Middle East
  • The Syrian government and its ally Russia have accused Israel of carrying out deadly air strikes at the Tiyas airbase east of the city of Homs, which killed at least 14 people on Monday.

    (Source: U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/flickr)
    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2018, 7:07 AM EDT
  • Nearly 6.1 million civilians have been internally displaced in war-ravaged Syria.

    Two separate offensives in Syria’s eastern Ghouta and the northern town of Afrin have driven nearly 50,000 people out of their homes in recent days, taking the tally of internally displaced civilians to more than six million.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 16, 2018, 7:24 AM EDT
  • The Syrian regime has been repeatedly accused of targeting rebel-held areas with chemical weapons.

    An unreleased report by a panel of experts overseeing sanctions against N. Korea has accused the Asian state of sending over 40 banned items to Syria’s missile and chemical weapon factories in the last five years.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 28, 2018, 6:17 AM EST
  • Ruins in Syria's eastern Ghouta

    A five-hour “humanitarian pause,” backed by Russia, came into effect in Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, to let civilians leave the rebel-held suburb crippled by a fierce spell of bombardment over the last 10 days.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 27, 2018, 6:17 AM EST
  • (Source: https://www.amnesty.org)

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the warring sides in Syria’s rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta to implement a 30-day ceasefire amid claims that the Damascus suburb came under “chlorine gas attack.”

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 26, 2018, 5:58 AM EST
  • (Source: Gilalo Com/flickr)

    The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution calling for a 30-day truce across Syria on Friday as fierce bombing continues to “systematically annihilate” civilian healthcare facilities in eastern Ghouta.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 23, 2018, 6:32 AM EST
  • (Source: AFP/Arab News)

    The U.N. called for an immediate end to the “senseless human suffering” in Syria as more than 100 civilians were killed in Eastern Ghouta following air raids, rocket strikes and shelling carried out by pro-government forces.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 20, 2018, 6:11 AM EST
  • (Source: US Military Follow/flickr)

    More than 100 pro-government Syrian fighters were killed in the eastern part of the country after the U.S. launched counter airstrikes in the region following an attack on its allied Syrian Democratic Forces.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 08, 2018, 6:26 AM EST
  • (Source: Dan/flickr)

    In a departure from decades of U.S. policy, President Donald Trump is set to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, a decision that could thwart the complex peace process in the Middle East.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 18, 2017, 5:56 AM EST
  • President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has warned U.S. against recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

    Amid warnings from world leaders, President Donald Trump has missed the deadline to shift the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the disputed city that both Israelis and Palestinians claim as their capital.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2017, 3:54 AM EST