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Syrian military helicopter shot down amid tensions with Turkey

Aircraft is second one to be shot down in a week in region where Turkish troops and Russian-backed Syrian forces are clashingA Syrian military helico...

Syrian military helicopter shot down amid tensions with Turkey

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US to deploy 500 troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions: report The Trump administration is preparing to send 500 US troops to Saudi Arabia, bolstering the military relationship between the US and the kingdom amid...
04:40, 2019-07-18

Here are all of the US troops deploying to the Middle East amid soaring tensions with Iran Associated Press The US is moving troops to the Middle East after the killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, for which Tehran has vowed to ret...
22:48, 2020-01-06

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. diplomats are warning that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being R...
06:52, 2019-05-18

EU foreign policy chief to visit Iran amid regional tensions Josep Borrell's first visit to Tehran comes as the nuclear deal is on life support. European signatories and Iran are still locked in negotiations ov...
13:40, 2020-02-02

England fans escorted from stadium amid Cameroon World Cup tensions • ‘It’s not something we’ve ever experienced before’• Cameroon supporters infuriated by VAR decisionsEngland fans have told how they were escorted fr...
15:48, 2019-06-24

Dianne Feinstein had dinner meeting with Iranian minister amid US tensions Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with the Iranian foreign minister for dinner even as the Trump administration sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the ...
17:20, 2019-05-23

North Korea says choice of 'Christmas gift' is up to US amid missile tensions Pyongyang had given US till end of year to change position‘Dialogue touted by US … is a foolish trick’ linked to 2020 voteHelp us cover the critical ...
20:36, 2019-12-03

European officials call for de-escalation amid rising U.S.-Iran tensions The split over Iran comes amid deepening divisions between the United States and Europe over foreign policy and trade....
23:36, 2019-06-24

William Barr to meet Republican senators amid tensions with Trump Attorney General William Barr will meet with Senate Republicans on Tuesday at their weekly lunch, according to a source familiar with the planning.Th...
19:00, 2020-02-21

Oil spikes above $70, its highest since September, amid mounting Middle East tensions REUTERS/Balazs Koranyi Oil surged in early trading Monday amid escalating tensions in the Middle East. Brent crude briefly rose as high as $70 per ba...
15:12, 2020-01-06

Amid tensions with US, Iran’s foreign minister warns: ‘Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Amid tensions with US, Iran’s foreign minister warns: ‘Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes ...
11:36, 2019-06-10

US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran President Trump announced Friday that about 1,500 additional US troops will be deployed to the Middle East – mostly in a protective role — amid...
19:36, 2019-05-24

US industrial production rebounded 0.4% in May, but manufacturing struggled amid trade tensions WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production rebounded 0.4% in May, but manufacturing struggled amid trade tensions....
15:28, 2019-06-14

WATCH LIVE: Pompeo delivers remarks amid tensions with Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver remarks at 10 a.m. EST on Tuesday morning amid growing tensions between the United States and Iran....
16:16, 2020-01-07

Joe Biden pleads for party unity amid tensions over segregationist remarks Joe Biden is pleading for party unity after a week of harsh attacks from his presidential rivals. “Here’s the deal — whomever the Democratic nominee ...
16:24, 2019-06-22

Canada relocating some troops in Iraq to Kuwait amid escalating tensions The move announced on Twitter today follows the lead of Germany and several other allies who have withdrawn some of their troops....
18:20, 2020-01-07

Stocks end the week lower amid rising tensions in the Middle East AP Photo/Richard Drew US stocks finished the week lower amid rising tensions in the Middle East as Iran reportedly seized two British tankers. That ...
23:48, 2019-07-19

US labor force hits new high amid rising trade tensions The US labor force grew to a new high of 163.4 million last month — a record that was overshadowed Friday by rising trade tensions. The Labor Departm...
04:36, 2019-08-03

US warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions The US aviation regulator has warned that "military activities" and "political tensions" could put flights at risk. Washington has increased its mili...
14:20, 2019-05-18

Shares across Asia fall sharply amid US-Chinese trade tensions Australia’s ASX200 index down 1.46%, Tokyo off 2% and Hong Kong falls 3.3% as fears grow about a global recessionShares in Australia and across Asia ...
06:08, 2019-08-26

Navy to deploy hospital ship amid escalating tensions in Venezuela The U.S. Navy is slated to deploy a hospital ship to Latin America next month to provide humanitarian medical support to countries hosting Venezuelan...
00:00, 2019-05-08

US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions Destroyer moved near Scarborough Reef to ‘challenge excessive maritime claims’, says commander of Seventh FleetA US warship has sailed near the dispu...
14:16, 2019-05-20

Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq amid tensions with Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced, dead-of-night jaunt to Iraq on Tuesday, showing support for the country’s government in the...
01:12, 2019-05-08

The Latest: Israel holds army drill amid regional tensions BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Isr...
11:52, 2019-06-19

Belarusian diplomat shot by neighbor in Turkey over personal dispute ANKARA/MINSK – A Belarusian diplomat was shot and wounded by his neighbor in the Turkish capital Ankara late on Wednesday, Ankara’s governor sa...
03:32, 2019-07-25

US military drone shot down over Yemen A US military drone has been shot down over Yemen by a surface-to-air missile – the second downing of an American unmanned aerial vehicle in the coun...
17:24, 2019-08-21

Turkey launches military operation against the Kurds in Syria just days after Trump abandoned them Associated Press Turkey said it began a military operation against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria on Wednesday, days after the Trump administra...
20:04, 2019-10-09

NBA postpones Shanghai media events amid tensions over pro-Hong Kong tweet NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week....
02:52, 2019-10-10

Guatemalans head to the polls to elect president amid tensions over migration, violence Nineteen candidates will compete in the election, which is expected to yield no outright winner, forcing the top two vote getters to face off in a se...
14:36, 2019-06-16

Merkel to meet Putin amid rising tensions over murder of Georgian activist Germany has expelled two Russian diplomats over Russia's suspected involvement in the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin. A new investigation rev...
21:12, 2019-12-06

Some troops deployed amid Iran tensions are coming back to US, families told Some family members of troops sent to the Middle East last month in response to increased tensions with Iran have been told they will be redeployed b...
20:40, 2020-02-07

Trump visits India amid burgeoning defense ties, trade tensions US President Donald Trump's first official visit to India comes at a time when both nations share an ever-closer defense partnership, but also have s...
12:24, 2020-02-21

China, Iran foreign ministers meet amid Middle East tensions BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Iran have met in Beijing amid heightened Middle East tensions and efforts by Tehran to keep its wor...
13:28, 2019-05-17

Nigeria's President Buhari visits South Africa amid tensions over xenophobia Buhari is on a visit to South Africa for talks with his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa after violent attacks on Africans living in the country created b...
17:48, 2019-10-03

