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Iran defense chief in Turkey for 'unprecedented' talks on Syria crisis

General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri is due to meet Defense Min Nurettin Canikli and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his three-day visit.

15 Aug 2017 5:34 PM

UN prosecutor finds ‘enough evidence’ to convict Syria’s Assad of war crimes

Carla Del Ponte said that without an international court or prosecutor to try the Syria war crimes cases, justice would remain elusive.

13 Aug 2017 6:33 PM

Trump blames Obama for not taking action against Iran's control over Syria

Trump said the US has made “tremendous strides” against the Islamic State terror group in Syria, Iraq and other locations. 

26 Jul 2017 4:52 PM

Trump says he won’t let Assad get away with ‘horrible’ crimes against Syria

Donald Trump pledged continued US military aid to Lebanon following his Oval Office meeting with Lebanese PM Saad Hariri.

26 Jul 2017 10:43 AM

Syrian rebel aid programme was 'dangerous and wasteful': Trump

US officials said last week that some of the anti-Assad forces could be absorbed into US military-supported groups fighting Islamic State.

25 Jul 2017 11:30 AM


No-one has any interest in prolonging gulf crisis: Turkey's Erdogan

Crucially, Turkey is in the throes of setting up a military base in Qatar, its only such outpost in the region.

23 Jul 2017 2:10 PM

Pentagon chief says Assad took Trump's chemical warning 'seriously'

The warning came after US intelligence noticed suspect activity at the airbase used to launch a suspected chemical strike two months ago.

28 Jun 2017 6:58 PM

Syria's Assad visits Russian air base after US warning

Assad has been touring areas north and northwest of Damascus in recent days, a rare trip out of his seat of power in the capital.

28 Jun 2017 11:38 AM

Trump, Macron pledge 'joint response' if Syria launches chemical attack

In August 2013, a chemical attack near Damascus brought France and the US to the brink of a joint military intervention in Syria.

28 Jun 2017 11:12 AM

US aware of Syria planning chemical attack, says Prez Assad will pay heavy price

White House officials did not respond to requests for comment on potential US plans or the intelligence that prompted the statement.

27 Jun 2017 10:00 AM


Gulf crisis seen widening split in Syria rebellion

Sunni-ruled monarchies sided with the protesters in March 2011, when the war started with the brutal repression of anti-govt demonstrations.

17 Jun 2017 12:00 PM

Syrian army, Iraqi militia forces step up bombing of rebels in Deraa city

The intensive raids and bombing strikes mainly pounded the southern part of Deraa, strategically located on the border with Jordan.

12 Jun 2017 11:40 AM

Prez Assad says India is welcome to play economic role in Syria’s restoration

He said India and Syria could learn from each other and work towards building a ‘genuine coalition’ against terrorism.

05 Jun 2017 8:43 AM

France's Macron says use of chemical weapons in Syria will result in reprisals

'We need strong cooperation because we have a joint priority, which is the fight against terrorism', said Emmanuel Macron.

30 May 2017 1:21 PM

Let’s admit our flaws, work to correct them

Bashar al-Assad could give a similar answer if questioned about using poison gas on the Syrian rebels.

09 May 2017 12:19 AM


DisCourse: Are we heading to World War III?

The fear of World War III is never far away.

01 May 2017 4:04 AM

British MPs are against Assad’s wife citizenship

Brake’s comments echoed those of MP Nadhim Zahawi, from the ruling Conservative Party.

18 Apr 2017 2:59 AM

70 Syrian kids among 126 killed in bombing

Rebels say they amount to forced relocations after years of bombardment and crippling sieges.

17 Apr 2017 7:11 AM

What did the ‘mother of all bombs’ achieve?

The US hasn’t provided any data on how many ISIS fighters were killed by the MOAB.

15 Apr 2017 5:49 AM

Syrian prez's comments on chemical attack '100 per cent lies': French FM

"It's 100 per cent cruelty and cynicism", said French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

14 Apr 2017 4:37 PM