If conflict creates opportunity, so does its resolution. Syria's civil war created openings for outside powers Iran and Turkey. But by embracing an eager Syria anew, Arab diplomats are pushing back. Christian Science Monitor - Published
CNN reports, In a rare acknowledgment of Israeli operations in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country's air force struck Syria over the weekend.
Speaking at Sunday's weekly Cabinet..
According to Reuters, the Syrian army said it had deployed forces to Manbij in northern Syria on Friday after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus to protect the town, where U.S. forces operate. The..
The United Arab Emirates has reopened its embassy in Damascus, a sign Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is returning to the Arab fold. The UAE once funded rebels opposed to Assad, who has reestablished..
According to Reuters, Kurdish leaders who run much of northern Syria are urging Russia and its ally Damascus to send forces to shield the border from the threat of a Turkish offensive. Their call for a..
According to Reuters, Israeli warplanes attacked the Syrian capital of Damascus with missiles on Tuesday. An arms depot was hit in the attack injuring three Syrian soldiers. A Syrian military official..
Nearly 90 drug factories are currently operating in Syria with further expansions expected, after the government provided support for the domestic production of pharmaceuticals in the war-torn country...
DAMASCUS - The new special UN envoy to Syria began his first trip to Damascus on Tuesday, facing the daunting task of rekindling moribund peace talks and succeeding where his three predecessors failed. Bangkok Post - Published
Can pop culture move politics? The war movie ‘Damascus Time’ represents the fruit of a long effort by Iranian conservatives to gain supportive voices in the arts. But its impact may be limited. Christian Science Monitor - Published
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):1:20 p.m.Turkey's president says his troops will establish a 20-mile-wide "safe zone" in northern Syria with.. New Zealand Herald - Published
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The United Nations' new special envoy for Syria says he hopes to have constructive talks in Damascus.Geir Pedersen spoke briefly to reporters upon his arrival in the Syrian.. New Zealand Herald - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to devastate Turkey’s economy if Turkish troops attack Syrian Kurds allied with the United States in the wake of the announced withdrawal of American forces.. Eurasia Review - Published
Saudi Arabia on Monday denied media reports that it was reopening its embassy in Damascus amid attempts by some Arab states, including ones that once backed rebels against President Bashar al-Assad, to.. Reuters - Published
Qatar's foreign minister said on Monday that he saw no need to re-open an embassy in Damascus, nor any encouraging signs for a normalisation of ties with the Syrian government. Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The Syrian government hopes dialogue with Syrian Kurdish groups will intensify, a minister said on Sunday, signalling support for talks the Kurds hope will lead to a political deal.. Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India •Reuters
One major factor behind President Trump’s decision to withdraw US special forces from Syria is the dominant position achieved by Russia, in alliance with Iran, in restoring the fortunes of Syria’s.. Eurasia Review - Published
Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed today that Israel had carried out an air strike on Iranian weapons in Syria on Friday, in a rare public confirmation of such attacks.
The Israeli PM said the country.. Eurasia Review - Published
[Israel], Jan 14 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday (local time) boldly admitted that the country's air force carried out an airstrike at the Damascus International Airport Sify - Published
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel's operation along its border with Lebanon (all times local):11:50 a.m.Israel's prime minister says the country struck an Iranian weapons storage facility over.. New Zealand Herald - Published
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian state news agency said Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles towards the Damascus area on Friday, triggering Syrian air defences that shot down most of them... Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Deutsche Welle •Reuters India
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered contradictory messages in a speech in Cairo on Thursday, January 18. On the one hand, he said Washington will withdraw American troops from Syria in line.. Eurasia Review - Published
By Mohamed Chebaro*
If 2018 is to be recorded in history as the year the Syrian uprising against the rule of the Assad dynasty was defeated, 2019 is likely to be the year that will see steps to.. Eurasia Review - Published