John Bolton warns Iran of ‘unrelenting force’ amid tensions in Gaza John Bolton warned on Sunday that the Trump administration would send a “clear and unmistakable message” to Iran as a carrier strike grou...
05:08, 2019-05-06

Here's what's in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that the country withdrew from amid heightened tensions with the US AP President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, in May 2018. The ...
21:36, 2020-01-05

Iran warns it is ready to enrich uranium amid rising global tensions Iran is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal, a top aide to the country's supreme leader has warned....
14:52, 2019-07-06

China blocks pork imports from 3rd Canadian company amid escalating tensions The move is likely to fuel speculation that China is retaliating against Canada for arresting a Chinese tech executive....
16:16, 2019-06-18

Ocasio-Cortez urges White House to ‘put down its saber’ amid Iran tensions Amid bellicose rhetoric mounting between the US and Iran, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urged Team Trump to “put down its saber.” “This administratio...
14:08, 2019-06-21

U.S. to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran: officials Officials said members of Congress were notified following a White House meeting Thursday to discuss Pentagon proposals to bolster the U.S. force pre...
18:08, 2019-05-24

Iran plane crash faces questions over how probe will proceed amid tensions The plane crash, which killed 176 people, comes shortly after the U.S. killed Iran's top general in a targeted drone strike last week, prompting an I...
22:16, 2020-01-08

UN cultural agency chief meets with Iran ambassador amid current tensions The current tensions across the Middle East and Gulf region and their potential implications for cultural heritage sites were the focus of a meeting ...
20:52, 2020-01-06

Iran prepares for cyberwar amid rising tensions, boasts thousands of cyberbattalions In the aftermath of last month's Saudi oil field attacks, believed to have been carried out by Iran, cybersecurity experts have detected an uptick in...
16:00, 2019-10-04

US economy adds fewer jobs than expected amid trade tensions – as it happened Rolling coverage of business, economics and markets as non-farm payrolls data show 130,000 new jobsRiskier assets gain after trade war and US data gi...
15:44, 2019-09-06

USA men's soccer team cancel Qatar camp amid Middle East tensions USSF cancel January camp due to ‘developing situation’ in areaUSMNT are set to prepare for Feburary friendly with Costa RicaFederation says it hopes ...
03:08, 2020-01-04

Venezuela closing consulates in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal amid diplomatic tensions Venezuela's foreign ministry says the closures come in response to Canada's decision last week to shut down its embassy in Caracas....
19:56, 2019-06-09

US orders non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq amid Iran tensions Order comes as Iran’s supreme leader issues warning over country’s nuclear capabilitiesThe US embassy in Baghdad has ordered all non-essential and no...
13:32, 2019-05-15

NYC transit chief Andy Byford resigned last week amid tensions with Gov. Cuomo New York City transit boss Andy Byford resigned from his position last week amid frustrations with Gov. Andrew Cuomo — though he appears to be ...
21:16, 2019-10-18

Freeland meets Chinese counterpart to talk rising tensions amid detentions Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, to discuss tensions....
19:00, 2019-08-02

1,000 extra US troops ordered to Middle East amid mounting tensions with Iran One thousand extra US troops are being sent to the Middle East amid mounting tensions with Iran, the Pentagon has announced....
03:40, 2019-06-18

Trump defends Brazil’s President Bolsonaro amid Amazon fire tensions President Trump on Tuesday complimented Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro, saying that he’d gotten to know him well, praising his efforts to fight th...
19:28, 2019-08-27

Cardi B bashes Trump, says she's seeking Nigerian citizenship amid tensions with Iran Cardi B says she’s planning to file for citizenship in Nigeria after taking a dig at President Donald Trump for his part in increasing tensions betwe...
15:48, 2020-01-08

Mortar shells strike close to US airbase in Iraq amid World War 3 tensions Al-Kindi military base in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul is reported as having been hit in an airstrike. The base is home to hundreds of US soldier...
21:48, 2020-01-04

North Korea fires two more missiles into sea as tensions rise over US-South Korea military exercises North Korea has fired two more missiles into the sea in Kim Jong-un's fourth launch within two weeks....
01:28, 2019-08-06

Pompeo says Trump is ‘fully prepared’ to take military action against Turkey if necessary, which would shatter NATO to pieces Murat Cetinmuhururdar via Reuters Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said President Donald Trump is "fully prepared" to use military forces aga...
22:24, 2019-10-21

NATO ally Turkey asked Trump for 'military support' in attack on Kurdish partners Turkey requested American military support in a controversial offensive against the Syrian Kurdish militias that provided crucial aid to the U.S.-led...
04:28, 2019-10-11

Watch: French ski resort uses helicopter to air-lift snow amid high temperatures A French ski resort experiencing unseasonably high temperatures used a helicopter to air-lift snow onto its slopes so it could remain open....
21:24, 2020-02-17

German recession fears weigh on stock markets amid U.S.-China trade tensions The markets have been in a spin cycle since President Donald Trump announced on Aug. 1 that he would impose 10% tariffs on about $300 billion in Chin...
15:36, 2019-08-14

BREAKING Mortar shells strike close to US airbase in Iraq amid World War 3 tensions Sources have confirmed that mortar shells have landed on the presidential palace complex in the city of Mosul...
20:44, 2020-01-04

Baghdad airport attack: Iran general Qassem Suleimani killed amid US tensions Drone strike in Iraq kills man regarded as the second most powerful person in IranThe powerful Iranian general Qassem Suleimani has been killed in a ...
03:48, 2020-01-03

Leaders gather in London to mark NATO’s 70th birthday amid deep tensions The two-day summit kicks off with receptions at Buckingham Palace and Downing Street later Tuesday. A short working session will be held at a golf re...
12:20, 2019-12-03

British ships to get Royal Navy escort in Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran British-flagged ships will be accompanied by a Royal Navy escort in the Strait of Hormuz amid growing tensions with Iran, the Government has announce...
19:12, 2019-07-25

U.S. warns commercial airliners flying in the Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened ten...
15:04, 2019-05-18

Beijing bans solo travel to Taiwan amid rising cross-strait tensions The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it will suspend a program allowing solo tourists from 47 cities to visit Taiwan, amid rising cross-st...
12:24, 2019-07-31

Dame Karen Pierce to replace Sir Kim Darroch as new US ambassador amid rising tensions in Huawei row Dame Karen Pierce is to replace Sir Kim Darroch as Britain's new US ambassador after he was forced to stand down amid a spat with the White House....
15:00, 2020-02-07

Watch Prince Harry Publicly Reprimand a British Reporter Amid Ongoing Tensions Prince Harry was not pleased with a reporter's unscheduled question earlier this week. On Tuesday, the Duke of Sussex visited the Mauwa Health Centre...
00:00, 2019-10-04

