A UN envoy on Sunday pushed for progress on the eve of the latest round of talks in Geneva towards revising Syria’s constitution and winding down the country’s nine-year-old civil war. “We want to see progress,” Geir Pedersen, the UN special envoy for Syria, told reporters during a virtual news[…]
Sheikh Muhammad Adnan Al-Afiouni, the senior Sunni Muslimsy province was killed in a roadside bombing yesterday which is believed to have been a targeted assassination. The explosion happened in the town of Qudsaya, west of the Syrian capital. The mufti was initially reported to have been wounded but was declared[…]
A car bomb has killed 14 people, mostly civilians, in the northern Syrian town of Al Bab. Attackers detonated an explosives-laden truck in Syria’s Aleppo province, causing multiple casualties, local security sources said on Tuesday. This is the second bomb attack in the district within days, as two civilians were[…]
MEE EXCLUSIVE: Hackers have penetrated the computer systems of the UK’s foreign ministry and taken hundreds of files detailing the country’s controversial propaganda programmes in war-torn Syria. In a security breach of enormous proportions, the hackers appear to have deliberately targeted files that set out the financial and operational relationships[…]
Nearly a month and a half after the explosion that devastated Beirut, Syrian refugees say they feel forgotten and abandoned as they struggle to recover in the aftermath of the blast and are left to rebuild their lives yet again in Lebanon. On 4 August, some 2,750 tonnes of ammonium[…]
Warring parties in north western Syria are using food as a weapon of war, endangering the lives of more than 4.1 million people that have been crowded into displacement camps after the biggest single exodus in Syria’s nearly decade-long conflict began in Idlib late last year. Syrian families living in[…]
Syria is holding parliamentary elections across government-controlled areas of the country on Sunday, as President Bashar al-Assad marks 20 years in power amid a continuing war and deep economic woes. More than 2,000 candidates, including businessmen under recently-imposed United States sanctions, are running in the legislative election – the third[…]
Shamima Begum, a UK woman who joined Daesh in 2015 as a teenager, has today won her appeal to be allowed to return to the UK. Dubbed a “Daesh bride” for having left the UK to marry a member of the terror group, British-born Shamima was 15 years old at the[…]
British author and journalist Yvonne Ridley is offering to go to war-torn Syria in an effort to secure the release of Londoner Tauqir Sharif. The aid worker was kidnapped by the rebel group controlling Idlib, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). Ridley, who lives in Scotland, is understood to be in direct dialogue[…]
Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution to extend aid deliveries from Turkey to Syria, which the UN says is crucial to save millions of lives. The six-year-long UN approval of aid deliveries to Syria from Turkey is authorised until Friday. The remaining 13 UNSC members[…]
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