagon was considering its options....
01:52 2019-09-17

'Locked and loaded': Military options on table in response to Saudi oil attack as Trump seeks to avoid war As the plumes of smoke settle over two of Saudi Arabia’s critical oil production facilities – which came under crippling drone strikes over the weekend – both the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are deliberating options for retaliation, raising the possibility of much broader instability across the region, al...
03:26 2019-09-17

Russian military intelligence officer 'commanded team behind Salisbury Novichok attack from UK' A high-ranking Russian military intelligence service officer commanded the team suspected of carrying out the Salisbury Novichok attack, new evidence reportedly suggests....
09:52 2019-06-29

US 'launched cyber-attack on Iran weapons system' as Donald Trump backs away from conventional military strike in response to downing of drone US military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned US surveillance drone....
10:13 2019-06-23

Gulf of Oman oil tanker attack: US military releases video 'showing Iranian navy boat removing unexploded mine from tanker' The US has released a video which it claims shows an Iranian navy boat removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers targeted in the Gulf of Oman....
10:26 2019-06-14

After Trump calls off military strike against Iran, the US struck Iranian military computers U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iran after President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike....
22:13 2019-06-23

Sudan military council says it foils attempted military coup Sudan’s ruling military council says it has foiled an attempted military coup just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are organized...
00:13 2019-07-12

Sudan military council says it foiled attempted military coup A top Sudanese general has said the country's ruling military council has foiled a coup attempt. General Jamal Omar in a statement broadcast on state television said 12 officers and four soldiers had been arrested....
01:13 2019-07-12

Opinion: The Kurds lose out again By pulling out of Syria, the US has betrayed its closest ally in the fight against the "Islamic State." It may turn out to be a grave mistake with serious security consequences for Europe, says Matthias von Hein....
20:26 2019-10-08

Why Is Turkey Fighting the Kurds in Syria? On Wednesday, Turkey announced that it was beginning an assault on a Kurdish-led militia in northeastern Syria. How did the two American allies get here?...
01:00 2019-10-10

Donald Trump Says US Has Not "Abandoned The Kurds" In Syria President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted that the United States has not "abandoned the Kurds" with his decision seemingly giving the green light for Turkey to attack Kurdish militias inside Syria....
19:39 2019-10-08

Trump says he hopes he can mediate between Turkey and the Kurds U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hopes he can mediate between Turkey and the Kurds following Turkey's offensive on U.S.-allied Kurds in northeast Syria....
09:52 2019-10-11

Israelis Watch U.S. Abandon Kurds, and Worry: Who’s Next? President Trump’s abrupt order to withdraw American troops from Syria set off alarm bells among Israeli officials who fear the United States might stop standing up for Israel....
23:13 2019-10-08

Germany caught between Turks and Kurds in Syria Germany's large Kurdish and Turkish communities are a major factor in its unique geopolitical role in the Syria conflict. Kurdish leaders in Germany say Berlin needs to up the pressure on Ankara to stop all-out war....
03:39 2019-10-10

How Kurds Could Be Affected by Trump’s Syria Shift Kurdish fighters in northern Syria partnered with the United States to fight the Islamic State, but may find themselves facing Turkey’s military alone....
18:26 2019-10-08

2 Turkish soldiers killed in operation against Kurds in Iraq ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s Defense Ministry says two Turkish soldiers have been killed in northern Iraq in a new operation against Kurdish militants. Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said Wednesday the soldiers were wounded by an improvised explosive device placed by the Kurdistan Wor...
19:52 2019-05-29

Airstrikes, shelling as Turkey and Kurds clash in Syria Kurdish forces responded to the Turkish offensive in Syria, shelling a Turkish border town. Earlier Turkey launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shelling on Syrian towns, according to Turkey's defense ministry....
15:52 2019-10-10

Civilian casualties likely as Turkey pounds Kurds with artillery It started at just after 4pm. By the end of the evening, eight hours later, the Turkish military had fired at 181 targets over the border in Syria. ...
14:39 2019-10-10

'We will win or we will die,' say defiant Kurds facing Turkish operation in Syria The road into Tal Abyad was eerily empty. The Syrian border town's shops were all shuttered, following a steady stream of artillery strikes on its outskirts that began Thursday....
17:52 2019-10-11

US Takes Custody Of 2 Jihadists "The Beatles" From Syria Kurds Two "high-value" jihadists held by Syrian Kurds have been taken into US custody and moved out of the country, a defense official said Wednesday, as reports identified them as notorious British......
13:00 2019-10-10

Kurds in US feel ‘betrayed’ at Trump’s troop pullback Kurds have long played a role in US military action in the Middle East, from the first Gulf War in the early 1990s to the latest fights against Islamic State militants....
02:26 2019-10-12

Turkey unleashes offensive against Kurds in northern Syria Turkey has begun an assault on US-backed Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria that it's feared may destabilize the region. The offensive threatens to create a huge chasm between Turkey and the US....
03:39 2019-10-10

US insists 'we're not abandoning Kurds' as Turkey 'will not step back' US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has insisted that Washington is not abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive....
14:13 2019-10-12

'Americans sold us out,' Kurds guarding US base in Syria say Kurdish forces guarding a US military base in northern Syria told CNN they feel they've been betrayed by their American allies after US President Donald Trump cleared the way for a Turkish operation against them....
22:39 2019-10-11

Turkey, Kurds Have To "Figure The Situation Out" After US Pullback: Trump President Donald Trump on Monday justified his decision to withdraw US troops from Turkey's border with Syria, saying the region would have to "figure the situation out" and that America needed to get......
16:13 2019-10-07

Trump's betrayal of the Kurds is a gift to Putin and Assad President Trump has clearly been itching to leave Syria for months, once dubbing it nothing but "sand and death." As Trump himself was at pains to point out, he was elected on a promise to get out of "these ridiculous endless wars."...
22:52 2019-10-07

'We knew this would happen': Kurds in Nashville say Trump betrayed them Residents of the Tennessee city – the Kurdish capital of America – feel ‘sold out’ but unsurprised by troop withdrawalIf you spend enough time in Kurdish places, from sidewalk tea stands in the shadow of the Erbil citadel to the bullet-pocked alleys of Diyarbakir and the dusty fields along Syria’s f...
12:13 2019-10-13

Who are the Kurds? Almost 35 million people in the heart of Middle East Up to 35 million Kurds live in the mountainous region that roughly straddles the borders of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Turkey and Armenia. The Kurds are the fourth-largest indigenous ethnic group in the Middle East, but they never won an independent state of their own. Some Kurdish nationalists want to crea...
04:52 2019-10-08

Who are the Kurds? A Middle Eastern people with 'no friends but the mountains' The U.S. and others have turned their backs on the Kurds before. Now Trump and his administration appear to be on the verge of doing so again.        ...
20:52 2019-10-08

Turkey prepares to fight Kurds in northern Syria Turkey announced Tuesday it is prepared to move into Syria to attack Kurdish rebels it considers terrorists as President Donald Trump defended Turkey on social media....
21:13 2019-10-08

More than 700 Islamic State supporters escape from Syria camp, Kurds say More than 700 Islamic State supporters being held at a camp in north-eastern Syria have escaped following Turkish shelling, Syrian Kurdish officials say....
14:52 2019-10-13

Syria Kurds Call Up Civilians For Defence Against Turkish Assault The Kurdish administration in northeastern Syria called up civilians on Wednesday to defend the region against a feared Turkish assault, believed to be imminent....
11:39 2019-10-09

The Kurds’ Prisons and Detention Camps for ISIS Members, Explained As the Turkish invasion leads to deteriorating security in northern Syria, the custody of about 11,000 captive ISIS fighters — and many thousands more detained ISIS women and children — is in doubt....
05:00 2019-10-14

Trump abandoning Kurds could cost support of evangelical Christians One of the president’s staunchest constituencies has stuck by him through many controversies but Syria may be a policy lurch too farEvangelical Christian voters have been among Donald Trump’s most enthusiastic and reliable supporters. Trump’s recent rejection of asylum seekers and cuts to domestic f...
13:26 2019-10-11

| Two women, 6 children from ISIS families repatriated to US: Syria Kurds Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members have been repatriated to the United States in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria....
09:13 2019-06-06

Latest betrayal of Kurds risks undermining defeat of Isis It is unclear whether Turkey has the will or capacity to take over detention campsIn early 2015, as Islamic State trampled over armies of the Middle East and menaced the west, the US turned to the Kurds for help. It was a familiar call, having been repeated over the decades whenever Washington neede...
09:39 2019-10-08

Trump insists he is not abandoning Kurds after GOP backlash against Syria withdrawal President Trump insisted he was not abandoning Kurdish-led forces as he defended Washington’s relationship with Turkey in the face of an angry backlash at his plans to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria....
04:52 2019-10-09

Abandoning Kurds could cost Trump support of evangelical Christians One of the president’s staunchest constituencies has stuck by him through many controversies but Syria may be a policy lurch too farEvangelical Christian voters have been among Donald Trump’s most enthusiastic and reliable supporters. Trump’s recent rejection of asylum seekers and cuts to domestic f...
08:13 2019-10-11

Syria: Turkey and US reach deal to manage tensions over Kurds Joint operation centre agreement follows Ankara threats to launch offensive against YPGTurkey and the US have agreed to establish a joint operation centre to manage tensions between US-backed Kurdish militia and Turkish forces in northern Syria.The announcement from the Turkish government came after...
22:39 2019-08-07

Kurds reach deal with Damascus in face of Turkish offensive Agreement to hand over border towns comes after more than 700 Isis affiliates escape campMore than 700 people with links to Islamic State have escaped from a detention camp in north-east Syria, as the Kurdish-led forces in control of the area reached a deal with the Assad regime to stave off a blood...
01:13 2019-10-14

Trump defends Syria decision by saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy' President says he learned Kurds didn’t help from a ‘powerful article’ as Turkey launches offensive into north-eastern SyriaDonald Trump defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and enable a Turkish offensive against US-backed Kurdish fighters in the region by noting the Kurds didn’t fi...
00:13 2019-10-11

Trump defends his Syria move, says Kurds ‘didn’t help us with Normandy’ President Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to pull US troops out of northeast Syria, saying he was tired of “forever wars” and of having to meet grieving parents of slain service members. Asked about his decision, which left America’s Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS to defend themse...
13:26 2019-10-10

| Syria Kurds hand over three ISIS-linked children to Nigeria Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria has handed over three siblings linked with the Islamic State group to Nigeria, the first such repatriation to the African country, an official says....
21:26 2019-09-05

US Could Mediate Deal Between Turks And Kurds, Donald Trump Suggests US President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that Washington could mediate between Turkey and Kurdish groups after Ankara launched a military offensive against Kurds who until recently were backed by......
02:13 2019-10-11

| Syria Kurds hand over six Belgian orphans from IS families: official Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said....
08:13 2019-06-14

Turkey’s Erdogan's struggles to court Kurds in battle for Istanbul Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is struggling to win over Istanbul’s Kurdish voters, a group it considers a key constituency in the electoral battle for control of Istanbul, despite softening its polarizing rhetoric....
23:26 2019-06-20