Senators announce a bipartisan bill to impose 'severe sanctions' on Turkey and block military sales Associated Press Senators announced a bipartisan bill on Wednesday that would punish Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria. Bill sponsor Sen. Chr...
01:04, 2019-10-10

4 rockets fired from Syria toward Israel shot down, military says "Four launches were identified from Syria towards Israeli territory which were intercepted by the Israeli air defense systems," the army said. "No hi...
06:44, 2019-11-19

US confirms military drone shot down by Iranian missile A US military drone has been shot down by Iranian forces flying over the Strait of Hormuz....
11:52, 2019-06-20

Sanders accuses Warren staff of lying about alleged remark amid rising tensions – live New report alleges Sanders said he didn’t think a woman could winSanders responds: ‘Do I believe a woman can win in 2020? Of course! After all, Hilla...
21:12, 2020-01-13

Baghdad airport attack: senior Iran-aligned militia official killed amid US tensions Rocket or drone attack on motorcade kills senior figure linked to embassy siege as well as ‘guests’ believed to be IraniansA top official of an Iraqi...
02:52, 2020-01-03

Amid tensions with North Korea, US and South Korean commandos practiced raiding an enemy facility US Air Force/Capt. David J. Murphy In November, amid rising tensions with North Korea, US and South Korean special operations troops practiced raidin...
17:52, 2019-12-23

Sergino Dest: Ajax's USA defender leaves Qatar training camp amid Iran tensions Dutch club were training in Middle East during winter breakPlayer said he felt uncomfortable after recent incidentsAjax and USA defender Sergino Dest...
16:32, 2020-01-09

Iran crisis: US-registered planes barred over parts of the Middle East amid tensions after drone strike The Persian Gulf is home to some of the world’s top long-haul carriers, who already have been battered by Trump’s travel bans targeting a...
10:24, 2019-06-21

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a lightning visit to Baghdad on Tuesday to show U.S. support for the Iraqi government as Washington steps up...
00:08, 2019-05-08

'Not a standard deployment': 3,500 US paratroopers deploying amid soaring Iran tensions were told to leave their cellphones and electronics behind Spc. Hubert Delany III/U.S. Army via AP, File 3,500 US Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division are deployin...
20:32, 2020-01-07

Here's what Trump, his advisers, and the US military were talking about striking after Iran shot down a US drone Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump recently had to decide how best to respond to alleged Iranian attacks on Saudi oil sites. He opted ...
21:20, 2019-09-22

US officials: White House notifies Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: White House notifies Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions....
17:52, 2019-05-24

Pakistan’s Khan warns of all-out conflict amid rising tensions over Kashmir; demands India lift ‘inhuman’ curfew In a fiery address on Friday to the UN General Assembly, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, warned of an all-out conflict with neighboring India,...
22:36, 2019-09-27

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls for ‘more patience’ amid US-Iran tensions as nuclear deal hangs in balance TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls for ‘more patience’ amid US-Iran tensions as nuclear deal hangs in balance....
19:16, 2019-06-12

US defence secretary denies plans for forces to leave Iraq amid Iran tensions after Qasem Soleimani killing The US defence secretary has denied claims that the US is planning to pull troops from Iraq amid mounting tensions with Iran....
22:36, 2020-01-06

A Russian soldier shot dead 8 colleagues and injured 2 others at a military base in Siberia Google Maps A serviceman in Russia shot dead eight of his colleagues at a military base in Siberia, according to the country's defense ministry. Two ...
15:48, 2019-10-25

Iran's military says it thought the Ukrainian passenger plane it shot down was an enemy missile Reuters The Iranian military said it mistook the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 as a "hostile target," following reports of missiles hea...
14:08, 2020-01-11

UK maritime safety group warns of unspecified incident in Gulf of Oman, urges ‘extreme caution’ amid US-Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — UK maritime safety group warns of unspecified incident in Gulf of Oman, urges ‘extreme caution’ amid U...
08:08, 2019-06-13

Israel stuck in a new Middle East amid Turkey's Syria offensive Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria, facilitated by a withdrawal of US troops, is threatening to rebalance geopolitics in the region. The c...
22:32, 2019-10-15

Erdoğan fires Turkey's bank governor amid ongoing recession Murat Çetinkaya replaced with deputy over alleged refusal to cut interest ratesTurkey has fired its central bank governor as policy differences betwe...
11:32, 2019-07-06

Trump prepares to impose sanctions on Turkey amid Syria offensive On Sunday, Trump said he was listening to Congress, where Republicans and Democrats are pushing aggressively for sanctions action....
03:20, 2019-10-14

Turkey, Egypt raise stakes in Libya amid battle for Tripoli Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar is attempting to seize the seat of the UN-backed government in Tripoli. Turkey signaled it was ready to send in troops ...
23:56, 2019-12-15

A spokesman for Ethiopia’s prime minister says the head of the military shot dead by his bodyguard in the capital ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A spokesman for Ethiopia’s prime minister says the head of the military shot dead by his bodyguard in the capital....
10:56, 2019-06-23

Kurdish forces mobilize in Syria amid worries Turkey will invade region Kurdish forces allied with the US issued a “general mobilization” call Wednesday in northeastern Syria amid worries of a “humanitarian catastrophe” f...
15:52, 2019-10-09

Turkey won’t pull out amid Syria advances to last rebel stronghold: defence minister Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said that Turkey would not vacate any of its 12 observation posts in Idlib and warned that Turkish soldiers were under o...
02:00, 2020-02-12

Hundreds of ISIS followers escape in Syria amid fighting between Turkey, Kurds Hundreds of Islamic State followers escaped after storming the gates of a detention camp in northern Syria on Sunday after Turkish forces shelled the...
16:36, 2019-10-13

Trump meets with Turkey’s president at White House amid low-point in relations The leaders' scheduled afternoon news conference will give Trump a stage to counter the first public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry....
19:24, 2019-11-13

Turkish Air cancels all flights to Iran, Iraq amid tensions between US/Iran TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions after the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top general (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Turke...
20:04, 2020-01-08

Donald Trump 'hopes' US is not heading to war with Iran amid escalating tensions Donald Trump has said he "hopes" the US doesn't go to war with Iran as tensions continue to escalate....
19:08, 2019-05-16

Daily on Energy: Iraqi energy transition grows more urgent amid tensions with Tehran SIGN UP! If you’d like to continue receiving the Washington Examiner's Daily on Energy newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://newsletters.washingtonexami...
19:00, 2019-05-09

Iran test-fires 'new missile' amid rising tensions with United States Iran has said it has test-fired a "new missile" amid growing tensions with the United States....
10:00, 2019-08-24

US military says Iran sought to disrupt American ability to monitor Persian Gulf region when it shot down drone WASHINGTON (AP) — US military says Iran sought to disrupt American ability to monitor Persian Gulf region when it shot down drone....
18:40, 2019-06-20

