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Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri says Army to carry out operation at Syrian border

Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri says Army to carry out operation at Syrian border

Speaking in parliament, Hariri described the operation planned for the Juroud Arsal area as carefully studied, the National News Agency reported. 

 

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn US against terrorist designation, new sanctions

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn US against terrorist designation, new sanctions

In Mid-June the US Senate voted for new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and other activities not related to the international nuclear agreement reached with the United States and other world powers in 2015.

US, Russia, Jordan reach ceasefire deal for southwest Syria

The ceasefire will go into effect on Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Jordan's Petra news agency said.

Russia didn't meddle in US election, Putin tells Trump

Russia didn't meddle in US election, Putin tells Trump

An official from the White House, however, later indicated that the President (Trump) had not in fact accepted assurances from Putin that Russia did not meddle in the 2016 election.

 

Russia, Turkey, Iran fail to agree on Syria de-escalation zones

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson raised the possibility on Wednesday of several joint steps with Moscow to promote stability in Syria and urged all parties fighting Islamic State militants in the country to avoid conflict with one another.

US ready to work with Russia on Syria `no-fly zones`: Rex Tillerson

US ready to work with Russia on Syria `no-fly zones`: Rex Tillerson

The United States launched a cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base in April in response to what it said was a government chemical weapons attack on civilians.

Chemical weapons watchdog says Sarin gas used in April Syria attack

Chemical weapons watchdog says Sarin gas used in April Syria attack

A chemical weapons watchdog confirmed on Friday that sarin gas had been used in the April attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun that left over 100 people dead.

France sees Syria opportunity through closer dialogue with Russia

France said on Thursday it saw a chance to break the stalemate in Syria`s war as Russia now seemed to accept there could be no military solution and preconditions set by some opponents of President Bashar al-Assad had been dropped.

Jim Mattis says its warning appears to have averted Syrian chemical attack

 US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad appeared so far to have heeded a warning this week from Washington not to carry out a chemical weapons attack.

Car bomb in Syria's Idlib province kills 10: War monitor

The attack occurred in a market in the town of al-Dana, located in the north of the province near the border with Turkey, according to the Observatory.

Syrian President Assad leads prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid al-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year.

US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

U.S. forces said the drone was fired on after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces", and a Western intelligence source said the so-called UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) was Iranian.
 

Iraqi forces remove Islamic State fighters from vicinity of US base in Syria

In Mosul, where a US-backed offensive against Islamic State on Saturday entered its ninth month, the militants have been squeezed into an enclave on the western bank of the Tigris river. 
 

Iraqi forces remove Islamic State fighters from vicinity of US base in Syria

In Mosul, where a US-backed offensive against Islamic State on Saturday entered its ninth month, the militants have been squeezed into an enclave on the western bank of the Tigris river. 
 

Deadlocked Syria talks ''hostage'' to international interests: Opposition

United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday he hoped to reconvene peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition in Geneva in July.

Syrian Army and allies step up bombing of rebels in Deraa city

Syrian Army and allies step up bombing of rebels in Deraa city

The Syrian government`s strategic goal is to open a direct route from Damascus to the Jordanian border.

Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey, discuss regional developments - Turkish foreign ministry

Qatar vowed on Thursday to ride out the isolation and said it would not compromise its sovereignty over foreign policy to resolve the region`s biggest diplomatic crisis in years.

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar

President Tayyip Erdogan has approved legislation on deploying Turkish troops in Qatar, signalling support for the Gulf state as it faces isolation imposed by fellow Arab states over its alleged support for terrorism.

 

US downs pro-Syrian drone that fired at coalition forces: Spokesman

The United States shot down a pro-Syrian government drone that fired toward U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria on Thursday, a U.S. military spokesman said, in a major escalation of tensions between Washington and troops supporting Damascus.

US coalition strike on pro-Assad forces an `act of aggression`: Russia

Moscow on Wednesday condemned a US-led coalition strike on pro-regime fighters in Syria as an "act of aggression".