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Where is our 'Thank you America?' Donald Trump denies saying US will attack Syria

Where is our 'Thank you America?' Donald Trump denies saying US will attack Syria

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to deny that he ever said his country will launch an attack on Syria. This after world security and peace suffered a damning blow in the past few days with US and Russia threatening each other over strong military action in Syria.

Apr 12, 2018, 16:41 PM IST
Airstrikes by regime forces kill 13 in Syria

Airstrikes by regime forces kill 13 in Syria

At least 13 civilians were killed by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad-led regime forces in Syria`s Eastern Ghouta, according to a source from the "White Helmets", Syrian Civil Defence group, on Saturday.

Jan 07, 2018, 00:38 AM IST
23 civilians killed in Syria, most in Russian air strikes: Monitor

23 civilians killed in Syria, most in Russian air strikes: Monitor

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP that 18 people were killed by Russian strikes in the town of Misraba, while the remainder died in shelling from government forces.

Jan 04, 2018, 07:17 AM IST
Major powers scramble to agree on Syria peace plan

Major powers scramble to agree on Syria peace plan

A new round of peace talks backed by Russia, Iran and Turkey began in the Kazakh capital Astana on Thursday in an attempt to revive a hobbled peace process.

Dec 22, 2017, 17:13 PM IST
US Secy of State Rex Tillerson slams Russia's 'malicious tactics'

US Secy of State Rex Tillerson slams Russia's 'malicious tactics'

Ahead of his European trip, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday criticised Russia for often employing "malicious tactics" to not only weaken their confidence but also to undermine political and economic successes.

Nov 29, 2017, 06:42 AM IST
Syria regime agrees to join peace talks, with conditions

Syria regime agrees to join peace talks, with conditions

Talks aimed at ending the war in Syria restarted Tuesday with the Damascus regime enforcing its will.

Nov 28, 2017, 17:38 PM IST
Syria regime to join peace talks on Wednesday: United Nations

Syria regime to join peace talks on Wednesday: United Nations

Syria`s government has confirmed that it will take part in peace talks in Geneva this week, the UN said on Tuesday, after an announcement that it may not show up had delivered a blow to the negotiations.

Nov 28, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
Putin meets Assad ahead of Syria talks with Turkey and Iran

Putin meets Assad ahead of Syria talks with Turkey and Iran

President Vladimir Putin said the Russian army had "saved Syria as a state" after meeting with leader Bashar al-Assad, as Syrian regime forces take an upper hand over rebels and the Islamic State group.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:37 PM IST

Russia says retreat of Syrian opposition figures good for peace

Russia said on Tuesday that the resignation of "radically minded" Syrian opposition figures such as Riyad Hijab would help unite the disparate opponents of President Bashar al-Assad around a more "realistic" platform.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:28 PM IST

Syria military operation 'wrapping up', Putin tells Assad

Military operations against terrorists in Syria are coming to an end, with the focus shifting to a search for a political solution, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said as he hosted his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Sochi.

Nov 21, 2017, 19:27 PM IST

Vladimir Putin says he will talk to Donald Trump following Assad meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he will talk to US counterpart Donald Trump on the telephone on Tuesday after an unannounced meeting with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in Sochi.

Nov 21, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
Russia's Vladimir Putin hosts Syria's Bashar al-Assad Assad for talks: Kremlin

Russia's Vladimir Putin hosts Syria's Bashar al-Assad Assad for talks: Kremlin

Putin said he intended to talk with the Emir of Qatar, US President Donald Trump, and Middle Eastern leaders after his talks with Assad.

Nov 21, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

Raqqa to be part of decentralised Syria, say Kurdish-led militia

Raqqa will be part of a decentralised federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its future to Kurdish-led plans to set up autonomous regions in the north.

Oct 20, 2017, 19:42 PM IST
All about Syria conflict

All about Syria conflict

Syria`s 300,000-strong pre-war army has been halved by deaths, defections and draft-dodging.

Oct 17, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
Saudi king makes historic visit to Russia

Saudi king makes historic visit to Russia

The Saudi king`s Kremlin meeting with Putin was expected to begin at 1000 GMT, to be followed by a state dinner.

Oct 05, 2017, 17:39 PM IST

Syrian activist, daughter murdered in Istanbul home: Turkish police

A Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter have been found murdered in their apartment in Istanbul, the Istanbul police department said on Friday.

Sep 22, 2017, 22:07 PM IST

Syria's Bashar al-Assad congratulates army on breaking IS Deir Ezzor siege

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday congratulated government troops who broke a years-long Islamic State group siege on the government enclave of Deir Ezzor city, his office said.

Sep 05, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
No relations with Syria for countries backing rebels: Bashar al-Assad

No relations with Syria for countries backing rebels: Bashar al-Assad

The United States and most European countries shut their embassies in Damascus after the government`s bloody crackdown on protests that erupted in March 2011.

Aug 20, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

Rebel rockets kill five in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

More than 330,000 people have been killed and millions more displaced.

Aug 15, 2017, 22:24 PM IST
Hezbollah and rebels agree ceasefire at Lebanese-Syrian border

Hezbollah and rebels agree ceasefire at Lebanese-Syrian border

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said talks had begun between Lebanese officials and the Nusra Front on Tuesday.

Jul 27, 2017, 16:35 PM IST