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April 23, 2018 3:47 PM Dozens dead in Syrian assault on Yarmuk camp: Monitor

BEIRUT: More than a dozen Syrian regime forces have been killed fighting the Islamic State group in a devastated southern district of the capital Damascus, a monitoring group said Monday. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ramped up their ground operations and bombing raids against the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk in southern Damascus 9

April 23, 2018 10:33 AM Far-right group attacks migrants on Greek island

MYTILENE, Greece: A far-right group launched a violent attack overnight on migrants staging a sit-in protest on the Greek island of Lesbos, injuring around a dozen people, police said Monday. The violence erupted late Sunday after members of the radical "Patriotic Movement" gathered on the central square of the island's main city Mytilene, where some 200 Afghan 8

April 23, 2018 12:33 AM Greek anarchists throw paint at French consulate

ATHENS: A Greek anarchist group on Sunday attacked the French consulate in Athens, Greek police said, in protest at France's involvement in airstrikes against Syria. Fifteen members of the Rouvikonas (Rubicon) group threw red and black paint at the consulate building in central Athens, adjacent to the French embassy. One person was arrested 7

April 19, 2018 2:59 PM Iran, Iraq, Syria, Russia hold ‘anti-terrorism’ meet

The coalition is set to talk about future cooperation. ― Reuters picTEHRAN, April 19 — Iran, Iraq, Syria and Russia held a meeting in Baghdad today of military and security officials to coordinate “anti-terrorism” efforts, the Iranian defence ministry said. “Cooperation in intelligence between the four countries for common aims and anti-terrorism missions 7

April 17, 2018 11:28 PM US ambassador Haley hits back over Russian sanctions ‘confusion’ (VIDEO)

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, arrives for a UN Security Council meeting, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018. — AFP picNEW YORK, April 18 — US Ambassador Nikki Haley yesterday shot back at a White House aide who suggested that “confusion” had led her to mistakenly announce fresh sanctions on Russia. “With all due respect 7

April 17, 2018 3:19 PM Photos claiming to show ‘staged’ Syria chemical attack are from film

The White Helmets has often conducted daring rescues of people trapped in the rubble of bomb sites and their videos have frequently gone viral online. — Reuters picPARIS, April 17 — Photographs which claim to show Syrian volunteer rescue workers, known as the White Helmets, staging a chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta were actually taken from a film set, according 10

April 15, 2018 2:56 PM Trump defends use of ‘mission accomplished’ phrase for Syria strike

Donald Trump said he considered the phrase a 'military' term. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, April 15 — US President Donald Trump today defended his use of the phrase “mission accomplished” over the US-led missile strikes on Syrian targets after it was seized on by the media. The phrase is associated with President George W. Bush, who used it in 2003 during 12

April 15, 2018 2:50 PM Putin: Further Western strikes on Syria will lead to chaos, say agencies

Putin and Rouhani spoke by phone to discuss the Syria situation— Reuters picMOSCOW, April 15 — Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani today that further Western missile strikes on Syria would lead to chaos in international relations, Russian news agencies cited the Kremlin as saying. Putin and Rouhani spoke by phone 8

April 15, 2018 5:21 AM Malaysia strongly condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria

A girl looks on following alleged chemical weapons attack, in what is said to be Douma, Syria in this still image from video obtained by Reuters on April 8, 2018. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Malaysia condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons, by anyone, under any circumstances as the use of these weapons is abhorrent 7

April 14, 2018 11:35 AM Iraq says Western strikes on Syria could aid jihadists

BAGHDAD: Iraq warned that Western air strikes Saturday on Syria were a "very dangerous" development that could fuel a jihadist resurgence in the region. A statement by foreign ministry spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub said the strikes' "consequences threaten the security and stability of the region". Mahjoub said the raids carried out by the United States, France 19