Turkish troops advance into Syria as Trump washes his hands of the Kurds Civilians flee as airstrikes and artillery hit border regionTrump on Kurds: ‘They didn’t help us in Normandy’Turkish troops have advanced into north-eastern Syria, following airstrikes and artillery barrages aimed at US-backed Kurdish forces who control the region.The Turkish military confirmed on W...
09:39 2019-10-10

Betrayal on the border: Kurds fear future as Turkish assault intensifies In the Kurdish heartlands in Syria, the sense of abandonment at the withdrawal of US troops is palpable as Erdoğan’s forces claim early successesThe lone road out of Ras al-Ayn was empty, except for one overladen lorry that slowly made its way along a lethal mile from war zone to exile. Shells thudd...
02:39 2019-10-13

Kurds Announce Deal With Damascus On Troop Deployment Near Turkey Border The Kurdish administration in northern Syria on Sunday announced a deal with the Damascus government on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey to confront Ankara's offensive....
22:39 2019-10-13

George Clooney calls Trump's statement on Kurds 'pretty shocking' George Clooney says he was appalled U.S. President Donald Trump partly justified the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria by stating Kurds "didn't help us with Normandy" during World War II....
03:00 2019-10-11

George Clooney calls Trump’s quip on Kurds ‘pretty shocking’ George Clooney says he was appalled U.S. President Donald Trump partly justified the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria by stating Kurds “didn’t help us with Normandy” during World War II...
22:13 2019-10-10

Bloodied clothes and body bags: Kurds mourn dead in Syria Martin Chulov reports from north-east Syria on the deadliest day yet of the Turkish offensiveIn a wooden hut at the back of a hospital, a woman cradled the head of a dead man and dabbed away grime and blood with a sponge. A blanket covered the man’s mutilated lower half. His blood-soaked military fa...
05:52 2019-10-12

Turkey announces incursion of northeast Syria, US-backed Kurds have vowed ‘all-out’ war The White House announced late Sunday that Turkey will soon move forward with its planned military operation in northeast Syria in an area where U.S. troops have been deployed and operating with Kurdish-led forces....
07:13 2019-10-07

Kurds march in Paris and Athens to protest Turkish incursion into Syria Thousands of Kurds and their local supporters rallied in France and in Greece on Saturday to protest against Turkey's military action in northeast Syria....
00:13 2019-10-13

Trump’s decision to make way for Turkey in Syria seen by critics as a Kurds betrayal President Trump faced swift criticism early Monday after the White House announced its decision to move U.S. troops from northern Syria and give way for Turkey’s planned military incursion in the region....
15:13 2019-10-07

'We feel betrayed': Kurds in U.S. voice anger at Trump's troop pullback Like many Kurds living in the United States, Lava Antar has had a hard time sleeping this week, waking often to check reports of Turkish jets and artillery pounding her northeast Syria homeland. Once, she learned her former neighbor's 30-year-old son was killed....
19:00 2019-10-11

Turkey intensifies Syria campaign as Islamic State strikes Kurds Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes in northeast Syria on Friday in an offensive against Kurdish militia that has raised the prospect of a humanitarian disaster and questions about U.S. President Donald Trump's policy in the region....
04:52 2019-10-12

US ending support for Kurds in Syria will lead to genocide, says protester – video Protesters gathered outside the White House in Washington to demand Donald Trump reverse his decision to withdraw US troops from north-eastern Syria, warning that Kurds would be targeted in a Turkish offensive. The Turkish government claimed the US president had handed it the lead on the military ca...
15:26 2019-10-09

Kurds in Syria hand over orphans of French Isis fighters to France Transfer of children, oldest of whom is 10, took place in Ain Issa on Sunday, says officialThe Kurdish administration in north-eastern Syria has handed over 12 orphans born to French jihadists to a government delegation from France, an official has said.The children, the oldest of whom is 10, had be...
13:13 2019-06-10

Turkey opens ground assault on Syria's Kurds; U.S. Republicans turn on Trump Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies attacked Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Wednesday, pounding them with air strikes and artillery before starting a cross-border ground operation that could transform an eight-year-old war....
10:26 2019-10-10

Turkey launches ground assault on Syria's Kurds; Republicans turn on Trump Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies attacked Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Wednesday, pounding them with air strikes and artillery before launching a cross-border ground operation that could transform an eight-year-old war....
22:39 2019-10-09

NBC reporter: Kurds believe Trump 'gave the green light' for Turkey to commit genocide NBC News reporter Richard Engel warned that Turkey is planning a long-term genocidal campaign against the Kurds, who believe President Trump gave the plan a "green light" by pulling troops from northern Syria....
08:13 2019-10-13

Kurdish militant leader tells Kurds to stay neutral in Istanbul election The imprisoned leader of the Kurdish militant group PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, called on supporters of a pro-Kurdish political party to remain politically neutral ahead of a local election in Istanbul this weekend, suggesting they should abstain, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported....
23:26 2019-06-20

Kurds say guarding Islamic State prisoners no longer a 'priority' after Turkish incursion Kurdish military officials said Saturday that guarding Islamic State prisoners in Syria is no longer a "priority" after Turkey launched an offensive across the border earlier in the week....
22:26 2019-10-12

Caught Between Trump, Turkey and Kurds, Pentagon Struggles to Piece Together Syria Strategy The Pentagon is scrambling to respond to the words of a president who views Syria and the fight against ISIS as a battle largely won and done for American troops....
03:26 2019-10-08

US Forces In Syria Start Pulling Back From Turkish Border, Alarming Kurds US forces in northern Syria started pulling back Monday from areas along the Turkish border ahead of a feared military invasion by Ankara that Kurdish forces say would spark a jihadist resurgence....
16:13 2019-10-07

In rally outside White House, Trump blamed for exposing Kurds to Turkish offensive Lava Ibrahim and her sister Midya emigrated to the United States from Qamishli in northeast Syria seven years ago as refugees, grateful for the safe haven the country provided them....
04:13 2019-10-13

Hundreds of ISIS followers escape in Syria amid fighting between Turkey, Kurds Hundreds of Islamic State followers escaped after storming the gates of a detention camp in northern Syria on Sunday after Turkish forces shelled the region – and Kurdish fighters warned more mass breakouts are likely as Turkey continues pressing its military assault. The Kurdish-led Syrian De...
17:39 2019-10-13

64,000 flee ground offensive on Syria's Kurds as Turks say they have killed 277 militants Turkish ground forces led by 1,000 members of Syrian Arab militias have begun occupying several towns and villages inside the Turkish-Syrian ­border on the third day of Turkey's offensive against the region's Kurds....
15:26 2019-10-11

Expect more policy lurches like on Syria's Kurds unless Trump is called to account | Michael H Fuchs Acting on impulse, the president took a complicated issue and made it dramatically worse – making the US again look incompetent and unreliableDonald Trump’s decision to abandon America’s partners in the majority Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is yet another illustration of how the president’...
15:26 2019-10-09

Hundreds of ISIS supporters escape camp in Syria as Turkish troops approach, Kurds say Hundreds of people affiliated with the Islamic State escaped a camp where they were being held on Sunday after Turkish forces approached the Kurdish-held town, Kurdish officials said....
18:13 2019-10-13

Trump's latest tweets on Syria show he has absolutely no plan to help the Kurds as Turkey boasts about killing over 100 of them Tweets from President Donald Trump on Thursday showed he has no plan to help Kurdish fighters facing a Turkish military incursion in Syria. "I say hit Turkey very hard financially & with sanctions if they don't play by the rules! I am watching closely," he said, with no specific plan of action indi...
17:00 2019-10-10

The US is preparing to pull its remaining 1,000 troops out of northern Syria as the Turkish offensive against the Kurds moves forward DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the US is "preparing to evacuate" its remaining 1,000 troops in northern Syria, as per a Saturday night authorization for "deliberate withdrawal" by President Donald Trump. Esper said during Sunday's "Face the Nation" segment on CBS...
18:39 2019-10-13

'A stain on America's honor': Lindsey Graham says Trump's Syria pullout abandons Kurds, helps ISIS "The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so," Trump said as Turkey prepares an assault in the region.        ...
18:00 2019-10-07

Stung by criticism he’s stabbing Kurds in the back, Trump tries to change green light to yellow on Turkish assault TANKS ON THE BORDER: Turkey has massed forces on its southern border with Syria, as it prepares to make good on its plans to carve out a “safe zone” by pushing out Kurdish fighters from the who have been U.S. allies, but which Ankara considers terrorists....
15:52 2019-10-09

'The conflict in the Middle East is Iran vs. everyone else' Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, is a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His most recent book is "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America" (2018)....
00:13 2019-06-22

Kashmir: The world's most dangerous conflict The dispute over Kashmir has poisoned relations between India and Pakistan since the two became independent countries in 1947. Here's an overview of how tensions have grown more dangerous over the past seven decades....
14:26 2019-08-07

Why the U.S.-Iran Conflict Is Now Coming to a Head In 2015, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program, bowing to harsh sanctions imposed by countries worried it was developing an atomic bomb. For the past year, it’s continued to abide by the restrictions despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the accord and reimpose U.S. sanc...
10:26 2019-05-22

| Lesotho officials’ cannabis ‘conflict’ Two senior Lesotho health ministry officials, who oversee cannabis industry licensing, are linked to a company that plans to manufacture medicinal cannabis in the kingdom....
19:26 2019-08-14

'There will be conflict': US has underestimated Huawei, says founder Ren Zhengfei says firm is fully prepared to face US bans and that 5G plans will be unaffectedThe founder of Huawei has said the US “underestimates” the Chinese telecom makers’s strength and that conflict with the US is inevitable in the quest to “stand on top of the world”.Ren Zhengfei said his comp...
15:26 2019-05-21

Germany: Conflict in AfD pulling party to the right In at least three German states, extremist elements of the far-right Alternative for Germany are threatening to take over the party. The nationalist wing led by Björn Höcke is becoming increasingly powerful....
13:13 2019-07-07

FROM THE FIELD: Faces and Voices of Conflict “I want the war to stop, I want to go home and I want to go to school” - the melancholy words of a 15-year-old Ola who has been caught up in the civil war in Yemen; her story is one of many which features in a photo exhibition called Caught in Conflict put on by the UN humanitarian affairs office (O...
16:13 2019-05-21

U.S. Sanctions Syrian Businessman Samer Foz, Others The Treasury Department sanctioned a top Syrian businessman and more than a dozen individuals and companies for their alleged financial support of President Bashar al-Assad....
02:39 2019-06-12

Syrian Civil War Fast Facts View CNN's Fast Facts on Syria's Civil War to learn more about the on-going conflict, the escalating refugee crisis, and to view a timeline of events....
21:13 2019-10-11

Syrian regime may be committing war crimes, says UK The UK's top official at the UN says the Syrian regime could be committing war crimes after Sky News uncovered evidence suggesting government forces have deliberately attacked hospitals in Idlib....
00:26 2019-05-29

