Syria

Turkish President threatens to `nip in the bud` new US-backed Syria force

Turkish President threatens to `nip in the bud` new US-backed Syria force

Turkish President Ron Monday threatened to thwart the creation of a new US-backed 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria.

Jan 15, 2018, 23:48 PM IST
18 killed in car bomb blast targeting rebels' position in Syria's Idlib

18 killed in car bomb blast targeting rebels' position in Syria's Idlib

Civilians were among those killed and wounded by the car bomb that targeted a position of Agnad al-Caucaus rebel group.

Jan 08, 2018, 07:54 AM 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

Suspected Russian jets kill at least 20 near Syrian capital: Residents

Suspected Russian jets killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens early on Thursday when they dropped bombs on two residential buildings in a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said.

Jan 04, 2018, 13:04 PM 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
Turkey detains 38 Islamic State suspects: Agency

Turkey detains 38 Islamic State suspects: Agency

Counter-terrorism police carried out simultaneous raids on homes in various districts of Bursa, smashing doors open with battering rams and searching the properties.

Dec 28, 2017, 14:01 PM IST
Displaced Syrians survive war but face battle against cold

Displaced Syrians survive war but face battle against cold

Since Syria`s conflict erupted in 2011, more than six million people have been displaced internally, many of them multiple times as fighting engulfed the country.

Dec 26, 2017, 09:18 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
Air strikes kill 19 civilians in northwest Syria: Monitor

Air strikes kill 19 civilians in northwest Syria: Monitor

Overnight air strikes killed 19 civilians, seven of them children, in a residential district of a town in northwestern Syria, a monitor said on Wednesday.

Dec 20, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
NIA registers case against 5 for ISIS links

NIA registers case against 5 for ISIS links

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case against five accused persons with suspected Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) links in Kochi.

Dec 17, 2017, 13:15 PM IST
Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

In France, officials say, around 1,700 people went to Iraq and Syria since 2013 to join IS. Of those, 400 to 450 have been killed, and 250 returned to France.

Dec 16, 2017, 08:35 AM IST
Pentagon alarmed by uptick in close calls with Russia fighter jets in Syria

Pentagon alarmed by uptick in close calls with Russia fighter jets in Syria

The Pentagon is voicing growing alarm that the risky flying of Russian pilots in Syria could lead to a mishap -- or even the nightmare scenario of a US jet shooting down a Russian warplane.

Dec 16, 2017, 08:25 AM IST
US slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber

US slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber

New York police say Ullah set off a pipe bomb in an underground corridor of the subway system that connects Times Square to the Port Authority Bus Terminal at rush hour on Monday morning, injuring himself and three others.

Dec 13, 2017, 07:30 AM IST
Kremlin says widespread Russian forces no longer needed in Syria

Kremlin says widespread Russian forces no longer needed in Syria

There is a no longer the need for widely-deployed Russian military forces in Syria, Kremlin spokesman has said.

Dec 12, 2017, 15:37 PM IST
Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys sceptical

Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys sceptical

The Syrian government`s delegation returned to Geneva on Sunday for the resumption of talks with United Nations mediator.

Dec 10, 2017, 17:24 PM IST
Russian air strikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria: Monitor

Russian air strikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria: Monitor

Russian air strikes killed 21 civilians early Wednesday in a village held by the Islamic State group near the Euphrates River in eastern Syria, a monitor said. 

Dec 06, 2017, 20:14 PM IST
Air raids in Syria kill 19 civilians: Monitor

Air raids in Syria kill 19 civilians: Monitor

A wave of Syrian air strikes on Sunday killed at least 19 civilians and wounded dozens across the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, a monitor said.

Dec 03, 2017, 23:00 PM IST
Israeli missiles hit military position near Damascus: Syrian state TV

Israeli missiles hit military position near Damascus: Syrian state TV

Israeli missiles struck a military position near Damascus overnight and Syria`s air defence system thwarted them, Syrian state television said on Saturday.

Dec 02, 2017, 13:01 PM IST
Mattis eyes moving away from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters

Mattis eyes moving away from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages, he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of arming Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Dec 02, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
UN appeals for $22.5 bn humanitarian aid for 2018

UN appeals for $22.5 bn humanitarian aid for 2018

United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) The United Nations has appealed for a record $ 22.5 billion in humanitarian aid for 2018.

Dec 02, 2017, 08:20 AM IST