Storm Area 51: US military fire warning shot at alien-hunters planning to charge at top-secret base The US Air Force have fired a warning shot at more than one million people who have signed up to an event to storm the top-secret Nevada military bas...
19:40, 2019-07-15

Iranian state TV’s website publishes images it says show debris from US military surveillance drone that Iran shot down TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV’s website publishes images it says show debris from US military surveillance drone that Iran shot down....
11:44, 2019-06-21

Australia’s Qantas reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after Iran shot down US military drone DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Australia’s Qantas reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after Iran shot down US militar...
10:04, 2019-06-21

Iran seizes vessel in Gulf 'for smuggling diesel fuel' amid heightened Saudi tensions Iran's Revolutionary Guards have reportedly seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 litres of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emir...
15:09, 2019-09-16

US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions....
06:28, 2019-06-21

American border officials detained dozens of people with ties to Iran at the US-Canada border amid escalating tensions Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images Dozens of people with ties to Iran were held for hours by US Customs and Border Protection officers at a port of entry on t...
19:08, 2020-01-06

Kim Jong Un holds military meeting amid debate to cut diplomacy with US Kim Jong Un convened a meeting Sunday with members of a key ruling party to debate the best method to bolster the regime’s military capabilitie...
16:16, 2019-12-23

An Apple feature that shares some data from websites you visit in Safari with Chinese tech giant Tencent is attracting attention amid mounting tensions between the US and China (AAPL) Shutterstock Apple may in some cases share web address information with Chinese tech giant Tencent as part of a safety feature that monitors for phis...
17:24, 2019-10-14

Foreign Office issues fresh travel warning for Iran and Iraq amid 'heightened tensions' in the region The Foreign Office has warned British nationals to avoid Iraq and all but essential travel to Iran amid "heightened tensions" in the region....
09:56, 2020-01-04

Foreign Office issues fresh warning to Britons about travelling to Iraq and Iran amid 'heightened tensions' The Foreign Office has warned British nationals to avoid Iraq and all but essential travel to Iran amid "heightened tensions" in the region....
10:56, 2020-01-04

Royal Navy ships sent to the Gulf to escort 'UK-flagged commercial vessels' amid rising tensions between US and Iran Britain's navy will accompany UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to provide protection after the killing of Iranian military commander Qas...
23:24, 2020-01-04

Nebraska police chief quits amid military service questions WISNER, Neb. (AP) — A northeast Nebraska police chief has resigned after questions were raised about what he said were years of service in the U.S. M...
15:40, 2019-05-22

Future of US military presence in Iraq in question amid confusion in Washington US letter said troops would begin ‘onward movement’ from Iraq, but defense secretary insists no decision was made to evacuate The future of the US mi...
23:24, 2020-01-06

Kim Jong Un holds military meeting amid debate on cutting diplomacy with US Kim Jong Un convened a meeting Sunday with members of a key ruling party to debate the best method to bolster the regime’s military capabilitie...
17:24, 2019-12-23

US government agency website crashes amid panic over military draft Selective Service System said on Twitter its website was receiving high traffic volume ‘due to the spread of misinformation’Fonda and Ellsberg protes...
14:04, 2020-01-05

Pompeo flying to meet top military commanders amid Iran threats Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting tomorrow with a pair of senior military commanders as tensions with Iran show no sign of abating....
01:12, 2019-06-18

Canadian soldiers hunker down in Iraq amid differing U.S. military, NATO messages The Canadians were on high alert after the killing of an Iranian general by the U.S. on Jan. 3, which had prompted threats of retaliation from Tehran...
05:44, 2020-01-07

Algeria military leader Gaid Salah dies amid political chaos Algeria's army chief Gaid Salah has died suddenly in the middle of a mass protest movement to remove the military from power. The regime moved quickl...
20:28, 2019-12-23

Southern Arizona military bases increase security amid US/Iran crisis TUCSON - Following the Iranian missile strike against Iraqi airbases housing U.S. troops, local military bases in southern Arizona have implemented e...
19:28, 2020-01-08

Boris Johnson expresses 'grave concern' over Turkey's military action in Syria Boris Johnson has has expressed his "grave concern" over Turkey's military action in northern Syria, Downing Street has said....
23:48, 2019-10-12

Iran state TV says ‘rioters’ shot and killed amid protests over gas prices It's the first time that authorities have offered any sort of accounting for the violence they used to put down the demonstrations....
07:44, 2019-12-03

Hong Kong protester shot by police amid citywide clashes Man in critical condition after officers fire teargas and pepper spray at demonstrators Hong Kong police have shot at least one protester as anti-gov...
10:12, 2019-11-11

Novartis to sell epinephrine shot in U.S. pharmacies amid EpiPen shortage Novartis AG said on Tuesday it would make its generic pre-filled epinephrine shots immediately available in local pharmacies across the United State...
21:52, 2019-07-09

Health Canada to keep importing Kaleo's epinephrine shot amid shortages The Canadian health regulator said on Friday it would keep importing U.S.-based Kaleo Inc's epinephrine auto-injectors and expects adequate supply of...
18:16, 2019-07-19

Canadian military adjusting anti-ISIS mission amid Lebanon, Iraq protests Brig.-Gen. Michel-Henri St-Louis says his troops continue to train and support their Iraqi and Lebanese counterparts as part of the fight against the...
21:16, 2019-10-31

US-backed allies in Syria have paused their fight against ISIS amid Turkish military assault Hussein Malla/Associated Press US-backed Kurdish fighters have halted operations for now against Islamic State in Syria as Turkey launches a military...
20:04, 2019-10-09

One dead and man 'shot multiple times' near Dublin Airport amid gang war fears Police have swooped on the scene which comes amid fears of escalating gang violence in Dublin following the beheading of teenager Keane Mulready-Wood...
14:36, 2020-01-17

Canadian fatally shot in Somalia was among expats returning amid wave of activism Preliminary investigations show Almaas Elman, who grew up in Ottawa, was killed by a stray bullet this week in Mogadishu....
18:20, 2019-11-22

Trump lifted a mysterious hold on military aid to Lebanon amid mounting criticism and comparisons to Ukraine Mohamed Azakir/Reuters The Trump administration quietly released $105 million in military aid to Lebanon amid rising criticism and concern from US la...
23:48, 2019-12-02

Venezuela crisis: soldiers and protesters clash amid violence in Caracas after opposition urges military uprising Violence blighted Venezuela's capital city after the nation's opposition leader urged a military uprising against its president....
13:12, 2019-05-01

Iran's military knew it accidentally shot down a passenger plane moments after it happened, and a stunning new report details how it was covered up — even from Iran's president AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi On January 8, a passenger plane carrying 176 people crashed outside of Tehran, in Iran. Everyone on board was killed in the ...
19:16, 2020-01-26