Turkey cracks down on Syrian refugees President Erdogan has threatened to ditch the EU refugee deal. After election losses and faced with escalating conflict in Idlib, the attitude toward the growing number of Syrian refugees has become increasingly harsh....
20:00 2019-09-14

Libya conflict: No end in sight to humanitarian crisis Migrants in Tripoli are staging a hunger strike demanding better protection by the UN as the death toll rises to staggering heights. But the conflict in Tripoli shows no sign of slowing....
00:26 2019-07-10

Conflict Of Interest Issue Likely To Be Discussed At COA Meet  The BCCI ethics officer D K Jain asked VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly to choose one out of the multiple cricketing roles they are performing at the moment....
14:52 2019-06-28

Israeli PM: Palestinians are determined to continue conflict JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says the Palestinians are “determined to continue the conflict at any price.” Speaking at his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu was referring to the Palestinian leadership’s rejection of last week’s Mideast peace ...
14:13 2019-06-30

Nigeria: The politicized herders and farmers conflict Special grazing zones and settlements for pastoralist Fulani groups were supposed to be the answer to the heated farmers and herders conflict. It has instead become a highly politicized debate....
21:39 2019-07-16

Economists Upgrade U.S.-China Trade Conflict to 'War' A year ago, the economists in a monthly survey by The Wall Street Journal were evenly split over whether to describe the situation as a trade war. In the latest survey, 87% of respondents were comfortable with that language....
20:39 2019-08-08

Any conflict in region could spread: Iran general Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably, a senior Iranian military commander was cited as saying on Sunday by the semi-official news agency Fars....
10:13 2019-06-23

Former UN chief says risks of nuclear conflict 'are higher' Former U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says the risks of nuclear conflict "are higher than they have been in several decades" and it's past time for the five nuclear powers to take steps toward disarmament....
21:26 2019-06-12

Underage fighters are drawn into Indonesian conflict JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The long-simmering conflict between Indonesia’s military and Papuans seeking independence includes indigenous teenagers and boys who appear barely adolescent, highlighting how Indonesia’s heavy-handed attempts to extinguish the movement have produced a new gener...
08:00 2019-06-23

Israel Tiptoes Toward Conflict With Lebanon's Hezbollah A widening campaign by Israel to blunt the threat posed by Iran’s ally Hezbollah, and the pushback from beyond its borders, are raising the risk that the two sides will stumble into another war....
14:52 2019-09-12

Brent oil up 5% this week on fears of U.S.-Iran conflict Brent oil rallied above $65 per barrel on Friday and was on track for a 5% gain this week on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil output....
14:39 2019-06-21

Iran-US conflict: Tehran's asymmetrical approach As tensions between the US and Iran escalate, it appears Washington has backed down and Tehran is in control. The Iranian regime is using an unconventional military strategy to steer the Trump administration....
21:52 2019-06-23

U.S. oil soars 10% in week on fears of U.S.-Iran conflict Oil futures rose 1% on Friday, with U.S. crude up 10% in the week and global benchmark Brent gaining 5%, on fears the United States could attack Iran and disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil output....
20:13 2019-06-21

Russia says it will push for Turkish-Syrian dialogue: RIA Russia plans to push for dialogue between the Syrian and Turkish governments following an incursion by Turkish troops into Syria, the RIA news agency cited Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Thursday....
12:13 2019-10-10

Syrian activists: At least 14 killed in rebel stronghold BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and rescuers say government warplanes and artillery have pounded the last rebel stronghold in the country, killing at least 14 people by midday. Wednesday’s attacks mark a month since government forces escalated their offensive on the rebel stronghold in northwes...
15:00 2019-05-29

Iran oil tanker sought by US seen off Syrian coast Gibraltar released the Adrian Darya 1 tanker in mid-August after Iran promised it would not discharge its 2.1 million barrels of oil in Syria. The vessel was detained for weeks on suspicion of violating EU sanctions....
16:39 2019-09-07

Erdogan Presses Putin on Syrian Offensive Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan flew to Russia to persuade Vladimir Putin to rein in his Syrian allies, whose offensive on rebels’ last stronghold is threatening to drive thousands of refugees into Turkey. It isn’t clear what assurances he secured....
22:00 2019-08-27

Syrian town of Azaz hit by deadly car bombing A suicide car bomb in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed rebels has killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens, a war monitor said. It's not immediately clear who was behind the attack....
01:52 2019-06-03

Report: Over 120 Syrian churches damaged by war since 2011 A Syrian war monitor associated with the opposition says over 120 Christian places of worship have been damaged or destroyed by all sides in the country’s 8-year conflict...
20:00 2019-09-09

Syrian refugees make new lives in Vermont After fleeing the war in Syria, a refugee family is rebuilding their life across the globe in a small city in Vermont. (August 26)        ...
23:39 2019-08-26

Turkey Says It Captured a Key Syrian Border Town (CEYLANPINAR, Turkey) — Turkey’s military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday as its offensive against Kurdish fighters pressed into its fourth day with little sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism. Turkish troops entered centra...
22:26 2019-10-12

BCCI CEO Writes To CAC, Asks For Declaration On Conflict Of Interest Rahul Johri has asked CAC to give a declaration regarding conflict of interest so that the hiring process for the coach of Indian team can get started....
09:26 2019-08-01

Opinion: Donald Trump sets US up for conflict with Iran Donald Trump nearly took the Middle East to the brink with airstrikes against Iran. The US president's aggressive stance is sabotaging his professed efforts for peace in the Middle East, DW's Peter Philipp writes....
19:00 2019-06-21

CoA Raised Conflict Issue With Ethics Officer, Says Vinod Rai BCCI's Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) DK Jain had sent conflict of interest notices to legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid....
10:26 2019-09-10

UN agency lays backpacks for every child killed in conflict The U.N. children’s agency has laid 3,758 school backpacks in rows reminiscent of a graveyard on the lawn of U.N. headquarters in New York — one for each child who died in a conflict zone last year...
21:39 2019-09-09

Iran's Rouhani blames US, Saudi for conflict in region President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran did not want conflict in the region while Defence Minister Amir Hatami said Tehran had no involvement in the attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil installations, media said....
23:39 2019-09-18

UN council adopts 1st measure on people missing in conflict The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved its first-ever resolution focused on the countless thousands of people missing in conflict, including over 45,000 registered in 2018 alone by the International Committee of the Red Cross....
21:39 2019-06-11

'Shastri To Be Reappointed If CAC Guilty Of Conflict Of Interest': Report Ravi Shastri will need to be reappointed as head coach if the BCCI Ethics Officer DK Jain finds the Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, guilty......
13:13 2019-09-29

Hezbollah-Israel tension heightens fear of conflict Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has openly threatened Israel with attacks as the group has increased its military might. Two weeks before Israeli parliamentary elections, the risk of war is growing....
07:00 2019-09-05

Breakthrough at talks opens way to summit on Ukraine conflict A breakthrough at talks between Moscow and Kiev has opened the way to the first international summit in three years being convened on ending fighting in east Ukraine....
18:00 2019-10-02

Red Sox move up game start to avoid Stanley Cup conflict The Boston Red Sox will move up the start of Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers to 4:05 p.m. to minimize the conflict with Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final       ...
02:26 2019-06-11

Rahul Dravid's Conflict Of Interest Charge Downplayed By CoA Committee of Administrators (CoA) has downplayed the conflict of interest charge against Rahul Dravid, citing the example of former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan....
22:13 2019-09-26

EBay CEO Devin Wenig Resigns in Conflict With Board Online marketplace eBay says Devin Wenig has stepped down as president, chief executive and a member of the board, and the company said it appointed an interim CEO as it looks for a successor....
21:13 2019-09-25

Canada's Trudeau Found to Have Broken Conflict-of-Interest Law Canada’s ethics watchdog ruled that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke conflict-of-interest laws by trying to steer the then-attorney general away from criminally prosecuting a Montreal company....
23:00 2019-08-14

In Baiting Candidates and Stoking Conflict, Did CNN’s Presidential Debates Go Too Far? (NEW YORK) — CNN poked and prodded for fault lines among Democrats running for president during both nights of debates this week, and that wasn’t to everyone’s liking. The network took a hit on social media and among some critics for baiting candidates and provoking conflict. Drawi...
01:52 2019-08-03

France sees risk of stumble into U.S.-Iranian conflict Iran's breaching of caps on its uranium enrichment after the United States pulled out of world powers' nuclear deal with Tehran was "a bad reaction to ... (a) bad decision", raising fears of a stumble into war, France's foreign minister said....
13:26 2019-07-14

UN envoy urges key nations to call for end to Libya conflict The U.N. envoy to war-torn Libya says he has launched “an intensive campaign” for an international conference to deliver a message that the conflict must end...
00:00 2019-09-05

Mexico Nears Deal to Resolve Pipeline Conflict The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has reached a preliminary agreement with four private energy companies to resolve a monthslong conflict over natural-gas-pipeline contracts....
04:13 2019-08-26

Iran's Allies Target Its Rivals, Risking Conflict Some Iran-backed militias are lashing out at Tehran’s adversaries in the Middle East, forcing the U.S. and its allies to respond and risking an escalation that Iran says it doesn’t want....
12:52 2019-05-24

Shantha Rangaswamy Resigns From CAC After Conflict Of Interest Notice Shantha Rangaswamy has stepped down from her position as a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) after being served a Conflict of Interest notice....
13:13 2019-09-29

Young Kashmiris, Nursed on Conflict, Pledge to Resist Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent decision to end Kashmir’s partial autonomy has set him against young, alienated Kashmiris who see New Delhi as an occupying force. Many say that they will mount protests, others that they aren’t afraid to take up arms....
19:00 2019-08-20

UK's Johnson urges Erdogan to end conflict and enter dialogue British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday that Britain had "grave concerns" about Turkey's military action in northern Syria and urged the president to end the conflict and enter into dialogue....
00:13 2019-10-13

Donald Trump offers to mediate Kashmir conflict The US president has said he "would love to be a mediator" for the frozen conflict between India and Pakistan. While Pakistan said Trump had the potential to "bring the two countries together," India appeared less keen....
03:52 2019-07-23

Albania president, prime minister in conflict over elections Albania’s political conflict has taken another twist, with the president announcing what he says is a new date for municipal elections while the prime minister and his governing Socialists insist the votes will go ahead as scheduled this weekend...
00:52 2019-06-28

More than 70 million people now fleeing conflict and oppression worldwide One in every 108 people were displaced in 2018, yet offers of resettlement were half level of previous yearThe number of people forced to flee their homes across the world has exceeded 70 million for the first time since records began, the UN’s refugee agency has warned.About 70.8 million – one in e...
09:39 2019-06-19

Countries fueling Libya conflict must be stopped: U.N. envoy Libya is on the brink of a civil war that could "lead to the permanent division of the country," a top U.N. official warned the Security Council on Tuesday as he urged the world body to stop countries that were fueling the conflict with weapons....
22:52 2019-05-21

