RT Spanish correspondent Boris Kuznetsov, RT Arabic correspondent Hassan Nasr, RT cameraman Khaled Eldera and Ruptly cameraman Aleksandr Tikhomirov have come under fire in Syria close to the Turkish border while filming footage for a story. The incident happened in the border village Kinsabba, Latakia province. Initial reports said the[…]
The US and Russia have agreed on a “cessation of hostilities” between the Syrian government and groups fighting it in a deal that excludes the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and the al-Nusra Front. The agreement on Monday called on all sides to sign up to[…]
World powers have agreed on a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria that could serve as a bridge towards the resumption of genuine peace talks later this month. Emerging from a marathon meeting that stretched late into the night in Munich on Thursday, United States Secretary of State John Kerry said[…]
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday a local 15-day ceasefire between Syrian rebels and government forces in the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus would be announced “in the coming hours”. The ceasefire will take effect early on Thursday as a “test period” that could be extended if[…]
Shelling has resumed in two government-held villages in northwest Syria and the rebel-controlled town of Zabadani near Damascus, state media and a monitoring group have said, as a ceasefire covering the areas collapsed. The violence on Saturday came following reports that talks aimed at extending a truce that began on[…]
Syria’s warring parties declared a 48-hour ceasefire in two frontline areas on Wednesday after unprecedented mediation from Turkey and Iran, signaling a new approach by some of the main regional backers of the opposing sides. The ceasefire halted fighting between insurgents on the one hand, and the army and its[…]
A senior Hamas leader said Wednesday that Israel must lift its eight-year blockade on the Gaza Strip if it wants a ceasefire with the group to continue. Mahmoud Zahhar, a senior figure within the group, said that Hamas’ message to “the enemy” is that it will not “accept the siege”[…]
Yemen’s Houthi group carried on fighting across Yemen on Monday despite a ceasefire announcement by its Saudi-led foes, and media controlled by the Iran-allied movement acknowledged that its forces had shelled targets inside Saudi Arabia. The violence prolongs a four-month-old conflict rooted in political strains that spread across the Arabian[…]
There has been a drastic rise in crime in the Strandfontein community over the past five years, according to the area’s Social and Economic Development Forum. The declaration comes as residents lament the tragic murder of aspiring English teacher, Chad Barron who was hijacked, assaulted with a brick, and stabbed[…]
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN special envoy to Yemen, has arrived in the country’s capital in a bid to arrange a pause in fighting until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on July 17, to allow for deliveries of humanitarian aid. The visit by Ould Cheikh[…]
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