Amazon fires: Brazilian military begins operations to fight record number of blazes amid global outcry Brazilian troops backed by military aircraft have begun operations to help battle a record number of fires in the Amazon, which have prompted anti-go...
20:40, 2019-08-24

Colorado school attack: Student Devon Erickson, 18, named as suspect after one pupil shot dead and eight injured amid gunfire An 18-year-old student has been identified as one of the two suspects in a horror school shooting that left one dead and eight wounded in Colorado....
08:28, 2019-05-08

US officials are considering pulling nuclear weapons from Turkey, effectively severing the US-Turkey alliance Murad Cezer / REUTERS President Donald Trump has threatened NATO ally Turkey if it crosses a line in the northeast of Syria, where the US is pulling ...
18:00, 2019-10-14

The US booted Turkey from the F-35 program — now Turkey is in 'advanced' negotiations to buy Russia's Su-35 fighter jet Sergei Karpukhin/REUTERS Turkey and Russia have reached an "advanced stage of negotiations" over the purchase of Russian-made Su-35 fighter jets by A...
21:44, 2019-10-29

'Are we so weak and so inept diplomatically that Turkey forced the hand of the United States of America? Turkey?!' Associated Press, George Frey/Getty Images Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has walked all over the US in the past few weeks, and President Don...
16:44, 2019-10-18

A day after Trump threatened Turkey with economic ruin, he says Turkey's president will visit the White House REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet at the White House next month...
18:28, 2019-10-08

Streatham incident: Armed police in south London amid reports of man 'shot in street' Armed police have cordoned off a road in south London amid reports of a man being shot in the street....
16:08, 2020-02-02

After Trump calls off military strike against Iran, the US struck Iranian military computers U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iran after President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike...
20:24, 2019-06-23

For military personnel, 'mere membership' in a neo-Nazi group 'is not prohibited,' say military officials Mel Evans/ AP Photo US military officials testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing Tuesday, where they told legislators that pers...
20:12, 2020-02-16

Nicolas Maduro tells military to 'be ready' for potential US military action Venezuela's president told the army to 'be ready to defend the homeland' and that he sought their 'active loyalty.' Meanwhile, self-declared presiden...
06:44, 2019-05-05

Canadian military pulling Canadians, Americans out of Iraq as Iran strikes military bases The Canadian Forces have flown dozens of Canadian, American and other allied troops out of Iraq ahead of Iranian missile strikes on multiple military...
03:52, 2020-01-08

Sudan military council says it foiled attempted military coup A top Sudanese general has said the country's ruling military council has foiled a coup attempt. General Jamal Omar in a statement broadcast on state...
00:00, 2019-07-12

The US military is reportedly on 'high alert' for an 'imminent attack threat' as footage shows Iranians moving military equipment AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster The US military is reportedly bracing itself for an "imminent" attack from Iran days after President Donald Trump ordered a...
17:32, 2020-01-07

US increases military pressure on Iran with military moves WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the U.S. is deploying additional military resources to send a message to Iran. White House national security a...
04:08, 2019-05-06

Shot of the tournament: Trump's ridiculous, unbelievable shot against Higgins "‘Who would have played that?’ asked Joe Johnson after Judd Trump produced an exhibition shot during his Northern Ireland semi-final win against John...
22:40, 2019-11-16

Man who fatally shot shot Texas gunman is a firearms instructor WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) — A man who trained others in his Texas church to use guns to protect the congregation fatally shot a gunman seconds aft...
22:40, 2019-12-30

Shot of the tournament? Trump's ridiculous, unbelievable shot against Higgins "‘Who would have played that?’ asked Joe Johnson after Judd Trump produced an exhibition shot during his Northern Ireland semi-final win against John...
21:00, 2019-11-16

Shot of the tournament: Trump's ridiculous shot against Higgins "‘Who would have played that?’ asked Joe Johnson after Judd Trump produced an exhibition shot during his Northern Ireland semi-final win against John...
01:36, 2019-11-17

U.S. troops headed to Syrian oil fields Massachusetts launches climate suit against Exxon — NYC ready to spend billions on Canadian hydro...
16:04, 2019-10-25

Not Quite French, Not Quite Syrian: ‘Aliens Without Knowing Why’ Mahir Guven’s novel, “Older Brother,” traces the colliding fates of two young men, the sons of an immigrant taxi driver in Paris....
16:16, 2019-10-08

Syrian war doc The Cave wants to be empowering, but it’s mostly just numbing Feras Fayyad’s Oscar-nominated documentary Last Men In Aleppo succeeded through the power of its vérité footage. Fayyad captured the White Helmets’ s...
20:40, 2019-10-15

Syrian activists: At least 14 killed in rebel stronghold BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and rescuers say government warplanes and artillery have pounded the last rebel stronghold in the country, killing at ...
13:24, 2019-05-29

Idlib — The Syrian region abandoned by the world Aided by Russia, Syrian strongman Bashar Assad has continued to indiscriminately bomb the civilian population of Idlib. People there are desperate to...
23:12, 2020-02-04

Germany jails jihadi for Syrian massacre An ex-member of al-Qaida affiliate Nusra Front has been sentenced to life in prison for involvement in a 2013 massacre of regime forces. Prosecutors ...
17:40, 2020-01-13

Iran oil tanker sought by US seen off Syrian coast Gibraltar released the Adrian Darya 1 tanker in mid-August after Iran promised it would not discharge its 2.1 million barrels of oil in Syria. The ve...
09:37, 2019-09-07

Syrian forces capture new areas from insurgents Turkey sends in more troops to back rebels as weeks-long offensive displaces 600,000Syrian government forces have captured new areas from insurgents ...
17:40, 2020-02-08

How one man used royalty, rednecks and football to help Syrian refugees Samuel J Fox was compelled to act after seeing children living in refugee camps. He used his connections - and sport - to do soSamuel J Fox, a lawyer...
10:08, 2019-12-24

Denmark: Syrian man gets jail for terror planning COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Syrian asylum seeker in Sweden has received a 12-year prison sentence for planning to explode one or more bombs in Copen...
14:52, 2019-05-20

Ben Stiller implores Congress to help Syrian refugees There’s something about Syria. Ben Stiller came to Washington D.C. Wednesday and testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the human...
12:24, 2019-05-02

Syrian Kurds mobilize across from Turkish troops Kurds in northeastern Syria issued a "general mobilization" call along the border with Turkey. It comes as Ankara prepares for an invasion of the are...
12:08, 2019-10-09

Kurdish Syrian man sets himself on fire outside UNHCR Police have said the 31-year-old man was too injured to establish a motive, but suspected it was political. He is receiving treatment at a nearby bur...
15:55, 2019-10-23

Opinion: Syrian hospitals have become death traps Hospitals in Syria have been bombed and medical staff killed as the war continues. There's no one to help those who are trying to help, writes Dr. Ah...
13:36, 2019-07-30

