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Smoke rises from buildings in the area of Bughayliyah, on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor city. (AFP/ George OURFALIAN)
October 20, 2018 - 08:22 GMT
U.S.-led coalition warplanes on Friday destroyed a mosque in a part of Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province held by the YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorist groups, according to local sources.
 The Egypt international last played for the Terriers in August because of a knee injury but has since returned to training  (Photo: Goal)
October 19, 2018 - 23:42 GMT
The Egypt international last played for the Terriers in August because of a knee injury but has since returned to training
United Nations consider sending humanitarian aid to Syria's Idlib. (AFP/ File)
October 19, 2018 - 11:00 GMT
The UN has sent 30 trucks of humanitarian aid to Syria’s northwestern Idlib province on Thursday.
Syria's bitter civil war has claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people since the start of the conflict in March 2011 (AFP Photo/Mohammed Eyad)
October 18, 2018 - 13:11 GMT
A Russian-Turkish deal for a buffer zone around Syria's last opposition stronghold was a "major step" that has "frozen" the country's devastating seven-year war, a US envoy said Wednesday.
Tarawneh said in a press statement that the Lower House welcomed an agreement reached with Syria to reopen the border post. (AFP)
October 17, 2018 - 08:01 GMT
Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh said on Tuesday that the opening of the Jaber-Nassib border crossing between Jordan and Syria would promote bilateral economic relations and enhance trade with Europe and Africa.
A Syrian refugee from the informal Rukban camp .(AFP/File)
October 15, 2018 - 13:15 GMT
Residents of al-Rukban camp on the Jordanian-Syrian border have appealed to the United Nations and the Jordanian government to lift the siege on the camp.
Syrian refugees gather their belongings in the southern Lebanese village of Shebaa as they prepare to return to Syria on August 13, 2018 (AFP/Ali DIA)
October 15, 2018 - 10:15 GMT
Some 835 Syrian refugees have registered with Lebanese General Security to return to their home country Monday, a source from the security agency said.
The Syrian side of the Nasib border crossing with Jordan. (AFP/File)
October 15, 2018 - 08:24 GMT
Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Jumana Ghunaimat on Sunday announced that the Jaber/Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria will be reopened on Monday.
Al-Hilal's Omar Kharbin
October 14, 2018 - 18:33 GMT
Zamalek have denied all reports concerning a possible move of Al-Hilal's Omar Kharbin to the Cairo giants in the winter transfer window.
TIP Propaganda (TIP)
October 14, 2018 - 14:52 GMT
This isolated set of jihadi fighters' resistance may invite Syrian and Russian forces to storm into Idlib, jumpstarting the offensive to retake the territory.
A Syrian man holds the Iranian flag as a convoy carrying aid provided by Iran arrives in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor. (LOUAI BESHARA/ AFP)
October 14, 2018 - 09:38 GMT
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Islamic Republic will keep its military advisory presence in Syria as long as Tehran finds it "effective and useful" and as long as the Arab country's government demands it.
Maryam Rajavi (AFP/FILE)
October 11, 2018 - 12:55 GMT
The MEK is an elusive group. But Massoud Khoadandeh, who helped run the group's smuggling, spying, and security operations, tells Al Bawaba of its inner-workings and its eventual decline into an inward looking, reclusive cult.
Netanyahu wants world to recognize #Golan Heights as Israeli territory (Twitter)
October 11, 2018 - 12:31 GMT
Russia rebukes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for asking the international community to recognize the regime’s claim to “sovereignty” over the occupied side of Syria’s Golan Heights, warning that any such move would constitute a flagrant violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP)
October 11, 2018 - 11:12 GMT
Russia's Vice Premier Maxim Akimov on Wednesday expressed hopes in improved relations with Israel after tension following the accidental Syrian downing of a Russian plane during an Israeli air strike in Syria last month.
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October 11, 2018 - 11:04 GMT
The U.N.’s fund for children, UNICEF, has urged warring parties in Syria to allow basic health service deliveries to tens of thousands of increasingly desperate Syrians trapped in the desert near the Jordanian border.
Syrian rebel-fighters from the National Liberation Front (NLF) secure a tank, part of heavy weapons and equipment withdrawn yesterday from a planned buffer zone around Idlib. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
October 10, 2018 - 08:15 GMT
The withdrawal of heavy weapons by Syrian opposition in northwestern Idlib proves the opposition’s trust in Turkey, one of its member said on Tuesday.