Iran warns West against starting conflict, says not looking for confrontation Iran's foreign minister warned the West on Monday against "starting a conflict," saying it was not seeking confrontation after its military seized the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz last week....
04:39 2019-07-23

Oil at $100? Experts predict where crude could go if an Iran conflict breaks out In an area responsible for the shipment of one-third of the world's seaborne oil, just how high could military confrontation send the price of crude?...
10:52 2019-06-06

How we stay together: productive conflict, commitment and 48-hour holidays Mary Crock and Ron McCallum were engaged just six weeks after their second date. Over three decades later, they share what has made it workNames: Mary Crock and Ron McCallumYears together: 35Occupations: Law professorsRon McCallum and Mary Crock share an office in their Sydney home. The couple live ...
23:13 2019-10-04

Underage fighters drawn into Indonesian separatist conflict The long-simmering conflict between Indonesia’s military and Papuans seeking independence includes indigenous teenagers and boys who appear barely adolescent, highlighting how a new generation of fighters is emerging...
05:13 2019-06-24

Biden and Warren Avoid Direct Conflict — But for How Long? They have staked out diverging political paths, but have mostly refrained from attacking each other. Now a more combative phase of the race seems inevitable....
06:52 2019-09-14

Number of People Fleeing Conflict Is Highest Since World War II, U.N. Says “We have become almost unable to make peace,” the high commissioner for refugees said, as the global population of those displaced by conflict reached 70.8 million last year....
13:52 2019-06-19

Water wars: How to avoid conflict over our most precious resource Climate change is altering weather patterns, endangering the water supply of over half of humanity. New thinking is required to avoid things boiling over...
22:13 2019-08-05

COA Member Expresses Dissent Over Conflict Of Interest Clearance Of CAC CoA member Diana Edulji expressed her dissent but was overruled 2-1, clearing the Cricket Advisory Committee of conflict of interest and paving the way for them to appoint the next India's head coach....
21:26 2019-08-05

For Poland, Nobel Prize in Literature Is Cause for Conflict as Much as Congratulation When Olga Tokarczuk of Poland won the prize, the reaction was as divided as is the country itself. To some, she is an eloquent writer who captures Poland’s tragic history. To others, she is a traitor....
00:39 2019-10-11

U.S.-China trade conflict could take years to resolve: Kudlow White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday the United States wants "near term" results from U.S.-China trade talks in September and October but cautioned that the trade conflict could take years to resolve....
07:13 2019-09-07

NY judge resigns after conflict of interest in divorce case A respected long-time upstate judge agreed to resign after he was caught dishing out orders from the bench that helped him in a divorce case he was working privately as a lawyer. New Paltz Justice Jonathan Katz was asked by authorities in late 2017 to sign an arrest warrant and order of protection &...
02:52 2019-08-13

Trump Flirts With Currency War In Escalating Conflict With China President Donald Trump on Thursday took a step closer to sparking a currency war in the escalating conflict with China, saying he is not happy with the strong US dollar....
02:26 2019-08-09

600 Meetings and a World of Conflict: What to Expect at the U.N. General Assembly Nearly 200 leaders will converge on the world’s most prominent diplomatic stage for five days of speeches, hundreds of meetings — and clashes over climate change, Iran and trade....
12:52 2019-09-22

What’s Happening in Sudan? A Guide to the Revolution and Continuing Conflict Although mass protests and Sudan’s military joined to force a longtime dictator, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, out of power, talks between civilian leaders and generals have collapsed....
23:52 2019-06-04

New evidence emerges of Russian role in Ukraine conflict Research group Forensic Architecture collected images to use in ECHR caseNewly collated evidence documenting Russian military involvement in the conflict in Ukraine will be used to bolster legal claims against the Russian state by Ukrainian volunteer fighters.Forensic Architecture, a London-based re...
14:52 2019-08-18

Portals to history and conflict: the gates of Jerusalem's Old City Jews, Muslims and Christians pass daily through the gates of Jerusalem's Old City, on their way to and from prayers or simply to go about their everyday business in one of the most politically sensitive spots on earth....
21:13 2019-10-07

The Americans will see attack on Saudi oil as an attack on them One of the two oil facilities struck in the early hours of Saturday morning was recently described by one industry expert as the the Achilles Heel of the Saudi oil industry....
20:52 2019-09-15

Syrian government gains ground from rebels in northwest Syrian government forces seized territory from insurgents in northwestern Syria on Thursday, state media and a war monitor said, building on advances since the military declared an end to a brief ceasefire earlier this week....
15:00 2019-08-08

France calls for immediate end to fighting in Syrian city of Idlib France called on Friday for an immediate end to fighting in the Syrian city of Idlib, and the French foreign ministry added that it condemned in particular air strikes on refugee camps....
04:39 2019-08-17

Is Egypt using Syrian refugees as a bargaining chip with Europe? For Syrian refugees in Egypt, crackdowns from the state and racism in society are a part of everyday life. A migration expert spoke to DW about conditions in the country, and how the EU shares some of the blame....
20:39 2019-06-17

Syrian rebel forces withdraw from Khan Shaykhun Opposition forces withdrew from the northwest Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun on Tuesday after Syrian government forces invaded Idlib province, local observers said....
16:39 2019-08-20

| US imposes sanctions on Syrian mogul for aiding Assad The United States has imposed sanctions on Samer Foz, a Syrian industrialist behind high-end developments, including the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, for allegedly enriching President Bashar al-Assad....
08:00 2019-06-12

Syrian army captures key Idlib town from rebels Russian-backed Syrian regime forces have taken an important town in the rebel stronghold province of Idlib. The regime's three-month campaign has killed more than 2,000 people on both sides and displaced some 400,000....
14:39 2019-08-11

Syrian man jailed for killing that sparked far-right riots in Germany Asylum seeker Alaa Sheikhi guilty of manslaughter of Daniel Hillig in ChemnitzA Syrian asylum seeker accused of a killing that sparked a week of far-right street violence in the eastern German city of Chemnitz in 2018 has been found guilty of manslaughter.Alaa Sheikhi, 24, was sentenced to nine and ...
04:26 2019-08-23

Syrian Is Convicted in Stabbing Death That Set Off Riots in Germany An asylum seeker was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a German man last year in the eastern city of Chemnitz that added fuel to an anti-immigrant backlash....
20:26 2019-08-22

Trump upbeat on China; supports Syrian mediation Donald Trump gives an upbeat assessment of ongoing talks between US and Chinese officials. As Turkey's incursion into Syria continues, Trump also says the US has only two choices, either send in US troops or hit Ankara with financial sanctions. (Oct. 10)        ...
02:13 2019-10-11

Thousands of Syrian refugees could be sent back, says Lebanese minister Gebran Bassil claims many refugees are not living in political fear, but stay for economic reasonsAs many as three quarters of Syrian refugees in Lebanon could return to Syria because they face no fear of political persecution or threat to their security, Lebanon’s controversial foreign minister has...
08:52 2019-06-15

Syrian media report ceasefire agreed in Idlib Syrian state media reported on Thursday that a ceasefire had been agreed in the last rebel bastion in the country, the northwest, where aid agencies say a government offensive is growing bloodier....
01:52 2019-08-02

Syrian civil war has damaged more than 120 churches, report finds As many as 124 churches have been damaged or targeted by military forces on all sides of Syria's civil war, which has stretched on for more than eight years....
11:13 2019-09-05

Neglect of Syrian women, children documented in new D.C. exhibit A new exhibit, a series of 25 paintings and two installations, provides a window into the lives of Syrian women and children forced to flee their homeland....
14:26 2019-06-10

In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home ARSAL, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese authorities have undertaken their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home, taking action to ensure they can’t put down roots in Lebanon. A rising star in the government is leading the campaign and has latched onto resentment among a nation...
12:52 2019-06-20

Syrian troops take village deep within last rebel stronghold BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have captured a village deep within the last rebel stronghold in the northwest province of Idlib, after intense clashes with militants. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said on Monday that the troops had reached ...
16:52 2019-06-03

Syrian constitution body could convene soon: Russian envoy Russia hopes that an agreement can be reached soon under U.N. auspices on forming Syria's new constitutional committee and that it can convene in Geneva as early as September, Moscow's envoy said on Friday....
14:52 2019-08-09

The cat man of Aleppo: rescuing battle-weary Syrian strays Mohammad Aljaleel looked after homeless cats during the aerial bombardment of Aleppo. He has since set up a dedicated sanctuary and veterinary clinic for stray felines Continue reading......
12:26 2019-08-06

Report: Blast at Syrian air base kills 26 soldiers A Syrian pro-government newspaper is reporting 26 soldiers, including seven officers, have been killed in an explosion blamed on a technical error in central Syria...
11:39 2019-08-04

Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’ Republicans lawmakers, led by Senator Lindsey Graham, called the incursion “a disaster in the making” and were far more critical of the Turkish military operation....
21:00 2019-10-09

"We Can Come Any Night Without Warning": Turkey Preps Syrian Offensive Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that his army was ready to launch operations against Kurdish militants in Syria at any moment following the US announcement that it would not stand......
16:13 2019-10-07

At least 37 killed in airstrikes in rebel-held Syrian town At least 37 people have been killed in airstrikes on a busy market in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria, according to opposition activists and a war monitor....
03:26 2019-07-23

Syrian air strike on village market kill at least 12: rescuers At least 12 people were killed and scores wounded on Tuesday in aerial strikes believed to have been carried out by the Syrian air force on a popular market in a village in opposition-held northwestern Syria, rescuers and residents said....
21:52 2019-07-16

Make This Syrian Kibbeh Casserole When Your Budget Is Tight Whenever I meet someone who, like me, is of Middle Eastern heritage, it’s guaranteed that within five minutes of learning this fact, I will turn the conversation to kibbeh. From there, we will inevitably take a detour into misty-eyed recollections. We will also likely argue over the “proper” way to ...
00:13 2019-09-24

Syrian army 'kills terrorists' in Idlib countryside The Syrian army is launching "intensive strikes on dens of Jabhat al-Nusra," a group formerly affiliated with al Qaeda, in a village in southwestern Idlib province Sunday, Syrian state media is reporting....
14:39 2019-05-21

Syrian Government Intensifies Strikes on Opposition Stronghold As rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran draw the world’s attention, the Syrian government and its Russian allies have stepped up airstrikes on Idlib and surrounding areas in a monthslong campaign to recapture the territory....
19:39 2019-07-13

12 Hours. 4 Syrian Hospitals Bombed. One Culprit: Russia. The Russians saved Bashar al-Assad’s government. A trove of Russian Air Force recordings obtained by The Times shows how bombing Syrian hospitals helped them do it....
11:26 2019-10-13

Syrian war crimes suspect appears in Dutch court Lawyers for a Syrian accused of war crimes in the Netherlands for allegedly participating in an execution during the country's civil war denied on Monday that their client was a member of the radical Nusra Front....
14:00 2019-09-02

Turkish forces capture key Syrian border town Turkish troops entered central Ras al-Ayn according to Turkey’s Defence Ministry, marking the most significant gain since the invasion began Wednesday....
18:26 2019-10-12