US to send 'mechanised forces' to Syrian oil fields Defense secretary said the redeployment was ‘reinforcing our position’ in the country The US defence secretary has confirmed “mechanised forces” will...
16:52, 2019-10-25

Syrian town of Azaz hit by deadly car bombing A suicide car bomb in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed rebels has killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens, a war monitor said. ...
02:00, 2019-06-03

Syrian troops capture northwestern village from rebels BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say government troops have captured a northwestern village known for its medieval fortress as they move deeper toward ...
12:32, 2019-05-09

U.S. forces preparing to find a way to protect Syrian oil fields U.S. forces have been ordered to prepare to provide security for oil fields in eastern Syria to prevent them from falling into the hands of the Islam...
17:44, 2019-10-26

ABC News airs purported Syrian war video — but it’s really from Kentucky ABC News issued an apology after mistakenly airing purported footage of Turkish forces bombing the Kurds in Syria — video that appears to have ...
16:12, 2019-10-15

Report: Syrian air raids hit crowded residential area BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s White Helmets say at least six people were killed and 10 remain under rubble following government air raids on a town in ...
16:12, 2019-05-27

Syrian rebels try to retake village from government troops BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and state media say rebel groups are fighting back, trying to retake territory lost to government forces this week in ...
12:00, 2019-05-10

Syrian airstrikes in Idlib leave at least 21 dead despite ceasefire Children and rescue workers among those killed after market and industrial zone hitAt least 21 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Idlib amid...
18:40, 2020-01-16

In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home ARSAL, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese authorities have undertaken their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home, taking action to en...
08:52, 2019-06-20

Russia slams US move on Syrian oil fields as 'banditry' The US push to claim Syrian oil fields is "banditry," the Russian Defense Ministry has said. A US military convoy was heading towards oil fields of S...
22:56, 2019-10-26

Syrian refugees in Beirut and Istanbul detained and deported Lives put at risk as thousands face forcible return to warzones under air attackCountries neighbouring the still rumbling Syrian war are rounding up ...
08:36, 2019-07-29

‘The Cave’ is the harrowing tale of an underground Syrian hospital What is it really like to be in northern Syria when the bombing starts? Few people are better equipped to tell you than Feras Fayyad, whose documenta...
19:56, 2019-10-17

Syrian conflict has ‘erased’ children’s dreams: new UN report Nearly nine years of conflict in Syria has robbed boys and girls of their childhood and subjected them to “unabated violations of their rights”, incl...
17:40, 2020-01-16

Syrian airstrikes in Idlib leave at least 18 dead despite ceasefire Children and rescue workers among those killed after market and industrial zone hitAt least 18 civilians have been killed in airstrikes as an offensi...
16:04, 2020-01-16

Syrian troops expand offensive despite calls for calm BEIRUT (AP) — Syria activists and media say government forces are expanding their ground offensive in northwestern Syria, pushing into the last rebel...
15:48, 2019-05-11

After ‘For Sama,’ a Syrian Family Finds Refuge in London As Waad al-Kateab’s intimate documentary about life during the Syrian uprising airs on PBS, she discusses what her family’s day-to-day looks like as ...
19:00, 2019-11-20

Iraqi airline set to resume flights to Syrian capital DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s Transport Ministry says Iraqi Airways is set to resume flights to the Syrian capital Damascus for the first time...
19:12, 2019-05-16

Syrian ground troops push into rebel enclave BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian pro-government media say troops have pushed their way into a rebel-held enclave in the northwest, clashing with insurgents and w...
13:44, 2019-05-08

Syrian universities weakened by 'brain-drain', says report Syria's war is near an end but its universities are struggling to help the country's recovery....
01:40, 2019-06-18

Turkish forces capture key Syrian border town Turkish troops entered central Ras al-Ayn according to Turkey’s Defense Ministry, marking the most significant gain since the invasion began Wednesda...
13:36, 2019-10-12

Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools When Eyub Mohamad was a boy, security forces beat his father into paralysis. His offence was typing leaflets in Kurdish, banned under Syria’s ruling ...
21:20, 2019-05-06

Syrian troops capture 2 villages in last rebel stronghold BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian pro-government media say their troops have captured two villages and a nearby hill in the last rebel stronghold in the country&#...
15:08, 2019-05-13

Turkish post in Idlib hit ‘deliberately’ by Syrian attack ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey says Syrian government forces have “deliberately” attacked a Turkish military observation post in northwestern Syr...
17:56, 2019-06-16

‘Sesame Street’ comforts children displaced by Syrian war “Sesame Street” in the past year has tackled everything from foster care to substance abuse...
16:28, 2020-01-22

At least 27 killed by airstrikes in rebel-controlled Syrian town The high death toll marked a sharp increase in the escalation between the two sides amid intense fighting....
18:00, 2019-07-22

Review: ‘Zauberland’ Pairs Schumann With a Syrian Refugee The show, which weaves new songs into the classic “Dichterliebe,” arrived at the White Light Festival starring the soprano Julia Bullock....
19:32, 2019-10-30

Photos by Syrian child refugees displayed in Birmingham Photographer Kate Green says she witnessed "immeasurable hardship" at a refugee camp in Jordan....
14:48, 2019-09-12

Syrian man jailed for killing that sparked far-right riots in Germany Asylum seeker Alaa Sheikhi guilty of manslaughter of Daniel Hillig in ChemnitzA Syrian asylum seeker accused of a killing that sparked a week of far-...
18:48, 2019-08-22

US warns Syrian government over renewed chemical weapons use The State Department thinks the Syrian government has renewed its use of chemical weapons....
04:48, 2019-05-22

Is Egypt using Syrian refugees as a bargaining chip with Europe? For Syrian refugees in Egypt, crackdowns from the state and racism in society are a part of everyday life. A migration expert spoke to DW about condi...
17:56, 2019-06-17

The cat man of Aleppo: rescuing battle-weary Syrian strays Mohammad Aljaleel looked after homeless cats during the aerial bombardment of Aleppo. He has since set up a dedicated sanctuary and veterinary clinic...
10:32, 2019-08-06

ISIS jihadis sentenced to hanging without trial under 'Syrian law' Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced new terror measures against jihadis after declaring ISIS membership a hanging offence without trial, follo...
09:48, 2019-11-28

Syrian army captures key Idlib town from rebels Russian-backed Syrian regime forces have taken an important town in the rebel stronghold province of Idlib. The regime's three-month campaign has kil...
12:56, 2019-08-11

Syrian footballer and 'singer of revolution' killed in conflict Goalkeeper Abdelbaset Sarout dies of wounds sustained in battle with government troopsA Syrian footballer who became a symbolic figure in the rebelli...
15:00, 2019-06-08

