Syria

Head of Syrian opposition's HNC resigns: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee, Riad Hijab, resigned on Monday after a nearly two-year term.<p>A statement from Hijab did not say why he was quitting the Saudi-backed HNC, the main anti-government umbrella bloc, which includes political and armed …

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Article: Mohammed bin Salman: a useful idiot

Mohammad bin Salman<br>(Image by from Wikipedia) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Saudi Arabia has no business taking on Iran. Crushing Iran is …

Middle East

Hezbollah denies providing missile fired at Saudi from Yemen

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Monday categorically denied accusations that his group is sending weapons to Yemen or that it was responsible for a ballistic missile fired by Shiite rebels there and intercepted near the Saudi capital, Riyadh.<p>In a televised speech from Beirut, …

Middle East

John Kerry Issues Another Huge Lie: Israel Doesn't Want Peace

The former Secretary of State for Barack Obama, John Kerry, who has been infamously lying since his formative years as a politician, beginning with …

Israel

Is Trump going to help the Syrian Kurds win independence?

<i>This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site.</i><p>Regular readers of this column are all too familiar with an argument advanced for well-over …

Middle East

Syrian Regime Retakes Albu Kamal, Iranian Adviser Killed

Syrian regime forces on Sunday regained control over the city of Albu Kamal, located in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, on the Iraqi border.<p>A …

Middle East

Lebanon, Palestinian groups rap Arab League for labeling Hezbollah

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil says he refused to list Hezbollah as a terror group as it is a “fundamental component of the Lebanese state.”

Middle East

Russia has finished off the UN’s Syria chemical attack probe. What now?

<i></i>Russia recently used a series of Security Council vetoes – the final one last week – to kill an international body investigating a gruesome series of …

Middle East

Surrender Or Starve: How Assad Is Using Medieval Siege Tactics To Win The War In Syria

Walk around any medium-sized town in Britain and you can usually find old city walls. Remnants of its medieval origins. My home city of Coventry has …

Middle East

Syria: Islamic State militants defeated in last major stronghold

BEIRUT — Pro-government forces defeated the Islamic State group in its last major stronghold in Syria, state media and a monitoring group reported on …

Middle East

YPG hits Turkish post in Syria ahead of key summit

ANKARA<p>Syrian Kurdish militants on Nov. 20 launched a mortar attack targeting observation points set up by the Turkish Armed Forces in Syria’s Idlib, …

Turkey

The U.S. must prepare for Iran’s next move in Syria

While the Trump administration celebrates a new deal meant to freeze the battlefield in southern Syria, the Assad regime and Iran are preparing for the next phase of the long-running war, in which they will attempt to conquer the rest of the country. Whether Iran succeeds depends largely on whether …

Opinion

Critical week for Syria as parallel talks get under way

Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran to meet in Sochi to push ceasefire and constitution plan as Assad’s opponents convene in Riyadh<p>With a flurry of diplomatic activity, two separate summits on Syria are to be staged this week to put decisive pressure on both sides to end the civil war and thrash out …

Middle East

UN: Warring Sides Should Stop Targeting Civilians in Damascus, Eastern Ghouta

The United Nations on Sunday called on Syria's warring sides to stop targeting civilians in the capital Damascus and nearby neighborhoods, mainly …

Middle East

Israel Fires On Syrian Military Outpost In Golan Buffer Zone

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces fired on a Syrian military outpost in the demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria on the Golan …

Jewish Culture

Syrian Kurdish militia attacks Turkish outpost in Syria's Idlib, no casualties: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia has attacked a Turkish military observation post in Syria's Idlib with mortars, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Monday, adding that there were no casualties.<p>The Turkish military retaliated after the attack, which hit the observation post …

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Southern FSA Factions to Unite Under New 'Syria Partner Forces' Command

Rebel groups in southern Syria have reached an agreement to form a united military command after major consultations and negotiations between rebel …

Middle East

Middle East Minute November 20, 2017

<b>BREAKING NEWS</b><p>Monday, November 20<p>On the Ground<p>Arab leaders condemned <b>Lebanon</b>’s <b>Iran</b>-backed Hezbollah militia at an emergency meeting of the Arab League …

Middle East

British aid workers in Syria stripped of citizenship

British aid workers in Syria are being stripped of their citizenship by the UK government, Middle East Eye has learnt.<p>At least two aid workers based …

Middle East

What an Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster in a U.S.-Protected Enclave Tells Us About American Strategy in Syria

The Tanaf base in Syria’s southeastern desert had been, in some tellings, a key front in the U.S. campaign to roll back Iranian influence in the …

Middle East

Saudis and Trump: Gambling Bigly

<i>“My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son</i> …

Middle East

200 families flee in Iligan as troops pursue suspected NPA rebels

ILIGAN CITY - Some 200 families fled to an evacuation center here as the military pursued suspected communist rebels.<p>The evacuees had been staying at …

Philippines

Syria resolution would boost exports from Gaziantep: EU envoy

GAZİANTEP<p>A resolution to the long-running war in Syria will boost the southeastern Turkish province of Gaziantep’s role as an exports hub to Gulf …

Turkey

Article: The Syrian War orphans one million children

17-03-10 08 Zaatari Refugee Camp<br>(Image by Felton Davis) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>As many as a million children have been orphaned by …

Refugees

ANALYSIS: Following the Defeat of ISIS, Syria Now on the Verge of a Much Larger Conflict

As the Iran- and Russia-backed pro-Assad coalition is fighting the Islamic State group in its last Syrian stronghold — Al-Bukamal, on the border with …

Conservative View

Israel fires ‘warning shot’ amid Syrian border activity

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a “warning shot” after the Syrian military carried out construction along their frontier.<p>The military says Syria violated the 1974 cease-fire agreement on the Golan Heights again Sunday by using heavy tools to fortify a …

Israel

Turkey, Russia and Iran meet to discuss Syria

Summit aims to review political progress and humanitarian aid access, Turkish source says.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to host his Iranian and Turkish counterparts at his official residence in the coastal city of Sochi to discuss the Syrian conflict.<p>The event on Monday will be preceded …

Middle East

At least 12 dead, 27 injured after terrorists shell flour mill in Syria's Homs

Terrorists shelled a flour mill in the Syrian city of Homs

Middle East

Syria: 8 out of 10 are ‘children of war’

Millions of children in war-weary Syria continue to be deprived of their most basic rights – education, health, and protection for violence – a …

Middle East

Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, another fighter, killed in Syria: Iranian media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A commander in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards and a lower-ranking Iranian fighter have been killed fighting Islamic State in Syria in recent days, Iranian media reported on Sunday.<p>The Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s most powerful military force which also oversees an economic …

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