Report: Syrian air raids hit crowded residential area Syria’s White Helmets say at least 6 people were killed and 10 remain under rubble following government air raids on a town in the rebel’s last stronghold...
16:52 2019-05-27

Freeland calls acceptance of Syrian envoy unacceptable. Canada’s foreign minister is calling her government’s approval of a known supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad to a consular job in Canada “unacceptable” and says she will take action “very quickly.”...
23:26 2019-09-24

Syrian Kurdish YPG to withdraw from strip along Turkish border The Kurdish YPG militia will pull forces and heavy weapons from a strip along Syria's border with Turkey under U.S.-Turkish deals, an official in the YPG-led alliance said on Tuesday....
16:00 2019-08-27

At least one killed in two motorbike explosions in Syrian border town At least one civilian was killed and more than 16 wounded on Tuesday by two bombs hidden in motorbikes in the Syrian border town of Azaz, which is controlled by Turkey-backed rebels, two witnesses and a security source said....
16:26 2019-09-03

Syrian government bombing of rebel stronghold kills 11 Syrian first responders and activists say government bombing of the last rebel stronghold in the country has killed at least 11 civilians as the nearly four-month offensive shows no sign of abating...
17:01 2019-07-21

U.S. says sees signs Syrian government may be using chemical weapons The United States sees signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday....
00:00 2019-05-22

To Stay or to Flee: A Syrian Mother’s Impossible Choice Suhair had to decide whether leaving Syria was worth risking her children’s lives. Now she is coming to terms with the opportunities and costs of her decision....
23:52 2019-05-21

At War: To Stay or to Flee: A Syrian Mother’s Impossible Choice Suhair had to decide whether leaving Syria was worth risking her children’s lives. Now she is coming to terms with the opportunities and costs of her decision....
14:33 2019-05-21

Air strikes on Syrian rebel enclave intensify: monitor Air strikes targeted rebel-held cities in northwest Syria on Friday, a war monitor reported, widening bombardment of the last major insurgent enclave to areas that had mostly escaped it....
00:39 2019-07-13

Turkish forces say they’ve captured key Syrian border town Turkey’s military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain since an offensive against Kurdish fighters began four days ago...
22:00 2019-10-12

Japan’s PM warns ‘accidental conflict’ is possible amid U.S., Iran tension Abe’s trip is the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate the crisis as Tehran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers, an accord that the Trump administration pulled out of last year....
06:13 2019-06-13

'Our Boys' powerfully puts faces on Israeli-Palestinian conflict The language and pacing in "Our Boys" reflect its Israeli roots, but the emotional core of this powerful fact-based miniseries hinges on tribalism, the intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the adage that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. In that, this HBO presentation...
00:39 2019-08-14

| Suspected tanker attacks risk sparking conflict: analysts Suspected attacks on tankers at the mouth of the oil-rich Gulf threaten to block vital crude supplies to the world and trigger an all-out conflict involving Iran, analysts said Thursday....
08:13 2019-06-14

US flexes muscle in Ukraine dispute, warns of new 'conflict' in Europe The Trump administration is taking new moves to flex its diplomatic muscle to calm escalating tensions over Russia’s effort to bully Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea....
05:52 2019-07-24

Iran Guards chief says enemy focused on economic conflict The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday the enemy was worried about the prospect of war and was focused instead on an economic conflict, according to the semi-official Fars news agency....
11:39 2019-07-03

Trump Urges Restraint by India and Pakistan in Kashmir Conflict President Trump urged restraint on both sides of the Kashmir conflict in calls with the leaders of India and Pakistan, as tensions over the disputed region have escalated between the two nations this month....
10:13 2019-08-20

Dravid To Explain Conflict Of Interest Before BCCI Ethics Officer Rahul Dravid has already given a reply and defended himself saying he has taken leave of absence from employers India Cements and he has nothing to do with the Chennai Super Kings....
23:00 2019-09-25

FROM THE FIELD: facing up to the extreme mental health pressures of conflict For those caught up in conflict situations, the trauma can lead to severe mental health problems. This is also the case for the humanitarian workers who are trying to help them....
18:52 2019-07-02

Mexican president reiterates desire to avoid conflict with Trump Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday reiterated his desire to avoid confrontation with the U.S. government and to stay friends with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump amid the threat of a trade war over migration....
03:00 2019-06-08

Two Oil Tankers Attacked in the Middle East, Stoking Fears of Conflict Two oil tankers on Thursday morning were reportedly attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial oil transport route that sits between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, echoing a similar attack last month and stoking fears about escalating tensions in the region. It was not immediately clear w...
15:00 2019-06-13

Potential Conflict Of Interest Prevents Dravid From Taking Charge At NCA The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) constitution prohibits any individual from holding multiple positions at the same time which brings Rahul Dravid under the conflict of interest ambit....
14:52 2019-07-02

UK PM Urges Turkish President To End Conflict In Syria And Enter Dialogue British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday that Britain had "grave concerns" about Turkey's military action in northern Syria and urged the president to end the conflict and......
12:13 2019-10-13

CoA Facing Issues Implementing Conflict Clause: Diana Edulji Stalwarts like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Ganguly and VVS Laxman are all facing alleged conflict issues with notices served by Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) DK Jain at various point in time....
14:52 2019-08-19

Libya sends mobile petrol stations to conflict-hit west Libyan state employee Akrm Jlaidi drives for ninety minutes to the suburbs of the capital Tripoli every week to fill his car at a mobile fuel station. Typically he waits for hours. Sometimes he returns home empty-handed as fuel shortages worsen....
15:26 2019-08-20

Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group's push for region Ethiopia's destabilizing regional frictions may worsen this month if the small Sidama ethnic group carries out a threat to unilaterally declare a new semi-autonomous region in defiance of the federal government, a global think-tank said on Thursday....
18:13 2019-07-04

Russia backs fresh talks on eastern Ukraine conflict Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has talked about the prospect of peace in eastern Ukraine with Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader said he was open to restarting negotiations under an international framework....
23:26 2019-07-11

India is fanning the flames of conflict in Kashmir. Now 8,000 Pakistanis are protesting Supporters of a Pakistani Islamist party are marching to denounce New Delhi's changes to the status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.        ...
16:26 2019-08-09

Kept as a sex slave: Tragic consequence of Mali's inter-tribal conflict Precious can't look me in the eye when I first say hello to her. It's not that she's shy, she's petrified. And yet she's agreed to speak to us on the condition that only myself and my cameraman, Dan, are present. Two men. It strikes me as a little odd, until we're told that her 'owner' was a woman -...
07:13 2019-07-22

Pentagon sees high risk of ‘unintended conflict’ with Iran U.S. military officials see a high risk of “unintended conflict” with Iran due to rising tensions in the Persian Gulf, according to top Pentagon official....
22:39 2019-07-20

One-in-five suffers mental health condition in conflict zones: new UN report More than one-in-five people living in conflict-affected areas suffers from a mental illness, according to a new UN-backed report, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to call for increased, sustained investment in mental health services in those zones....
02:26 2019-06-12

Homicide kills far more people than armed conflict, new UN study shows Some 464,000 people across the world were victims of homicidal violence in 2017, more than five times the number killed in armed conflict over the same period, UN researchers said on Monday....
17:00 2019-07-08

Ukraine President's Moves to End Russia Conflict Spark Protests The demonstrations across Ukraine added a domestic challenge to a novice leader who is also trying to contain fallout from his phone call with President Trump....
12:52 2019-10-07

High school tennis players sue over championship conflict with Sabbath A sister and brother who are star high school tennis players have filed a lawsuit challenging a rule that does not provide accommodations for them to play in Washington state championships while observing their Sabbath....
21:26 2019-08-14

India denies Trump 'mediator' role in Kashmir conflict Indian officials have told angry opposition lawmakers that the government had not invited Donald Trump to mediate the conflict. A day before, the US president had made the offer, saying: "I would love to be a mediator."...
21:39 2019-07-23

Study details links between coca, conflict, deforestation in Colombia Sometimes, trees fall down on their own, but deforestation is fueled by human activities. In Colombia, those activities sometimes involve coca, the crop from which cocaine is derived....
14:39 2019-08-14

China Imports Fall as Trade Conflict Saps Demand China’s imports dropped sharply last month, in a fresh sign of anemic demand in the domestic economy, adding to the pressure on Beijing as it struggles to manage trade tensions with the U.S....
17:13 2019-06-10

Trump wasn't invited to mediate Kashmir conflict, says India Indian officials have denied claims made by United States President Donald Trump that he was invited by the Indian government to mediate in the long-running Kashmir conflict, after his comments provoked a social media firestorm in India....
11:13 2019-07-24

FROM THE FIELD: Murals help heal wounds of bloody conflict in Guatemala “The villagers knew that the military kidnapped [indigenous] people and brought them here and tortured them. While alive, they were forced to dig their own graves. Some would be buried in the ground, here, still half alive.” The chilling words of Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez, a member of an indigenous g...
22:52 2019-06-08

Over 80 per cent of schools in anglophone Cameroon shut down, as conflict worsens More than 80 per cent of schools in the English-speaking North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon are closed, as the security situation and living conditions continue to deteriorate due to the three-year conflict between the Government and armed groups, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reported ...
23:13 2019-06-21

Turkey Aims to End a Backlash by Sending Syrian Refugees Home Turkey is taking steps to stem a backlash against the nearly four million displaced people from war-ravaged Syria, whose presence and a badly faltering economy have stoked anger at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan....
12:52 2019-08-09

Syrian army takes strategic town from rebels in new advance Syria's army has captured a strategically important town in Idlib in the rebels' last major enclave, a war monitor and a military media unit run by its ally Hezbollah reported on Sunday....
11:26 2019-08-11

Syrian TV: Israeli rocket strike kills a soldier, injures 1 DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says an Israeli rocket attack has struck the country’s south, killing one soldier and injuring another. The Monday report was carried on the Syrian state TV al-Ikhbariya and said one military vehicle was also damaged. It said the rocket landed in Tal a...
23:52 2019-05-27

Turkey, Long a Haven for Syrian Refugees, Is Sending Them Home Facing economic troubles in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing a plan to resettle refugees in a United States-controlled swath of Syria....
14:13 2019-09-10

Syrian White Helmets: 15 rescue centers bombed by government Opposition-based Syrian first responders known as White Helmets say government forces and their allies have targeted 15 of the group’s rescue centers and killed 7 volunteers...
16:52 2019-08-01

Assad hits a wall in Syrian war as front lines harden President Bashar al-Assad's assault in the northwest has been met with a painful rebel counterpunch that underlines Turkish resolve to keep the area out of his hands and shows why he will struggle to take back more of Syria by force....
16:52 2019-07-10

Prosecutors: Syrian man planned ISIS-fueled church bombing PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Syrian refugee who came to the U.S. three years ago plotted to bomb a church this spring to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq, federal authorities said in announcing the man’s arrest Wednesday. A criminal complaint alleges Mustafa Mousab Alowemer planned to bom...
04:52 2019-06-20

