The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution demanding that Israel vacate the Golan Heights – Syrian territory it captured in 1967 and has occupied since – arguing its presence in the disputed region is an obstacle to peace. Passed in a 91-65 vote with 9 abstentions on Tuesday, the[…]
Syrian air defenses have responded to apparent missile attacks in the vicinity of Damascus and Homs, SANA reports, with its military source claiming that a number of ‘hostile targets’ have been intercepted. At least 4 people, including a baby, were killed in the strikes on the Damascus countryside, while 21[…]
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday that the Trump administration “lies” all the time about withdrawing its troops from the country. He accused Washington of going back and forth about its intention to withdraw the 2,500 troops the US maintains in northern Syria, AP reports. Muallem pledged to[…]
No further action announced as leaders stress ‘support for Syria’s right’ over Golan, push for Palestinian statehood. Tunis, Tunisia – The Arab League has rejected the United States‘s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights and renewed a call for the establishment of a Palestinian state, saying peace and security in the region depended[…]
Syria’s UN ambassador has suggested the US hand “a couple” of its own states over to Israel instead of flouting international law and selling others’ land for favors with the Israeli lobby, like it did with the Golan Heights. Syria’s UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari offered a stark rebuke to the[…]
The United States came under sharp criticism from 14 other UN Security Council nations for its decision to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of international law. The Security Council met on Wednesday at the request of Syria, which in a letter to the council called the[…]
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in US policy and comes before the Israeli prime minister’s planned visit next week to the White House. “After 52 years it is time for[…]
Iran has warned Israel of a “firm and appropriate” response if it continued attacking targets in Syria, where Tehran has backed President Bashar al-Assad and his forces in their nearly eight-year war against rebels and ISIL fighters. Israel, which views Iran as its biggest security threat, has repeatedly attacked Iranian[…]
Israeli army said on Thursday it hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight, accusing Tehran of launching rocket and missile attack towards its forces in the occupied Golan Heights. “The (Israeli military) has struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria,” Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus told journalists.[…]
Al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels have been accused of seizing 43 UN soldiers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, the UN has said. The US said on Thursday it believed members of the Nusra Front were among those who captured 43 Fijian soldiers serving in[…]
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