US air strikes target 'Iranian-backed militia' sites in Syria, says Pentagon

The strikes appeared limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation. It was not immediately clear what damage was caused. Syria did not immediately comment, but state-owned Ekhbariya TV said the strikes were conducted at dawn against several targets near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Feb 26, 2021, 19:47 PM IST

At UNSC, India warns of Syrian chemical weapons falling into hands of terrorists

India has warned that Syrian chemical weapons can fall into the hands of terrorists, in the first public statement after New Delhi began its two-year term at the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member.

Jan 06, 2021, 07:53 AM IST

Czech Intel report highlights proliferation concerns from Pakistan, increased Chinese propaganda

Czech Republic's national intelligence agency, Security Information Service (BIS) in its annual report has highlighted increased proliferation concerns from Pakistan.

Dec 24, 2020, 07:24 AM IST

Turkey supporting ISIS terror netrowk in India, probe agencies concerned: Report

The Indian Security agencies are increasingly getting concerned as they anticipate the use of Pakistan-based terror groups by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to trouble India and boost his popularity among South Asian Muslims.

Sep 05, 2020, 11:20 AM IST

Hezbollah leaders not tied to assassination of Rafik Hariri: UN-backed court

Sketching the complex political backdrop for the assassination, Presiding Judge David Re of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon said that in the months before his death, Hariri was a supporter of reducing the influence of Syria in Lebanon and that of Hezbollah in Syria.

Aug 18, 2020, 21:06 PM IST

Africa at par with Pakistan, Afghanistan in terrorism, here's how terrorism grew in the Dark Continent

However, the imageries might change soon as another part of world might replace the dominance of the said regions. Trends have started suggesting so. 

Aug 07, 2020, 14:46 PM IST

Syria says Israel strikes southern Damascus, sources say Iranian bases hit

Syrian air defences on Monday intercepted a new Israeli "aggression" above the capital Damascus, state media said, in the latest wave of attacks that Western intelligence sources have said were Israeli strikes on a major Iranian-backed ammunition depot on the edge of the capital.

Jul 21, 2020, 08:32 AM IST

On fifth attempt, UNSC renews Syria aid via Turkey

The United Nations Security Council on Saturday approved aid deliveries to Syria through one border crossing from Turkey, a day after its authorization for the six-year-long humanitarian operation ended, leaving millions of Syrian civilians in limbo.

Jul 12, 2020, 11:22 AM IST

Syrian forces start flying Russian-supplied Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29s

Syrian forces have started to carry out missions on the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 fighters which they received from Russia a few days ago. Confirming the delivery of the MiG-29s, the Russian Embassy in Syria on Wednesday (June 3, 2020) tweeted that the second batch of the combat aircraft had joined the Arab country's military.

Jun 04, 2020, 15:21 PM IST

Russia delivers Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 to Syria to tackle Israel's F-16 Fighting Falcons

MiG-29, a twin-engine supersonic fighter, is already in service with Russian Aerospace Forces, Indian Air Force (IAF), Uzbekistan Air and Air Defence Forces and Polish Air Force along with several other nations.

Jun 02, 2020, 12:06 PM IST

Airstrikes in east Syria kill Iran-backed fighters: Report

Unknown warplanes attacked Iran-backed fighters in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, killing several of the Iraqi militiamen, Syrian opposition activists said Sunday.

May 18, 2020, 08:27 AM IST

Russian Sukhoi Su-35 intercepts US P-8A warplane over Mediterranean Sea, flies just 25 feet apart: Watch

Russia scrambled its 4++ Generation twin-engine Su-35 fighter from Syria's Hmeymim airbase for the intercept after tracking the US P-8A aircraft. During the second intercept, the Su-35 came within 25 feet of the P-8A, claimed the US Navy.

Apr 21, 2020, 15:40 PM IST

Three get 125-year prison term for Syrian Alan Kurdi's death in 2015

Twelve refugees drowned that day during a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, including the toddler's 5-year-old brother, Galip, and their mother, Rehen. The incident symbolized the plight of desperate Syrian refugees.

Mar 18, 2020, 21:23 PM IST

33 Turkish troops killed in Idlib airstrike

At least 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian "regime forces" in the war-torn country`s Idlib region, a senior Turkish official has said.

Feb 28, 2020, 14:03 PM IST

US strikes in Iraq, Syria target Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militia group

At least four local Kataib Hezbollah commanders were among the dead, the sources said, adding that one of the strikes had targeted the militia group`s headquarters near the western Qaim district on the border with Syria.

Dec 30, 2019, 06:45 AM IST

Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missile attack

People in the capital Damascus heard the sound of powerful explosions as a result of the firing of air defenses triggered by the missile attack. One of the missiles fell in the town of Akraba in Damascus countryside. 

Dec 23, 2019, 07:00 AM IST

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey not to take more Syrian refugees alone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on an award ceremony in Istanbul that more than 80,000 Idlib brothers started to migrate toward the border of our country, in such a case, Turkey will not bear all alone the burden of this migration. 

Dec 23, 2019, 06:51 AM IST

United Nations Security Council rejects Russia resolution on Syria

The resolution received 5 votes in favour, while 4 members voted against it, and 4 countries abstained. A Security Council resolution requires nine votes and no veto from any of the five permanent members - China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Dec 21, 2019, 06:59 AM IST

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says 50,000 Syrians fleeing Idlib to Turkey

Turkey currently hosts some 3.7 million Syrian refugees, the largest refugee population in the world, and fears another influx from the Idlib region, where up to 3 million Syrians live in the last significant insurgent-held swathe of territory.

Dec 19, 2019, 16:41 PM IST

Turkish President Erdogan says world cares more about Syria''s oil than its children

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, whose country hosts 3.7 million Syrian refugees, the largest refugee population worldwide, said more than 600,000 should voluntarily join around 371,000 already in a "peace zone" in northern Syria from which Turkey drove Kurdish militia.

Dec 17, 2019, 22:17 PM IST