Smoke billows following reported air strikes on a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. (AFP/File)
December 11, 2018 - 08:17 GMT
The U.S.-led coalition against Daesh on Monday defended striking a hospital in eastern Syria.
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri (Twitter)
December 10, 2018 - 08:53 GMT
Lebanon prepares for hosting the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit next month as it still struggles to form a new government, as Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri objected to not inviting Syria to the event, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.
Jordan will not force Syrian refugees to return home (Twitter)
December 10, 2018 - 07:52 GMT
In line with humanitarian principles and international laws, Jordan will not force Syrian refugees to return home, a senior official said on Sunday.
Hezbollah fighter (Twitter)
December 06, 2018 - 13:15 GMT
Russia has deployed troops on the Syrian-Lebanese border to prevent the transfer of weapons and precision-guided technology to Hezbollah, a senior diplomatic official said on Thursday.
U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey (Twitter)
December 06, 2018 - 11:27 GMT
Ankara and Moscow have censured U.S. Special Envoy for Syria James Jeffrey’s recent call for an end to peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital, Astana, emphasizing that the process – mediated by Iran, Russia and Turkey -- contribute to a political resolution of the conflict in the Arab country.
The refugee camps (Twitter)
December 06, 2018 - 09:47 GMT
Syrian refugees gathered Thursday morning in various areas in Lebanon to travel back home as part of the voluntary returns being organized by Lebanese General Security, several local media outlets reported.
Syrian chief negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari, and other delegates take part in Syria peace talks in Astana on December last year. (AFP)
December 05, 2018 - 14:35 GMT
US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey has called on Russia to exert efforts to convene the Syrian constitutional committee on December 14, proposing to end the Sochi/Astana peace talks if the committee is not put together.
US special representative on Syria James Jeffrey. (AFP/File)
December 05, 2018 - 13:55 GMT
U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey will travel to Turkey and Jordan between Dec. 4-14, the State Department said Tuesday.
A picture released by the Kassig family on October 4, 2014 shows Peter Kassig somewhere along the Syria border between late 2012 and autumn 2013. (AFP/File)
December 03, 2018 - 10:54 GMT
The US-led coalition against the ISIS group said Monday it killed a senior terrorist involved in the executions of an American aid worker and other Western hostages.
S-300 and S-400 missile defense systems (Twitter)
December 02, 2018 - 14:12 GMT
Russia has reportedly completed an advanced anti-access/area denial network in Syria, posing a challenge to U.S. military presence in the Arab country and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands (AFP)
December 02, 2018 - 14:11 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday he should hold another summit to discuss the situation in Syria’s Idlib province, where the two countries are trying to create a sustainable demilitarized zone.
A Syrian man holds up his hands after Russian air strike in the district of Jisr Al-Shughur in the Idlib province (AFP/FILE)
December 02, 2018 - 13:56 GMT
“It's also very sad that so many people are forced to live on the frontline—where it is unsafe or there is no aid, because they cannot afford to go anywhere else. They are condemned to a horrible life.”
Successor, veteran Norwegian ambassador Geir Pederson (Twitter)
December 02, 2018 - 13:54 GMT
Washington hosts in the next two days a meeting for the “small group” on Syria to guarantee a unified position of its allies for when the Syrian file transfers from U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura to his successor, veteran Norwegian ambassador Geir Pederson, at the end of this year.
 Damascus (Twitter)
December 02, 2018 - 13:45 GMT
Life has not returned to normal to former opposition-held regions east of the Syrian capital Damascus.
1,900 bodies pulled from rubble in Mosul (Twitter)
November 29, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Around 1,900 bodies have been pulled from the rubble in the northern city of Mosul following Iraq’s three-year conflict (2014-2017) with the ISIS terrorist group, a local civil-defense official said Wednesday.
At least 4,000 Syrians return terror-free hometown in 2 weeks. (AFP)
November 27, 2018 - 14:28 GMT
Thousands of Syrians left Turkey over the last two weeks for hometowns liberated from terrorists in northwestern Syria.