US claims Russian groups helped funnel Iran oil to Syria

Created by Financial Times at 20-11-2018 20:08:40 +0000

American officials say ‘millions of barrels’ shipped on vessels avoiding detection

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Putin to Israel, U.S.: loosen sanctions in exchange for Iran leaving Syria

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 20-11-2018 18:48:40 +0000

"We are continuing our conversations in order to reach a political solution in Syria."

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Scoop: Russian proposal linked Iran sanctions relief with Syria withdrawal

Created by Axios at 20-11-2018 18:19:15 +0000

Netanyahu disclosed the proposal in a closed hearing

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Russia fails to curb new powers of chemical weapons watchdog

Created by Reuters at 20-11-2018 16:55:14 +0000

Members of the global chemical weapons watchdog on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a Russian-led push to undercut new powers that allow the agency to point the finger of blame for the use of banned toxic munitions in Syria.

U.S.-Turkey ties remain fragile despite apparent resumption of relations

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 20-11-2018 08:47:34 +0000

Major sticking points include Washington's support for Kurdish troops in Syria and its refusal to extradite Erdogan foe Fethullah Gulen.

Trump administration has new plan to drive Iran out of Syria

Created by MSNBC at 16-10-2018 15:39:00 +0000

The strategy would not entail the U.S. directly targeting and killing Iranian soldiers or Iran’s proxies, however, since that would violate current law.

Trump administration has new plan to drive Iran out of Syria

Created by NBC News at 16-10-2018 15:39:00 +0000

The strategy would not entail the U.S. directly targeting and killing Iranian soldiers or Iran’s proxies, however, since that would violate current law.

Wait finally over as Irish troops return from UN duties

Created by RTE at 16-10-2018 10:58:07 +0000

Family and friends of 119 Irish soldiers deployed to the Golan Heights and Syria gathered at Dublin Airport this morning to welcome them home, following a two week delay.

Irish troops return home from Syria following delay

Created by The Irish Times at 16-10-2018 09:16:43 +0000

More than 100 personnel from the 57th Infantry Group had been due back at start of October

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Syrian children write book on experiences in Ireland

Created by RTE at 15-10-2018 17:53:51 +0000

Children from Syria, who have moved to the west of Ireland, have written a book detailing their experiences and outlining their hopes for the future.

UK government in ‘deep denial’ over Syrian civilian deaths in Raqqa campaign

Created by Independent at 15-10-2018 16:29:00 +0000

‘It stretches credibility to breaking point to believe that the MoD’s part in the massive aerial bombardment of Raqqa didn’t cause even one civilian death’

Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 15-10-2018 07:19:17 +0000

The Syrian government retook the area around the Nassib border crossing with Jordan in July during a Russian-backed offensive to drive rebels from their stronghold in southwest Syria.

Deadline passes for Syria's Idlib buffer without fighters leaving

Created by Al Jazeera English at 15-10-2018 01:07:00 +0000

Armed groups were supposed to withdraw from the buffer as a final condition to implementing a Russian-Turkish agreement.

Jordan and Syria agree to reopen Naseeb border crossing

Created by Al Jazeera English at 14-10-2018 16:27:00 +0000

Main border crossing between Jordan and Syria to reopen on Monday for first time in three years, say officials.

Shells fired from Syria buffer zone, soldiers killed: SOHR

Created by Al Jazeera English at 14-10-2018 10:05:00 +0000

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels, government forces exchanged fire, violating deal to remove heavy arms.

Buffer zone brings fragile calm to Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Created by Associated Press at 14-10-2018 06:32:59 +0000

BEIRUT (AP) — A month after Russia, Turkey and Iran came together in a last-ditch effort to avert a potentially catastrophic Syrian government offensive in Idlib, they appear to have succeeded in creating a buffer zone around the northern rebel-held province,…

US: Israel, Syria agree to reopen Golan crossing

Created by The Guardian (UK) at 13-10-2018 05:51:13 +0000

UN ambassador Nikki Haley says reopening of Quneitra crossing will allow better peacekeeping

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Syria War: U.S., Russia deals with Turkey, key to preventing conflict, could now be in major trouble

Created by Newsweek at 12-10-2018 22:12:31 +0000

The deals may be in jeopardy after local challenges emerged to two precarious international arrangements designed to avoid new violence.

U.S. 'welcomes' re-opening of Quneitra Crossing, says Haley

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 12-10-2018 21:12:59 +0000

US Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said that her country welcomed the planned re-opening of the Quneitra Crossing between Syria and ISrael.

The U.S. finally reveals what it really wants now in Syria

Created by Newsweek at 11-10-2018 19:52:34 +0000

In addition to defeating ISIS, the U.S. will now seek a political resolution in Syria and the removal of all Iranian and Iranian-backed forces.

Netanyahu: US Navy ship visit shows support for Israeli action in Syria

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 11-10-2018 17:55:12 +0000

‘Message received throughout Middle East and beyond,’ said the Prime Minister, likely referring to Russia.

Turkey postpones Manbij agreement with US amid Khaghoggi affair

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 11-10-2018 10:09:17 +0000

Manbij is one of a series of interlinked entanglements with the US, Syria and Saudi Arabia.

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Syria's war: Rebels complete heavy arms pullout from Idlib zone

Created by Al Jazeera English at 10-10-2018 16:21:00 +0000

Withdrawal of arms by rebel groups fulfills first part of a deal Turkey signed with Syrian government ally Russia.

Far-right German NGO visits Syria, tells refugees to return

Created by Al Jazeera English at 10-10-2018 08:44:00 +0000

Alternative Help Association says Syria, where more than 500,000 have been killed, is a safe country to return to.

Isis supporters 'frustrated' at being stopped from travelling to Syria may attack UK instead, terror police chief warns

Created by Independent at 09-10-2018 21:17:00 +0000

'There are still plenty of aspirant or frustrated travellers who now have nowhere to go,' Met assistant commissioner Neil Basu warns

Watch Nikki Haley on the world stage - CNN Video

Created by CNN at 09-10-2018 18:08:58 +0000

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has been a forceful voice for the US, squaring off against the Palestinian Authority, Russia and Syria, among others.

In the shadow of Syria, Netanyahu meets Russian deputy PM in Jerusalem

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 09-10-2018 11:03:53 +0000

In a press release, Netanyahu stressed the importance of the relations between the countries and their collaboration in face of regional threats.

Putin 'planting troops and missiles in Libyan' anti-western stronghold

Created by Daily Mail at 09-10-2018 01:47:54 +0000

Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned that the country will become Putin's 'new Syria' as he uses it as a base for missiles under the cover of Wagner Group, a private Russian military firm.

UK refusing to take back 'Isil fighters' detained in Syria

Created by The Telegraph at 08-10-2018 20:30:00 +0000

The UK is refusing calls to repatriate at least nine Britons detained in Syria for links to Isil, the Telegraph understands, as it emerged crown prosecutors may not have the power to bring returning extremists to justice.

Wounded Syrian soldiers learn to live with war disabilities

Created by Associated Press at 08-10-2018 11:55:23 +0000

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Many Syrian government soldiers, after years intense fighting, now face a new reality of learning to live without one or more of their limbs, or with other serious disability. There are no official statistics for the number of troops ki…