Tag archive for ‘Syria’
By news On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

France defends Iran nuclear deal, Trump to decide soon

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – France made a fresh plea on Monday for the United States to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and suggested its provisions expiring after a decade could be strengthened, as U.S. More...

By news On Monday, September 18th, 2017

Criticized by Trump, Iran nuclear deal faces tough scrutiny in U.N. talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers faces a stern test at the United Nations this week as Europeans try to persuade a skeptical Trump administration to keep it, More...

By news On Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Syrian army, allies close in on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian troops seized a suburb of the city of Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria on Sunday, tightening the noose around Islamic State militants, a military source said. Oil-rich Deir al-Zor province, More...

By news On Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Pro-Damascus alliance declares Syria offensive near Iraq border

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A military alliance fighting together with the Syrian army said it launched an assault in the east of the country on Saturday to drive Islamic State militants from the border with Iraq. More...

By news On Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Iraq announces offensive on Islamic State in Syria border area

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi armed forces said on Saturday they had started an offensive to dislodge Islamic State from an area on the border with Syria south of the Euphrates river. The offensive in the Akashat More...

By news On Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Russian submarines fire cruise missiles at Islamic state in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Navy on Thursday fired seven cruise missiles at Islamic state targets in the suburbs of Syria’s Deir al-Zor, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. More...

By news On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Syrian government forces used chemical weapons more than two dozen times: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Government forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during Syria’s civil war, including in April’s deadly attack on Khan Sheikhoun, U.N. war crimes investigators More...

By news On Friday, September 1st, 2017

ISIS news: First British woman in Syria to continue fight against jihadis | World | News

Kimberley Taylor, of Blackburn, Lancashire, decided to join the front line because she believes she can help carve out a better future. The 28-year-old has been fighting on the frontline with the all-female Kurdish More...

By news On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Jordan border crossing with Iraq to reopen in major boost to ties

AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan will open its main border crossing with Iraq on Wednesday for the first time since 2015 now that Iraqi forces have gained control of the main highway to Baghdad from Islamic State More...

By news On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

France’s Macron says new Syria contact group to meet at U.N. next month

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday a contact group on Syria will meet at the United Nations in New York in September, as he called the fight against Islamist terrorism the More...