Syrian president's wife says she has fully recovered from breast cancer Asma al-Assad, wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has fully recovered from breast cancer, she told state TV on Saturday, a year after it announced her diagnosis....
14:52 2019-08-04

Syrian families returning home from IS camp face hostility RAQQA, Syria — After two years on the run with the Islamic State group, Um Mahmoud just wanted to return home. When she finally made it to Raqqa with her daughters and grandchildren, she found her home partially burned but livable. She also found a hostile city reluctant to take her back. The 53-yea...
01:00 2019-09-24

Civilian death toll mounts as Syrian offensive widens Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians including 11 children in rebel-held northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive, a war monitor and local activists said on Saturday....
16:39 2019-08-17

Family stayed in Syrian town during offensive as rebels ousted Russia-backed Syrian forces found Abu Abdo and family this week in Khan Sheikhoun, a town which almost all other residents had fled during shelling in an offensive to take the area from rebel fighters....
05:00 2019-08-25

Turkish forces capture center of key Syrian border town Turkey’s military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain as its offensive against Kurdish fighters pressed into its fourth day...
19:39 2019-10-12

Amnesty International: Lebanon 'forcibly deported' 2,500 Syrian refugees Lebanon "forcibly deported" nearly 2,500 Syrian refugees back to their native country in the last three months, according to government information obtained by Amnesty International, who urged the Middle Eastern nation t...
15:39 2019-08-28

Turkish Cypriots blame Syrian missile for blast near village Turkish Cypriot officials say Syrian anti-aircraft missile that missed its target and reached ethnically divided Cyprus was likely the cause of an explosion outside village in breakaway north...
12:26 2019-07-01

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting People run to take cover after mortars fired from Syria, in Akcakale, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. An Associated Press journalist said at least two government buildings were hit by the mortars in Sanliurfa province’s border town of Akcakale and at least two people were wounded.( Ismail Cos...
21:26 2019-10-10

Satellite images appear to show Iranian oil tanker off Syrian coast A once-detained Iranian oil tanker appears to have made its way to Syria, even as the United States sought to squeeze off Tehran’s ability to move oil....
17:52 2019-09-07

Dutch police arrest Syrian suspected of war crimes, terror Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested a Syrian on suspicion of war crimes and terrorism in his home country where he allegedly was a commander in the former al-Qaida affiliate the Nusra Front...
16:00 2019-05-21

Activists say Russian, Syrian strikes kill 11 in rebel area Syrian rescuers and activists say 11 civilians, including two families of four, have been killed in government and Russian airstrikes inside Syria’s last rebel stronghold...
14:39 2019-07-13

Syrian soccer goalie who became rebel icon dies in battle BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian rebel spokesman says a famous soccer goalkeeper who became an icon of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad has died of wounds suffered in a battle with government forces. Abdelbaset Sarout, 27, who rose to fame as a player for his home city of Homs, joined peaceful pro...
13:26 2019-06-08

U.S. forces strike Syrian al Qaeda facility: Defense Department U.S. forces struck an al Qaeda facility north of Idlib in Syria on Saturday in an attack aimed at the organization's leadership, U.S. Central Command, part of the Department of Defense, said....
19:26 2019-08-31

Rebels withdraw in key Syrian town as pro-Assad troops advance Move by insurgents in Khan Sheikhun marks a milestone for Idlib, the last major rebel strongholdInsurgent groups have withdrawn from Khan Sheikhun in north-west Syria, clearing the way for pro-government forces to enter the town, in a milestone moment in the war for Idlib province, the country’s las...
13:00 2019-08-20

Turkish Troops Appear to Seize Syrian Town in Fourth Day of Invasion Turkish troops move into a Kurdish-held Syrian town, forcing thousands of people to flee as Turkey pursued an invasion of northeastern Syria with heavy artillery and aerial bombardments despite fresh sanction threats from the Trump administration....
05:52 2019-10-13

Syrian rebels withdraw from area in NW after government advance - Observatory Syrian rebels withdrew from a town in southern Idlib province and from their last remaining territory in neighboring Hama province after government troops advances in the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and local activists said....
10:13 2019-08-20

Monitor says Syrian rebels withdraw from town, jihadists say still fighting A Syrian war monitor said rebels had withdrawn from a town in southern Idlib province and from their last territory in neighboring Hama province after government advances, though an insurgent group denied this and said they were still fighting....
13:00 2019-08-20

Tensions forces evacuation of Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon DEIR AL-AHMAR, Lebanon (AP) — Dozens of Syrian refugees have dismantled their tents in a camp they lived in for years in eastern Lebanon after authorities ordered their evacuation following a brawl with locals. Jean Fakhry, a Lebanese official from Deir Al-Ahmar in the Bekaa valley, said Sunday the ...
17:26 2019-06-09

Syrian rebel town buries goalie who became 'singer of the revolution' Thousands of people flocked to the funeral on Sunday of a Syrian soccer star turned fighter who became an icon of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad....
18:00 2019-06-09

Syrian refugee charged in church bombing plot due in court PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Syrian refugee charged with plotting to bomb a Pittsburgh church to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq is due in federal court Friday. A criminal complaint alleges Mustafa Mousab Alowemer planned to bomb an unidentified church on Pittsburgh’s north side, and pur...
13:00 2019-06-21

Pope urges concrete measures to protect Syrian civilians Pope Francis has sent Syrian President Basher al-Assad a letter expressing his “profound concern” for the humanitarian situation in Syria and in particular the plight of civilians in Idlib...
19:26 2019-07-22

Syrian activists say bombing of rebel area killed 5 people Syrian rescue workers and activists say government warplanes have bombed the last rebel stronghold in the country again, levelling a building and killing five people inside it, including three members of a single family....
16:39 2019-05-30

Russia, Iran, Turkey say Syrian constitution committee ready The leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey announced Monday that an agreement has been reached on a committee that will be tasked with rewriting a constitution for Syria...
23:00 2019-09-16

Syrian Government Captures Strategic Town in Last Opposition Stronghold Syrian government forces captured a strategic town in the northwest of the country, as the Russian-backed Assad regime continued its military push to retake the last opposition stronghold after more than eight years of conflict....
19:00 2019-08-20

Three Syrian soldiers killed by Israeli rockets: state media Three Syrian soldiers were killed and seven wounded by Israeli rockets fired into Quneitra province, Syrian state media said on Sunday, citing a military source....
08:13 2019-06-02

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib: rescuers Syrian troops shelled the south of Idlib on Sunday, according to rescuers and residents in the rebel stronghold where a ceasefire had halted a fierce army offensive two weeks ago....
14:26 2019-09-15

In a Syrian Town Under Siege, a Secret Library Kept Dreams Alive “Syria’s Secret Library,” by Mike Thomson, tells the story of a hidden book collection in a bombed-out building that functioned as “an oasis of normality” in the midst of war....
19:26 2019-09-28

Israel attacks Syrian base hours after hitting other targets Syrian state media is reporting that Israel has fired missiles onto a Syrian military air base in the country’s center, killing a soldier and wounding two others hours after Israeli attacks in southern Syria killed three soldiers and wounded seven...
04:00 2019-06-03

Syrian forces fire on Turkish observation post: officials Syrian government forces opened fire on a Turkish observation post in northwest Syria, two Turkish officials told Reuters on Thursday, but there were no Turkish casualties....
13:00 2019-08-22

Turkish ISP Blocks Social Media Sites Near Syrian Border Partially government-owned Türk Telekom restricted access to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and WhatsApp for about 48 hours as Turkey attacked the Kurds....
03:39 2019-10-12

Syrian refugee arrested for plot to bomb Pittsburgh church Federal authorities have arrested a Syrian refugee who was plotting to attack a Pittsburgh church, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, was charged with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to a terror group and two counts of distri...
06:52 2019-06-20

Syrian troops regain control of village they lost to rebels DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media say government forces have regained control of a northwestern village, just days after losing it to militants. State TV says troops captured Kfar Nabudah on Sunday from militants, including members of al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group. Government fo...
13:01 2019-05-26

US repatriates family from Syrian detention camp for Isis suspects Exclusive: removal of four people could put pressure on other countries to follow suitA US family have been removed from a Syrian detention centre for suspected members of Islamic State and returned to the US. The move could have implications for hundreds of children born to non-Syrians who have bee...
21:13 2019-05-22

From IS camp, Syrian family returns home to a hostile city Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria are allowing hundreds of Syrian families linked to the Islamic State group to return home to the city of Raqqa...
19:00 2019-09-22

Crop fires, a weapon of war, ruin Iraqi, Syrian harvests IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Crop fires in parts of Syria and Iraq this month have been blamed alternately on defeated Islamic State militants seeking to avenge their losses, and on Syrian government forces battling to rout other armed groups. Thousands of acres of wheat and barley fields in both countries ha...
11:26 2019-05-30

| Nigeria army shuts aid group office in conflict zone: NGO staff The Nigerian army has shut down the office of NGO Action Against Hunger in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, staff says, as six of its employees remain held hostage by jihadists....
21:39 2019-09-19

Chinese Yuan Skids to 2019 Low as Trump Ramps Up Trade Conflict China’s yuan slid to its weakest level of the year, nearing the symbolic level of 7 per dollar, after President Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on Chinese imports....
17:26 2019-08-02

IMF: Global economic growth is 'sluggish' amid trade/tech conflict The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday the global economic growth forecast has become 'increasingly sluggish,' amid conflicts over trade and technology....
22:39 2019-07-23

UN report on Syria conflict highlights inhumane detention of women and children As the people of north-west Syria face intensifying violence, tens of thousands of women and children continue to be kept in “inhumane conditions” in a remote camp on the other side of the country, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Wednesday....
21:39 2019-09-11

UN Security Council calls for protection of persons with disabilities in conflict zones The Security Council on Thursday adopted its first-ever resolution calling on UN Member States and warring parties to protect persons with disabilities in conflict situations and to ensure they have access to justice, basic services and unimpeded humanitarian assistance....
05:26 2019-06-21

Amid rising conflict, Theresa May won't unveil 4th Brexit plan as planned British Prime Minister Theresa May won't submit her fourth proposed agreement to leave the European Union on Friday, as it was planned -- amid rising discontent among members of her party and lawmakers....
18:00 2019-05-23

Congo mine deploys digital weapons in fight against conflict minerals In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo's rolling green hills, a government official puts a barcoded tag on a sack of ore rich in tantalum, a rare metal widely used in smartphones....
10:26 2019-10-01

Amid rising conflict, Theresa May won't unveil 4th Brexit pitch as planned British Prime Minister Theresa May won't submit her fourth proposed agreement to leave the European Union on Friday, as it was planned -- amid rising discontent among members of her party and lawmakers....
19:52 2019-05-23

Conflict Breaks Out in Hong Kong Mall Amid Counter Protests (HONG KONG) — Skirmishes broke out Saturday at a shopping mall in Hong Kong between supporters of the ongoing protests for democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory and people backing the central government in Beijing. Hundreds of pro-Beijing demonstrators sang the Chinese nat...
19:39 2019-09-14

