TWO suicide car bomb explosions killed at least 62 people in northern Syria yesterday, amid a new race for the Isis stronghold of Raqqa.The day after invading Turkish troops and their jihadist Free Syrian Army allies claimed to have taken the town of al-Bab, north-east of Aleppo, a...
Saturday 25th Feb 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
THE fourth round of Syrian peace talks finally got under way in Geneva yesterday after being postponed twice by United Nations mediators.
The negotiations follow the same pattern as those in 2016, with UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura meeting separately with the government...
Friday 24th Feb 2017
SYRIAN peace talks will take place today at the UN headquarters in Geneva.
The negotiations involve representatives from the Syrian government, opposition factions, and their foreign backers.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “We expect that the...
Thursday 23rd Feb 2017
SYRIA accused invading Turkish forces yesterday of massacring 11 civilians in the Isis-occupied northern town of al-Bab.
The official Sana news agency quoted local sources who said Turkish artillery had shelled residential neighbourhoods in the town north-east of Aleppo.
Wednesday 22nd Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
Shelling ‘hits’ Syrian infrastructure including bridge and oil wells
Monday 20th Feb 2017
DAMASCUS condemned Turkey’s “crimes” against the Syrian people yesterday, pointing to the killing of dozens of civilians in the Isis-held northern town of al-Bab.
The Foreign Ministry complained about Turkish violations of Syria’s sovereignty in letters sent to...
Saturday 18th Feb 2017
TURKISH and US officials were plotting yesterday to expand Turkey’s invasion of Syria — even as nations talked peace in Kazakhstan.
Speaking at the same Nato defence ministers’ summit in Brussels, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Washington was not ready to...
Friday 17th Feb 2017
DIPLOMATIC manoeuvring continued yesterday as warring Syrian factions gathered in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana for preliminary peace talks.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari said the ongoing ceasefire and reconciliation in Syria were on the agenda of the...
Wednesday 15th Feb 2017
Government forces move closer to rebel-held Palmyra
Tuesday 14th Feb 2017
SYRIAN insurgents launched a new offensive on the southern city of Daraa yesterday in rejection of next week’s peace talks.
The Islamist group Ahrar as-Sham and factions of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were among the Western-backed groups who joined the al-Qaida affiliated Levant...
Monday 13th Feb 2017