Syria

Syrian rebels begin evacuating Golan frontier

BEIRUT/GOLAN HEIGHTS (Reuters) - Syrian rebels began evacuating the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, leaving for the rebel-held north in a surrender deal that restores President Bashar al-Assad’s control of the frontier.<p>Syrian forces of President Bashar al Assad are seen …

Middle East

Washington: Iran Paid $16 Billion to Destabilize the Region

Washington has estimated the amount of money Iran has spent on the regime of Bashar al-Assad and its militias in the Arab world at about $16 billion. …

Middle East

Lebanon must strike deal with Syria to use export crossing-minister

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon must seek a deal with Syria so Lebanese exporters can reach wider Middle East markets via the Syrian border with Jordan now that Damascus has recovered state control of that frontier, Lebanon’s caretaker economy minister said on Friday.<p>Raed Khoury said it was vital that …

Middle East

The Syrian war is a 'shame to mankind' says Serbia's top weapons-maker – but I found his instruction books in eastern Aleppo

There’s no doubt about the affection in which Serbia’s Zastava weapons factory is held in the Middle East. Along the wall of Milojko Brzakovic’s …

Middle East

Commentary: Trump could have been the dealer of the free world

Donald Trump cannot be, and perhaps never wished to be, the leader of the free world, the burden which has fallen on the shoulders of Oval Office occupants since World War Two. America First means America Withdrawn.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin prepare to leave a …

Geopolitics

Syria's UN Ambassador Used A Photo From Iraq And Claimed It Was From Aleppo

Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images<p>Syria's envoy to the United Nations rebutted allegations on Tuesday that pro-government forces were attacking …

Middle East

We have a stadium

I hope everyone realizes that Miami already has a modern, large, conveniently located, fully air-conditioned sports stadium that’s ready for soccer — …

Opinion

Greece-Russia ties shaken, Turkey pulls the strings

Systematic efforts to derail the Macedonian name deal, combined with increased Ankara-Moscow cooperation, are the main reasons that tensions between …

Europe

Syrian army strikes ISIS positions near the Golan

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

Middle East

Inside the Putin-Netanyahu-Trump deal on Syria

ASPEN, Colo. – There’s broad confusion both inside and outside the Trump administration about what “agreements” President Trump made with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their private meeting in Helsinki. One thing we do know is that — post-summit — Trump now endorses a deal on Syria that …

Middle East

Feature: Young Syrians enjoy peace, delicious meals in Damascus

DAMASCUS, July 20 (Xinhua) -- After losing almost all of their teenage time to the seven-year-long war in Syria, young Syrians in the capital …

News (China)

Syrian rebels, civilians start to evacuate Golan frontier: witness, monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The evacuation of Syrian rebels and civilians from the border area with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights began on Friday as buses started to depart the area, according to a witness and the war monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.<p>The buses are headed towards …

Middle East

Russia Imposes Implementation of ‘Separation Agreement’ in Golan

Details of an agreement reached between Damascus and opposition factions in the countryside of Quneitra revealed that the Russian police and regime …

Middle East

Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?

The proposed “Moscow-format” talks advance Russia’s interests in Afghanistan.

Russia

Jordanians lend a hand to displaced Syrians despite the government's insistence on closed borders

As of early July 2018, the Syrian government continues to engage in an offensive on “remaining rebel pockets in southern Syria” according to the Arab …

Middle East

Our pilot’s a hero! Gatwick passengers applaud after emergency landing

Relieved passengers broke into applause after a pilot performed a dramatic emergency landing at Gatwick.<p>The British Airways service from Naples …

UK News

Russia, U.S. Eyeing Joint Plan For Return Of Syrian Refugees

The Russian Defense Ministry says it has sent a proposal to Washington to jointly organize the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland following …

Syrian Refugees

Pay attention to the violence in Cameroon

The July 12 editorial “Nicaragua’s descent” decried the vicious political violence employed by the cornered and discredited President Daniel Ortega regime against the population.<p>Why is the paper so strikingly silent concerning the much worse assault by the government of Cameroon against the …

Opinion

Air raids on last IS pocket in south Syria kill 26 civilians: monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) -<p>Twenty-six civilians were killed in air strikes Friday on areas controlled by the Islamic State jihadist group in southern Syria's Daraa province, a war monitor said.<p>Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said 11 children were among those …

Middle East

"CBSN: On Assignment" explores ISIS's influence on children in Iraq and Syria - CBS News

"CBSN: On Assignment" explores ISIS's influen...

Islamic State (ISIS)

Brexiteers like Boris Johnson must realise that past British successes were based on creating alliances, not breaking them up

What will be Britain’s standing in the world compared to other nation states after Brexit? Sane analysis has been overwhelmed by vituperative debate …

Opinion (UK)

Trump meets Putin, France wins the World Cup and a life is saved | Financial Times

<b>Grief in Gaza</b> Young men mourn at al-Shifa hospital morgue after two teenagers were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza City<p><b>Fall from race</b> …

Donald Trump

Thiessen: Trump mistakes Putin for normal leader

WASHINGTON — The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result, which is one of the many …

Russia

A Commander-in-Chief Who Cares Only About Himself

It’s been a seismic week for American democracy, as the nation confronts the serious possibility that the president of the United States has been …

Liberal View

Donald Trump’s unexpected critic

One morning, exactly four years ago, I walked through Melbourne’s central business district towards the Yarra River. Beside the water was the city’s …

Donald Trump

The U.S. Needs a Russia Strategy Now More Than Ever

U.S. President Donald Trump shocked the world earlier this week when, standing side by side with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he refused to …

Russia

Votel: U.S. Urging Pakistan to Help Bring Taliban to Negotiating Table

Gen. Joseph Votel, U. S. Central Command commander, speaks at a commander’s call at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 23, 2017. US Air …

Afghanistan

White Helmets' evacuation from Syria could happen very quickly

The evacuation of White Helmets -- an all-volunteer rescue organization -- from southwestern Syria could happen very quickly, CBS News national …

Middle East

News In Brief 20 July 2018

20 July 2018<p>News in Brief<p>Refugee health services on track despite new emergencies: UNHCR<br>• Extreme weather grips Scandinavian states, Arctic: WMO<br>• Syria …

World Meteorological Organization

Premiers fail to agree on alcohol imports; police identify eighth alleged Bruce McArthur victim

<b>Good evening,</b><p><b>WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW</b><p><b>Internal trade focus shifts to First Ministers’ Meeting after premiers fail to agree on alcohol imports</b><p>Canada’s premiers have announced a few small steps toward reducing trade barriers within the country, Bill Curry writes, but failed to agree on how to ease the …

Canadian News