Lebanon forces Syrian refugees to tear down walls BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says Lebanese troops have entered refugee settlements in a town near the Syrian border t...
13:44, 2019-07-01

Syrian Kurds say spy stole Baghdadi’s underpants for DNA test Syrian Democratic Forces also claim they played a key role in tracking down Baghdadi to a compound in northern Syria Syrian Kurds say they managed to...
00:44, 2019-10-29

Syrian government has few options to battle fuel sanctions BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government is scrambling to deal with its worst fuel crisis since the war began in 2011, aggravated by U.S. sanctions target...
15:56, 2019-05-03

US briefing: Impeachment testimony, Syrian oil and anti-vaxxer ads Thursday’s top story: Key witness claims Trump cared more about investigating Biden than the fate of Ukraine. Plus, why the super-rich love South Dak...
14:04, 2019-11-14

McConnell 'gravely concerned' about U.S. response to Syrian conflict Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he was “gravely concerned” about the U.S. response to the escalating conflict in Syria.In a s...
00:04, 2019-10-15

Thousands of Syrian refugees could be sent back, says Lebanese minister Gebran Bassil claims many refugees are not living in political fear, but stay for economic reasonsAs many as three quarters of Syrian refugees in Leb...
08:16, 2019-06-15

Turkish strikes are causing chaos on the Syrian border — here's what you need to know After President Donald Trump announced his decision late Sunday night to pull US troops from northeastern Syria, Turkey began an invasion of territor...
19:28, 2019-10-10

Gavin Extence: Sheffield author on his Syrian refugee novel Gavin Extence's fourth book The End of Time follows two Syrian teenagers on their journey to the UK....
01:28, 2019-09-23

Turkish forces capture center of key Syrian border town Turkey’s military entered the key Syrian border town of Ras al Ain Saturday as its offensive against Kurdish fighters reached its fourth day de...
19:20, 2019-10-12

Storms and snow in Lebanon worsen plight for Syrian refugees Storm-force winds and snow across Lebanon have worsened the plight for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who’ve been forced from their homes by ne...
15:47, 2019-04-09

Dutch police arrest Syrian suspected of war crimes, terror THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested a Syrian on suspicion of war crimes and terrorism in his home country where ...
16:52, 2019-05-21

Syrian regime targets hospital and refugee camp, killing at least 22 Civilians killed and dozens more injured after missile attack near Qah, Idlib provinceAt least 22 civilians have died after Syrian government shellin...
17:56, 2019-11-21

Syrian forces enter strategic town east of Idlib The move is a renewed effort initiated by President Bashar al-Assad to recapture Idlib, the last rebel stronghold. The town, Saraqeb, sits between tw...
20:20, 2020-02-05

U.K. journalists take cover after being ‘tracked, targeted and fired upon’ by Syrian forces “We had suddenly become the new targets,” wrote Sky News journalist Alex Crawford of the incident....
02:40, 2019-05-24

What matters to Canada’s new Syrian-born citizens in this federal election? Excited to have the chance to vote, these new Canadians say immigration policy is an important factor in deciding who they choose on election day....
01:12, 2019-10-05

Prosecutors: Syrian man planned ISIS-fueled church bombing PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Syrian refugee who came to the U.S. three years ago plotted to bomb a church this spring to inspire followers of the Islamic Stat...
05:36, 2019-06-20

Syrian government and opposition meet to draft 'historic' constitution For the first time since the civil war began nearly a decade ago, Syrian opposition and government representatives met to draft a new constitution fo...
16:32, 2019-10-30

Syrian forces capture strategic town east of Idlib The move is a renewed effort initiated by President Bashar al-Assad to take control of Idlib, the last rebel stronghold. The town, Saraqeb, sits betw...
22:28, 2020-02-05

Syrian families returning home from IS camp face hostility RAQQA, Syria — After two years on the run with the Islamic State group, Um Mahmoud just wanted to return home. When she finally made it to Raqqa with...
21:12, 2019-09-23

Exclusive: 2,000 Syrian fighters deployed to Libya to support government Anti-Turkish sentiment could grow after Ankara agrees to help fight against insurgencyTwo thousand Syrian fighters have travelled from Turkey or will...
13:36, 2020-01-15

Syrian Kurds hand over four 'Islamic State' children to Germany Kurdish authorities in Syria have handed over four children to Germany who had parents that were "Islamic State" fighters. Many EU countries are grap...
17:16, 2019-08-19

Satellite images appear to show Iranian oil tanker off Syrian coast A once-detained Iranian oil tanker appears to have made its way to Syria, even as the United States sought to squeeze off Tehran’s ability to move oi...
15:32, 2019-09-07

Syrian refugee charged in church bombing plot due in court PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Syrian refugee charged with plotting to bomb a Pittsburgh church to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq is due in fede...
12:52, 2019-06-21

Explosions heard in Syrian capital apparent Israeli strikes DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting that several explosions were heard in the capital Damascus as the country’s air defenses...
21:40, 2019-05-17

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire Shelling and gunfire could be heard in and around Ras al-Ayn as smoke billowed from locations near the border with Turkey....
12:40, 2019-10-18

Syrian troops enter Kurdish fight against Turkish forces Deal to support Kurds in exchange for key cities set to open new front in civil warSyrian troops have begun sweeping into Kurdish-held territory on a...
10:52, 2019-10-14

Syrian government documents show reach of Assad’s agencies BEIRUT (AP) — A Washington-based Syrian watchdog says thousands of documents collected from abandoned Syrian government offices reveal the reach of P...
13:20, 2019-05-21

Turkish forces capture al-Baghdadi’s sister in Syrian raid The older sister of slain ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was captured by Turkish forces on Monday in northwestern Syria, according to a senior Turk...
00:20, 2019-11-05

Syrian foreign minister demands withdrawal of all U.S. and Turkish troops There are around 1,000 U.S. troops in Syria on a mission to combat Islamic State militants....
23:00, 2019-09-28

Car bomb kills 2 in western Iraqi village near Syrian border BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says a car bomb has exploded in a western village near the Syrian border, killing two people and wounding t...
18:40, 2019-05-23

Rebels withdraw in key Syrian town as pro-Assad troops advance Move by insurgents in Khan Sheikhun marks a milestone for Idlib, the last major rebel strongholdInsurgent groups have withdrawn from Khan Sheikhun in...
14:24, 2019-08-20

In a Syrian Town Under Siege, a Secret Library Kept Dreams Alive “Syria’s Secret Library,” by Mike Thomson, tells the story of a hidden book collection in a bombed-out building that functioned as “an oasis of norma...
12:00, 2019-09-28

Syrian soccer goalie who became rebel icon dies in battle BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian rebel spokesman says a famous soccer goalkeeper who became an icon of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad has died of...
13:56, 2019-06-08

