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Iran foreign minister not informed about Assad trip to Tehran: spokesman

President Hassan Rouhani rejected Zarif’s resignation last Wednesday, bolstering a moderate ally who has long been targeted by hardliners in factional struggles over the 2015 nuclear deal with the West.

Mar 05, 2019, 12:12 PM IST

US cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: US commander

With US-backing, the SDF has routed Islamic State and is on the verge of recapturing the final bits of its once sprawling territory.

Feb 18, 2019, 09:58 AM IST

Tulsi Gabbard: Bashar al-Assad isn't enemy of United States

Gabbard said she did not want US troops in Syria and that she was not interested in regime change and nation-building on the model of US efforts in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Feb 07, 2019, 13:06 PM IST

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea: KCNA

Pyongyang and Damascus have maintained warm ties for decades and reportedly shared a military relationship for some years.

Jun 03, 2018, 23:45 PM IST

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

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

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

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'

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

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`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

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

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

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

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