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September 3, 2018 9:56 AM Syria strike kills 8 pro-regime fighters: Monitor

BEIRUT: An air strike near a US base in southeastern Syria has killed at least eight pro-government fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Monday. Four Syrians, one Iranian national and three other non-Syrian fighters were among the casualties of the strike carried out on Saturday, the war monitor said. "A convoy of Iranian forces 18

August 17, 2018 9:02 AM Saudi Arabia pledges US$100m to US-backed Syria campaign

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Friday announced a US$100 million (RM410 million) contribution to a US-backed campaign to "stabilise" northeastern Syria, once a bastion of the radical Islamic State group. The 88 million euro contribution is the biggest single cash injection yet for reconstruction efforts in areas formerly controlled by the jihadists. The group 6

July 18, 2018 2:58 PM At least 19 drown in refugee boat sinking off north Cyprus

NICOSIA: At least 19 refugees drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said. The boat was carrying 150 people when it went down off the coast of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot-controlled portion of the island, which is only recognised by Ankara. Over 100 people 17

July 1, 2018 2:45 PM More Syrians leave Lebanon for home

MASNAA: Several dozen Syrian refugees left Lebanon for neighbouring Syria on Sunday as part of returns coordinated between both countries, an AFP reporter and authorities said. A total of 42 Syrians returned voluntarily from Lebanon through the Masnaa crossing to areas in Syria, Lebanese authorities said. A Lebanese coordinator said they were headed 12

June 10, 2018 2:50 PM Kurd-Arab council ready for 'unconditional talks' with Syria regime

QAMISHLI: The political arm of a powerful alliance of Syrian Kurd and Arab fighters announced Sunday it was ready for unconditional peace talks with the central government in Damascus. The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) is linked to the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed militia that holds much of the country's north and east. Those areas are outside 22

May 19, 2018 11:57 PM Syria and IS reach truce after south Damascus battles

BEIRUT: Pro-government forces and the Islamic State group observed a brief ceasefire in southern Damascus Saturday, a monitor said, after weeks of deadly fighting in the jihadists' last stronghold in the Syrian capital. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad last month launched a wide-scale offensive against IS in Damascus' Hajar al-Aswad district and the Yarmuk 17

March 6, 2018 1:32 PM Five Malaysian NGOs submit memorandum to UN on Syria attack

Malaysian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) led by Amir Amsaa Alla Pitchay (fourth right) bring banners that feature atrocities against the Syrians before submitting a memorandum of protest at the office of the United Nations in Putrajaya, March 6, 2018. — Bernama picPUTRAJAYA, March 6 — Five Malaysian non-governmental organisations (NGO) today submitted 27

February 10, 2018 9:42 AM Israel says Iran, Syria 'playing with fire' but does not want escalation

JERUSALEM: Israel's military said Saturday Iran and Syria were "playing with fire" but that it was not seeking an escalation after a confrontation resulted in large-scale Israeli air strikes inside Syria. Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus made the comments after Saturday's confrontation, the most serious between arch foes Israel and Iran since 12

December 15, 2017 3:10 PM Over half Syrian refugees in Lebanon in ‘extreme poverty’, says UN

File picture shows Jordanian soldiers using a portable scanner to check the possessions of Syrian refugees after they crossed into Jordanian territory. — Reuters picBEIRUT, Dec 15 — More than half of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon are now living in extreme poverty, and the vast majority live below the poverty line, the UN’s refugee agency said today 33

November 28, 2017 2:01 PM Turkish police rescue 57 migrants 'in chains': Report

ISTANBUL: Turkish police rescued 57 Pakistani migrants who had been chained up in an Istanbul basement by people smugglers trying to extort money, local media reported Tuesday. The smugglers told the migrants that they would take them to Europe for US$10,000 (RM41,016), with the money to be paid after they arrived, according to Hurriyet daily 20