Syrian troops capture new territory in attempt to control key highway The weekslong government offensive has created a humanitarian crisis with about 600,000 people fleeing their homes in Syria's last rebel stronghold s...
18:12, 2020-02-08

US repatriates family from Syrian detention camp for Isis suspects Exclusive: removal of four people could put pressure on other countries to follow suitAn American family has been removed from a Syrian detention cen...
20:24, 2019-05-22

Report: ‘Foreign bodies’ enter Syrian airspace from Israel DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting that “foreign bodies” have entered Syrian air space from Israel in the countryR...
23:12, 2019-05-18

Syrian refugee arrested for plot to bomb Pittsburgh church Federal authorities have arrested a Syrian refugee who was plotting to attack a Pittsburgh church, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Mus...
01:00, 2019-06-20

Review: In ‘Power Strip,’ a Syrian Story Both Bleak and Striking Sylvia Khoury’s insidiously sharp new play arrives as the eight-year-old conflict is making fresh headlines in the United States....
04:08, 2019-10-22

John Oliver on Trump's Syrian decision: 'The consequences have been dire' The Last Week Tonight has dissected Trump’s strategy, of lack thereof, for pulling out US troops from the Syrian-Turkish borderJohn Oliver criticised...
16:48, 2019-10-28

‘Welcome to Canada’: Donations pour in for Syrian boy to play hockey in St. John’s, N.L. Canadians are sending money and gear to equip Yaman Bai, a 10-year-old from Syria, with everything he needs to play hockey in his new home....
22:04, 2020-01-21

Germany: Syrian man who posed with severed head charged with war crimes The 33-year old claims he did not kill and then desecrate the body of an opposing fighter. The suspect is already in prison for lesser crimes....
20:56, 2019-08-23

Syrian residents pelt retreating US troops with food and insults Angry scenes demonstrate sense of betrayal amid rushed US withdrawalPelted with fruit and hounded by insults, the American military’s exit from Syria...
18:40, 2019-10-21

Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold. Fig...
14:48, 2019-05-19

Syrian med students trade translation services for e-learning access (Reuters Health) - Arabic-speaking medical students in war-torn Syria are providing translation services to an online educational company in exchange...
00:16, 2019-12-31

Syrian Kurds Pelt Retreating U.S. Troops with Rotten Fruit Despite President Trump's claims the Kurds are happy the U.S. is abandoning them, video shows them throwing rotten fruit at U.S. troops....
18:12, 2019-10-21

Russian troops patrol between Turkish and Syrian forces on border Soldiers’ presence underlines Moscow’s role as power broker after evacuation of US personnel Russian units have begun patrolling territory separating...
16:52, 2019-10-15

Syrian troops regain control of village they lost to rebels DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media say government forces have regained control of a northwestern village, just days after losing it to militan...
12:36, 2019-05-26

'Leaving us to be slaughtered': Syrian Kurds commander condemns US pullout The commander of the Syrian Kurdish forces in the northern part of the country condemned President Trump's decision to remove U.S. soldiers from the ...
00:00, 2019-10-13

Syrian army moves to confront Turkish forces as U.S. withdraws The deal between Syria’s Kurds and its government is a major shift in alliances that came after President Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdr...
16:00, 2019-10-14

Tommy Robinson sued by Syrian schoolboy he accused of assault Jamal Hijazi brings libel action over EDL founder’s claim he attacked white schoolgirlsThe Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked in a playgr...
14:04, 2019-05-15

US, Syrian and Russian forces involved in deadly checkpoint clash Syrian killed and another wounded after US troops ‘return fire’Russian military apparently tries to mediate confrontationOne man was killed when US t...
23:00, 2020-02-12

Syrian Kurds to put Isis fighters from dozens of countries on trial Decision follows exasperation at failure to reach international agreements over prisonersSyrian Kurds have said they will hold trials for Islamic Sta...
16:48, 2020-02-06

Syrian TV: Israeli rocket strike kills a soldier, injures 1 DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says an Israeli rocket attack has struck the country’s south, killing one soldier and injuring anothe...
21:12, 2019-05-27

US accuses Syrian government of fresh chemical weapon attack State department says it will respond ‘quickly and appropriately’ if use of chlorine is provenThe US says it has seen signs the Syrian government may...
08:44, 2019-05-22

Syrian activists say bombing of rebel area killed 5 people BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rescue workers and activists say government warplanes have bombed the last rebel stronghold in the country again, levelling a bu...
14:32, 2019-05-30

Crop fires, a weapon of war, ruin Iraqi, Syrian harvests IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Crop fires in parts of Syria and Iraq this month have been blamed alternately on defeated Islamic State militants seeking to aveng...
09:16, 2019-05-30

Syrian government intensifies bombardment of rebel-held area BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say a government bombardment of rebel-held areas in the country’s northwest has killed and wounded do...
14:16, 2019-05-04

Residents of Syrian city pelt retreating US troops with food Scenes in Kurdish city demonstrate sense of betrayal amid rushed US withdrawalResidents pelted apparently retreating US troops with potatoes as they ...
15:08, 2019-10-21

Chemnitz: Syrian asylum-seeker convicted of killing that sparked far-right riots Alaa S. has been sentenced to nine years and six months for the killing of Daniel H. Chemnitz has done a lot to try and alter its image since the dea...
14:16, 2019-08-22

Bullied Syrian schoolboy sues Tommy Robinson for £100,000 over Facebook comments Tommy Robinson is being sued for £100,000 over comments he made about a Syrian refugee who was filmed being attacked at school....
13:56, 2019-05-16

Rebels partially withdraw in key Syrian town as pro-Assad troops advance Move by insurgents in Khan Sheikhun marks a milestone for Idlib, the last major rebel strongholdInsurgent groups have partially withdrawn from Khan S...
10:40, 2019-08-20

Syrian civilians flee Idlib in wake of Russian-supported attacks For days, the Syrian regime has bombed the last bastion of resistance in Idlib. Thousands of people, mainly civilians, are fleeing toward the Turkish...
00:48, 2019-12-24

Syrian refugee, 17, attacked on San Diego trolley by man shouting slurs, police say Assault comes amid spate of Islamophobic hate crimes in southern California, advocates sayA 17-year-old Syrian refugee was attacked on a trolley in S...
00:52, 2019-10-18

‘Humanitarian catastrophe:’ Syrian opposition leader calls on world to help Idlib The United Nations said that as a result of hostilities in Idlib, more than 235,000 people have been displaced between Dec. 12 and Dec. 25....
00:20, 2019-12-28

‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official Help is needed urgently from the international community to help some 2,500 apparently stateless “foreign children” at a camp for the displaced, in n...
18:44, 2019-04-18

Inside the Syrian detention camps where former ISIS members remain in limbo QAMISHLI, Syria – In northeastern Syria, prisons and detention camps hold thousands of men, women and children whose lives are in limbo nearly ...
21:48, 2020-02-12