Syria

Can Iran and Saudi Arabia bury the hatchet?

Iranian and Saudi officials have reportedly been holding talks in Baghdad this month to discuss outstanding issues between the two countries, including recent attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels against Saudi infrastructure. Iraq’s prime minister was instrumental in arranging the meeting, according to a report in the Financial Times. As the news spread, the Saudis denied having held talks with Iran, as did outlets known to be close to Tehran. But Iran’s foreign ministry, while refusing to confirm or deny the reports, said that Iran welcomed talks with Saudi Arabia, Middle East Eye writes

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Syrian President Assad to run for re-election in May

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday submitted documents to run for a third term in an election scheduled for May 26, parliament's speaker said on state media. Parliament announced the election on Sunday. Washington and the …

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First woman ever applies to run for president of Syria

A woman from Damascus has applied to run for president of Syria, the parliament speaker said, making her the first female to make a bid for the country's top job. The presidential election, the second since the country’s …

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What means Israel's 'controlled escalation'

The tough stance of the Trump administration against the nuclear deal with Iran has now morphed and changed into the Americans feeling their way back to the deal. A day after an April 6 Red Sea attack attributed to Israel’s naval commando on the Iranian military vessel the MV Saviz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made this amazing declaration at a ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day: “To our good friends as well, I say, 'The deal with Iran that poses and threatens our destruction will not obligate us.'” History, Netanyahu added, has taught Israel that such agreements are worthless. “There is only one thing that we will be committed to: deterring all those who wish to annihilate us from achieving their goal," he warned

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Syria blames Israel for missile attacks near Damascus

A missile attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus has wounded four soldiers, according to Syria’s state media which blamed Israel for the attack, Al Jazeera reports. Syria’s state news agency SANA, quoting an unidentified …

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Landmine explosion kills 4 Turkish soldiers in Syria

A landmine ripped through a group of Turkish soldiers in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah, killing four and wounding seven others, a war monitor reported. The landmine exploded in the area between the villages of Qashqai and …

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Turkish diplomats call on EU to share refugee burden

"International solidarity and burden-sharing is essential to support the neighboring countries," Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Önal said in a video message to the conference "Supporting the Future of Syria and Region" organized by the United Nations and European Union

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Bashar al-Assad recovers from COVID-19

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have recovered from COVID-19 and have tested negative for the disease, the Syrian presidency said on Tuesday. "After the end of the quarantine period, symptoms of COVID-19 and …

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