Rahul Dravid Gets Conflict Of Interest Notice From BCCI Ethics Officer  Rahul Dravid is allegedly conflicted as he is the NCA Director and also employed as vice-president of India Cements group, which owns IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings....
20:39 2019-08-06

Oil Tankers Attacked Again in Gulf of Oman, Raising Fears of Wider Conflict At least two tankers have been hit near where four tankers were damaged last month, according the Iranian news media and a shipping industry official....
11:52 2019-06-13

Japan’s 2020 5G plans may be delayed by South Korea trade conflict A trade battle between the Japanese and South Korean governments is threatening the supply of 5G hardware to Japan ahead of a planned 2020 Olympic rollout.Read More...
19:00 2019-08-05

World hunger continues to rise due to conflict, climate change, says UN report Conflict, climate change and weak economic growth are leaving more people without enough to eat, a UN report warning of starvation and famine says. Most of the world's chronic hungry live in Asia and Africa....
18:13 2019-07-15

Japan's Abe warns of armed conflict amid soaring U.S.-Iran tension Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of unintended clashes in the crisis-hit Middle East after meeting the Iranian president in Tehran on Wednesday, amid a brewing confrontation between Iran and the United States....
00:39 2019-06-13

Ain't No Way: Estate Conflict Reveals Aretha Franklin Once Kept $750,000 in Uncashed Checks in Her Purse The battle over Aretha Franklin’s estate has gotten capital M-MESSY, requiring a long, drawn-out court hearing this week in which deep familial divisions—and some pretty shocking details about the late great singer’s finances—were on full display....
03:26 2019-08-08

Conflict and insecurity driving spread of diseases like Ebola, WHO chief warns Deadly outbreak is ‘global wake-up call’, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells GuardianThe head of the World Health Organization has called the world’s second worst Ebola outbreak a “global wake-up call” to the escalating risk of disease outbreaks spreading from conflict areas neglected by the intern...
23:00 2019-07-09

Ukraine, Russia agree to peace talks after 5 years of border conflict After five years of fighting that's killed 13,000 people in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev has agreed to stage elections in the occupied territories as Russian forces vacate hundreds of miles of borderland....
14:52 2019-10-02

G20 finance chiefs express concern over risks from 'intensified' trade conflict Group of 20 finance leaders on Sunday said that trade and geopolitical tensions have "intensified", raising risks to improving global growth, but they stopped short of calling for a resolution of a deepening U.S.-China trade conflict....
15:13 2019-06-09

Maduro, Guaido envoys meet in Norway to work out Venezuela conflict The Venezuelan opposition has said President Nicolas Maduro used past negotiations to play for time and was not sincere about making concessions.        ...
00:39 2019-05-22

Germany's Merkel insists on two-state solution in Israel-Palestine conflict German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have held talks in Berlin. Abbas called for Europe to play a greater role in the Middle East peace process because he says the US is not neutral....
14:00 2019-08-29

Trump says he doesn't want war with Iran. Is John Bolton driving the US into a conflict anyway? The view that John Bolton is driving Trump into military confrontation with America's principal foe in the Middle East is spreading across the globe.        ...
00:39 2019-05-22

Tankers Attacked Again in Gulf of Oman, Raising Fears of Wider Conflict Two tankers have been hit, forcing their crews to abandon ship, near where four tankers were damaged last month. It was not clear who carried out the attacks....
16:26 2019-06-13

Trump’s consistent criticism of Iran pushes U.S. to point of potential conflict The president, who insists he wants to avoid a Middle East war, faces a difficult choice: step back to reduce tensions or act unilaterally and risk confrontation....
21:39 2019-06-15

Human cost of Ukraine conflict is growing, Security Council told The human cost of the conflict in Ukraine is growing, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, during a briefing on the current situation in the country....
22:00 2019-07-16

Top Canada ethics watchdog says PM Trudeau contravened conflict of interest rules Canada's top ethics watchdog on Wednesday ruled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his officials had contravened conflict of interest rules by trying to influence a corporate legal case, dealing a blow to the ruling Liberals less than 10 weeks before an election....
18:13 2019-08-14

Conflict Conundrum: Rahul Dravid Asked To Depose Before Ethics Officer BCCI ethics officer DK Jain has asked cricketing great and NCA head Rahul Dravid to depose in Mumbai on September 26 over the conflict of interest allegations levelled against him....
19:26 2019-08-26

Islamic bloc supports Palestinians, backs Saudis in Iran conflict The Organization of Islamic Cooperation indirectly condemned Washington for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But the 57-nation bloc backed US-ally Saudi Arabia over an ongoing conflict with Iran....
17:26 2019-06-01

New UN report shows record number of children killed and maimed in conflict A new UN report has found that 2018 was the worst year on record for children caught up in armed conflict; the year saw the highest numbers killed or maimed since the United Nations began monitoring the violation....
18:26 2019-07-31

Trudeau violated ethics law in conflict of interest case, watchdog rules Report describes PM’s ‘flagrant attempts to influence’ Canadian attorney generalCanadian prime minister Justin Trudeau violated the country’s ethics laws when he urged his attorney general not to prosecute an engineering company in a conflict of interest case, a watchdog ruled on Wednesday.According...
21:26 2019-08-14

BCCI Ethics Officer Sends Conflict Of Interest Notice To Kapil-Led CAC The BCCI Ethics Officer DK Jain on Saturday sent a notice to Cricket Advisory Committee, asking the former cricketers who picked the current India coach to respond by October 10....
02:52 2019-09-29

Mozambique leaders sign peace accord to end decades of civil conflict It came as more than 5,200 of the former rebel group’s fighters were disarming just weeks before a visit by Pope Francis and a national election that will test the resolve of the two parties to sustain the peace....
02:26 2019-08-02

Conflict escalation reaches fever pitch in this Immortal Hulk exclusive The Immortal Hulk is the best superhero comic on the stands, and in a rare instance of the market rewarding quality, the book has turned out to be a massive commercial success. Sales have skyrocketed with recent issues—there’s a great sales analysis on comicbook.com—and after years of writing undera...
02:13 2019-08-02

Trudeau defends system for appointing judges after conflict of interest claims Trudeau's minister of intergovernmental and northern affairs is reportedly linked to five of the last six federally appointed judges in New Brunswick....
00:52 2019-07-05

Chemnitz: Syrian asylum-seeker convicted of killing that sparked far-right riots Alaa S. has been sentenced to nine years and six months for the killing of Daniel H. Chemnitz has done a lot to try and alter its image since the death....
16:39 2019-08-22

Andrew Scheer calls appointment of Syrian consul in Montreal ‘outrageous’ Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says it is "outrageous'' that Ottawa has allowed a sympathizer of the Syrian president to become the honorary consul in Montreal....
22:39 2019-09-24

Russian Airstrikes Blamed for 27 Deaths in Opposition-Held Syrian Town Russian airstrikes on a busy market in northwest Syria killed at least 27 people, according to monitoring groups, one of the deadliest attacks in a monthslong Syrian government military campaign against the opposition’s last stronghold....
19:00 2019-07-22

Syrian state media claims Israeli airstrikes hit sites near Damascus Regime says air defences confronted the attack, which was launched from Lebanese airspaceFour civilians have been killed and 21 injured in Israeli missile strikes near Damascus, Syria’s state news agency Sana has claimed.An Agence France-Presse correspondent in Damascus reported hearing loud explosi...
10:52 2019-07-01

Syrian state media: Israeli missile strike kills four civilians Israeli warplanes fired missiles targeting Syrian military positions in Homs and the Damascus outskirts in an attack that killed at least four civilians and wounded another 21, Syrian state media said....
03:26 2019-07-01

New UN-Syrian Action Plan signals an 'important day' for child protection, says UN envoy The top UN official charged with representing the interests of children caught up in armed conflict, has signed a landmark new agreement on child protection with the Force Commander of a main Syrian opposition military alliance, it was announced on Monday, aimed at ending and preventing the recruitm...
21:13 2019-07-01

Syrian Government Documents Show Widespread Abuses, Rights Center Says In a report, the Syria Justice and Accountability Center said that documents from President Bashar al-Assad’s government detailed systematic human rights violations by the nation’s security agencies....
03:52 2019-05-22

Syrian state media: Turkish convoy entered to help Idlib rebels A Turkish convoy loaded with munitions crossed into northwest Syria on Monday, to help insurgents fighting a government advance in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syrian state media said....
11:13 2019-08-19

Turkish-led forces advance into Syrian border town, fighting rages Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying the town center had been taken and Kurdish-led forces denying this and saying they were counter-attacking....
19:13 2019-10-12

Syrian rebels say Moscow deploys ground forces in Idlib campaign Russia has sent special forces in recent days to fight alongside Syrian army troops struggling to make gains in a more than two month assault in northwestern Syria to seize the last opposition bastion, senior rebel commanders said....
06:13 2019-07-18

Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years Syrian troops on Friday reclaimed a cluster of towns they had lost early in the eight-year-old war, pressing their offensive in the northwest, the country's last big rebel stronghold....
00:26 2019-08-24

German court convicts Syrian over stabbing that triggered Chemnitz riots A Syrian man was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison by a German court on Thursday over the fatal stabbing of a man in the eastern city of Chemnitz last year that triggered the worst far-right riots Germany had seen for decades....
17:00 2019-08-22

Syrian offensive puts Turkish troops and border plans in peril Syrian army advances in northwest Syria are putting Turkish troops in the firing line and threaten Ankara's hopes of preventing a new wave of refugees on its southern border....
17:00 2019-08-22

Syrian Army Discovers Tragic Destruction of Apamea at the Hands of Terrorists The Head of the Department of Antiquities and Museums of Hama in Syria, Abdul Qader Farzet, has announced that the ancient Syrian city of Apamea, which was recently reclaimed by government forces, has suffered extensive and irreversibly damage by terrorist forces. ...
00:00 2019-05-30

Syrian teenager left suffering in Athens by UK Home Office 'failure' Unaccompanied Syrian fell into despair after waiting more than six months for response to applicationA Syrian teenager left suicidal after the Home Office failed to respond to his application to join his family in Britain is finally set to be reunited with his loved ones.On Thursday, after the Guard...
18:00 2019-07-11

Assad urged Syrian refugees to come home. Many are being welcomed with arrest and interrogation. Returnees have been subjected to harassment or extortion by security agencies, as well as detention and torture, say returnees and human rights monitors....
20:52 2019-06-02

Belgium takes back six children of Isis fighters from Syrian camps Children with parents face less certain future, with countries reluctant to repatriate supporters of violent jihadSix Belgian children of Islamic State members were returned to Belgium on Friday from camps in Syria where US-backed militia are holding thousands of militants and their family members.T...
08:52 2019-06-15

Car bomb hits Syrian Kurdish-held city of Qamishli: SDF official A car bomb went off outside a restaurant in the Syrian Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli on Friday, an official in the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said....
15:52 2019-10-11

Hundreds of ISIS Supporters Escape as Turkish Forces Near Key Syrian Town (AKCAKALE, Turkey) — Turkish forces approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria on Sunday, setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Islamic State supporters to escape from a camp for displaced people and prompted U.S. soldiers to withdraw from a nearby base. A U.S. military offici...
16:13 2019-10-13

