North Korea FM says his country and Syria face same ‘enemy’

World 12/04/18, 09:43

North Korea's foreign minister says his country and Syria face the same "enemy" and called for increased cooperation between them.Syria's President Bashar Assad received Ri Yong Ho on Tuesday. Assad responded by identifying the United States as a hostile country to Syria and North Korea. Syria state news agency SANA ...

Film captures final days of legendary war reporter

Entertainment 11/20/18, 11:27

A new documentary recounts in searing detail the final days of war correspondent Marie Colvin.Colvin was killed in shelling from Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces in 2012 in the city of Homs, where she was documenting civilian suffering."Under the Wire" is directed by Chris Martin and based on the book ...

A luxury city shows blueprint for Syria’s rebuilding plans

World 11/05/18, 02:21

Trucks and bulldozers zigzag at a building site in southwestern Damascus, ferrying sand and stones for a luxury development of residential high-rises and shopping centers.In this Oct. 8, 2018, photo, a truck aworks at the building site of Marota City, as Syria’s largest investment project is known, in southwestern Damascus, ...

Syria reopens 2 crossings with Jordan, Israeli-held Golan

World 10/14/18, 23:13

A vital border crossing between Jordan and Syria reopened on Monday for the first time in three years, promising to restore trade and movement between the two countries that had halted because of the war. Another crossing, between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, also reopened for U.N. observers who ...

Syrian president grants general amnesty to army deserters

World 10/09/18, 11:01

Syrian President Bashar Assad granted general amnesty on Tuesday to army deserters both within Syria and outside the country, a move that could boost the return of refugees who fled violence in their war-torn country.The decree, published by state media, said the amnesty did not include "criminals" and those on ...

Syria’s Assad says ‘understanding’ reached with Arab states

World 10/03/18, 10:04

President Bashar Assad told a little-known Kuwaiti newspaper that Syria has reached a "major understanding" with Arab states after years of hostility over the country's civil war.The interview in the Al-Shahed newspaper, published Wednesday, was Assad's first with a Gulf newspaper since the war began in 2011.Assad doesn't name the ...

Iran Guard launches missiles into Syria over parade attack

World 10/01/18, 00:21

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday that it launched ballistic missiles into eastern Syria, targeting militants the force blames for a recent attack on a military parade. The launch was the Islamic Republic's second such missile attack on Syria in over a year.Iranian state television and the state-run IRNA news ...

Syria FM: Victory over ‘terrorism’ is near, US must leave

World 09/29/18, 16:26

Declaring that victory over "terrorism" is almost at hand after more than seven years of civil war, Syria's foreign minister took to the world stage Saturday and demanded that "occupation" forces from the U.S., France and Turkey leave the country immediately.Walid al-Moallem told the General Assembly's high-level meeting that the ...

Syria says vital border crossing with Jordan to reopen

World 09/29/18, 03:02

Preparations to reopen a vital border crossing between Syria and Jordan have been completed, setting the stage for its reopening next month, Syria's state-run news agency said Saturday.Earlier, the agency reported that the Naseeb crossing had reopened and that the flow of trucks and transit across the border had begun.But ...

Russia puts deep roots in Syria, warns West against meddling

Europe 09/26/18, 12:52

The same day that Russian diplomats struck a deal with Turkey over a demilitarized zone in Syria's last rebel-run region, dozens of Russian businessmen were flying home from Damascus, contracts in hand for trade with a postwar Syria.Whatever happens to the rebels in Idlib province, Russia is determined to keep ...

NATO chief seek dialogue with increasingly assertive Russia

Europe 09/25/18, 16:04

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he wants a more constructive relationship with Russia, even as the western alliance is taking measures to respond to Moscow's increasing military assertiveness.Speaking shortly before meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sideline of the U.N. General Assembly, he cited military interference ...

Syria: Everyone else’s battleground, in both war and peace

World 09/25/18, 03:56

As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold.Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those same world powers trying to negotiate a peaceful outcome in Idlib have ...

Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

World 09/24/18, 05:44

Russia announced Monday that it will supply the Syrian government with modern S-300 missile defense systems following last week's downing of a Russian plane by Syria, a friendly fire incident that send regional tensions over the war-torn country soaring.The Russian military aircraft was downed by Syrian government missile defense systems, ...

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