By Mustafa Fetouri
According to a recent report in a British newspaper, the Trump administration is considering a plan to partition Libya to bring about peace and a new political settlement.
TEHRAN – Iran has appointed a new ambassador to Syria after a seven-month hiatus, ending speculation over the sensitive post.
TEHRAN – Addressing the Moscow security conference on Wednesday, Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Washington is pursuing a new version of “global fascism” in the post-Cold War era to hold its grip on the international order through “commercialization of security.”
By Yuram Abdullah Weiler
During a White House presser on April 11, 2017, a revealing question and answer exchange took place between members of the White House press corps and Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer. Several probing questions on the U.S. attack on Syria had been asked by members of the press corps and Spicer’s replies all centered around Russia’s backing the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom he tried to compare to the Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler.
DAMASCUS – The death toll in a terrorist attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two government-held towns in the country’s Idlib province has risen to at least 118.
A week after the Trump administration made the decision to launch a cruise missile strike against Syria’s Shayrat air base, it is no surprise that the attack dangerously increased tensions in the Syrian civil war and emboldened forces that aim to maintain a state of chaos in the country.
Civilians and militants begin leaving four Syrian towns in the provinces of Idlib and Rif Dimashq under a deal reached between Damascus and militant groups last month. The process to evacuate Foua and Kefraya in Idlib as well as Zabadani and Madaya in Rif Dimashq was due to start on Wednesday, but it was postponed amid reports of bickering among militant groups. (Source: Press TV)
By Mohammad Hashemi
European leaders and politicians threw their support behind U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase following suspected April 4 chemical incident in northern Syria. European Council President Donald Tusk said “U.S. strikes show needed resolve against barbaric chemical attacks”. He said the European Union “will work with the U.S. to end brutality in Syria.”
By Negar Asadi
TEHRAN - A prominent scholar says that the U.S. does not have the “tools”, “capacities” and “might” to militarily intervene in the Syrian crisis.
TEHRAN - General Hossein Dehqan and Sergei Shoigu, the Iranian and Russian defense ministers, held a phone conversation on Tuesday to discuss the U.S. air strike against Syria.
By Patrick Cockburn
In the final days before Turks vote in a referendum on 16 April on whether or not to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers and effectively end parliamentary government, the mood in Turkey is prone to conspiracy theories and suspicion of foreign plots
Protesters have taken to the streets in cities across the United States, as well as other countries, to demonstrate against the airstrikes in Syria ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump.
By: Hassan Lasjerdi
TEHRAN - The Friday U.S. missile attack on the Shayrat airfield in Syria can mark the beginning of a different political-security era in the burning Middle East.
By Emily Rauhala
The Donald Trump-Xi Jinping summit was off to a good start: Xi nailed the handshake.
Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo has said that the U.S. missile attack against Syria on Friday emboldens terrorists.
By Yuram Abdullah Weiler
“Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” announced Donald Trump to reporters at his luxurious “Mar-a-Lago southern White House” resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as he prepared to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
By Ali Kushki
TEHRAN – Iran has strongly condemned the U.S. for its missile attack on an airfield in Syria on Friday morning, warning that such unilateral measures will “strengthen failing terrorists” in the Syrian battlefield.
TEHRAN - The predominately Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) warded off attacks by militants of the Ankara-led Euphrates Shield Operation on several villages in Northern Aleppo, inflicting casualties on them.
TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned use of chemical weapons in the northern Syrian province of Idlib on Tuesday which left at least 70 people killed.
In addition to the severe human suffering, war in Syria has imposed more than $16 billion of lost crop and livestock production and destroyed farming assets, FAO’s latest report says.
The Pentagon insists that there has been no major change in its rules for airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIL), and that a surge in civilian casualties is a result of increased military operations in western Mosul, said to be the most intense urban combat since World War II.
By Mary Ellen O'Connell
The United States is acknowledging a role in an air attack in Mosul, Iraq, where the civilian death toll appears to exceed 140 people.
With U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s meeting in Ankara on March 30, he became the first senior official in U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to visit Turkey.
One of the world’s most fragile countries is also its least happy. According to a new United Nations report, the Central African Republic (CAR) ranks last among 155 nations surveyed for “happiness,” even below Syria. (Norway tops the rankings.) Is there a way to help this landlocked country of 4.6 million people feel more joy and hope?
The Russian foreign minister has dismissed the accusations by the U.S. and a number of its allies that Iran backs terror, saying the Islamic Republic is in fact a “powerful player” in the fight against terrorist groups in Syria.
The US-led coalition fighter jets pounded a school in al-Mansoureh city West of Raqqa city that hosts 50 displaced families.
TEHRAN - The Syrian army's air defense units shot down a spy drone belonging to the Israeli regime at midnight Monday after violating Syria's airspace in the Southern parts of the Southwestern province of Quneitra.
TEHRAN - The Syrian army forces inflicted heavy casualties on al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Front terrorists, including their foreign commanders, in their operations to free the Northern parts of Jobar region in Damascus.
TEHRAN – Iran called on Saturday the recent Israeli airstrike against targets in the Syrian territory an indication that the “bloodsucking” regime shares interests with “Takfiri-Zionist terrorists” in the Syrian battlefield.
Syria said it shot down an Israeli war plane and struck another Friday after four of the aircraft violated Syrian airspace. However, Israel dismissed the reports that any of its jets were hit.