Syria

Al Qaeda chief urges jihadists to use guerrilla tactics in Syria

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has called on Syrian Sunni jihadists to wage guerrilla war against enemies ranging from Syrian President Bashar al Assad...

LafargeHolcim CEO to resign in wake of Syria armed opposition payouts

Chief Executive Eric Olsen will leave the company in July, the world's largest cement maker said on Monday, in the wake of an investigation...

Israeli fire kills three in Syria at pro-government military base

An Israeli attack against a military base for the Syrian pro-government National Defence Forces in southern Syria killed three NDF members on Sunday, the...

Russia, US at loggerheads over Syria chemical probe

Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington's opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack...

Kurdish autonomy unneeded in peace, says Assad

Self-governance issues in Syria must be resolved within the constitutional framework, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik in an interview, saying there is no...

‘Terrorists destroyed over half of Syria’s air defence’: Assad

Terrorists have destroyed over half of Syria's air defence systems, explaining why the Syrian forces were unable to intercept US missiles earlier this month,...

‘New Syrian constitution should recognise Assyrians as natives’

Assyrians should be recognised as native peoples in the new version of the Syrian constitution and guaranteed all the rights associated with being a...

Kurdish women fighters free 140 Yazidis from IS near Syria’s Raqqa

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has freed 140 Yazidis, most of whom were women and children, during an operation against the Islamic State...

West using alleged chemical weapon attack in Idlib for regime change: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has said the blocking of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from investigating alleged chemical weapon use in Syria's...

Turkey to ‘hit button’ on military operations into Syria and Iraq: pro-government paper

Turkey is planning three cross-border military operations into Iraq and Syria as a follow-up to the Euphrates Shield Operation, a pro-government newspaper has claimed.The...

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