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Syria calls for action against Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar after shrine blast

Syrians carry a wounded man at the scene of a double bombing attack on June 11, 2016 outside the holy shrine of Hazrat Zaynab, some ten kilometers south of the center of Damascus. (AFP)Only a few hours after deadly blasts rocked the capital Dama...

Syria militants smuggle wheat into Turkey

A militant with the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front takes position during clashes with Syrian government forces in Idlib, northern Syria. ©APForeign-backed militants operating across Syria have smuggled large quantities of wheat into Turkey, a report...

Twin bombing near Shia shrine kills at least 15 in Damascus

The photo shows the site of twin bombings near a holy shrine in the suburbs of the Syrian capital, Damascus, June 11, 2016,A car bomb and an attacker wearing an explosive vest have struck an area close to a holy shrine on the suburbs of the Syrian ca...

US military admits bombing Pentagon-trained militants in Syria

Militants from the so-called Free Syrian Army take part in a military training session in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo, May 4, 2015. ©AFPThe US military has acknowledged bombing a Syrian militant unit it had trained and armed purported...

Iran, Russia, Syria agree to promote anti-terror cooperation

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan (C) meets with his Russian and Syrian counterparts, Sergei Shoigu (L) and Fahad Jassim Freij, in Tehran, on June 9, 2016. (Photo by IRNA)Iran, Russia and Syria have agreed to step up cooperati...

Militants distribute Israeli products in militant-held areas in Syria: Locals

This file photo shows Israelis transferring wounded terrorists fighting in Syria for treatment.Terrorist groups have distributed Israeli foodstuff among their families in the areas under their control in the Syrian province ofQuneitra, local sou...

Syrian Observatory, Reuters spreading lies about airstrikes: Russia

Syrian Civil Defense members search on May 31, 2016 for survivors amid the rubble following airstrikes in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib. (AFP photos)Russia has accused the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Reuters news...

UN worried about Syrians trapped by fighting in northern Syria

The file photo shows Syrians walking through the rubble following a bombing by Daesh in Marea, northern Aleppo. (By AFP)Two United Nations (UN) agencies have expressed concern about the situation of the thousands of Syrians trapped by fighting n...

UN worried about Syrians trapped by fighting in northern Syria

The file photo shows Syrians walking through the rubble following a bombing by Daesh in Marea, northern Aleppo. (By AFP)Two United Nations (UN) agencies have expressed concern about the situation of the thousands of Syrians trapped by fighting n...

UN worried about Syrians trapped by fighting in northern Syria

The file photo shows Syrians walking through the rubble following a bombing by Daesh in Marea, northern Aleppo. (By AFP)Two United Nations (UN) agencies have expressed concern about the situation of the thousands of Syrians trapped by fighting n...

UN worried about Syrians trapped by fighting in northern Syria

The file photo shows Syrians walking through the rubble following a bombing by Daesh in Marea, northern Aleppo. (By AFP)Two United Nations (UN) agencies have expressed concern about the situation of the thousands of Syrians trapped by fighting n...

UN worried about Syrians trapped by fighting in northern Syria

The file photo shows Syrians walking through the rubble following a bombing by Daesh in Marea, northern Aleppo. (By AFP)Two United Nations (UN) agencies have expressed concern about the situation of the thousands of Syrians trapped by fighting n...

Family of slain Taliban chief's driver presses charges

The new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. Photo / APThe brother of a man who was killed alongside the Taliban's slain chief Mullah Akthar Mansour in an American drone strike in southwest Pakistan is pressing murder and terror...

Isis fighters appear to be hawking sex slaves on the Web

A Yazidi who had been held by Isis militants as a slave for several months sits in a tent outside Duhok, Iraq. Photo / Washington PostThe woman is young, perhaps 18, with olive skin and dark bangs that droop onto her face. In the Facebook photo, she...

Isis fighters appear to be hawking sex slaves on the Web on social media

A Yazidi who had been held by Isis militants as a slave for several months sits in a tent outside Duhok, Iraq. Photo / Washington PostThe woman is young, perhaps 18, with olive skin and dark bangs that droop onto her face. In the Facebook photo, she...

Joanna Palani, Islamic State killer: Terrorists are 'easy to kill'

Joanna Palani is now back home studying in Copenhagen after fighting alongside Kurdish-led forces in Iraq and Syria. Photo / FacebookA young, beautiful and educated woman who dropped out of university so she could fight against Islamic State has reve...

EU’s extension of Syria bans impede political settlement: Syrian official

European Union (EU) flags fly at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2016. (File photo)A Syrian official has censured the European Union (EU)’s recent extension of sanctions against the government of President Basha...

1000s trapped in Daesh-held Raqqah, northern Aleppo amid fighting

An injured Syrian man is helped outside a hospital following shelling on the government-held Meidan neighborhood, a historically Armenian area in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, May 27, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Hundreds of thousands of people in Syria...

Turkey sends arms disguised as aid to Syria terrorists: Syrian UN envoy

Bashar al-Ja’afari, the Syrian ambassador to the United Nations (UN), speaks at the Security Council. (Photo by AP)Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has accused Turkey of delivering weapons to the terrorists in the Arab country in con...

Infighting leaves 30 Daesh terrorists dead in northern Syria

This file photo shows members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Syria's Raqqah.At least 30 members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have reportedly died and dozens more suffered injuries in the latest wave of infighting between anti-Damascus and...
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