Ahead of meeting, Turkey expects Russia to help rein in Syrian forces President Tayyip Erdogan will seek steps from Russia's Vladimir Putin to safeguard Turkish troops in the face of an offensive by the Syrian army in the country's northwest when the two leaders meet on Tuesday, a senior Turkish official said....
16:00 2019-08-27

Erdoğan: I'll let Syrian refugees leave Turkey for west unless safe zone set up Turkish president threatens to ‘open the gates’ in face of footdragging from US and EUThe Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is threatening to “open the gates” to allow Syrian refugees to leave Turkey for western countries unless a controversial “safe zone” inside Syria is established soon.Er...
18:13 2019-09-05

Syrian army to deploy along Turkish border in deal with Kurdish-led forces BEIRUT/AMMAN — The Syrian army will deploy along the length of the border with Turkey in an agreement with the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria to help repel a Turkish offensive, the Kurdish-led administration said on Sunday. The army deployment would support the Kurdish-led Syrian...
05:52 2019-10-14

Syrian rebels say Russian-backed forces prepare to resume offensive Syrian rebel fighters on Wednesday said Russian-backed forces were amassing troops in preparation for resuming a five-month offensive in northwest Syria after a second day of raids by jets believed to be Russian threatened to end a fragile ceasefire....
04:00 2019-09-12

Iranian Tanker Photographed Off Syrian Port Tartus: US Satellite Firm The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 at the centre of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers, which went dark off Syria earlier in the week, has been photographed by satellite off the Syrian......
12:26 2019-09-07

Planned Lebanon demolitions put 15,000 Syrian children at risk of homelessness: NGOs At least 15,000 Syrian children will be at risk of homelessness if the Lebanese government goes ahead with the planned demolition of "semi-permanent structures" built by refugees in eastern Lebanon, aid agencies warned on Tuesday....
15:52 2019-06-04

Steven Seagal film to tell story of Syrian toddler who drowned in Mediterranean Action star involved in Aylan Baby, about the three-year-old whose death widened awareness of the migrant crisisThe tragic death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian toddler who drowned off the Turkish coast in 2015, is to be made into a movie.Aylan Baby has begun shooting in the southwest of th...
15:13 2019-06-28

U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria; Syrian army to redeploy on border The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of an expanding Turkish offensive while Syria's army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey, both major victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad....
06:13 2019-10-14

Kurdish-led Syrian force: U.S. forces have quit Turkish border area Kurdish-led forces in northeast Syria said on Monday U.S. forces had withdrawn from areas at the border with Turkey where a threatened Turkish offensive would hurt its war against Islamic State and roll back security achievements....
10:26 2019-10-07

Pope's envoy tells Syrian leader of concern for Idlib civilians Pope Francis has expressed concern for the humanitarian situation in northwestern Syria and urged a negotiated end to years of fighting, in a letter delivered on Monday to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad....
14:52 2019-07-22

Germany: Syrian faces Islamic State-linked terrorism charges BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany say a 31-year-old Syrian citizen faces terrorism charges for joining the Islamic State group in Syria. Fares A.B., whose last name wasn’t released for privacy reasons, is also charged with war crimes and violations against the war weapons control act, prose...
13:26 2019-06-19

Sky News witnesses horrors of Idlib as crew shelled by Syrian regime Sky News has gained exclusive access to the bombardment of Idlib - the last rebel outpost in Syria - and witnessed first-hand the relentless attack on civilians inside the province....
00:13 2019-05-24

Stalled Idlib campaign shows limits of Syrian, Russian power The stalled campaign by government forces and their Russian allies to retake Syria’s Idlib province from jihadi rebels has stalled out after two months of hard fighting...
12:13 2019-07-13

Russia denies its planes bombed rebel-held Syrian city Russia's Ministry of Defence denied on Monday its planes carried out air strikes on the rebel-held Syrian city of Maarat al-Numan that hit a popular market and residential neighborhoods....
14:52 2019-07-22

Al Qaeda-linked Syrian militants forced to flee key rebel town The main Syrian group linked to Al Qaeda pulled out of a key rebel town following the Syrian government forces’ campaign of bombardment and airstrikes....
21:00 2019-08-20

U.N. Says Tens of Thousands of Syrian Civilians Have Fled Amid Turkey Attacks (BEIRUT) — Syrians are fleeing by the tens of thousands yet again, a recurring nightmare of hastily packed bags, traffic-clogged highways and an uncertain fate. Families who just a few years ago fled from an Islamic State onslaught are now running from a Turkish offensive against the same Kurd...
01:26 2019-10-11

Syrian insurgents shell government-held rural area, kill 12 DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian insurgents fired rockets into residential parts of the government-held northern province of Aleppo, striking a wedding party and killing at least 12 civilians and wounding 15, state media said Monday. The attack late Sunday took place in the village of Wadehi, south of Alepp...
12:26 2019-06-17

Syrian air defences respond to rebel drones in Hama province: state TV Syrian air defences responded on Tuesday to drones launched by rebels near a helipad in Jubb Ramlah village in Hama province, Syrian state TV reported, describing the rebels as "terrorists"....
22:52 2019-06-04

Erdogan tells Putin that Syrian offensive is causing humanitarian crisis Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis and threaten Turkey's national security, the Turkish presidency said....
00:26 2019-08-24

Turkey says it is determined to clear Syrian border of militants, assure security Turkey is determined to clear its border with Syria of militants and assure the security of the country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, after the White House said Ankara will soon launch an offensive into northern Syria....
10:26 2019-10-07

Syrian forces drop banned cluster bombs and target hospitals Sky News has seen first-hand evidence that hospitals in Idlib are being targeted by Syrian regime forces who also appear to be using banned cluster bombs as they rachet up their bombardment of the last rebel stronghold in the country....
15:52 2019-05-28

INSIGHT-Congo mine deploys digital weapons in fight against conflict minerals In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo's rolling green hills, a government official puts a barcoded tag on a sack of ore rich in tantalum, a rare metal widely used in smartphones....
10:00 2019-10-01

Pentagon weighing move to send more troops to Middle East to deter conflict The Pentagon is weighing whether to send more troops, including air defense units, to the Middle East as an act of deterrence, Pentagon officials told Fox News Thursday....
17:39 2019-09-20

Freed filmmaker Oleg Sentsov: Ukraine, Russia conflict 'a clash of two worldviews' Free after more than five years in a Russian jail, Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov tells DW about surviving torture, the Maidan uprising and his "little dream" of seeing Vladimir Putin answer for his actions in court....
12:00 2019-10-02

Trump's Mideast envoy slams UN over 'Band-Aid' solutions to Israel-Palestinian conflict The Trump administration's chief negotiator for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict delivered a blunt message to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday, asserting that it is time “to move past Band-Aid solutions" and claiming that the U.N. agency to support Palestinian refugees had "failed" in i...
05:26 2019-05-23

Five years after MH17 downing, airline conflict alert system remains patchy When Pakistan closed its airspace during conflict with India in February, Malaysia Airlines was not one of the carriers left scrambling to re-route flights because it had already done so two weeks earlier, the carrier's chief executive said....
11:26 2019-06-04

Washington's Running Back Conflict Resolves Itself In Characteristically Grim, Destructive Fashion Washington running back Derrius Guice missed his entire rookie season after suffering a knee injury during his first career preseason game. This year, Guice injured his other knee in his first career regular season game, and is expected to miss only half the year. If he keeps this pattern up, the th...
05:39 2019-09-13

A Long Simmering Conflict Takes Center Stage in the Supergirl Season 5 Trailer The larger Arrowverse is changing, and Kara Danvers along with it. In the first trailer for Supergirl’s upcoming fifth season that just dropped at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Girl of Steel is back and facing off against technology, a secret organization, and her own best friend.Read more......
15:26 2019-07-21

Prague prepares for England fans’ long weekend with ‘anti-conflict units’ • Six thousand England fans expected in Czech capital• Police warn of zero tolerance for violation of local lawsCzech police have been put on high alert for the arrival of an estimated 6,000 English supporters here for Friday’s Euro 2020 qualifier between England and the Czech Republic, with prepara...
12:00 2019-10-06

Myanmar shuts down internet in conflict areas as UN expert warns of potential abuses A top United Nations official has warned of "serious implications for human rights" in parts of Myanmar after the government shut down mobile data networks....
19:52 2019-06-27

UPDATE 1-Top Canada ethics watchdog says Trudeau broke conflict of interest rules Canada's top ethics watchdog on Wednesday ruled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his officials had contravened conflict of interest rules by trying to influence a corporate legal case, dealing a blow to the ruling Liberals less than 10 weeks before an election....
18:39 2019-08-14

Actress Lori Loughlin waves off attorney conflict in U.S. college scam case Actress Lori Loughlin on Tuesday waved off concerns about a potential conflict involving the lawyers who will defend the "Full House" star and her husband against charges of participating in a U.S. college admissions scam....
07:52 2019-08-28

Security Council must ‘come together’ to address the plight of children trapped in armed conflict, says UN envoy It is “vitally important” that the Security Council “come together” on the current plight of children affected by armed conflict across the globe”, Virginia Gamba, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said on Friday....
01:52 2019-08-03

Yemen: Aden's changing alliances erupt into four-year conflict's newest front Fighting in the south between separatists and government forces points to why peace is even more elusiveEvery soldier in the Yemeni city of Aden is on edge. The main checkpoint on the coastal road has two large holes in the roof from mortar shells and the beach has been dug up into berms to slow the...
08:52 2019-10-01

Chicago judge rules there's no conflict of interest with prosecutor investigating Jussie Smollett A Cook County circuit court judge ruled Friday that the attorney investigating the handling of actor Jussie Smollett's case will remain the special prosecutor despite his 2016 campaign donation to the state's attorney who dropped charges against the actor....
13:00 2019-10-05

Syrian crisis is ‘clearest example’ of foreign investment in terrorism, Deputy Prime Minister says at UN Although terrorism is a “global nightmare which haunts everyone”, some countries have invested in terrorism as a tool to impose their “insidious agendas” on other nations, Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem told the UN General Assembly on Saturday. ...
22:39 2019-09-28

US and Turkish troops conduct first joint ground patrol of Syrian 'safe zone' US and Turkish troops conducted their first ever joint ground patrol within what Turkey has called the "safe zone" that runs along the Syria-Turkish border and extends into the northeast....
06:52 2019-09-09

Toronto Syrian restaurant owners defy death threats to stay open Owners of popular Soufi’s targeted with hate mail and threatsFamily says wave of support inspired them to reverse decisionA popular Syrian restaurant in Toronto which had been due to close after its owners received a wave of death threats will stay open after an outpouring of support from neighbours...
00:13 2019-10-11

Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea,’ But Opposes ‘Senseless Wars’ Republicans lawmakers, led by Senator Lindsey Graham, called the incursion “a disaster in the making” and were far more critical of the Turkish military operation....
01:00 2019-10-10